What is the future of Aircraft Floor Panel Market? Know Covid Impact on Size, Share & Forecasts
The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Aircraft Floor Panel Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Aircraft Floor Panel Market will reach an estimated value of US$ 515.1 million in 2024. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
Aircraft Floor Panel Market Segment Insights:
By Aircraft Type:
The narrow-body aircraft is expected to remain the largest segment of the market during the forecast period of 2019 to 2024. Wide-body aircraft is likely to witness the highest growth during the same period, driven by increasing demand for wide-body aircraft, such as B787 and A350XWB, in the developing economies, such as China and India.
By Material Type:
The nomex honeycomb has been the growing choice for a wide range of usage in the aircraft industry including floor panel. All the major aircraft types including narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, are heavily relying on this unique material. Nomex honeycomb offers enormous advantages over competing materials, such as lightweight, exceptional stiffness and strength, good corrosion resistance, good fire resistance, good thermal stability, and excellent dielectric properties.
By End-User Type:
OE is likely to remain the larger end-user type during the forecast period, driven by increasing demand for commercial and regional aircraft across regions. Both OE and aftermarket sales segments are likely to witness healthy growth rates over the next five years.
North America is projected to remain the largest aircraft floor panel market during the forecast period. This region has been the pioneer in the aerospace & defense industry and is the manufacturing capital with the presence of several small- to large-sized OEMs in each aircraft category. Most of the players have manufacturing and assembly plants in North America. Additionally, all the major floor panel manufacturers for the aircraft industry are in the region to support OEMs for the development of advanced products meeting airline requirements.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth during the same period. The highest commercial aircraft fleet size, the opening of manufacturing/assembly plants of Boeing and Airbus, and upcoming indigenous commercial and regional aircraft, such as COMAC C919 and Mitsubishi MRJ will continue to drive the Asia-Pacific’s market in the coming years.