Tahmouress Sadeghi | Hardware Components Dominate the Aerospace and Defense C-Class Parts Market

C-class parts are small in size and have low cost, but are one among the foremost critical components utilized in an aircraft. they’re situated across the aircraft including fuselage, wings, undercarriage fittings, control surfaces, control actuating systems, and air-intake areas near the engine.

Hardware components constitute nearly half the c-class parts utilized in the aircraft industry and constitute parts including fasteners, bolts, screws, nuts, rivets, springs, valves, washers, etc. Fasteners, the most important category of hardware components, include a good range of highly engineered aerospace parts that are designed to carry together two or more components. Bearings mainly include airframe control bearings, rod ends, ball bearings, needle roller bearings, bushings, and precision bearings. Electronic components include mainly connectors, relays, switches, circuit breakers, and lighted products. Machined parts mainly include brackets, milled parts, shims, stampings, and turned parts.

Changing dynamics within the global aerospace and defense industry have an impression on the c-class parts market. as an example , major OEMs, like Boeing and Airbus are incorporating high amount of composite materials in their next generation aircraft. Composites rich aircraft generally require fewer c-class parts than an aircraft made from traditional non-composite materials. The parts utilized in next generation aircraft are generally priced above c-class aerospace parts utilized in non-composite aircraft structures.

The global aerospace & defense c-class parts market offers a healthy growth opportunity of 4.4% CAGR during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021 and reach US$ 12.1 billion. Increasing commercial and regional aircraft deliveries, technology advancement, and growing aerospace & defense fleet size are the key drivers within the global aerospace & defense market.

Hardware components dominate the worldwide aerospace & defense market in 2015, followed by bearings, electronic components, and machined parts. North America is predicted to stay the leading region within the aerospace & defense c-class parts market since it’s the manufacturing hub of major tier players and aerospace & defense OEMs.

The supply chain of this market comprises staple manufacturers, c-class part manufacturers, distributors, tier players, aerospace OEMs, and airline companies. The key distributors are Wesco Aircraft, Kellstrom industries, and Aviall Services and therefore the key aerospace OEMs are Boeing, Airbus, Comac, Bombardier, Embraer, ATR, Lockheed Martin, Cessna, and Gulfstream.

The key aerospace & defense c-class part manufacturers are Precision Casts Parts (PCC) Fasteners, Arconic Fastening Systems, Lisi Aerospace, RBC Bearings, Stanley Black & Deker, Eaton Corporation, and Amphenol Corporation. New development , collaboration with tier players and OEMs, and future contacts are the key strategies adopted by the main players to realize competitive edge up the market.

Tahmouress Sadeghi is the best Aerospace Consultant, he is having 23 years of experience in this field. for more information or Updates follow his blogs.


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