Aircraft Carbon Brake Disc - Battle between ‘Lightweight’ and ‘High Costs’
Aircraft carbon brake discs are garnering significant traction in the aerospace bracket on grounds of weight-cutting, and fuel-efficiency ability. Carbon composite brake discs tolerate temperatures above 3000 degrees Celsius, avoiding wear and improving aerodynamics. Although the carbon fiber discs are broader than sintered steel rotors, they are considerably light.
Crystalline molecular structure of silicon carbide ensures durability of aircraft carbon ceramic brake discs. Rapid heat dissipation of aircraft carbon ceramic brake discs enables faster cooling, preventing deformation under consistent braking. Sturdy inter-molecular bonding of carbon ceramic enhances inertness, shielding aircraft carbon disc brakes from corrosion. Further, the shelf-life of carbon ceramic aircraft brake discs is exceptionally good – up to 2500 landings, reducing the need for constant maintenance.
On the flip side, intricate manufacturing of carbon ceramic aircraft brake disc corresponds to increased price premium as compared to their metallic counterparts. In addition, aircraft carbon brake discs prove to be lax in cold settings due to poor braking performance.
Frequently Asked Questions About aircraft carbon brake disc market
What are the aircraft carbon brake disc revenue opportunities, and how will it develop over the next 10 years?
As of 2018, the global aircraft carbon brake disc market was valued at US$ 900 Mn and projected to increment at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period 2019-2029. The market will continue to witness growth, due to the moderate rise in aircraft fleet size, in the view of growing air passengers.
What are the major trends disrupting the aircraft carbon brake disc market growth?
Introduction of aircraft carbon brake disc made of carbon sink material is emerging as a key trend in the market. It allows the aircraft to pushback without the use of aircraft engines and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emission and fuel volumes used by an aircraft during ground operations. Additionally, blockchain technology is gaining traction in the development of aircraft carbon brake disc.
Which strategies are helping key players to maintain their presence in the market?
Regional players are developing carbon and aircraft monitoring system for efficient maintenance of aircraft carbon brake disc. Also, emerging market forces are manufacturing carbon disc made for commercial narrow-body aircraft.
What are the factors mushrooming demand for aircraft carbon brake disc?
The magnifying quest of lightweight aircraft components for enhanced fuel and cost-effectiveness are the factors that are catapulting the demand for aircraft carbon brake disc. Growing adoption of carbon brakes is further pushing the market growth, as it can withstand high temperatures as compared to any other types of brakes.
Which region will witness the highest growth in the aircraft carbon brake disc market?
In both developed and developing countries, growing commercial aircraft operations is set to augment the aircraft carbon brake disc market. Furthermore, according to IATA (International Air Transport Association), growing air traffic in APAC will influence the production of aircraft and will work in favor of the market players.
How is increasing demand for leased aircraft supporting the aftermarket sales of the aircraft carbon brake disc market?
Most of the aircraft in the fleet of regional carriers are leased. Major players lease out the aircraft to small airline carriers in order to avoid high capital investments. Additionally, the aircraft’s landing gears and components are serviced and changed for enhancing aftersales performance.
‘Single’, ‘Double’ and ‘Multiple’ Discs for Diverse Aircraft Applications
Aircraft brake with single discs are a commonplace in small and light aircrafts. A non-rotating caliper is bolted to the landing gear axle, aiding in applying the brakes during friction on either sides of the discs. However, the single disc proves to be inept for applying brakes. As such, two discs are bolted to the wheel in aircraft carbon brakes with dual discs enveloping a center carrier in between the discs. Presence of linings on both the sides contacts all the discs during employment of brakes, enabling safer braking, thereby making aircraft carbon brakes with dual discs highly suitable in large and heavy aircrafts.
Aircraft carbon brakes with multiple discs are attached to an extended bearing carrier akin to a torque tube unit bolted to the axle flange, chiefly for heavy-duty applications, including military aircraft operations.
Developing and Developed Countries – Increasing Aerial Operations Underpin the Growth
Upsurge in commercial aircraft operations across developed and developing countries is set to bolster the global aircraft carbon brake disc market, with the US handling majority of the aerospace operations across the globe, followed by France, China, and the UK. Growing air traffic in countries, including Vietnam, India, and Saudi Arabia, implies surging production of aircrafts – a factor grabbing the eyes of market players. Furthermore, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) emphasizes that the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to lead the air traffic by the next two decades, which will work in favor of the market players.
Leveraging ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Solutions – Key Tenet to Define Stakeholders’ Tactics
The global aircraft carbon brake disc market is spectating fair consolidation with market leaders, including Safran Group, SGL Carbon, and Meggitt PLC, accounting for slightly above half of the total market revenue. With governing bodies of countries across the globe issuing a clarion call for decreasing carbon footprint, market players – UTC Aerospace Systems - are launching aircraft carbon disc made of carbon sink material. Blockchain technology is garnering imminence, as such, challengers, including Honeywell International Inc., are distributing aviation parts via e-commerce platforms for improved access to customers.
For efficient maintenance of aircraft carbon brake disc, regional players are developing carbon and aircraft brake monitoring system. Citing an uptick in commercial aviation, organized and emerging market forces are manufacturing aircraft carbon disc made for commercial narrow-body aircrafts. Furthermore, market players are targeting the regions of Southeast Asia following eastward shift in aviation’s center of gravity.
Surging demand for carbon-ceramic
Carbon-carbon to pick pace
High adoption in commercial
Increasing applicability in military
Retro garnering high traction
Modest demand for first
How Growth will Unfold
The amplifying quest of lightweight aircraft components for enhanced fuel as well cost efficacy is set to boom the demand for aircraft carbon brake discs in near future. Witnessing an upswing in the production of aircraft fleet in Asia - ~40% - in the upcoming years, manufacturers will target the regions of APAC, particularly China, and India. Competitive flight fares are encouraging airline carriers to deploy new aircrafts, creating lucrative opportunities for aircraft carbon disc makers.
On the contrary, about a fifth of global aerospace and defense equipment are estimated to be procured from gray markets in a bid to achieve better profit margins. As such, susceptibility of aircraft production to counterfeiting appears to remain the Achilles’ heel in the growth of the global aircraft carbon brake disc market.
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Aircraft Carbon Brake Disc Market Analysis 2019-2029
A recent market study published by FMI on the aircraft carbon brake disc market includes global industry analysis 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting a thorough research on the historic as well as current growth parameters of the aircraft carbon brake disc market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
Aircraft Carbon Brake Disc Market Taxonomy
The global aircraft carbon brake disc market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and presents a complete market intelligence approach to the reader.
- General Aviation
- Commercial Aircraft
- Narrow Body Aircraft
- Wide Body Aircraft
- Regional Jets
- Military Aircrafts
- First Fit
- Retro Fit
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia
The report commences with the executive summary of the aircraft carbon brake disc market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics of the market.
Readers can find the definition and detailed segmentation of the aircraft carbon brake disc market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the aircraft carbon brake disc market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the aircraft carbon brake disc market report.
This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the aircraft carbon brake disc market over the forecast period. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the supply chain, forecast factors, overview of the aircraft carbon brake disc market, and value chain analysis for the aircraft carbon brake disc market. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.
This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the aircraft carbon brake disc market between the forecast periods of 2019-2029. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical aircraft carbon brake disc market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2019), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029). The chapter also includes a pessimistic & optimistic outlook for aircraft carbon brake disc. Along with it, an overview of the key insights is also provided by market participants.
This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the aircraft carbon brake disc market during the forecast period. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights supply chain, forecast factors, Porter’s five forces analysis, patents fillings, and value chain analysis for the aircraft carbon brake disc market. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.
Based on the material type, the aircraft carbon brake disc market is segmented into carbon-carbon and carbon composite. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the aircraft carbon brake disc market and market attractiveness analysis based on the material type.
This chapter provides details about the aircraft carbon brake disc market based on aircraft type, and has been classified into general aviation, commercial aircrafts and military aircrafts. The commercial aircraft is again segmented into narrow body aircraft, wide body aircraft, and regional jets. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractiveness analysis based on the aircraft type.
This chapter provides details about the aircraft carbon brake disc market based on the fit type, and has been classified into first fit and retro fit. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractiveness analysis based on the fit type.
This chapter explains how the aircraft carbon brake disc market will grow across several geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and MEA (Middle East & Africa).
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America aircraft carbon brake disc market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the pricing analysis, regional trends, and market growth based on the application and countries in North America.
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the aircraft carbon brake disc market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Important growth prospects of the aircraft carbon brake disc market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia, BENELUX and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.
In this chapter, important growth prospects of the aircraft carbon brake disc market based on its end users in several countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea are included in this chapter.
In this chapter, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Rest of South Asia are prominent countries in the South Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia aircraft carbon brake disc market. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the aircraft carbon brake disc market during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
This chapter highlights the growth of the aircraft carbon brake disc market in Oceania by focusing on Australia and New Zealand. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the aircraft carbon brake disc market in Oceania.
This chapter provides information about how the aircraft carbon brake disc market in MEA by focusing on GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa, during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the aircraft carbon brake disc market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.
In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the prominent stakeholders in the aircraft carbon brake disc market, along with the detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Meggitt PLC, United Technologies, Safran Group, Mersen, Dawin Friction Corporation, DACC CARBON, Honeywell International Inc., Crane Co., Baimtec Material Co., Ltd, Rubin Aviation Corporation, SGL Carbon, THERMOCOAX, CFCCARBON Co., Ltd., among others.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the aircraft carbon brake disc market report.
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the aircraft carbon brake disc market.
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