Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2012, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Manufacturing industry is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.2% to $1.6 billion. ATC equipment is used primarily by air traffic controllers at airports. Thus, demand for newly manufactured ATC equipment diminished during the recession as airlines and airports faced weak demand for commercial flights and airfreight. Less air traffic eliminated the need to update or replace existing ATC equipment, and many ATC service companies deferred replacement. Still, ATC equipment manufacturers evaded massive losses, despite a 3.3% decline in 2009, largely because of strong, longstanding contracts with the government.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Air Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing industry can be segmented into communications, navigation and surveillance equipment products. Each segment is expected to benefit from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Next Generation (NextGen) initiative (discussed in the Technology section); however, the navigation equipment segment is forecast to grow the fastest during the next five years due to a growing focus on GPS-based systems.
Communication is a key element in the ATC system, and advances in communication equipment may open new options for configuring the system in the future. Communications equipment includes communication systems, radios, recording equipment and switches... purchase to read more