Aircraft Seals Market by Seal Type (Dynamic and Static), Application (Engine, Airframe, Flight Control System, Landing Gear, Wheels & Brakes, and Others), Material (Composites, Polymers, & Metals), Vendor (OEM & Aftermarket), Platform (Commercial, Military), Aircraft Type (Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing), & Region – Global Forecast till 2023
The Aircraft Seals Market Is Estimated to Witness Rapid Growth, at a CAGR of approximately 5% during 2018 to 2023.
Aircraft Seals Market Key Players
The key players in the Aircraft Seals Market are:
- Eaton Corporation (Ireland)
- Esterline Technologies Corporation (U.S.)
- Meggitt Plc (U.K)
- Parker Hannifin Corporation (U.S.)
- SKF (Sweden)
- Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (Sweden)
- Brown Aircraft Supply Inc. (U.S.)
- Hutchinson SA (France)
- Saint-Gobain (France)
- Technetics Group (U.S.)
A seal is one of the vital components of an aircraft and prevents the passage, flow, or leakage of gas or fluid between flaps, slats, access panels, doors and other parts of the aircraft. It is designed to provide long service life and low friction for extreme pressure applications over a wide temperature range. Of late, companies are investing in technology development to produce materials in response to the wide variety of applications, including aircraft gearboxes, air turbine motor starters, and main shaft seals for both aircraft turbine engines and aircraft auxiliary power units.
As a result, the higher investments are being made on the development of highly durable aircraft seals to withstand high temperatures. This would positively impact the market growth during the forecast period. However, one of the major restraints of the market is recyclability issues of composite materials and backlogs in aircraft deliveries.
The aircraft seals market has been segmented into seal type, application, material, vendor, platform, and region. Based on the seal type, the dynamic seal segment is widely used and comprises the largest share in the market as it provides strengthening and lubrication between the machine components during various movements, such as rotation, reciprocation, and oscillation. Based on material, the composites segment is widely used and comprise the largest share in the market due to high demands for lightweight components.
The carbon composite materials possesses superior sealing properties such as self-lubrication, heat resistance and high thermal conductivity, which makes it a suitable choice for sealing material. Furthermore, these materials are machinable according to the dimensional tolerances of aerospace regulatory agencies.
The Global Aircraft Seals Market is segmented on the basis of aircraft type, seal type, application, platform, vendor type, and material.
The leading driver for the aircraft seals market is the growing demand for aircraft around the world. Military enhancement efforts have raised the need for fighter jets, while commercial passenger airliners are also booming due to the growing demand for air travel.
Growing consumer disposable income is likely to make this an important driver for the global aircraft seals market over the forecast period. On the other hand, issues regarding the recyclability of composite materials used in aircraft construction are likely to be a major restraint on the aircraft seals market.
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