The Aircraft Lightning Market was valued at USD 5.46 Billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 7.90 Billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 6.13% during the forecast period.
Planes are equipped with a variety of lights that are used for navigation, safety, and to improve visibility during flight or when taxiing on the ground. The external lights on aircraft fall into two general categories. The first is navigation lights or beacons that are always illuminated while the aircraft is in operation. A second type includes takeoff and landing lights that are used to improve visibility when the plane is close to or on the ground.
Major players in the market, including Astroseal Products Manufacturing Corp., Dexmet Corporation, Dayton-Granger Inc., A.P.C.M. LLC, Gill Corporation, Microsemi, Technical Fibre Products Ltd, Henkel Corporation, Conductive Composites.
WASHINGTON — By the end of 2020, F-35 fighter jets off Lockheed Martin's production line will be equipped with a modified lightning protection system that will fix problems discovered earlier this year. Park Aerospace Corp. develops and manufactures solution and hot-melt advanced composite materials used to produce composite structures for the global aerospace markets. These materials include lightning strike protection materials. Park offers an array of composite materials specifically designed for hand lay-up or automated fiber placement (AFP) manufacturing applications. Park’s advanced composite materials are used to produce primary and secondary structures for jet engines, large and regional transport aircraft, military aircraft,
Recent a study published in the Journal of geophysical Research: Atomspheres has found a way that aircraft could make themselves less vulnerable to lightning. Using a model aircraft in the lab, the researchers experimented with different levels of charge on the exterior of the plane and monitored what happened when they flew it into electrically charged air. Ordinarily aircraft are designed to be electrically neutral, to avoid build-up of static charge, but to their surprise the researchers found that neutral planes are more prone to lightning strikes. Instead they found that the charged version of the model plane was least likely to trigger lightning. Exactly how this might translate to the real world remains to be seen, but it has potential to save time and money.
According to several researchers study in aircraft lightening future use of an onboard system that could better protect an aircraft from a lightning strike by electrically charging it. The idea is to have electric field sensors on the aircraft that continuously monitor the electrical environment the vehicle is subjected to. From these measurements, onboard algorithms would determine the risk of a strike and the net charge level of the aircraft required to improve the situation. Due to increasing procurement of commercial and military aircraft, for meeting the need of increasing air passenger traffic and national security respectively, the demand for advanced lighting protection in aircraft is increasing in the past few years and is expected to increase during the forecast period.
Segmentation of Aircraft Lightning Protection Market, By Aircraft Type is Fixed-wing Aircraft, Rotary-wing Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. By application it includes Lightning Protection, Lightning Detection & Warning and Test Service. Geographically it has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. North America region is estimated to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period, due to increasing aircraft procurement in the United States, Canada, and other countries, for the increasing air passenger traffic. Also, the extreme weather conditions in the region are expected to create demand for aircraft lightning systems during the forecast period.