Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Trends, Forecast, and Growth Prospects Now Available from Technavio

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According to the latest market research study released by Technavio, the global helicopter avionics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 10% during the forecast period 2016-2020.

This market research report by Technavio provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The report also includes an up-to-date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

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Technavio research analysts categorize the global helicopter avionics market based on product type:

Global helicopter avionics market share by product type 2015

Flight control systems


Communication and navigation systems


Monitoring systems


                                                                                 Source: Technavio

The top three revenue contributing product segments are discussed below:

Helicopter avionics market in FCS

The helicopter avionics market in FCS accounted for around 44% of the revenue generated by the global market for helicopter avionics. The integration of AFCS helps improve the helicopter stability and reduce crew workload by enabling automation for several systems. AFCS is equipped with sensors that deliver data relating to flight speed, payload, navigational information, engine controls, airspeed, and altitude. Most of the artificial feel systems are presently being controlled by the FCS. For instance, the flight warning systems alert the pilot when the distance between the helicopter and terrain is inappropriate and requires attention. Similarly, autopilot systems enable automatic tracking and point-to-point navigation, ensuring safe helicopter operations.

The latest development in the market is the designing of an MHT simultaneously with FCS with the help of a variance-constrained control strategy called output variance constrained (OVC) control by a team of researchers from the Erciyes University, Turkey. The team used a stochastic optimization method named simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation (SPSA) to optimize the helicopter FCS requirements and MHT dimensions. This also enables cost-effective simulation and modeling,” says Avimanyu Basu, a lead analyst at Technavio for aerospace components.

Helicopter avionics market in communication and navigation systems

Communication systems enable data transfer between ground bases and helicopters through radio transmitters and radio receivers. The installation of satellite communication (SATCOM) systems enhances reliable communications. SATCOM links are one of the several kinds of long-distance communications links that interconnect communications centers across the world. The US Army used the DLS-1000 Series data link system, developed by Aero Telemetry, to implement a tactical meteorological system on its Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This long-range wireless data link system provides bi-directional RS-232 or RS-485 links from the UAV to a ground control station for the exchange of crucial information. Such advancements are expected to fuel the growth of the helicopter avionics market in communication and navigation systems during the forecast period.

Helicopter avionics market in monitoring systems

Avionic systems aid cockpit displays by providing flight route pictures as well as flight instrument data. These displays project information pertaining to the speed, position, altitude, vertical rate, and GPS active waypoint. For example, the G500H flight display from Garmin features LCD screens with multi-functional display on the left and primary flight display on the right.

Helicopter avionics in monitoring systems accounted for around 20% of revenue generated by the global helicopter avionics market during 2015. Several primary stakeholders such as Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Garmin, and Cobham are currently developing new and improved next-generation systems, leading to the growth of the market.

The top leading vendors operating in the global helicopter avionics market are:

  • Aspen Avionics
  • Garmin
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Thales

Other prominent vendors in the market include Avidyne, ForeFlight, L-3 Avionics Systems, Symbolic Flight, and ZG Optique.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report titled, ‘Global Helicopter Avionics Market 2016-2020’. Technavio also customizes reports by other regions and specific segments upon request.

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