Reduced Air Traffic Post COVID-19 Derails Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems Market


Market Dynamics

Satellite-based augmentation systems market 2020 is all set to accrue a decent CAGR of between 2019 and 2025 (review period), confirms Market Research Future (MRFR). . We will provide COVID-19 impact analysis with the report, along with all the extensive key developments in the market post the coronavirus disease outbreak.

Key Boosters and Main Challenges

The COVID-19 outbreak has slowed down the growth of the aviation industry, with the pandemic resulting in a significant drop in passenger and air traffic. SARS-CoV-2 has brought along financial challenges for airlines, with OEMs bringing down the production rate of aircraft. The lockdown imposed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus has sadly affected the world economy, wherein flying issues and economical aspects have deterred travellers all around the world. The COVID-19 impact has also led to travel bans, quarantines and flight cancellations.

On a brighter note, the rising focus on the modernization of airports is boosting the need for efficient satellite-based augmentation systems that can effectively help manage traffic as well as aircraft movement. The escalating demand for advanced systems that enhance aviation security combined with the development of the ATC infrastructure also favor the worldwide market. Simultaneously, the growing use of smart IoT system at airports and the continuous upgradation of the existing systems has also steered the SBAS market on an upward trajectory. Government initiatives along with increasing spending on aviation industry are also expected to accelerate the market growth in the ensuing years.

An excited trend picking up steam is the rising deployment of satellite-based navigation systems to reduce the route generally taken by the aircrafts. Higher fuel savings, reduced traffic delays, and the ability to shorten the flight time are some of the benefits that have boosted the popularity of satellite-based navigation systems. Further, with the rising number of new launches by leading brands, the market is bound to observe massive expansion in the years ahead.

A case in point, in July 2020, Nolinor Aviation (Canada) launched its latest Quebec airline along with the Boeing 737-400s fleet, which features a wide range of avionics upgrades and modifications. These aircrafts are equipped with an advanced GPS as well as LPV/ Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance technology that makes extensive use of WAAS/ Wide Area Augmentation System, coupled with several navigation augmentation systems.



Segmental Review

Elements and the aircraft type are the key segments based on which the market has been covered in the MRFR research.

Depending on the element, the market can be considered for radar, Electric Optic/ Infrared (EO/IR) and SATCOM. In 2018, SATCOM was found to be the leading segment and could achieve the highest expansion rate between 2019 and 2025. SATCOM’s demand in the market is growing as a result of the high deployment rate of satellite-based communication systems in the aviation industry.

The various aircraft types listed in the market study are fixed-wing as well as rotary-wing. The fixed-wing aircraft type remains the top segment since 2018 and can also note a better CAGR over the appraisal period.

Regional Study

The satellite-based augmentation systems industry has been geographically considered for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

As of 2018, North America was the top gainer in the global market and has the potential to retain its position in the coming years as well. The frequent technology innovations paired with the OEMs’ growing focus on offering precise and efficient navigation systems has resulted in market expansion. The increased aircraft spending and the massive investments in the development of the airport infrastructure also add to the market profitability in North America.

In the forthcoming years, APAC could be the fastest gainer in the global market, thanks to the surging air traffic in China and India. The considerably spending by airlines to facilitate technological advancements and ensure passenger safety has helped the regional market gain momentum. Constant innovations in the aviation industry, especially in India, remain the prime growth booster in the market. For instance, GAGAN/ GPS-Aided Geo-Augmented Navigation system has been launched in India to enhance passenger safety as it helps pilots to make accurate landing on the runway. GAGAN is touted to be a game changer for the aviation sector in India.

Prominent Market Firms

Some of the prominent market firms include Saab AB (Sweden), Universal Avionics (U.S.), Lockheed Martin (U.S.), Raytheon (U.S.), Northrop Grumman (U.S.), Thales Group (France), Honeywell International (U.S.), Rockwell Collins (U.S.), Copperchase Ltd. (U.K.), Garmin International Inc. (U.S.), Advanced Navigation and Positioning Corporation (U.S.), Intelcan Techno systems (Canada), to list a few.

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