Global Auxiliary Power Unit Market

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An electronic component aboard a vehicle that is used to supply energy for purposes other than propulsion is known as an auxiliary power unit (APU), per the definition. They are frequently observed on huge military ships, aircraft, and certain sizable land vehicles. Aviation APUs normally deliver 115 V AC electricity at 400 Hz (as opposed to 50/60 Hz in the mains supply) to power the aircraft’s electrical systems; however, some can also produce 28 V DC voltage. APUs can provide electricity through single- or three-phase systems.

Description

 

Frequently Asked Questions of APU Market

  • What is an auxiliary power unit?
    An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a device on an aircraft that provides energy for functions other than propulsion
  • What segments are covered in the Auxiliary Power Unit Market report?
    By Aircraft Type, By Platform, and By Region
  • What are the key factors driving the Market?
    Some of the drivers are increasing low-cost carriers and fleet expansion
  • Who are the major players in the market?
    Some of the key players are Hamilton Sundstrand, Microturbo, Honeywell, and The Marvin Group,
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    According to the definition, it is noted that an auxiliary power unit (APU) is an electronic device on a vehicle that is used to provide energy for functions other than propulsion. They are typically seen on big military ships and planes, as well as some large land vehicles. To power the aircraft’s electrical equipment, aviation APUs typically provide 115 V AC electricity at 400 Hz (as opposed to 50/60 Hz in the mains supply); however, some can also generate 28 V DC voltage. APUs are capable of supplying power via single- or three-phase systems. The first APU system was noted to have been developed during World War 2 by the German engineer Norbert Riedel. APUs are turbo shaft engines that are integrated into an aircraft and they can fulfill both the electric as well as the pneumatic requirements of the airplane. They are generally used when an aircraft is on the ground during the unavailability of a Ground Power Unit.  During the main engine failure of the aircraft, it is noted that emergency power can be supplied by the APU. The integration of APUs into an aircraft is to prohibit the use of the main engine during ground operations to save fuel and reduce emissions.

    Major factors driving the growth of the market

    It is noted that APU failure can result in imminent cancellation or delay of flights. Thus constant MRO and continuous monitoring of the hygiene of the aircraft are poised to maintain the health associated with the commercial aircraft APU. The growing market for commercial MRO is noted to be one of the main factors that are poised to drive the growth associated with the commercial aircraft APU Market. The MRO services are closely linked to the aftermarket services provided across the commercial aviation sector. An increase in the replacement of old fleet and the integration of new technologies onto older aircraft models is one of the factors which is anticipated to drive the growth of the global MRO market.  Several OEMs are also seeking new aftermarket services owing to the cyclical fluctuation in new equipment sales, and the pressure of pricing. The growing maturity of this market is another factor that is presently leading to OEMs looking for other suppliers.

    The rise in demand for fuel-efficient APUs is another factor that is poised to drive the growth associated with the commercial APU Market. The increased awareness regarding environmental degradation and the adoption of sustainable practices as well as the proliferation of green technology is poised to be one of the main factors driving the growth associated with this market.  The development of new electric aircraft and the possibly high market penetration of the same is also poised to drive the growth of the APU vertical.

    Trends influencing the growth of the market

    Traditionally used APU units are known to have a loud noise. However, manufacturers have been trying to rectify this design problem by implementing extensive research. Researchers have also developed mufflers and other protective ear equipment to preserve the hearing ability of people who work with the APU.

    Market Dynamics

    Market trends dictate that the aircraft APU market is closely linked to the global commercial aircraft MRO market. It is noted that an aircraft APU that requires maintenance after 7000 flight hours, would have a minimum maintenance cost of roughly USD 0.4 Million. Whenever a failure is reported, it is noted that an aircraft APU is replaced 50% of the time owing to the high cost associated with damage control during the event of a failure. Thus constant hygiene checks associated with the Commercial aircraft APU are of utmost importance to cut OPEX generated.

    Recent Developments

    As of 2018, it was noted that the companies Boeing and Safran entered an alliance to develop aircraft APUs. The partnership had a 50-50 shareholding pattern. The design, development as well as servicing was a part of the proposed model. This partnership was poised to threaten the market dominance of two players including Honeywell and United Technologies. Honeywell was noted to hold a market share of roughly 65% within the mainliner APU market as of 2017. The company is noted to be the sole supplier of APU units to single liners including Airbus A350, the Boeing 777, and all single-aisles: the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A220 (formerly Bombardier CSeries), Comac C919, Irkut MC-21, and Airbus A320neo. The elimination of P&WC APS3200 option was eliminated by the company Airbus which opened market opportunities for Boeing. The company, P&WC was noted to have claimed the remaining 35% in 2017 with the Airbus A380, Boeing 787, and Boeing 747-8.

    Table of Contents

    Market Definition

     

    Market Segmentation

     

    – By Region

    – By Aircraft Type

    – By Aircraft Size

     

    10 Year Market Outlook

     

    The 10-year market outlook would give a detailed overview of changing dynamics, technology adoption overviews and the overall market attractiveness is covered in this chapter.

     

    Market Technologies

     

    This segment covers the top 10 technologies that is expected to impact this market and the possible implications these technologies would have on the overall market.

     

    Global Market Forecast

     

    The 10-year market forecast of this market is covered in detailed across the segments which are mentioned above.

     

    Regional Market Trends & Forecast

     

    The regional market trends, drivers, restraints and Challenges of this market, the Political, Economic, Social and Technology aspects are covered in this segment. The market forecast and scenario analysis across regions are also covered in detailed in this segment. The last part of the regional analysis includes profiling of the key companies, supplier landscape and company benchmarking.

     

    North America

     

    – Drivers, Restraints and Challenges

    – PEST

    – Market Forecast & Scenario Analysis

    – Key Companies

    – Supplier Tier Landscape

    – Company Benchmarking

     

    Europe

    Middle East

    APAC

    South America

     

    Country Analysis

     

    This chapter deals with the key defense programs in this market, it also covers the latest news and patents which have been filed in this market. Country level 10 year market forecast and scenario analysis are also covered in this chapter.

     

    US

    – Defense Programs

    – Latest News

    – Patents

    – Current levels of technology maturation in this market

    – Market Forecast & Scenario Analysis

     

    Canada

    Italy

    France

    Germany

    Netherlands

    Belgium

    Spain

    Sweden

    Greece

    Australia

    South Africa

    India

    China

    Russia

    South Korea

    Japan

    Malaysia

    Singapore

    Brazil

     

    Opportunity Matrix

     

    The opportunity matrix helps the readers understand the high opportunity segments in this market.

     

    Expert Opinions

     

    Hear from our experts their opinion of the possible outlook for this market.

     

    Conclusions

     

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    Countries Covered

    US

    Canada

    Italy

    France

    Germany

    Netherlands

    Belgium

    Spain

    Sweden

    Greece

    Australia

    South Africa

    India

    China

    Russia

    South Korea

    Japan

    Malaysia

    Singapore

    Brazil

    Regions Covered

    North America

    South America

    Europe

    Middle East

    Asia

    Segments Covered

    By Region

    By Aircraft Type

    By Aircraft Size