The global Flight Management Systems (FMS) Market reached a value of US$ 5.7 Billion in 2025.
The Key Players in the market are Honeywell, Thales, GE, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Rockwell Collins, Estelline and Garmin.
Thales's new-generation FMS solution is flexible enough to meet all the current and future needs of operators and pilots. Built around an innovative open architecture, it is easy to integrate into new or existing cockpit configurations. It supports virtually any third-party application and software can be updated or replaced quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.
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Robots in the terminal are becoming a more common site and among some of the most recent examples are Fraport’s new self-driving guide robot, called YAPE, for luggage transportation; “Airstar” robot at Incheon Airport; Munich Airport’s Josie Pepper; and British Airways’ partnership with startup company BotsAndUs to test AI-powered autonomous robots at Heathrow Terminal 5 to further enhance punctuality for passengers. A prominent example is Vanderlande’s end-to-end baggage logistics solution FLEET, deployed at Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and trialed at Hong Kong International Airport to further improve the efficiency of the baggage handling process, enhance ergonomic working conditions for ground staff and future-proof the airports’ baggage handling operations. Fraport also recently completed a trial of a hybrid aerial vehicle at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2. The company joined forces with startup Hybrid-Airplane Technologies GmbH to carry out test flights assessing whether the aerial vehicle could be used to perform status checks in the terminals.
JetBlue announced it is aiming to become carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020 and also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in mid-2020 on flights from San Francisco International Airport. Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) are implementing smart earpiece technology to simplify communication between flight attendants. For instance, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has introduced a new hearable device, called, BONX Grip, which combines proprietary technology with a smart application, making it possible for users to speak freely and naturally at any distance, in any environment.
Honeywell- The Next Generation Flight Management Systems (NGFMS) raise the bar in technical innovation with solutions for years to come. To meet the needs of all aircraft sizes, the NGFMS is optimized for future Air Traffic Management (ATM) functionality to and deliver improved fuel efficiency, reduced direct operating costs, reduced pilot workload and improved safety. With a completely redesigned architecture, the NGFMS software was built to utilize a modular design that allows for aircraft specific adjustments in hardware, operating systems, Input/output (IO) and other features. The system can run the same core functionality on multiple platforms with little modification from the core FMS functionality.
A thriving aviation industry along with an increase in the demand for next-generation aircraft features is a key factor driving the market growth. For instance, improved fuel efficiency and flight security along with the reduction in pilot workload are some of the key benefits offered by FMS, owing to which its demand is rapidly increasing.
Flight Management Systems (FMS) Market Segment by type covers; it has been NBA, WBA, VLA and RTA. Segment by Applications can be divided into Line Fit and Retrofit. By Region it divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. North America is estimated to account for the largest share during the review period owing to the presence of major aircraft OEMs such as Boeing and Bombardier.