Air Traffic Control Equipment (ATC) Market By Airspace (ATCSCC, ARTCC, TRACON, ATCT, FSS), Application (Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, Automation), Sector (Commercial, Defense), Investment Type (Greenfield, Brownfield), Industry Trends, Estimation & Forecast, 2017 - 2025

March 2019

 ERC 1518


Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Market is expected to grow with a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025.

Air traffic control (ATC) equipment are used for air traffic communication, navigation, and surveillance. They enhance the aircraft safety by ensuring safety and efficiency of the aircraft operations, organizing the flow of air traffic, and by preventing aircraft collisions. ATC equipment enable air traffic controllers to coordinate the movement of thousands of aircrafts, direct pilots during take-off & landing, and during bad weather conditions, keep aircrafts at safe distance from each other. As per the data revealed by the World Bank, 2016 witnessed 3.6 billion number of airline passengers worldwide. The rising number of airline passengers is leading to an increase in the number of aircrafts as well, which in turn will lead to higher air traffic. Thus, the air traffic control equipment market offers lucrative opportunities to the market players involved in this market.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Determinants

The key factor driving the growth of global air traffic control equipment market is the modernization of air traffic management infrastructure. Moreover, the rising number of aircrafts & airports, and enhanced aircraft movement are also responsible for the growth of the market. On the other hand, high cost of air traffic control equipment, and congestions observed in communication frequencies, act as major hurdles in the growth of the market. However, advances in communication technology and application of satellite- based air traffic control are expected to create huge opportunities for the market growth in the upcoming years.

Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Segment Analysis

The global air traffic control equipment market is segmented on the basis of type, end user, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into proximity devices, simulator devices, safety & navigational devices, information system devices and radar devices. On the basis of end user, the market can be segmented into private aircrafts, commercial and cargo aircrafts, and defence aircrafts. Application wise, the market is segmented into navigation, surveillance, and communication. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a fast pace owing to increasing number of aircraft passengers and aircrafts. According to IATA, in 2016, India witnessed the highest growth of 23.3% in terms of domestic air travel demand worldwide, which was twice as compared to the neighboring country China.

Some prominent players in the market are Comsoft GMBH, BAE Systems Plc, Harris Corporation, Intelcan Techno systems Inc, Advanced Navigation & Positioning Corp, NavAero Inc., IndraSistemas S.A, Raytheon Compan, Cobham Plc, and Lockheed Martin Corp. In October 2017, Harris Corporation received a $260 million order to develop an integrated tactical communications network as part of Asia-Pacific country’s modernization program. The integrated network solution will include tactical radios, network planning, monitoring and routing software, and other systems and technology from Harris and partnering companies. 


By Type
• Proximity devices
  o Instrument Landing System (ILS)
  o Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-directional Radio Range and Distance
  o Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME) System
• Simulator devices
  o Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS)
  o Control Tower Simulator (CTS)
  o Off-the Shelf Simulator (OTS)
• Safety and navigational devices
  o Non-directional Beacon (NDB)
  o The Backup Air Traffic Control Centre/Tower (BATCC/Backup TWR)
  o Microwave Link System (MLS)
  o Master Clock System (MCS)
  o Air Traffic Service Message Handling System (AMHS)
• Information system devices
  o Voice Recording System (VRS)
  o Automatic Volmet Broadcast System (AVBS)
  o High Frequency/Very High Frequency/Ultra High Frequency (HF/VHF/UHF)
  o Communication Equipment
  o Aeronautical Information DataBase (AIDB) System
  o Speech Processing Equipment (SPE)
  o Automatic Terminal Information System (ATIS)
• Radar devices
  o Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR)
  o Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)
  o Radar Data Processing & Display System (RDPDS)
  o Surface Movement Radar (SMR)

By End-user
• Private Aircrafts
• Commercial and Cargo Aircrafts
• Defence Aircrafts

By Application
• Navigation
• Surveillance
• Communication

By Geography
• North America
  o U.S.
  o Canada
  o Mexico
• Europe
  o Germany
  o France
  o UK
  o Italy
  o Spain
  o Rest of Europe
• Asia-Pacific
  o China
  o Japan
  o India
  o Australia
  o Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Rest of the World
  o Latin America
  o Middle East
  o South Africa


• Comsoft GMBH
• BAE Systems Plc
• Harris Corporation
• Intelcan Techno systems Inc
• Advanced Navigation & Positioning Corp
• NavAero Inc.
• IndraSistemas S.A
• Raytheon Compan
• Cobham Plc
• Lockheed Martin Corp.

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