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Research and Markets: Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market 2015-2019 – Shift Toward Interactive and Smart Windows

August 5, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Commercial Aircraft Windows and Windshields Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market to grow at a CAGR of 3.36% during the period 2014-2019.

This report covers the current scenario and growth prospects of the global commercial aircraft windows and windshields market for the period 2015-2019. It provides a global overview, and growth prospects by region (Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It also presents the market landscape and a corresponding analysis of the prominent vendors in the market. In addition, it discusses the major drivers influencing the growth of the market. It also outlines the challenges faced by vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends emerging in the market.

Most of the existing fleet of aircraft consist of normal acrylic windows in the aircraft cabin. However, the trend has been slowly shifting toward the utilization of interactive and smart windows. For example, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner uses dimmable windows supplied by Gentex. Dimmable windows are interactive and smart, and a passenger can control the degree of shade to manage the amount of light entering the cabin. These windows are designed using electrochromic technology, which uses electricity to change the light transmission and color of the window. These windows also reduce the transmission of UV and infrared radiation.

According to the report, for aircraft operators, the maintenance and repair costs associated with aircraft parts and components constitute a major chunk of the operating cost. Enhancements in parts, including aircraft windows and windshields, during design and construction help extend their durability and service life. For example, the installation of thick windows and addition of bushings in the bolt holes reduce the chances of cracks around the bolt hole. Also, every repair reduces the thickness of the window. As per the standard rules and guidelines, the aircraft window can no longer be used after the thickness reduces to the minimum determined threshold. Thus, the usage of thick windows, preferably made of lightweight materials, requires less maintenance.

Further, the report states that the fluctuations in acrylic prices affect the cost of production of aircraft windows and windshields.

Key Vendors

– Gentex

– GKN Aerospace

– Lee Aerospace

– PPG Industries

– Saint-Gobain Sully

Other Prominent Vendors

– AIP Aerospace

– AJW Aviation

– Nordam Group

– TBM Glass

– Triumph Group

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Sector: Aviation, Automotive Parts, Aircraft Parts


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