1 INTRODUCTION 20
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 20
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 20
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 21
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 21
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 21
1.4 CURRENCY 22
1.5 LIMITATIONS 22
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 22

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 23
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 23
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 25
2.1.1.1 Secondary sources 25
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 26
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 26
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 27
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 27
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 28
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 29
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 30
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 31

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 32

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 35
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET FROM 2018 TO 2025 35
4.2 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY CLASS 35
4.3 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE 36
4.4 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY COUNTRY 36

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 37
5.1 INTRODUCTION 37
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 37
5.2.1 DRIVERS 38
5.2.1.1 Growing demand for seats installed with IFEC systems 38
5.2.1.2 Increasing number of premium economy seats 38
5.2.1.3 Increasing aircraft orders 38
5.2.1.4 Maintenance & retrofitting of existing aircraft 39
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.2.2.1 Shortage of profitable airlines in emerging economies 40
5.2.2.2 Regulatory frameworks and certifications 40
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 40
5.2.3.1 Rise of low-cost airlines 40
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.2.4.1 Regulations to install 16G seats in all aircraft 41
5.2.4.2 Delay in aircraft deliveries 41
5.2.4.3 High installation cost 42

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 43
6.1 INTRODUCTION 43
6.2 AIRCRAFT SEATING EVOLUTION 43
6.2.1 1980S: ARMCHAIR KINGS FIRST CLASS 44
6.2.2 MID-1990S: CRADLE SEATS 44
6.2.3 EARLY 2000S: FLATBED SEATING SOLUTIONS 44
6.2.4 EARLY 2010S: LIGHTWEIGHT SEATS 44
6.3 NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS IN AIRCRAFT SEATING BY TOP MANUFACTURERS, 2014-2018 44
6.3.1 AIR REST BUSINESS CLASS SEAT 44
6.3.2 ESSENZA 44
6.3.3 CL6710 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT 44
6.3.4 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT, EC 00 45
6.3.5 COLUMBUS FAMILY ECONOMY CLASS SEAT 45
6.4 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 45
6.4.1 ADVANCED MATERIAL 45
6.4.2 LIGHTWEIGHT AIRCRAFT SEAT 45
6.4.3 IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY 45
6.4.4 TITANIUM SEAT 46
6.5 AIRLINE SEAT TRENDS, FROM 2017 TO 2018 46
6.5.1 DELTA AIRLINES 46
6.5.2 UNITED AIRLINES 46
6.5.3 FINNAIR AIRLINES 46
6.5.4 AIRBUS 46
6.5.5 JEJU AIR 46
6.6 REGULATORY LANDSCAPE 47
6.6.1 COMPONENT DESIGN 47
6.6.1.1 Weight 47
6.6.1.2 Strength 48
6.6.2 AIRLINE OPERATIONS 48
6.6.2.1 Durability 48
6.6.2.2 Reparability 48
6.6.3 MANUFACTURING 48
6.6.3.1 Raw materials 48
6.6.3.2 Reproducibility 48
6.7 PATENT LISTINGS, 2013-2015 49
6.8 BILL OF MATERIALS (BOM) 49
6.8.1 BOM: ECONOMY CLASS SEATS 49
6.8.2 BOM: PREMIUM ECONOMY SEATS 50
6.8.3 BOM: BUSINESS CLASS SEATS 51
6.8.4 BOM: FIRST CLASS SEATS 52

7 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY END USE 53
7.1 INTRODUCTION 54
7.2 OEM 55
7.2.1 INCREASE IN AIRCRAFT ORDERS IS DRIVING THE GROWTH OF OEM 55
7.3 MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, & OVERHAUL (MRO) 55
7.3.1 INCREASING DEMAND FOR SEAT MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & OVERHAUL
BY AIRLINES 55
7.4 AFTERMARKET 55
7.4.1 SEAT UPGRADATION IS BOOSTING THE GROWTH OF AFTERMARKET SEGMENT 55

8 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY CLASS 56
8.1 INTRODUCTION 57
8.2 FIRST CLASS 58
8.2.1 FIRST CLASS SEAT COMPONENTS 58
8.2.1.1 Structures 59
8.2.1.1.1 Increase in use light weight material for first class seat structure 59
8.2.1.2 Foams 59
8.2.1.2.1 Eight dimensional foam spring for the first class seat 59
8.2.1.3 Actuators 59
8.2.1.3.1 Increasing demand for light weight seat actuation system 59
8.2.1.4 Electrical fittings 59
8.2.1.4.1 Provision of USB ports along with AC or DC power outlets in first class seats. 59
8.2.2 FIRST CLASS SEAT MATERIALS 59
8.2.2.1 Cushion filling materials 60
8.2.2.1.1 Use of polyurethane, neoprene, and polypropylene foam in first class seats 60
8.2.2.2 Structure materials 60
8.2.2.2.1 Use of PPS composite, PET, PC-FR, carbon fiber, forged aluminum for first class seat structure 60
8.2.2.3 Upholsteries & seat covers 60
8.2.2.3.1 Use of leather in the first seats upholsteries 60
8.3 BUSINESS CLASS 61
8.3.1 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT COMPONENTS 61
8.3.1.1 Structures 62
8.3.1.1.1 Demand for thinner structure for business class seats 62
8.3.1.2 Foams 62
8.3.1.2.1 Eight and three dimensional foam spring in business class 62
8.3.1.3 Actuators 62
8.3.1.3.1 Maximum share of seat actuators in business class seats 62
8.3.1.4 Electrical fittings 62
8.3.1.4.1 Essential parameter in business class seat 62
8.3.2 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT MATERIALS 62
8.3.2.1 Cushion filling materials 63
8.3.2.1.1 Increasing demand for foam with fire blocking textile 63
8.3.2.2 Structure materials 63
8.3.2.2.1 Use of plastic moldings in the structure of business class seat 63
8.3.2.3 Upholsteries & seat covers 63
8.3.2.3.1 Use genuine or artificial leather to enhance the customer experience 63
8.4 PREMIUM ECONOMY 63
8.4.1 PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT COMPONENTS 64
8.4.1.1 Structures 65
8.4.1.1.1 Composites and titanium alloys are in major demand 65
8.4.1.2 Foams 65
8.4.1.2.1 Increasing adoption of eight-sided foam springs in premium economy seats 65
8.4.1.3 Actuators 65
8.4.1.3.1 Demand electric seat actuation system 65
8.4.1.4 Electrical fittings 65
8.4.1.4.1 Massive demand for seat configured with electrical fittings in premium economy class 65
8.4.2 PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT MATERIALS 65
8.4.2.1 Cushion filling materials 66
8.4.2.1.1 Demand for polypropylene, neoprene, and silicon 66
8.4.2.2 Structure materials 66
8.4.2.2.1 Increasing use of composites and plastic moldings 66
8.4.2.3 Upholsteries & seat covers 66
8.4.2.3.1 Use of polyester and nylon seat upholsteries 66
8.5 ECONOMY 66
8.5.1 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT COMPONENTS 67
8.5.1.1 Structures 67
8.5.1.1.1 Demand for lighter seat structure 67
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8.5.1.2 Foams 67
8.5.1.2.1 Use of thinner and lighter foams in economy seats 67
8.5.2 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT MATERIALS 68
8.5.2.1 Cushion filling materials 68
8.5.2.1.1 Demand for polyurethane foam graphite foam and silicon 68
8.5.2.2 Structure materials 68
8.5.2.2.1 Demand for titanium seats in economy class 68
8.5.2.3 Upholsteries & seat covers 68
8.5.2.3.1 Use of fabric, cotton, and Flame Resistant (FR) polyester. 68

9 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE 69
9.1 INTRODUCTION 70
9.2 NARROW BODY AIRCRAFT (NBA) 71
9.2.1 DEMAND FOR NARROW BODY AIRCRAFT IN SHORT HAUL TRAVEL SECTOR 71
9.3 WIDE BODY AIRCRAFT (WBA) 71
9.3.1 DEMAND FOR NARROW BODY AIRCRAFT IN SHORT HAUL TRAVEL SECTOR 71
9.4 VERY LARGE AIRCRAFT (VLA) 71
9.4.1 INCREASING ORDER OF VERY LARGE AIRCRAFT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST 71
9.5 BUSINESS JETS 72
9.5.1 GROWING NUMBER OF PRIVATE AVIATION COMPANIES ACROSS THE GLOBE 72
9.6 REGIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT (RTA) 72
9.6.1 INCREASING DOMESTIC AIR PASSENGER TRAFFIC GLOBALLY 72
10 AIRCRAFT SEATING MARKET, BY SEAT TYPE 73
10.1 INTRODUCTION 74
10.2 9G 75
10.2.1 9G SEATS NO LONGER IN USE 75
10.3 16G 75
10.3.1 16G SEATS MANDATORY FOR ALL PASSENGER AIRCRAFT 75
10.4 COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, BY SEAT TYPE 75
10.4.1 16G CERTIFIED SEATS NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED IN ALL EXISTING AND NEW COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT 75
10.5 BUSINESS JETS, BY SEAT TYPE 76
10.5.1 FEW TYPES OF SEATS IN BUSINESS JETS ARE NOT 16G COMPLAINT 76
11 AIRCRAFT SEATING OEM MARKET, BY REGION 77
11.1 INTRODUCTION 78
11.2 NORTH AMERICA 79
11.2.1 US 80
11.2.2 CANADA 80
11.3 EUROPE 81
11.3.1 FRANCE 81
11.4 ASIA PACIFIC 81
11.4.1 CHINA 82
11.4.2 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 83
11.5 LATIN AMERICA 83
11.5.1 BRAZIL 84
11.5.2 MEXICO 85
12 AIRCRAFT SEATING AFTERMARKET, BY REGION 86
12.1 INTRODUCTION 87
12.2 NORTH AMERICA 88
12.2.1 US 89
12.2.2 CANADA 89
12.3 EUROPE 90
12.3.1 UK 91
12.3.2 FRANCE 91
12.3.3 GERMANY 92
12.3.4 ITALY 92
12.3.5 REST OF EUROPE 93
12.4 ASIA PACIFIC 93
12.4.1 CHINA 94
12.4.2 INDIA 95
12.4.3 JAPAN 95
12.4.4 SINGAPORE 95
12.4.5 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 96
12.5 LATIN AMERICA 96
12.5.1 BRAZIL 97
12.5.2 MEXICO 97
12.5.3 REST OF LATIN AMERICA 98
12.6 MIDDLE EAST 98
12.6.1 UAE 99
12.6.2 SAUDI ARABIA 100
12.6.3 REST OF MIDDLE EAST 100
12.7 AFRICA 101
12.7.1 SOUTH AFRICA 102
12.7.2 REST OF AFRICA 102
13 AIRCRAFT SEATING MRO MARKET, BY REGION 103
13.1 INTRODUCTION 104
13.2 NORTH AMERICA 105
13.2.1 US 106
13.2.2 CANADA 106
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13.3 EUROPE 107
13.3.1 UK 108
13.3.2 FRANCE 108
13.3.3 GERMANY 108
13.3.4 ITALY 109
13.3.5 REST OF EUROPE 109
13.4 ASIA PACIFIC 110
13.4.1 CHINA 111
13.4.2 INDIA 111
13.4.3 JAPAN 111
13.4.4 SINGAPORE 112
13.4.5 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 112
13.5 LATIN AMERICA 113
13.5.1 BRAZIL 114
13.5.2 MEXICO 114
13.5.3 REST OF LATIN AMERICA 114
13.6 MIDDLE EAST 115
13.6.1 UAE 116
13.6.2 SAUDI ARABIA 116
13.6.3 REST OF MIDDLE EAST 117
13.7 AFRICA 117
13.7.1 SOUTH AFRICA 118
13.7.2 REST OF AFRICA 118

14 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 119
14.1 INTRODUCTION 119
14.2 INDUSTRY COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 120
14.2.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 120
14.2.2 INNOVATORS 120
14.2.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 120
14.2.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 120
14.3 STARTUPS COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 122
14.3.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 122
14.3.2 INNOVATORS 122
14.3.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 122
14.3.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 122
14.4 RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS, 2018 124
14.5 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 125
14.5.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 125
14.5.2 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 126
14.5.3 CONTRACTS 127
14.5.4 AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS 129

15 COMPANY PROFILES 130
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
15.1 ZODIAC AEROSPACE (SAFRAN) 130
15.2 COLLINS AEROSPACE 133
15.3 GEVEN 136
15.4 RECARO AIRCRAFT SEATING 138
15.5 JAMCO 141
15.6 HAECO 144
15.7 LUFTHANSA TECHNIK 146
15.8 STELIA AEROSPACE 148
15.9 ZIM FLUGSITZ 149
15.10 ACRO AIRCRAFT SEATING 151
15.11 AVIOINTERIORS 152
15.12 THOMSON AERO SEATING 154
15.13 EXPLISEAT 156
15.14 LIFT BY ENCORE 157
15.15 MIRUS AIRCRAFT SEATING 158
15.16 EMBRAER AERO SEATING TECHNOLOGIES (EAST) 159
15.17 IACOBUCCI HF AEROSPACE 160
15.18 INNOVATORS 161
15.18.1 INSEAT SOLUTIONS LLC 161
15.18.2 JPA DESIGN 161
15.18.3 MAC INTERIORS 161
15.18.4 AIRGO DESIGN 161
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

16 APPENDIX 162
16.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 162
16.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 165
16.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATION 167
16.4 RELATED REPORTS 167
16.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 168