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2024

Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market

Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Material (Glass, Polycarbonate, Acrylic, Others), by Aircraft Type (Regional Aircraft, Small Body Aircraft, Wide Body Aircraft, Very Large Body Aircraft) and by End Use (Aftermarket, OEM): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market Outlook – 2027 

The global aircraft cockpit windshields market is experiencing a significant growth due to surge in global air travel. Aircraft cockpit windshields enable sight of outside the aircraft meanwhile protecting passenger & pilot from outside environment. It is made of plexiglass to protect interiors of aircraft from UV radiation & wind at high altitudes. Moreover, unlike cabin windows, the cockpit windshields are made with glass-faced acrylic that has an outer layer of glass bonded to stretched acrylic. In addition, there is a layer made of urethane and each layer has anti-ice and anti-fog systems along with several layers of glass plies as fail-safe concept to eliminate any chances of window failure.

COVID-19 scenario analysis: 

Aircraft cockpit windshields are forced to shut down operations due to government initiatives to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Aircrafts cockpit windshields demand have plummeted due to lack of demand from aircraft manufacturers.

Aircraft manufacturers are forced to delay on-going projects due to lack of manpower and supply chain disruption caused by transport restrictions imposed by the authorities in the wake of COVID-19.

Aircraft manufacturers have postponed the test & development of under-development aircrafts in the absence of international technical workforce required for the job.

Airlines will delay the procurement of new aircrafts, since the travel bans imposed by governments globally due to COVID-19 pandemic have gridlocked all the revenue sources for airlines.

Top impacting factors: market scenario analysis, trends, drivers and impact analysis

Surge in replacement of old aircrafts, increase in demand for new aircraft development programs, and rise in adoption of lightweight aircraft materials for fuel efficiency are the factors that drive the global aircraft cockpit windshields market. However, effect of fluctuating oil prices on production of oil-based acrylic glass hinder the market growth. On the contrary, increasing preference for air travel globally, demand for large windows for enhanced passenger experience, and usage of composite materials present new pathways in the industry.

The global aircraft cockpit windshields market trends are as follows:

Surge in replacement of old aircrafts

Airlines are procuring modern aircrafts to replace older aircrafts for better fuel efficiency and safety features. Recently, in 2019, Airbus launched A321XLR (a large wide-body commercial aircraft) - latest variant of its best-selling aircraft A321-neo family. A321XLR is claimed to bring 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous generation competitor aircrafts. XLR stand for extra-long range, since this latest addition of aircraft in commercial sector is capable of flying up to 4,7000 nautical miles or 8,700 KM. According to Forbes (an American business magazine), A321XLR could replace older wide-body aircrafts such as Boeing’s 747 and Airbus’ A380. According to Boeing forecast, over the next 20 years delivery of 44,040 new aircrafts will be made out of which 19,000 will be replacing older aircrafts. Moreover, the Boeing stated that the annual aircraft fleet growth rate & annual air traffic growth rate will be 3.4 % & 4.6% respectively. Such surge in replacement of old aircrafts is expected to boost the global aircraft cockpit windshields market.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global aircraft cockpit windshields industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global aircraft cockpit windshields market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global aircraft cockpit windshields market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides a detailed global aircraft cockpit windshields market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Questions answered in the aircraft cockpit windshields market research report:

  • Which are the leading market players active in the aircraft cockpit windshields market?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market By Material
By Material
  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate
  • Acrylic
  • Others
Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market By Aircraft Type
By Aircraft Type
  • Regional Aircraft
  • Small Body Aircraft
  • Wide Body Aircraft
  • Very Large Body Aircraft
Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market By End Use
By End Use
  • Aftermarket
  • OEM
Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Mexico, rest of LATAM)
  • The Middle East 
  • Africa 
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Saint-Gobain S.A., Gentex Corporation, PPG Industries Inc., LP Aero Plastics, Melrose Industries., Lee Aerospace, Llamas Plastics Inc., Tech-Tool Plastics Inc., Control Logistics Inc., NORDAM Group Inc.

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Aircraft Cockpit Windshields Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032