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Airborne Weather Radar System Market

Airborne Weather Radar System Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2020 - 2030

Airborne Weather Radar System: Introduction

  • An airborne weather radar system is an essential tool for pilots that enables the strategic and tactical planning of a safe flight trajectory. The airline industry is highly competitive, and the generated profits are attributed to many contributing factors.
  • Three common types of weather aids are used in an aircraft flight deck, often referred to as weather radar. These include actual on-board radar for detecting and displaying weather activity, lightning detectors, and satellite or other sources of weather radar information that is uploaded to the aircraft from an outside source.
  • Exponential increase in air traffic over the years owing to drop in aviation fuel prices has resulted in cheaper air travel. Airlines have extra dispensable cash that is being utilized to procure new-generation aircraft and modernize aviation.
  • Consequently, airborne weather radar technology has significantly evolved, and a range of enhanced products with more features and capabilities are now available in the market. The need for protection from harsh weather is expected to drive the airborne weather radar system market growth during the forecast period.

Need for Protection from Harsh Weather

  • Severe turbulence, wind shear, and hail are major concerns to pilots, and since signals are generated in radar systems due to hail and wind shear, the turbulence can be interpreted from the movement of any precipitation that is detected.
  • In recent times, passengers and crew have suffered injuries due to severe turbulence in flights. Several other cases are being reported of aircraft fuselage getting considerably damaged following a hailstorm encounter.
  • If proper airborne weather radar systems are equipped in commercial aircrafts, they can easily prevent crucial and expected injuries in aircrafts due to bad weather conditions. The detection and avoidance of adverse weather conditions within safe time limits is crucial for a safe and comfortable flight.

Limitations Related to Weather Radar Systems

  • The reflectivity of precipitation particles varies considerably depending on the type of precipitation particle. For example, wet hail, rain, and wet snow are much more reflective than dry hail, ice crystals, or dry snow. Unfortunately, aircraft radars do not see frozen precipitation as well as they see wet precipitation.
  • Thus, thunderstorm tops, which are composed of mostly low-reflectivity precipitation particles, are not seen well by the aircraft radar. NEXRADs on the other hand, do not suffer from this limitation, especially at higher altitudes where most commercial aircraft operate.
  • Another limitation of airborne weather radars is called shadowing or attenuation. This is a phenomenon which occurs when the weather is simply unable to make the two way trip through it, meaning the size, shape, and intensity of that weather as displayed to the pilot may not be accurate. The more intense the precipitation, the less distance the radar can see into and through a storm.

Asia Pacific to Lead the Global Market

  • In terms of region, the global airborne weather radar system market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • The airborne weather radar system market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the maximum CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to population increase, improving standards of living, and rise in development and expenditure on aircraft manufacturing. China is the leading exporter of technological equipment in the world. Thus, airborne weather radar system manufacturers in the region are expecting an increase in demand for their products.
  • The airborne weather radar system market in North America and Europe is likely to witness stagnant growth. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is estimated to show sluggish growth during the forecast period.

Key Players in the Global Market

The global airborne weather radar system market was highly fragmented in 2018. Prominent players operating in the global market are focusing on technological developments and expansion to meet the growing demand for airborne weather radar systems. Moreover, manufacturers are entering into partnerships for the development of innovative products and gain higher profit margins.

Key players operating in the global airborne weather radar system market include:

  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Garmin
  • Honeywell International
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Leonardo
  • Telephonics
  • Others

Global Airborne Weather Radar System Market: Research Scope

Global Airborne Weather Radar System Market, by Application

  • Commercial Users
  • Individual Users
  • Military and Defense

Global Airborne Weather Radar System Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
Airborne Weather Radar System Market

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