DUBLIN, September 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The "Global Military Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
The global military aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) market to grow at a CAGR of 3.71% during the period 2017-2021.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global military aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers new developments and procurements of APU.The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in the market is incorporation of APU mounts. The use of APU to start aircraft engines has been extremely beneficial but the noise and vibration generated causes discomfort to both the cabin as well as the cockpit members. Hence, APU OEMs, in collaboration with aircraft manufacturers, have been researching considerably to overcome this challenge. One such advancement is the introduction of APU mounting support systems on an aircraft.
According to the report, one driver in the market is upgrade programs for aircraft fleet. The cost of a military aircraft ranges in hundreds of millions, which makes it difficult for budget-bound defense ministries to procure newer aircraft on a regular basis and increases their dependence on retrofitting of an aircraft. An average life span of a fighter jet lies between 40 and 50 years, depending on the type, while the average life span for an APU is between five and seven years, which means that an aircraft in its due course of life undergoes more than six retro fitments for APU. Also, the incorporation of newer onboard weapon systems and avionics have increased the demand for retro-fitment of newer and powerful APU.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is negative effects of using batteries. APU, which powers an aircraft, needs an initial supply of electric power to start its own motor. The two types of power sources for an APU are battery power and electric ground power (lesser in use). Thus, the use of battery in an aircraft APU is prominent. The most widely used batteries by APUs till a few years back were the Nickel-cadmium batteries. However, its negative characteristics (toxic, generation of hazardous waste, and the requirement of full discharge before recharge) paved the way for the adoption of lithium-ion batteries.
- Honeywell International
- United Technologies
Other prominent vendors
- AEGIS Power Systems
Key Topics Covered:
Part 01: Executive Summary
Part 02: Scope Of The Report
Part 03: Research Methodology
Part 04: Introduction
Part 05: Market Landscape
Part 06: Market Segmentation By Application
Part 07: Geographical Segmentation
Part 08: Decision Framework
Part 09: Drivers And Challenges
Part 10: Market Trends
Part 11: Vendor Landscape
Part 12: Appendix
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