An air management system is used in aircraft to control temperature, humidity, ventilation, and pressure in passenger/cargo areas, and aircraft systems and equipment. Some of the functions of air management system include pressurization, heating, cooling, ventilation, moisture control, anti-icing, bleed air and electrical thermal management.
The Air Management System vendors are placed into 4 categories based on their performance and reviews in each criterion: “visionary leaders,” “innovators,” “dynamic differentiators,” and “emerging companies".
Visionary leaders generally receive high scores for most evaluation criteria. They have a strong and established product portfolio and have a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable products and services. They also have strong business strategies.
Dynamic differentiators are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they have weaker product portfolio. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to the product.
Innovators are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have an extensive product portfolio. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business.
Emerging players are vendors with niche product offerings. These are the players who are starting to gain a position in the market. However, they do not have strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. These players can include a new entrant and require some more time before getting significant traction in the market. North America is the largest market for air management system. Increasing passenger traffic and rise in the demand for new aircraft are expected to be the major factors expected to drive the growth of the market in the region. Countries, including the U.S. and Canada, have been considered in the North America air management system market. The U.S. is estimated to lead the air management system market in North America. According to aviation industry reports, North America has the largest number of busy airports by aircraft movements, globally. Aviation activities in North America are affected by weather conditions during winter. In such extreme weather conditions, anti-icing system, a subsystem of air management system intakes bleed air from aircraft engine and prevents the formation of ice on the wing. The demand for subsystem of air management system is more in this region, which has boosted the air management system market. Europe is estimated to account for second largest of the air management system market. Countries including France, the U.K., Germany, Italy, and rest of Europe have been considered in the Europe air management system market. According to Boeing Current Market Outlook, the aviation industry in Europe is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years, with European airlines projected to acquire new airplanes. The growth of the aviation sector in Europe is not as rapid as compared to the world's emerging economies, the region's large installed base of airplanes, supports a substantial demand for upgrades. Upgrades are expected to boost the demand for retrofit of air management system.The aviation industry in Asia-Pacific has witnessed significant growth in recent years, driven by the increasing air passenger traffic in the region. The growth in passenger traffic has resulted in increased demand for new aircraft, which is anticipated to boost the demand for air management systems during the forecast period. Aircraft manufacturers in Asia-Pacific are focusing on local manufacturing of the aircraft systems and components that are currently required to be imported from OEMs in North America or Europe. These companies have also made investments in the research and development of alternative new aircraft models to existing ones. The increasing demand for aircraft such as Irkut MC-21 (Russia) and Comac C919 (China) in narrow body aircraft segment and Sukhoi SSJ100 (Russia), MITAC MRJ70 (Japan), Comac ARJ21 (China) in regional transport aircraft segment will drive the demand for installation of air management systems in these aircraft.