Upholstery refers to the materials used in furnishing with springs, cushioning, texture, webbing, and calfskin covers. The term is pertinent to vehicle, pontoon furniture, household, and can be connected to sleeping cushions, majorly the upper layers, though it varies altogether in structure. Aircraft seat upholstery provides comfort to passengers during the movement. They are structured by determination and most abnormal amount of value control. Aircraft upholstery plays an essential role during the maintenance procedure and repairing of cabin interiors.
Increasing aircraft orders, rising number of premium economy seats in passenger aircraft, growing aircraft orders, retrofitting of existing aircraft are the major factors driving the growth of the Global Aircraft Seat Upholstery market. There has been a considerable increase in the passenger traffic especially in the emerging economies such as India and Japan. Due to excessive competition in aviation industry, airline operators are focusing on customer requirements by improving customer flying experience. Therefore, they are emphasising on improving the cabin with materials do not sag quickly or stretch after prolonged period. It enables airlines to obtain luxurious look and to generate repeat business from passengers. Moreover, airline industry prefers to deploy aircraft seat upholstery that could increase flight comfort, provides ease of maintenance, and is able to survive in extreme weather conditions, thereby accelerating the growth of the Global Aircraft Seat Upholstery market. On the other hand, shortage of seat suppliers and regulatory certifications and frameworks could hinder the growth of the market.
On the basis of material type, the market is segmented into fabric, leather, and vinyl. Among these, the fabric segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Fabrics are mostly used for seat covers of premium economy class and economy class. Therefore, the increasing demand for premium economy class seats due to cheaper ticket prices is rising the demand for seat comfort, which is further catalyzing the growth of fabric segment.
Based on end-use, the market is segmented into OEM and aftermarket. Among these, the aftermarket segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due to the increasing number of long-haul flights, rising air passenger traffic, and the growing number of long-haul flights.
On the basis of seat type, the market is segmented into first class, business class, premium economy class, and economy class. Among these, the economy class segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Economy class flights takes long haul wherein customers need high level of comfort. Moreover, enhanced in-flight entertainment features are gaining traction, hence fuelling the growth of the market.
Based on region, North America is excepted to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rising number of deliveries of commercial and general aviation aircraft. Increase in disposable income and changing demographics in the region is accelerating the demand for air travel, leading rise in passenger traffic, which is increasing the demand for frequent replacement and maintenance for aircraft seat upholstery. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising disposable income of the local population and growing demand for air travel in countries such as China, India, and South Korea.
The major key players in the market include Franklin Products Inc, International Aero Engineering LLC, Perrone Aerospace, J.H. Nunn Associates, Tritex Corporation, Aerotex Aircraft Interiors, Douglass Interior Products, Tapis Corporation, OmnAvia Interiors, and Spectra Interior Products.
The Global Aircraft Seat Upholstery market has been segmented based on Material Type, End-Use, Seat Cover Type, Seat Type, Aircraft Type, and Regions. Based on Material Type, the market is segmented into Fabric, Leather, and Vinyl. Based on End-Use, the market is segmented into OEM, and Aftermarket. Based on Seat Cover Type, the market is segmented into Bottom Covers, Backrests, Armrests, Headrests, and Seat Rear Pockets. Based on Seat Type, the market is segmented into First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. Based on Aircraft Type, the market is segmented into Narrow-body, Wide-body, Very Large, Regional Transport, Business Jet, General Aviation, and Helicopters.
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