Aircraft Seating Market

Aircraft Seating Companies - Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US) and Safran (France) are the Key Players

The market for the Aircraft seating is expected to grow rapidly, reaching USD 11.2 billion by 2029, from USD 8.9 billion in 2024, at a CAGR of 4.8%. The total aircraft seat volume is expected to grow from 883,745 units in 2024 to 1,083,558 units in 2029.

An aircraft seat is a specialized seating unit designed for installation within commercial or private aircraft to accommodate passengers during flight. These seats are engineered to meet stringent safety regulations while maximizing comfort and space efficiency within the confines of an aircraft cabin. They typically feature lightweight materials, ergonomic designs, and integrated features such as recline, adjustable headrests, and armrests. Aircraft seats are customizable to meet the needs of different airline classes and passenger preferences, offering options for economy, business, and first-class configurations. They play a crucial role in enhancing the overall travel experience and contributing to passenger satisfaction and safety standards. The aircraft seating market is propelled by a dynamic landscape defined by innovation, regulatory imperatives, and industry collaborations. As aviation technology advances, the demand for cutting-edge seating solutions rises, driven by a convergence of factors. The market's unique drivers include the continuous evolution of global durable and fire-resistant materials, the imperative for compliance with stringent safety standards, and the integration of advanced sensors and components. Opportunities abound in the market, particularly with the expansion of aircraft fleets, both commercial and private, offering prospects for aircraft seat manufacturers to equip new platforms with state-of-the-art seating solutions. Upgrades and retrofits for existing fleets provide another avenue, as operators seek to modernize older aircraft, creating a substantial market for MRO services and aftermarket seating solutions. Collaborations with aerospace giants, such as Boeing and Airbus, open doors for innovation, while airlines fleet modernization programs contribute to the growth of aircraft seats in public applications. With a focus on regulatory compliance, safety enhancement, and efficiency, the aircraft seating market stands at the forefront of aviation's technological progress.

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Major Aircraft Seating include:

  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US)
  • Safran (France)
  • RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • ZIM Aircraft Seating GmbH (Germany)
  • Stelia Aerospace (France)
  • Jamco Corporation (Japan)
  • ST Engineering (Singapore)
  • Acro Aircraft Seating (UK)
  • Expliseat (UK)
  • Adient Aerospace LLC (US)
  • Mirus Aircraft Seating (England)
  • Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd (UK)
  • Geven S.P.A. (Italy)
  • Ipeco Holdings Ltd (UK)
  • UNUM (UK)

Key players in the market are focusing on developing advanced aircraft seats that are capable of delivering comfort and safety. These players are Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US), Safran (France), RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Zim Aerospace (Germany), Stelia Aerospace (France) among others.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US)

Raytheon Technologies Corporation (US)

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace & defense technology company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It has over 182,000 employees as of 2022 and is of the largest manufacturers of aerospace Equipment’s. It was formed with the combination of Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. It includes four industry-leading business: Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defenses. Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, is a Fortune 500 company, founded in 1933 and headquartered in North Carolina, US. It specializes in the design, production, and support of cabin interiors and aviation electronics for commercial customers across the globe. The company has expertise in aircraft cabin seating, lighting and engineering solutions, food and beverage preparation and storage equipment, galley systems, water and waste systems, and advanced lavatory systems. The company offers solutions to US, Middle East and North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Canada and others.

Safran (France)

Safran is a global high-tech company active in aviation (including propulsion, equipment, and interiors), defense, and space industries. The mission of the company is to enhance safety and sustainability worldwide, making air travel more eco-friendly, comfortable, and accessible. The company conducts research and development to prioritize environmental concerns in innovation roadmap. 

The Aircraft Interiors segment provides aircraft cabin interior products that include seating, lighting, galley equipment, lavatory, stowage compartments, and in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions. It offers various passenger seats and integrated cabins for all types of aircraft such as business and commercial airplanes, military aircraft, and helicopters. Safran Passenger Innovations, a subsidiary of Safran, is the supplier of passenger seats, technical seats, and services. From economy to first class, the company manufactures a comprehensive range of passenger seats for commercial aircraft.

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG is a part of RECARO Group and is well known among top airlines for its cutting-edge aircraft seats for both business and economy classes. The company provides comprehensive services such as customized seating solutions, training programs, repair services, and the provision of spare parts to ensure the ongoing operational efficiency of airline seating fleets. Leveraging advanced manufacturing techniques and materials, Recaro Aircraft Seating also manufactures fiber composite products specifically engineered for the aviation industry, contributing to lightweight yet durable components for aircraft interiors. With a global reach, Recaro Aircraft Seating serves a diverse clientele of airlines worldwide, catering to their distinct preferences and operational needs in the realm of aircraft seating solutions. With presence extends to offices in the US, China, Poland, and South Africa, along with customer centers strategically positioned worldwide.

ZIM Aircraft Seating GmbH (Germany)

ZIM Aircraft Seating GmbH creates and manufactures business, premium economy, and economy class seats for commercial passenger aircraft. It holds certifications from regulatory authorities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (US) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (Germany). The AURELIUS Group, a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, and Luxembourg, acquired a controlling stake in the company at the end of February 2020. The company presented its first economy seat EC- 01 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in California, US. 

Stelia Aerospace (France)

STELIA Aerospace operates as Airbus Atlantic's brand exclusively focusing on Cabin Interior activities. Airbus Atlantic is globally recognized as the second-largest provider of aerostructures, leading in pilot seats, and among the top three in Premium passenger seats. More than 50 famous airlines around the world choose STELIA Aerospace's inspired selection of First Class, Premium Business Class, and Business Class seats. The company designs, manufactures, and assembles aerostructures, pilot seats, and passenger seats for civil and military aircraft. It also develops aircraft interiors. The company operates through three segments: Aerostructures, Passenger Seats, and Pilot Seats. STELIA Aerospace Premium seats are aimed at both single-aisle and wide-body aircraft, including B777, B787, A320, A330, A350, and A380. Each and every STELIA Aerospace product has been approved by the FAA and EASA and is certified for use on the corresponding Boeing and Airbus platforms. It also provides MRO services, covering repair, retrofit, spare support, and aftermarket solutions for comprehensive lifecycle support.

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