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Report Code: AS 3361Jul, 2021, by marketsandmarkets.com
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[216 Pages Report] The Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Market is projected to reach USD 3.3 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period. Some of the major factors driving this Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Industry include reduction in aircraft weight through EFB incorporation, increase in aircraft deliveries, realtime data sharing through EFBs, and the use of EFBs for helicopters and eVTOL vehicles.
this note, an aircraft using the conventional paper flight bag adds 18kgs to the aircraft weight, REQUEST FREE SAMPLE REPORT Call Email while the same documents and manuals can be accessed digitally on an EFB weighing a maximum of 2.2kg. According to an American Airlines report from 2013, the removal of the kitbag from its entire fleet saved a minimum of 400,000 gallons of fuel annually. Furthermore, an EFB offers additional ease of access to the pilots for accessing a particular document rather than chafing through a bulk of papers in case of any adverse situation, thereby enhancing their response time and agility to respond in unfavorable scenarios. With the global aviation industry setting ambitious goals to improve an average annual fuel efficiency rate of 1.5%, the need for more fuelefficient aircraft serves as a driver for the growth of the EFB market. Opportunities: EFBs for helicopters and eVTOL vehicles EFBs have been highly successful in augmenting the situational awareness of fixed wing aircraft, and manufacturers have begun actively seeking opportunities for the integration of EFBs in rotary wing aircraft. Since the helicopter cockpits have space constraints, an EFB system can help simplify the documentation and operation of helicopters by shaving off the weight of bulky documents that are otherwise required to be carried in a conventional flight bag. EFB systems can also calculate performance figures, thereby reducing the requirement for making manual calculations by the pilots and enhancing their ability to react quickly to an adverse scenario.Moreover, with eVTOLs emerging with the development of the urban air mobility (UAM) concept, the EFBs can function as emergency manuals to the UAM pilot in case something goes wrong. On this note, theeVTOL market is projected to grow to USD 411 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 20.8% driven by developments in the field of electric propulsion technologies.Such developments are envisioned to open up new avenues for customized EFBs. Challenges: Propensity to failure due to software bugs and the dependency for constant updates Since EFBs are digital in nature, they are vulnerable to errors in the software and program design and require regular database updates and software revision processes to be carried out by the operators for sustaining high accuracy. This poses a challenge to the growth of the EFB market since the decision to update depends solely on the operator, and failure to do so could lead to malfunctioning of the device and result in accidents. For instance, in April 2015, American Airlines had to ground several aircraft because of technical issues with the app installed on their iPads. The pilots had to uninstall and reinstall the updated app to rectify the problem. Such system failures are challenges faced by software developers and program designers of EFBs. Restraints: High training, initial setup costs The introduction of the EFB technology involves training pilots and crew to utilize the full potential of the systems wherein the training is required to reflect the level of functionality and complexity of using the EFB systems. However, the lack of proper training can cause problems in interpreting EFB systems, and an incorrect entry of data pointer can lead to accidents during takeoff and landing. Moreover, personnel training and implementation of EFBs require considerable monetary
resources to be invested inthe standardization of procedures. For instance, though the cost of implementation of portable Class 1 EFBs is typically low, the cost of implementing Class 3 EFBs is high as the associated cost of integration of the EFB into the aircraft and approval fee from different regulatory authorities is higher. This deters the rampant adoption of EFBs across all aviation platforms. Rise in orders for narrowbody aircraft to drive segment The demand for domestic air travel has been increasing over the years in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, and India. With the increase in air travel, the demand for narrowbody aircraft is expected to grow across the world. The A320 neo, Bombardier Cseries, next generation B737, and Embraer aircraft are some of the aircraft considered under the narrowbody aircraft segment. Airbus slowed down production in early 2020; however, in January 2021, it announced plans to ramp up production of singleaisle planes in response to the demand for these aircraft. This segment is projected to grow the fastest at a CAGR of 8.2% Electronic Flight Bag Market Ecosystem
Platform Manufacturers: These are wellestablished manufacturers of EFBs that are popular in the market and are used in various civil, business, commercial and military applications. Some companies that fall in this category are Astronautics Corp. of America (US), Boeing (US), CMC Electronics (US), and Flightman (Ireland). Subsystem Manufacturers: These are the players that manufacture essential EFB components. Some wellknown subsystem manufacturers include Astronautics Corp. of America (US), Boeing
(US), Collins Aerospace (US), and Thales (France) Service Providers: These players provide services related to data connectivity and hardware. Some of the service providers in this market are Honeywell (US), SITA (Switzerland), etc. Software Providers: These companies offer suitable software for chart plotting, connectivity, and communications. These software packages are used in Class 3 EFBs. Some examples of software providers in the electronic flight bag market are Ramco Systems (India), Honeywell (US), and Thales (France). From the market ecosystem figure above, it can be observed that platform manufacturers of EFBs directly sell EFBs to service providers and to end users such as business aviation, general aviation, and commercial aviation companies. The commercial aviation segment accounts for the largest market share during the forecast period Based on platform, the electronic flight market is segmented into three categories: which are commercial, business & general aviation, and military aviation. However, commercial aviation is projected to dominate the market share as the strong sector growth which is driven by increasing air travel, a rise in disposable income of the middleclass population, and increased trade and tourism across the globe has also copped new business opportunities for EFB manufacturers. Since most airlines install EFBs in their aircraft fleet to improve aircraft connectivity, optimize flight paths, or reduce weight, the demand for EFBs is expected to rise on account of new aircraft procurement and ongoing fleet modernization initiatives undertaken by the airline operators. The software segment is projected to dominate market share during the forecast period Based on component, the EFB market is segmented into hardware and software. Since software is integral to the operation of both new and old models of EFBs, the software segment is projected to dominate market share as the end users would be required to resort to reliable software services and updates to ensure the optimum operational capabilities of EFB hardware installed onboard their fleet. The aftermarket segment accounts for the largest market share during the forecast period The current fleet size comprises a large number of older generation aircraft wherein EFBs are not a standard fitment and need to be installed through the retrofit channel. Airlines buy aircraft EFBs as per their requirements and install them in aircraft. Installation during this stage is majorly done by the supplier of aircraft systems, an inhouse airline installation crew, or by a third party. Most aftermarket companies offer services related to the maintenance, upgrade, or replacement of EFBs. With airlines opting to modernize their existing fleet as a costsaving effort against procuring new aircraft, the aftermarket segment of the EFB market is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period. The North American marketis projected tocontribute the largest share Electronic flight bag market in North America is projected to hold the highest market share during
the forecast period. The US is expected to lead the North American electronic flight bag market in 2021. The growth of the market in North America can be attributed to the presence of several EFB manufacturers such as The Boeing Company (US), Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US), and Honeywell International Inc. (US), in the region. These major market players continuously invest in R&D to develop EFB systems for aircraft applications with improved efficiency and reliability.Furthermore, the growth of the EFB market in this region is also driven by rapid growth in aircraft manufacturing, technological advancements, and increased air travel.
To know about the assumptions considered for the study, download the pdf brochure Electronic Flight Bag Industry Companies: Top Key Market Players The Electronic Flight Bag Companies are dominated by globally established players such as Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US), Honeywell International Inc. (US), The Boeing Company (US), Thales Group (France), and Astronautics Corp. of America (US), among others. Electronic Flight Bag Market Scope Report Metric
Estimated Market Size
USD 2.4 Billion
Projected Market Size
USD 3.3 Billion
CAGR of 6.2%
Market size available for years
Base year considered
Value (USD Million)
By Platform, By Component, and By End Use.
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the World (Latin America + Africa)
Honeywell (US), Thales (France), Ramco Systems (India), Boeing (US) and Astronautics Corp. of America (US)
The study categorizes the electronic flight bag market based By Platform, By Component, By End Use, By Application and Geography. Electronic Flight Bag Market By Platform Commercial Aviation Business and General Aviation Military Aviation By Component Hardware Software By End Use OEM Aftermarket By Application Electronic Flight Bag Market By Region North America Asia Pacific Europe
Middle East Rest of the World Recent Developments In June 2021, Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, plans to increase the operating efficiency of inflight services, enhance the passenger experience, and reduce cabin touchpoints with its new Electronic Cabin Bag (eCB) solution. In June 2020, Ultramain Systems launched ULTRAMAIN ELB for Windows OS. In August 2019, Boeing, through its subsidiary Jeppesen launched tailored charts for avionics, which were initially introduced with Honeywell Primus Epic INAV avionics systems for tailored chart customers operating Embraer E2 commercial aircraft. Regional airline Wideroe of Norway was the first operator to use the new tailored navigation service.
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