Autonomous Aircraft Market by Technology (Increasingly Autonomous, and Fully Autonomous), End Use (Commercial, Combat & ISR, Cargo, Passenger Air Vehicle, Personal Air Vehicle, Air Medical Services), Component- Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Regional Outlook and Forecasts, 2021-2027

The global Autonomous Aircraft market gathered revenue around USD 5.20 Billion in 2020 and market is set to grow USD 22.9 Billion by the end of 2027 and is estimated to expand at a modest CAGR of 16.10% during the prediction period 2021 to 2027.

Growth Factors:

This growth can be attributed to the increased cost savings, reduction in human error due to increased autonomy, and advancements in artificial intelligence.

The global autonomous aircraft market is experiencing a significant growth, due to increasing procurement of autonomous UAVs globally. Autonomous aircraft is a fully-automated manned or unmanned aircraft that require minimum or no human intervention in its operations. Autonomous aircrafts can be identified with their ability to perform complex maneuvers for extended period of time at remote distances. Installation of autonomous system on an aircraft reduces the workload of a pilot. However, installation of such system on a passenger aircraft could raise safety concerns due to involved risk of system failure. On the other hand, cargo & utility aircrafts are the first to adopt this autonomous flight technology after continuous & rigorous testing.

Based on component, the autonomous aircraft market is segmented into flight management computers, air data inertial reference units, sensors, actuation systems, software, intelligent servos, cameras, radars & transponders, and propulsion systems. The flight management computers segment is expected to lead the autonomous aircraft market during the forecast period. The software segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Based on technology, the autonomous aircraft market has been segmented into increasingly autonomous and fully autonomous. The fully autonomous segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR due to the increasing autonomy in aircraft and the move towards aircraft being fully autonomous in future. Currently, military UAVs already operate with fully autonomous capabilities. Current commercial aircraft are becoming increasingly autonomous due to the installation of autonomous components which have eased the workload of pilots. The goal of the industry is to make these commercial aircraft fully autonomous as well as introduce new passenger and personal air vehicles along with commercial delivery drones that will be fully autonomous. 

This research report purposes at stressing the most lucrative growth prospects. The aim of the research report is to provide an inclusive valuation of the Autonomous Aircraft market and it encompasses thoughtful visions, actualities, industry-validated market findings, historic data, and prognoses by means of appropriate set of assumptions and practice. Global Autonomous Aircraft market report aids in comprehending market structure and dynamics by recognizing and scrutinizing the market sectors and predicted the global market outlook.

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size USD 22.9 Billion by 2027
Growth Rate CAGR of 16.10% From 2021 to 2027
Base Year 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Historic Data 2017 to 2020
Report coverage Growth Factors, Revenue Status, Competitive Landscape,  and Future Trends
Segments Covered Technology,Component,End Use and Region
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Companies Mentioned Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing, Elbit Systems Ltd., Airbus S.A.S, Textron Inc., BAE Systems plc, Saab AB, and Aeronautics Ltd..

COVID-19 Impact Assessment on Market Landscape

The report comprises the scrutiny of COVID-19 lock-down impact on the income of market leaders, disrupters and followers. Since lock down was instigated differently in diverse regions and nations, influence of same is also dissimilar across various industry verticals. The research report offers present short-term and long-term influence on the market to assist market participants across value chain makers to formulate the framework for short term and long-lasting tactics for recovery and by region.

Autonomous Aircraft market Report empowers readers with all-inclusive market intelligence and offers a granular outline of the market they are operational in. Further this research study delivers exceptional combination of tangible perceptions and qualitative scrutiny to aid companies accomplishes sustainable growth. This report employs industry-leading research practices and tools to assemble all-inclusive market studies, intermingled with pertinent data. Additionally, this report also emphases on the competitive examination of crucial players by analyzing their product portfolio, pricing, gross margins, financial position, growth approaches, and regional occurrence.

North America to Emerge Dominant; Increasing Investment in Product R&D to Aid Growth

The report analyses the latest market trends across five major regions, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. Among all regions, the market in North America is projected to emerge dominant in the coming years. The rising investment in the research and development of efficient autonomous aircraft will emerge in favor of market growth.

Moreover, the presence of several large scale companies including Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Northrop Grumman will contribute to the growth of the regional market. As of 2020, the market in North America was worth 1.90 billion and this value is projected to increase at a considerable pace in the coming years. The market in Europe will exhibit a significant CAGR in the coming years owing to rising demand from the military sector for surveillance operations. Additionally, the increasing investment in aircraft infrastructures will emerge in favor of market growth.

Competitive Rivalry

Foremost players in the market are attentive on adopting corporation strategies to enhance their market share. Some of the prominent tactics undertaken by leading market participants in order to sustain the fierce market completion include collaborations, acquisitions, substantial spending in R&D and the improvement of new-fangled products or reforms among others.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

  • Company Overview
  • Company Market Share/Positioning Analysis
  • Product Offerings
  • Financial Performance
  • Recent Initiatives
  • Key Strategies Adopted by Players
  • Vendor Landscape
  • List of Suppliers
  • List of Buyers

Some of the prominent players in the Autonomous Aircraft Market include:  Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing, Elbit Systems Ltd., Airbus S.A.S, Textron Inc., BAE Systems plc, Saab AB, and Aeronautics Ltd.

Segments Covered in the Report

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2027 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

Autonomous Aircraft Market, By Technology

  • Increasingly Autonomous
  • Fully Autonomous

Autonomous Aircraft Market, By Component

  • Flight Management Computers
  • Air Data Inertial Reference Units
  • Sensors
  • Actuation Systems
  • Software
  • Intelligent Servos
  • Cameras
  • Radars & Transponders
  • Propulsion Systems

Autonomous Aircraft Market, By End Use

  • Commercial Aircraft
  • Combat & ISR
  • Cargo & Delivery Aircraft
  • Passenger Air Vehicle
  • Personal Air Vehicle
  • Air Medical Services
  • Others

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Highlights of the Report:

  • Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on the product portfolios of the top players in the market.
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on the upcoming technologies, R&D activities, and product launches in the market
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of the market strategies, geographic and business segments of the leading players in the market
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about emerging markets. This report analyzes the market for various segments across geographies
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the market

Research Methodology

In the study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the Autonomous Aircraft market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters of the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the production of the Autonomous Aircraft market study are as follows - statistics from government organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of this report as a primary resource.

Comprehensive information acquired from primary and secondary resources acts as a validation from companies in the market, and makes the projections on the growth prospects of the Autonomous Aircraft markets more accurate and reliable.

Secondary Research

It involves company databases such as Hoover's: This assists us recognize financial information, structure of the market participants and industry competitive landscape.

The secondary research sources referred in the process are as follows:

  • Governmental bodies, and organizations creating economic policies
  • National and international social welfare institutions
  • Company websites, financial reports and SEC filings, broker and investor reports
  • Related patent and regulatory databases
  • Statistical databases and market reports
  • Corporate Presentations, news, press release, and specification sheet of Manufacturers

Primary Research

Primary research includes face-to face interviews, online surveys, and telephonic interviews.

  • Means of primary research: Email interactions, telephonic discussions and Questionnaire based research etc.
  • In order to validate our research findings and analysis we conduct primary interviews of key industry participants. Insights from primary respondents help in validating the secondary research findings. It also develops Research Team’s expertise and market understanding.

Industry participants involved in this research study include:

  • CEOs, VPs, market intelligence managers
  • Procuring and national sales managers technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Research analysts and key opinion leaders from various domains

Key Points Covered in Autonomous Aircraft Market Study:

  • Growth of Autonomous Aircraft in 2021
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2027)
  •  Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  •  Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  •  Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  •  Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  •  Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
  •  COVID-19 Impact on Demand for Autonomous Aircraft and How to Navigate
  •  Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  •  Autonomous Aircraft Consumption Analysis
  •  Autonomous Aircraft Production Analysis
  •  Autonomous Aircraft and Management