The global aviation headsets market is expected to grow from US$ 1,029.99 million in 2021 to US$ 1,371.84 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during 2021-2028.
The adoption of aviation headsets is rising among pilots, ground support staff, and air traffic control (ATC) unit across the globe. The demand for active-noise-cancelling headsets such as Bose headset among end users like 737 pilots is high which is contributing towards the growth of aviation headsets. This factor is surging the market growth. Moreover, with growing aircraft deliveries including commercial aircraft, military aircraft, helicopters, among others, the penetration of aviation headsets is witnessing an upward trend.
The competition among the aviation headset market is high since the products offered by the manufacturer are similar in technology. Additionally, the presence of well-established players such as Faro Aviation, Sennheiser, Bose, Plantronics, David Clark, Bosch acquire majority of the share in the market from the end users to supply aviation headset. These players compete among each other on various parameters such as product type, technology, after-sales services, noise cancellation, wired/wireless among others. Moreover, the well established players looks for well-known players for procuring aviation headsets; whereas the regional buyers such as small aircraft manufacturers looks for local vendors as no specification or personalization is required by them.
The aviation headsets market is segmented on the basis of type, noise cancellation type, end user, and geography. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into on-board headsets and ground support headsets. The on-board headsets segment represented a larger share of the overall market in 2020. In terms of noise cancellation type, the aviation headsets market is segmented into active and passive. In 2020, the active segment accounted for a substantial share of the market. Based on end user, the aviation headsets market is segmented into commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and general aviation aircraft. The commercial aircraft segment represented the largest share of the overall market in 2020. Based on geography, the aviation headsets market is broadly segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM). In 2020, North America accounted for a significant share in the global market.
The aviation industry in APAC was hit hard during the first half of 2020 leading to a massive decline in the revenues of stakeholders. The exponential spread of the virus across the region resulted in the shutdown of airports and aircraft movements, decline in revenue passenger kilometer (RPK), and lowering of aircraft MRO visits. China, the largest aviation industry in the region, recovered post Q1 of 2020 and reached pre-COVID levels by the end of Q3 of 2020, in terms of domestic travel. This helped the Chinese market players to reach decent revenue levels in the year; however, the aviation industry in India, Japan, Australia, and others remained shattered until Q1 of 2021. Owing to this, the aviation headsets manufacturers present in these countries witnessed limited procurement of their products, as observed by the international aviation headset market players.
Moreover, the emergence of the new Omicron variant of COVID has also led to the shutdown of international borders and the imposition of travel restrictions, especially on the travel involving passengers coming from South African, European, and other APAC countries. For instance, in 2021, Germany allowed its airline companies to allow fly its citizens from the “high risk” southern African countries. The country has also made it mandatory for travelers visiting the country to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, irrespective of their test results.
The overall aviation headsets market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the aviation headsets market concerning all the segments. It also provides the overview and forecast for the market based on all the segmentation provided concerning five major regions?North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, and South America. Also, primary interviews were conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate data and gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers?along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders?specializing in the aviation headsets market.
A few major players operating in the global aviation headsets industry are Lightspeed Aviation, Inc.; Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG; Faro Aviation; David Clark Company; Bose Corporation; SEHT LIMITED; Pilot Communications USA; Plantronics, Inc.; Robert Bosch GmbH; and GBH Headsets.