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Electric Aircraft Market Analysis Overview

Technological advances in batteries, electric motors, and lightweight composite materials in recent years have made the development of electric aircraft increasingly viable, and in many cases a reality. Lithium-ion batteries can offer a great enough specific energy to allow electric aircraft to compete with conventionally powered aircraft in many sectors. The benefits and applications of electric aircraft are diverse, ranging from cleaner commercial aviation to air taxis, high-speed broadband enablers, and even space launch systems. With such a range of potential applications, electric aircraft have provided a transformative change in the aerospace and defense sector.

This electric aircraft market thematic research report provides an overview of the electric aircraft market, outlines advancements in technology and key programs, and provides insight into current procurement and research trends.

Pages Covered 51
Regions Covered Global
Key Trends •         Technology Trends

•         Macroeconomic Trends

•         Regulatory Trends

Key Value Chain Components •         Components

•         Platforms

EVTOL Aircraft Developers •         Archer Aviation

•         Beta Technologies

•         Dufour Aerospace

EVTOL aircraft investors •         ADAC Luftrettung

•         Airbus

•         Amazon

Electric fixed-wing aircraft companies •         Ampaire

•         Aura Aero

•         Avinor

Electric aircraft component and systems providers •         Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL)

•         Dassault

•         Electric Power Systems

HAPS companies •         AeroVironment

•         Prismatic Ltd.

•         Thales

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Key Electric Aircraft Trends

The main trends shaping the electric aircraft theme over the next 12 to 24 months are technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

Technology Trends: The rising application of AI-enhanced automation & machine learning in defense, improvements in battery technology, lightweight composite materials and motors, and unmanned systems are some of the technology trends impacting the electric aircraft theme. For instance, AI in defense applications includes unmanned systems such as loitering munitions, fly-by-wire systems in military aircraft, and processing inhuman amounts of data in real-time to enhance decision-making.

Macroeconomic Trends: Rising defense budgets, the straining US and China trade relations, and the impact of globalization are some of the macroeconomic trends influencing market growth. For instance, defense budgets (despite showing consistent increases in the past years) will influence the ability and willingness of governments to invest in the development and procurement of electric aircraft technology.

Regulatory Trends: Airframe regulation, emissions regulation, and green restart are some of the top regulatory trends likely to impact the electric aircraft market growth. Like, dual-use technologies or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems play an important role in guaranteeing the successful development of robotic systems. Considering the developments in electronics, computing, software, and hardware, it is safer for manufacturers to use COTS technology that has been tested and proven, thus reducing development risks.

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Electric Aircraft Industry Analysis

The development of electric aircraft has the potential to transform the commercial aviation industry, influencing current air traffic patterns, establishing novel flying behaviors, and introducing new classes of aircraft. The primary factor limiting the widespread adoption of electric aircraft has historically been the lack of energy density offered by batteries. With the increasing pressure to reduce environmental degradation derived from fossil fuels, research and development of battery technology is intensifying and so improvements in battery energy density may accelerate in the future.

The electric aircraft industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Venture financing
  • Equity offering
  • Patent trends

Electric Aircraft Value Chain Insights

The value chain is comprised of two main sectors of expertise: components and platforms. While the platforms sector has seen increased growth and competition as startups in the eVTOL sector begin to gain traction.

The components sector remains the most active and populated due to the wide range of dual-use technologies which have applications across both the civilian and military aircraft markets as well as in other major industrial sectors such as energy and technology. Motors, batteries, lightweight composite materials, power electronics, and artificial intelligence are the key components of electric aircraft platforms.

Electric Aircraft Value Chain Analysis

Electric Aircraft Value Chain Analysis

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Electric Aircraft Market – Competitive Landscape

EVTOL Aircraft Developers

  • ADAC Luftrettung
  • Airbus
  • Amazon

Electric Fixed-Wing Aircraft Companies

  • Ampaire
  • Aura Aero
  • Avinor

Electric Aircraft Component And Systems Providers       

  • Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL)
  • Dassault
  • Electric Power Systems

HAPS Companies

  • AeroVironment
  • Prismatic Ltd.
  • Thales

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Defense Sector Scorecard

The scorecard approach is used to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Each sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic, valuation, and risk screen.

Defense Sector Scorecard Analysis

Defense Sector Scorecard Analysis

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  • The key defense challenges that forces and defense sector suppliers face are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for armed forces, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole electric aircraft value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range of different electric aircraft programs currently being undertaken by various civil aviation organizations and defense companies.

Key Highlights

  • Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the defense market.
  • Analysis of the various electric aircraft programs currently under development, as well as historical electric aircraft and autonomy research initiatives.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the Electric Aircraft theme.
  • Understanding how spending on electric aircraft will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing

    • 3.1. Definitions

  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. How electric aircraft affect commercial aviation
    • 5.2. Impact on MRO providers
    • 5.3. Mergers and acquisitions
    • 5.4. Venture financing
    • 5.5. Equity offering
    • 5.6. Patent trends
    • 5.7. Use cases
    • 5.8. Timeline

  • 6. Value Chain

    • 6.1. Key technologies and products
    • 6.2. Components

  • 7. Companies

    • 7.1. EVTOL aircraft developers
    • 7.2. EVTOL aircraft investors
    • 7.3. Electric fixed-wing aircraft companies
    • 7.4. Electric aircraft component and systems providers
    • 7.5. HAPS companies

  • 8. Sector Scorecards

    • 8.1. Aerospace, defense & security sector scorecard

  • 9. Glossary
  • 10. Further Reading
  • 11. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 12. About GlobalData
  • 13. Contact Us

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