Aircraft insulation can be defined as a protection for aircraft parts and components by interposing material that prevents or reduces passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound. Aircraft insulation includes thermal insulation, electrical insulation, and acoustic & vibration insulation.
The Aircraft Insulation 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 who fall into this category generally receive high scores for most evaluation criteria. They have an established product portfolio and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable products and services. They also have strong business strategies.
They are established vendors with strong business strategies. However, they have a weak product portfolio. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to a particular 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.
They are vendors with niche product offerings, who have started to gain foothold in the market. They do not have strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants and may require more time before attaining significant traction in the market. The airframe of an aircraft includes aircraft wings, flight control surfaces, fuselage, etc. It is the backbone of the aircraft, and is responsible for a safe, efficient, and reliable flight. The use of lightweight and highstrength composite materials for the development of the structure of an aircraft is anticipated to drive the growth of the aircraft insulation market. Thermal acoustic insulation materials are used in aircraft aerostructures for reducing noise levels. Aircraft engines are essential to an aircraft and need to be insulated, as the heat generated by engines is very high and can damage other parts. Overheating of engines can lead to malfunctioning of components, which are located near engines. For engines, the coating of ceramic fibers are used to control the heat from engines.