Nylon blend fabric aircraft soft goods market share will account for over 70% by 2024 owing to superior material properties including insulation, water & wrinkle resistance, and higher durability. Nylon fabrics are blended with materials such as polyester to enhance passenger comfort and elasticity cover.
Improvement in airplane interiors to enhance the overall comfort level and aesthetics for passengers will escalate aircraft soft goods market share from 2018 to 2024. Undergoing OEM activities for lightweight cabin interiors will drive the product demand. Noise reduction and vibration dampening during flight course will fuel industry growth.
Leather materials have significant share with puncture and tear resistance; however, low wear and cost will help synthetic leather material to grow at faster pace. Polyester aircraft soft goods market will foresee healthy growth owing to chemical resistance and high durability.
OEM market will register 3% during the forecast period owing to its installation during airplane fabrication. Long term collaborations with manufacturers such as Bombardier, Boeing, and Airbus to ensure continuous product supply will escalate industry revenue from 2018 to 2024. Aftermarket aircraft soft goods market segment will register strong growth with replacement of damaged goods and airplane refurbishment activities.
Commercial aircraft soft goods market share accounts for over 85% of total revenue owing to continuously increasing air passenger traffic. In 2018, air passengers traffic registered an increase of 6% and rose to 4.3 billion from 4.1 billion in 2017. Government bodies including International Air Transport Association (IATA) addresses passenger safety, thereby boosting industry growth. Regional jets will witness robust growth owing to proliferating number of flights and acceptance of light weighted materials.
Regionally, North America exhibits a strong stance in the global aircraft soft goods market landscape with a recorded share of USD 250 million in 2017. The region, endorsed with presence of myriad top-notch aircraft manufacturing companies, is anticipated to surpass a revenue of USD 300 million by 2024.
Forecast to be another profitable belt in terms of investment, APAC aircraft soft goods market is slated to record a 4% CAGR over 2018-2024. Growth drivers, as stated by analysts include expanding aviation commercial market along with increasing refurbishment activities. As per reports, the air carrier demand across APAC turf increased by 9.4% over 2016-2017, subject to significant increase in travel route options and macro-economic conditions.
All in all, with the rising number of refurbishment projects aiming to upgrade the cabin interiors of economy as well as business classes, aircraft soft goods industry demand is certain to witness an uptick over the ensuing years. Manufacturers are adopting lightweight materials including blended fabric and synthetic products that offer improved surface texture at a reduced cost. Aircraft soft goods industry is certain to stand as a major beneficiary of these continuous upgradations in the modern airline vertical. In terms of commercialization portfolio, the overall business space is slated to cross USD 560 million by 2024.
Courtesy: Free Automotive News
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