- The civil aircraft segment is projected to witness highest growth.
- Significant research is being directed towards the enhancement of air data computers and their use.
- High costs of air data computer units act as a restraining factor to the growth of the global air data computers market.
Air data computers (ADC) are specifically designed to compute and measure the navigation parameters in high speed military trainers, helicopters, transport aircrafts and even unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The air data computer market is slated to witness strong growth worldwide during the forecast period due to the evolving concept of integrated systems within aircraft cockpit for enhancing the operational performance and reducing weight of the aircrafts.
Air data computer systems have become an indispensable avionics module in modern day fighter aircraft cockpits as it provides mission critical information to the pilot during the flight regime. Air data computers are used to acquire key air data parameters including airspeed, altitude, temperature, and height deviation from the static and pitot pressure sensors, data buses and analog inputs in the aircraft. This helps in ensuring accurate and safe flight details on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Thus, aircrafts rely heavily on air data computers to provide altitude and airspeed parameters that are necessary for an efficient and safe operation. With the emergence and widespread use of small aircrafts and UAVs, significant research is being directed towards the enhancement (lowering weight, compact size, and high accuracy) of air data computers and their use in these aircrafts.
Air data computers are also used to solve issues related with the Pitot Static systems that are found in aging aircrafts and are suitable enough for digitally based aircrafts or any advancements such as the shift to glass cockpit displays. Air data computers are gaining lot of traction as they are of great importance in maintaining optimum performance of an aircraft. On the other hand, high costs of air data computer units, especially for medium and large sized aircrafts acts as a restraining factor to the growth of the global air data computers market.
In terms of application, the civil aircraft segment is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period. Growth in the civil aviation industry across the globe has resulted in the increased demand for new aircrafts, which, in turn is giving rise to fresh demand for air data computers
The global air data computer market is segmented on the following basis:
- By Technology
- By Application
- Civil Aircraft
- Military Aircraft
- Civil Aircraft
- By Geography
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)
- Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- North America
Key players identified in the global air data computer market include but are not limited to:
Aeroprobe Corporation, AMETEK Inc., Astronautics Corporation of America, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Thales Group, Honeywell International Inc., Meggitt Avionics, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Shadin Avionics, Thommen Aircraft Equipment Ltd., and UTC Aerospace Systems among others.