MFD (Multifunction display) in numerous configurable ways displays information to the user. It is used in military aircraft; MFD has a small screen surrounded by multiple soft keys. These display systems were later used in general aviation, maritime industries, commercial aircraft, and automotive. In terms of software developments and displays, the system has undergone many technological advancements. To increase their market share, key market players are investing in R&D and innovations. Multiple parameters are seen on the screen of the MFD (Multifunction display) which aids in vehicle handling. In high-end commercial jets, MFD is being used and they consist of hazard recognition displays and rotating map displays. The MFD now includes engine-operation information and Doppler weather radar photos with the help of technological advancements.
Major factors driving the growth of the market
It is expected the emergence of new technologies will drive market growth. There can be a market expansion with the emergence of reflecting micro-display technology. The market growth of MFD is accelerated by the advancement of technologies such as AMLCD (Active Matrix liquid crystal Display) and synthetic vision systems. Engine operation information and Doppler weather radar images can be displayed on the MFD (Multifunction display). This can be attributable to technological advancements in graphics processing from ground-based radar and relayed through data link networks. For the market growth, software development will be the key driver over the next few years. The MFD industry is anticipated to grow due to the increased implementation of blue ocean tactics. Electronic flight displays and portable military-grade multi-function displays continue to advance, which in turn fuels the growth of the MFD (Multifunction display) market. Presently, the development of electronic flight displays is heavily influenced by military considerations. The aviation industry increasing the adoption of Multifunction displays which consequently rises the growth of the MFD market. There is an increased use of MFDs in the aviation industry such as military aircraft, general aviation, and commercial aircraft as well as for automobile and shipboard use; this is the reason that drives the growth of MFD. There is a growth in the military and commercial aircraft production, rising investment of government in the aviation industry, display technology on going improvements, system efficiency is improved because of the need, LED display technology grows rapidly, demand for pilot-friendly graphics and display screens, and adoption of smart wearable display devices enhances the growth of the market in the forthcoming years. Due to the substantial involvement of LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) in multifunction displays, there is an increase in the growth of the MFDs. It is anticipated that advancements in LED-based solutions would have an impact on the MFD market. Apart from its widespread application in military and commercial applications, the MFD (Multifunction display) is expected to see adoption in the automation industry.
With the growing demand for ground control stations and an increase in aircraft orders, the multifunction display is expected to grow in the future period. Moreover, technological advancement and system efficiency are likely to increase growth in the forthcoming years. The challenge to the growth of the MFD industry is the complexity of the system which hinders its growth in the forthcoming years. However, there is a significant growth opportunity that fuel the growth of the market is reflective micro-display technologies.
A 4.2-inch LCD multifunction display was developed by Subaru, which is placed into their Forrester vehicle. For the number of multimedia applications, the display is used. 3ATI avionics multifunction display was introduced by Intellisense systems, to support a variety of operational flight programs. To support repurposed or repurposed, upgraded avionics applications, the new 3ATI avionics multifunction display from Intellisense systems delivers an active-matrix liquid crystal display and a customizable bezel.