Aircraft Transparencies Market: Introduction

Transparency is commonly known as a view foil or a viewgraph. It is a coating carried out on the glass of an aircraft or a helicopter to obtain a better view. There are various players in the aircraft transparencies market providing aircraft and helicopter manufacturers with state-of-the-art design transparencies.

Aircraft transparencies available in the market are abrasion resistant. Their other features include improved light transmission and optical clarity, and electro-chromic, Anti-fog, and de-ice capabilities. In windshields and cockpit windows, transparencies offer vertically integrated acrylic supply and unique special processes including chemical tempering, among others. New materials and advancements in transparency technologies are leading to significant growth in the aircraft transparencies market.

Global Aircraft Transparencies Market: Competitive Landscape

  • Key players operating in the global aircraft transparencies market are making concentrated efforts to develop advanced materials
    • For instance, in May 2019, PPG Aerospace, a prominent global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, developed an advanced material solution to supply aircraft windows with enhanced protection from Ultraviolet A (UVA), Ultraviolet B (UVB), and High Energy Visible Blue (HEVBLUE). This development prevents exposure of passenger and aircraft crew to harmful UV radiations.

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LEE Aerospace

LEE Aerospace, founded in 1989, is a prominent U.S.-based manufacturer of acrylic aircraft windows, aero structure assemblies, and composite parts. The company is ISO9001:2015 / AS9100D for the development of various aerospace products. Furthermore, the company has a wide distribution network and supplied its products across the globe. The company prominently serves its customers in the U.S.

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Koninklijke Philips N.V is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is a prominent health technology company across the globe. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is the parent company of the Philips Group. The company’s business segments consists of personal health businesses, diagnosis & treatment businesses, connected care & health informatics businesses, and lighting businesses.

Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain was established in 1665 in France as a mirror manufacturer. The company is engaged in the development of high quality and high performance aircraft transparencies for over five decades now. The company innovates, designs, and provides certification of valued transparencies to the aircraft market. Furthermore, the company provides a wide range of high-performance plastics especially designed for the aeronautical market that can withstand extreme temperatures. These include bearings, cable sheaths, seals and foams, plastic structures for passenger seats, plastic release film for molding composites, etc.

Texstars

Texstars is headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, the U.S. The company is AS9100D-accredited and supports major airframe manufacturers and subassembly suppliers. Texstars is a prominent maker of transparencies, which utilize advanced materials and engineering-grade thermoplastic materials for aerospace, military vehicle, and other commercial markets. The company is engaged in the development of innovative materials and associated processes to replace the traditional cabin window material. Lamination capabilities of the company are employed on transparencies for commercial, civil, and military aircraft as well as transparent armor for ground vehicles.

Some of the significant players in the global aircraft transparencies market are P Micro-Surface Finishing Products Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., Plexiweiss GmbH, Nordam, GE Aviation, LEE Aerospace, Spartech, Aeropair Ltd., Mecaplex,  Gentex Corporation, and Llamas Plastics, Inc,  among others.

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Global Aircraft Transparencies Market: Dynamics

Rise in Commercial and Passenger Aircraft Deliveries to Drive Global Market

The expansion of the global aircraft transparencies market can be attributed to rise in deliveries of the commercial as well as passenger aircraft. Increase in domestic as well as international travel has been rising steadily across the globe, especially in emerging economies due to which, the demand for passenger aircraft has risen. This factor is expected to fuel the demand for aircraft transparencies, as they are employed in aircraft, thus driving the market.

Stringent Regulations to Hamper Demand

Aircraft transparencies are increasingly being used in commercial aircraft, passenger aircraft, and helicopters due to their various benefits. However, aircraft transparencies are subjected to stringent regulations from aviation regulatory bodies. Moreover, the development of aircraft transparencies includes high cost of research and end-product. These factors are likely to hinder the aircraft transparencies market.

Global Aircraft Transparencies Market: Segmentation

The global aircraft transparencies market can be segmented based on:

  • Aircraft Type
  • Material
  • Application
  • Region

Global Aircraft Transparencies Market, by Aircraft Type

In terms of aircraft type, the aircraft transparencies market can be divided into:

  • Commercial
  • Military
  • General Aviation
  • Helicopters

Global Aircraft Transparencies Market, by Material

Based on material, the global aircraft transparencies market can be segmented into:

  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate

Global Aircraft Transparencies Market, by Application

On the basis of application, the global aircraft transparencies market can be classified into:

  • Windshield & Cockpit Windows
  • Passenger Cabin Windows
  • Canopies
  • Wingtip Lenses
  • Others (Chin Bubbles, Skylights, Shipboard Displays, Transparent Armor, etc.)

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The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

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