Aircraft Electrical Systems--Analysis Trends and Future Prospects

The aircraft electrical system is a self-contained network of components that generate, transmit, distribute, utilize, and store electrical energy. In recent years, the aviation industry has undergone tremendous changes such as no-bleed systems aircraft architecture and development of hybrid and electric propulsion systems. Moreover, the growing trend towards developing electrical components for optimum performance is expected to boost the aircraft electrical system market. Key industry players are coming up with advanced solutions and offering innovative electrical systems to the aircraft manufacturers.

The aircraft electrical system market is anticipated to grow rapidly in the forecast period owing to growth of the commercial aviation sector and advancements in the electrical systems. Besides, optimized performance resulting from using more electric technology is further propelling the growth of the aircraft electrical system market. However, power efficiency is a significant challenge faced by the aircraft electrical system market during the forecast period. Meanwhile, lightweight wiring systems and other technological advancements are expected to create symbolic opportunities for market players in the coming years.

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The global aircraft electrical system market is segmented on the basis of system, components, application, fit-type, and platform. By system, the market is segmented as power generation, power distribution, power conversion, and energy storage. Based on components, the market is segmented as generators, conversion devices, distribution devices, battery management systems, and others. On the basis of the application, the market is segmented as power generation management, flight control & operation, cabin system, configuration management, and air pressurization & conditioning. By fit-type, the market is segmented into line fit and retro-fit. The market on the basis of the platform is classified as commercial aviation and military aviation.

Aircraft electrical systems use impeccably crimped ring-type terminations, in conjunction with stainless steel junction boxes and terminal strips. Conduit is not used except in a few critical areas, owing to weight considerations. Flight control wiring is generally shielded, employing a light foil that is bonded to structural metal, which serves as the ground plain.

The report focuses on leading industry players with information such as company profiles,

Astronics Corporation
 Avionic Instruments, LLC
 Collins Aerospace
 Crane Aerospace & Electronics
 GE Aviation
 Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC
 Honeywell International Inc.
 Meggitt PLC
 Safran S.A.
 Thales SA

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