Global Aircraft De-Icing Market Research Report - Forecast to 2025
Generally, chemicals are applied for de-icing and preventing the formation of ice for a certain time period on the surface of the aircraft. For the process of de-icing, type I de-icing fluid is applied to aircraft surfaces to remove accumulated ice or snow. After the application of type I fluid, the type IV anti-icing fluid is sprayed on the aircraft, which assists in preventing re-accumulation of snow or ice before take-off. Additionally, all airline operators must comply with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Clean Aircraft Concept, which restricts take-off with snow or ice accumulated on critical surfaces of an aircraft as it may decrease lift and lead to accidents.
The global aircraft de-icing market is segmented based on material equipment, fluid type, application and region respectively. The fluid type segments of the market are type I, type II, type III, and Type IV. The commercial segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period. Commercial aircraft are used to transport passengers, cargo, and mail. The body of these aircraft can be narrow or wide. Commercial aircraft offer speedy transportation and can be used for rescue functions during earthquakes, accidents, and floods. Generally, a type II fluid is applied for de-icing purposes on a commercial aircraft. Moreover, increasing commercial air transport and the implementation of stringent aviation regulations on aircraft safety have increased the demand for aircraft de-icing equipment in last the few years. In May 2016, Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc., acquired Premier Engineering and Manufacturing Inc (US) to introduce the latter’s deicers into its open product line. In July 2019, Cryotech
Deicing Technology, a subsidiary of General Atomics, launched Polar Guard Xtend, a type IV aircraft de-icing/anti-icing fluid. Polar Guard Xtend has an increased holdover time, superior wetting and low foaming properties, and low aquatic toxicity. For instance, the FAA provides guidelines for de-icing narrow-body and wide-body aircraft. Furthermore, to cater to the rising air passenger traffic, aviation authorities are investing in advanced de-icing facilities. For example, in February 2019, The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) inaugurated a new Central Deicing Facility (CDF) at the O’Hare International Airport. In June 2017, BASF Corporation collaborated with SynaTek, LP (US) to support the development and production of de-icing and anti-icing fluid based on potassium formate; SynaTek, LP is one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of commercial turf, ornamental, and ice melt products in the US. The new facility is expected to enable the airline workers to de-ice the runway during snowfall. Therefore, such factors are driving the segment growth. Thus, the Ku-band segment is expected to register a CAGR of 6.42% during the forecast period.By application, the market has been classed as industrial and military. By equipment, the market has been categorized as de-icing trucks, sweepers, and others.
Geographically the global aircraft de-icing market is split in regions like North & South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle east and Africa and Rest of the world. In July 2019, Cryotech Deicing Technology, a subsidiary of General Atomics, commenced Polar Guard Xtend, a type IV aircraft de-icing/anti-icing fluid. Polar Guard Xtend has an increased holdover time, superior wetting and low foaming properties, and low aquatic toxicity. The aircraft de-icing market in North America is expected to enroll a CAGR of 6.55% during the forecast period. Winters in the US and Canada last for a longer length and temperatures are severe and below freezing point. In April 2019, 5.3 inches of snowfall at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, US, caused more than 1,000 flight terminations. Moreover, a large number of aircraft are being procured to cater to the increasing air passenger traffic, which is boosting the market in the region. According to Boeing, 8,800 aircraft were delivered in North America in 2018. FAA regulations require airline operators to follow de-icing procedures during the winters, which, in turn, is anticipated to boost the growth of the aircraft de-icing market.
The proposed spectators in the global aircraft de-icing market are manufacturers, Retailers, distributors, wholesalers, Investors and trade experts, Governments, associations, industrial bodies, etc. The major companies functioning in the b are concentrating on firming their global ways by entering into untouched markets. The projected onlookers in the v are companies like JBT Corporation (US), BASF Corporation (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Contego Aviation Solutions (UK), General Atomics (US), Global Ground Support LLC (US), , Kilfrost Group Ltd (UK), Textron Inc. (US), The Dow Chemical Company (US), United Technologies Corporation (US), Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co. Ltd (China) and Vestergaard Company A/S (Denmark).