Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (Vocus) September 28, 2010
Air traffic control technologies have evolved over the years to now become one of the most focused areas in the aviation industry. Industrial development and expansion in commercial operations of business organizations across the globe have supported the development of the ATC equipment market. This is because any development in business activity translates into increased business trips, rise in air passenger traffic, and subsequent demand for more number of air flights in operation, thereby creating demand for sophisticated air traffic management solutions such as ATC equipment. Growth in number of air travelers on pleasure trips and student exchange programs has also added substantial volume of air traffic to the global aviation sector over the years.
The business case for ATC Equipment goes beyond the current temporary weakness in market climate. Although the recent world economic recession has taken a huge bite out of the global airline traffic volumes, the air traffic control (ATC) equipment market has successfully ridden the worst-ever downturn without recording hurting erosions in market value. This is because the focus on airport infrastructure investment has and will remain unchanged, given that investments in ATC equipments are closely tied to airspace safety, efficiency, improved system capacity, and reduced air flight delays. Also, prolonged cutbacks in ATC investments, in the aerospace industry, runs the risk of compounding cost pressures arising out of increased congestion in the post recession period. The negative influence of congestion induced higher costs for the air transport industry thus induces a concerted focus on aviation infrastructure planning and investment.
Equipment failures in ATC can exacerbate the blow on airlines, which are already reeling from the economic slowdown. For instance, glitches in ATC can distort flight plans, and throw a country’s air travel system out of gear, resulting in rampant delays and cancellations of flights, thus adding to losses of airline companies. Neglect of infrastructure as a result of the financial pressure exerted by the recession is, therefore, seen as unlikely especially against a backdrop where international air transport is considered a world system and an indispensable component of world business globalization.
Continued focus of governments on new airport constructions, modernization of existing facilities and keenness of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) on enhancing efficiency, and reducing cost of air traffic control for airlines, all magnify the potential for adoption of next-generation ATC and Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions. Though budgets still remain low for purchase of ATC equipment such as radars, the need for such equipment still remains intact.
The ATC equipment market will also be driven by the growing need to tackle global terrorism. An alarming rise in terrorist attacks and the use of airways as a potential channel to spread violence has compelled governments across the globe to safeguard their air routes and air traffic to the fullest, thereby generating demand for Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment. The market will also benefit from the introduction of several advanced air technologies and sophisticated devices that influence airline and ATC operations As airlines move towards new systems, procedures and technologies that support cost-effective and safer air transportation, the market for next-generation ATC equipment is expected to witness substantial growth.
As stated by the new market research report on Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment, the US continues to remain the largest regional market for ATC equipment. Growth prospects in Asia-Pacific remains highly encouraging, driven by increased aviation activity in emerging markets such as China and India, as a result of economic development and subsequent increase in air travels to and from these nations. Market for ATC equipment in Asia-Pacific will grow at a CAGR of more than 6.0% over the analysis period.
By product, ATC communications equipment market is the largest and the fastest growing segment. ATC surveillance equipment market is another prominent product segment, growing at a CAGR of more than 5.0% over the analysis period.
Major market participants include Advanced Navigation & Positioning Corporation Inc., The Aeronav Group, BAE Systems Plc, Becker Avionics Inc., C.N.S. Systems AB, Frequentis AG, Gallium Visual Systems, Inc., Harris Corporation, Indra Sistemas S.A, Indra Australia Pty Limited, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corp., Park Air Systems, Optelecom-NKF Inc., Raytheon Company, Sectra Communications AB, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Telephonics Corp., and Thales Group among others.
The research report titled “Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report”, announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, product developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed include ATC Communications Equipment (ATC Communication Systems, ATC Radio & Recording Equipment, and ATC Switching Equipment), ATC Navigation Equipment (ATC En Route Navigation Aids, and ATC Landing Aids) and ATC Surveillance Equipment (ATC Radar Based Equipment, and Automatic Dependence Surveillance Systems).
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