Aircraft Seating, Seat Cover, Amenities and Auxiliaries Market

Date: 2016-05

In a commercial aircraft seats are usually arranged in consecutive rows and columns across the plane. IndustryARC estimates the global aircraft seats market to increase from around 219,186 in 2014 to more than 319,900 seats in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 6.5% during the forecast period. The highest growth is expected from the suite class segment of commercial aircrafts. Business class is also expected to increase at a CAGR of 8.8% as commercial airlines focus on business customer types to increase revenues along with getting high volumes in bookings from their LCC initiatives. Both strategies are needed to increase ASK for the airlines and for getting profits.

The global commercial aircraft seating market revenues are expected to increase from $3.1bn in 2014 to around $4.2bn in 2020. The demand for Aircraft Seating services is growing at a steady pace across the globe as a direct beneficiary of the growing seats market as indicated in the table above. The global refurbishment cycle for aircraft seating is around 1 to 2 years and the retrofit cycle is 4 to 8 years. These markets are also partially but significantly impacting the overall market growth trends. According to FAA regulations, seat covers for example cannot be used after 9 washings because they lose their fire retardant quality.

The global aircraft seating market is also highly regulated with various standards from bodies like FAA, CASA, SAE, EASA etc. Standards and tests are conducted to determine their flame retardant capabilities, density, gravity performance etc. Static load, dynamic load testing, windmill, abuse, reliability testing are performed on the seats.

The report segments the aircraft seating market based on the seat type into suite class, first class, business class, premium economy class and economy class. The market is also segmented based on the type of seat cover into fabric, leather, and synthetic among others. The number of seats in an aircraft varies on the type of aircraft. On the basis of type of aircraft the seating market is segmented into very large aircraft, wide body aircraft, narrow body aircraft and regional transportation jets.

The overall market has also been presented from the perspective of different geographical locations into standard geographic regions and key economies in the market. Competitive landscape for each of the segments is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. The market shares for the key players in 2014 are also provided.

Prominent players in this market include:
Zodiac Aerospace,
B/E Aerospace,
Recaro Aircraft Seating,
Aviointeriors among others

The report contains the most detailed and in-depth segmentation of the Aircraft seating market.

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