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    Aircraft Doors Market Report

    Aircraft Doors Market Report
    Report code - SRAD224 Published On : Jan,2022 No. of Pages: 135
    Aircraft Doors Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Oppor See more...

    Market Insights

    An aircraft door is designed and manufactured with utmost precision in order to meet the required safety. It requires to meet extremely high standards of safety and airworthiness regulatory standards by federal authorities, such as FAA and EASA. The aircraft doors are also integrated and optimized in such a way that they also meet the emerging customer expectations along with considering the economic requirements of the industry. Increasing demand for lightweight aircraft parts to improve the fuel efficiency of an aircraft coupled with the expected rise in air passenger traffic keeps bringing a paradigm shift in its material dynamics. These doors can be operated manually or automatically. New airplane doors are engineered to provide higher strength while reducing the weight of the door, as opposed to classic aircraft doors. Materials like aluminum and composites are being used to retain the strength-to-weight ratio of door components.

    In 2018, the aerospace industry was at its peak with unending demand and insatiable orders. The industry’s growth trajectory immobilized by the grounding of B737 MAX in 2019, expecting to head towards their old ways of smooth business soon. However, in 2020, the pandemic hit the industry hard, causing unimaginable losses. For the last couple of years, the industry seemed to be revolving around a vicious circle of obstacles and downhill trajectories leading to massive supply chain disruption, production halts, and deferring orders.

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    Aircraft Doors could not escape from such trends and witnessed a gargantuan decline (-35%+ in 2020). However, the industry is gradually rebounding in the year 2021 with the ramp-up of deliveries of aircraft. However, the halt in deliveries of B787 and the emergence of new strains of COVID-19 have somehow dismantled its recovery path.  Overall, the aircraft doors market is likely to rebound at a promising CAGR of 9.3%, in the long run, to reach US$ 1.9 Billion by 2027 assuming an expected increase in the production rates of key programs as pronounced by airframers paired with the introduction of new aircraft programs (COMAC C919, Irkut MC-21, etc.).

    Segments' Analysis

    Based on the aircraft type, the aircraft doors market is segmented as narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, regional aircraft, and general aviation. Despite suffering a mammoth decline in 2020 due to the pandemic, the narrow-body aircraft is expected to remain the biggest demand generator for doors among all aircraft types during the forecast period. Early recovery of narrow-body aircraft factored by a resumption in production of B737MAX, expected rebound in production rates of key aircraft programs such as A320 family, and market entry of new aircraft programs (COMAC C919 and Irkut MC-21), are likely to create huge growth opportunities for door manufacturers in the narrow-body aircraft type segment over the next five years.

    Based on the door type, the aircraft doors market is segmented as passenger door, service door, cargo door, nose landing gear door, main landing gear door, and emergency door. Passenger door continues to lead the market in years to come. A large number of passenger doors in a wide-body aircraft paired with its higher price is the key factor augmenting the domination of the passenger doors in the market. Passenger doors are large and comprise several mountings for the comfort and safety of the passengers as well as to maintain the interior cabin pressures. Passenger and service doors have everything in common except size. Usually, service doors are smaller than passenger doors.

    Based on the material type, the market is segmented as aluminum and composite. Aluminum is expected to remain the dominant material, whereas composite doors are likely to be the faster-growing material type in the market during the forecast period. Years of proven track record paired with a long list of advantages over aluminum left no options before the aerospace giants (Boeing and Airbus) to incorporate composites in the maximum quantity in the crucial sections of their latest aircraft programs. Door, a pivotal section of airframe, witnessed a similar transition in material with the passenger and service doors of latest aircraft programs are built with composites. Even in composites, there have been rapid technological advancements with companies putting efforts to develop doors through the resin transfer molding (RTM) process to attain the advantages not possible to attain from prepreg layup. 

    Based on the end-user type, the market is segmented as OE and aftermarket. OE is expected to remain the dominant segment of the market during the forecast period owing to the factors, such as an expected increase in aircraft deliveries and introduction of new aircraft programs, huge order backlogs, and replacement of the early generation jets that burn more fuel with the latest fuel-efficient ones.

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    In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for aircraft doors during the forecast period, due to the presence of a large number of major OEMs, such as Boeing and Airbus, which make the region a key growth engine of the aerospace industry. Most of the aircraft door suppliers have their presence in the region to address the emergent needs of OEMs and to be the partner for their existing programs. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period, driven by several factors including increasing demand for commercial aircraft to support the expected rise in passenger traffic, opening of assembly plants of Boeing and Airbus, and upcoming indigenous commercial aircraft (COMAC C919).

    Key Players

    There is a need for strong technological capabilities in order to manufacture aircraft doors, a key reason behind the presence of a handful number of players in the market. Furthermore, manufacturing composite doors make the business even more complex for the players as it demands players to have excellent hands-on experience in composite materials.

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    The following are the key players in the aircraft doors market:

    • Airbus Helicopter SAS
    • The Groupe Latécoère
    • Spirit Aerostructure
    • Avic International Holding Corporation
    • Saab AB
    • PCC Aerostructures
    • The Atlas Group
    • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    • Avcorp Industries Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s aircraft doors market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2022 to 2027. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis.
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis.
    • Market trend and forecast analysis.
    • Market segment trend and forecast.
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities.
    • Emerging trends.
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players.
    • Key success factors.

    The aircraft doors market is segmented into the following categories:

    Aircraft Doors Market, by Aircraft Type

    • Narrow-Body Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Wide Body Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Regional Aircraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • General Aviation (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aircraft Doors Market, by Door Type

    • Passenger Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Service Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Cargo Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Nose Landing Gear Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Main Landing Gear Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Emergency Door (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aircraft Doors Market, by Material Type

    • Aluminum (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Composite (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aircraft Doors Market, by End-User Type

    • OE (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Aftermarket (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Aircraft Doors Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Others)

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview research offers custom research services across the sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The aircraft doors market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% over the next five years to reach US$ 1.9 Billion in 2027.

    Airbus Helicopter SAS, The Groupe Latcore, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Avic International Holding Corporation, Saab AB, PCC Aerostructures, The Atlas Group, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Avcorp Industries Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are the leading players in the aircraft doors market.

    North America is estimated to remain dominant in the aircraft doors market in the foreseen future.


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