The aircraft ignition system market is set to witness sizeable growth over the forthcoming timeframe owing to technological progressions in the field of aviation. The key role of the ignition system is providing an electrical spark so as to ignite the air mixture or fuel in the cylinders of the engine. This system is completely separate one from the electrical system of airplane.
The magneto ignition system is utilized on a majority of reciprocating aircraft engines. These ignition systems are engine powered, self-contained units which supply electrical current without the use of a source of current that is external.
The ignition systems can be classified into single or dual magneto ignition systems. The single ignition systems, which generally comprises of one magneto and the necessary wiring, is utilized along with another single magneto on the same engine. The dual systems typically utilize one rotating magnet which feeds two magnetos in one magneto housing.
The magneto ignition systems of aircraft can be categorized into low tension and high tension. Low-tension based magneto ignition systems normally generate a low voltage which is then distributed to a coil of a transformer which is close to each spark plug. The low-tension system generally removes some inherent issues of high-tension system, which is containing the generated high voltage till it is passed through to the spark plug.
In addition, with the development of shielding and evolution of new materials, the issues of high-tension magnetos have been resolved. These systems are considered the most broadly used aircraft ignition systems. However, some old models of aircraft still use a battery-based ignition system, wherein the energy source is not a magneto but a generator or a battery.
The aircraft ignition system market is bifurcated in terms of component, engine type, end-use, ignition system, fit, and regional landscape.
Based on component, the market is classified into spark plugs, exciters, ignition leads, and igniters. Technological developments and design modification of igniters to improve their operational efficiency and lifespan will positively impact the segment growth.
Dual purpose operations to supply high tension voltage to spark plug and simultaneously protecting other electric components of aircraft from magnetic field is primary factor governing the ignition leads market growth.
From a regional frame of reference, rising investments by North American companies towards aircraft manufacturing will support the market growth in Latin America aircraft ignition system market. The MEA region will witness growth owing to rising tourism and aerial recreational activities, which are demanding newer models of aircraft, thereby supporting the market growth.