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Global Flight Data Recorder Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Flight Data Recorder Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Flight Data Recorder Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 1.85 USD Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 2.57 USD Billion
Diagram CAGR %

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Global Flight Data Recorder Market, By Type (Flight Data Recorder (FDR), Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), and Quick Access Recorder (QAR)), Component (Memory Unit, Electronic Controller Board, Input Devices, Power Supply, Signal Beacon, and Others), Aircraft Type (Narrow Body, Wide Body, Rotorcrafts, Business Jets, Turboprop, and Others), Function (Parametric Flight Data, Record Flight Crew Audio, Data Link Communication, and Others), Recording Time (Above 20 Hours, 2 – 20 Hours, and Up to 2 Hours), Installation Type (New Installation and Retrofit), Platform (Manned Aerial and Unmanned Aerial), Recording Media (Solid State Flight Recorder and Magnetic Tape), End User (Civil & Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and Helicopter) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Flight Data Recorder Market

Flight Data Recorder Market Analysis and Size

The flight data recorder (FDR) market is driven by several factors, including increasing demand for air travel, stringent regulations mandating the installation of FDRs in aircraft, and a growing focus on aviation safety. The market is also influenced by technological advancements in data recording and analysis, which have led to more sophisticated FDRs capable of recording a wide range of flight parameters.

Global flight data recorder market size was valued at USD 1.85 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 2.57 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the market insights such as market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario, the market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and pestle analysis.

Flight Data Recorder Market Scope and Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Type (Flight Data Recorder (FDR), Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), and Quick Access Recorder (QAR)), Component (Memory Unit, Electronic Controller Board, Input Devices, Power Supply, Signal Beacon, and Others), Aircraft Type (Narrow Body, Wide Body, Rotorcrafts, Business Jets, Turboprop, and Others), Function (Parametric Flight Data, Record Flight Crew Audio, Data Link Communication, and Others), Recording Time (Above 20 Hours, 2 – 20 Hours, and Up to 2 Hours), Installation Type (New Installation and Retrofit), Platform (Manned Aerial and Unmanned Aerial), Recording Media (Solid State Flight Recorder and Magnetic Tape), End User (Civil & Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and Helicopter) 

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America

Market Players Covered

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), RTX (U.S.), Safran (France), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.), Leonardo DRS (U.S.), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Curtiss-Wright Corporation (U.S.), Teledyne Controls LLC (U.S.), AstroNova, Inc. (U.S.), SECO S.p.a. (Italy), FLIGHT DATA SYSTEMS (Australia), AERTEC (Spain), SLN Technologies (India), AMETEK. Inc. (U.S.), Flight Data Vision (U.S.), HR Smith Group of Companies (U.K.), FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (Canada), Aversan (Canada), Latitude Technologies Corporation (Canada), LX navigation d.o.o. (Slovenia), niron-sys (Israel), and uavnavigation (Spain)

Market Opportunities

  • Developing FDR Technology
  • Integration of FDRs with Other Aircraft Systems

Market Definition

A Flight Data Recorder (FDR), commonly called a "black box," is a device used to record specific aircraft performance parameters. It is typically installed in commercial and other aircraft to assist in investigating accidents and incidents. The FDR records various flight data, such as airspeed, altitude, heading, vertical acceleration, and control inputs, which can provide crucial information to investigators in understanding the circumstances leading to an accident or incident. The data stored in the FDR is used for analysis to determine an accident's cause and improve aviation safety.

Global Flight Data Recorder Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Mandatory Installation of Flight Data Recorder

Stringent regulations set by aviation authorities worldwide mandate using FDRs to enhance aviation safety. These regulations require commercial and other types of aircraft to be equipped with FDRs to record crucial flight data. The data recorded by FDRs is instrumental in accident investigation and prevention, providing valuable insights into the circumstances leading to incidents. As aviation safety remains a top priority for regulatory bodies and airlines, the demand for FDRs continues to grow, propelling the expansion of the FDR market.

  • Surging Air Traffic Fuels Demand for FDR

The increasing volume of global air traffic is a significant driver behind the growing demand for flight data recorders (FDRs). As air travel becomes more accessible and affordable, the number of commercial, military, and private aircraft flights continues to rise. This growth in air traffic has led to a higher demand for FDRs, which play a crucial role in monitoring and recording flight data. FDRs are essential for capturing critical flight parameters, such as airspeed, altitude, and engine performance, providing valuable insights into aircraft operations. With the continuous growth in air traffic, the need for FDRs to ensure aviation safety and operational efficiency is expected to drive the expansion of the market further.

  • Utilizing FDR Data for Preventive Maintenance

Flight Data Recorders (FDRs) are crucial in modern aircraft maintenance, particularly in predictive and preventive maintenance practices. FDR data provides valuable insights into the performance of various aircraft systems, allowing maintenance crews to proactively address issues and perform maintenance tasks based on actual operational data rather than scheduled intervals. This proactive approach to maintenance helps airlines save costs by avoiding unexpected failures and optimizing maintenance schedules, ultimately improving overall aircraft reliability and safety, driving the market growth.

Opportunities

  • Developing FDR Technology

Continuous advancements in Flight Data Recorder (FDR) technology, such as digital recording and enhanced data storage capabilities, present significant opportunities for market growth. The evolution of FDRs from analog to digital recording has resulted in improved data accuracy, storage efficiency, and data retrieval speed. Enhanced data storage capabilities allow FDRs to capture more flight data parameters, providing deeper insights into aircraft performance. They also offer additional functionalities, such as real-time data streaming and data analysis tools, further enhancing the value proposition of FDRs, creating new opportunities for the market.

  • Integration of FDRs with Other Aircraft Systems

Integrating FDRs with other aircraft systems presents a significant opportunity for market growth. Airlines can enhance data collection and analysis capabilities by integrating FDRs with other systems, such as aircraft health monitoring and maintenance systems. This allows for more comprehensive monitoring of aircraft performance and health, improving safety and operational efficiency.  Integrating FDRs with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning enables advanced data analysis, predictive maintenance, and anomaly detection.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Cost Barrier in FDR Adoption

The high cost associated with installing and maintaining flight data recorders (FDRs) poses a significant challenge, particularly for smaller aircraft operators. The initial investment required for purchasing and installing FDRs and ongoing maintenance and data retrieval costs can be prohibitive for operators with limited resources. In addition, the complexity of modern FDRs may require specialized training for maintenance personnel, adding to the overall cost. As a result, smaller operators may face difficulties complying with regulatory requirements mandating FDRs, potentially limiting their ability to enhance safety and operational efficiency.

  • Data Privacy and Security Concerns in FDRs

The security and privacy of flight data recorded by flight data recorders (FDRs) are critical considerations, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats. FDRs capture a wealth of sensitive information related to aircraft operations, including flight paths, performance data, and cockpit communications. Ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of this data is essential to prevent unauthorized access or tampering, which could compromise aviation safety and security. With the rise of connected aircraft and data-sharing initiatives, there are concerns about the potential for data breaches or cyberattacks targeting FDRs.

This flight data recorder market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the flight data recorder market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Recent Developments

  • In June 2023, Honeywell and Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that their jointly developed cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) variants, the Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 (HCR-25), have received type certification for Boeing 737, 767, and 777 production aircraft. With this certification, airlines can now directly order the HCR-25 recorders from Boeing or Honeywell and request Boeing to install the CVR or FDR on their aircraft. This marks the first Curtiss-Wright product to be type-certified for use on 737, 767, and 777 aircraft
  • In March 2023, Flight Data Systems, a prominent supplier of comprehensive flight data solutions and services for various aviation sectors, including business, military, commercial, and rotorcraft, announced that Arista Aviation, an MRO facility specializing in commercial and military rotorcraft, has selected the SENTRYTM Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) along with the Modular Acquisition Unit (MAU)
  • In April 2023, Flight Data Systems (FDS), a prominent supplier of flight data solutions and services across various aviation sectors, including business, military, commercial, and rotorcraft, unveiled its FDR, CVR, and Datalink Readout services for the North American market. These analysis services encompass annual serviceability assessments, parameter correlation checks, incident reporting, CVR system evaluations, and intelligibility checks for over 440 airframes globally

Global Flight Data Recorder Market Scope

The flight data recorder market is segmented into nine notable segments based on type, components, aircraft type, function, recording time, installation type, platforms, media, and end user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Type

  • Flight Data Recorder (FDR)
  • Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)
  • Quick Access Recorder (QAR)

Component

  • Memory Unit
  • Electronic Controller Board
  • Input Devices
  • Power Supply
  • Signal Beacon
  • Others

Aircraft Type

  • Narrow Body
  • Wide Body
  • Rotorcrafts
  • Business Jets
  • Turboprop
  • Others

Function

  • Parametric Flight Data
  • Record Flight Crew Audio
  • Data Link Communication
  • Others

Recording Time

  • Above 20 Hours
  • 2 – 20 Hours
  • Up to 2 Hours

Installation Type

  • New Installation
  • Retrofit

Platform

  • Manned Aerial
  • Unmanned Aerial

Recording Media

  • Solid State Flight Recorder
  • Magnetic Tape

End User

  • Civil & Commercial Aircraft
  • Military Aircraft
  • Helicopter

Global Flight Data Recorder Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The flight data recorder market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, components, aircraft type, function, recording time, installation type, platforms, media, and end user. as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and rest of South America.

North America is expected to dominate the region due to the region being home to some of the largest aircraft manufacturers, such as Boeing and Airbus. Apart from that the region has a strong focus on aviation safety, with stringent regulations mandating the use of flight data recorders in commercial aircraft.

Europe is expected to show fastest growth in the market due to increasing demand for flight safety and monitoring solutions. This expansion is fueled by rising needs in the tourism and commercial delivery sectors across the region.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Global Flight Data Recorder Market Share Analysis

The flight data recorder market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel)
  • RTX, (U.S.)
  • Safran (France)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.)
  • Leonardo DRS (U.S.)
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation (U.S.)
  • Teledyne Controls LLC (U.S.)
  • AstroNova, Inc. (U.S.)
  • SECO S.p.a. (Italy)
  • FLIGHT DATA SYSTEMS (Australia)
  • AERTEC (Spain)
  • SLN Technologies (India)
  • AMETEK. Inc. (U.S.)
  • Flight Data Vision (U.S.)
  • HR Smith Group of Companies (U.K.)
  • FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (Canada)
  • Aversan (Canada)
  • Latitude Technologies Corporation (Canada)
  • LX navigation d.o.o. (Slovenia)
  • niron-sys (Israel)
  • uavnavigation (Spain)


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The Flight Data Recorder Market size will be worth USD 2.57 billion by 2031.
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The major companies in the Flight Data Recorder Market are Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), RTX (U.S.), Safran (France), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.), Leonardo DRS (U.S.), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Curtiss-Wright Corporation (U.S.), Teledyne Controls LLC (U.S.), AstroNova, Inc. (U.S.), SECO S.p.a. (Italy), FLIGHT DATA SYSTEMS (Australia), AERTEC (Spain), SLN Technologies (India), AMETEK. Inc. (U.S.), Flight Data Vision (U.S.), HR Smith Group of Companies (U.K.), FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (Canada), Aversan (Canada), Latitude Technologies Corporation (Canada), LX navigation d.o.o. (Slovenia), niron-sys (Israel), and uavnavigation (Spain)
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