The global air traffic management and consulting market size is anticipated to reach USD 16.11 billion by 2028 from USD 11.50 billion in 2021 exhibiting a CAGR of 4.93% during the forecast period. The worldwide rising air traffic is anticipated to drive the demand for advanced ATM solutions and foster market growth. Fortune Business InsightsTMhas published this information in its report titled “Air Traffic Management and Consulting Market, 2021-2028”. The market size stood at USD 11.30 billion in 2020.

The growing adoption of artificial intelligence in air traffic control remote towers for enhancing aircraft operation is anticipated to be a key trend driving the global market growth in the forthcoming years.

The report highlights the following key information:

  • The research report provides extensive information on the factors that are expected to affect the market growth and share during the forecast period.
  • The report presents the current scenario and future growth prospects of the market in various geographical regions.
  • The report delivers a competitive landscape analysis of the market, along with qualitative and quantitative information.
  • The SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Force analysis are conducted in the report.
  • The in-depth analysis of the market offers insights into the growth rate and opportunities available in the business.


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List of Key Players in the Global Market:

  • Thales Group (France)
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (U.S.)
  • Indra Sistemans SA (Spain)
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc. (U.S.)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)
  • BAE Systems PLC (U.K.)
  • Saab AB (Sweden)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.)
  • Capgemini S.E. (France)

With this market research report, comprehensive analysis of the market structure along with forecast of the various segments and sub-segments of the industry can be obtained. In this report, each trend of the market is watchfully analyzed and researched by the market analysts. The market research report comprises of a detailed analysis of the vendor landscape and thorough company profiling of leading players of the worldwide market. The report also recognizes and analyses the emerging trends along with major drivers, challenges and opportunities in the market.


On the basis of the system, the market is segmented into aeronautical information management, airspace management, air traffic flow management, and air traffic services. On the basis of airport type, the market is bifurcated into international and domestic. On the basis of components, the market is trifurcated into services, software, and hardware. On the basis of end-user, the market is fragmented into military and commercial. Geographically, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

Drivers and Restraints-

Development of New Airport to Bolster Market Growth

Due to the growing passenger traffic, the ever-increasing air traffic is anticipated to boost the global air traffic management and consulting market growth. This also results in new airport developments. The rising new airport projects, particularly in Asia Pacific, are anticipated to boost market growth due to increasing investments in the airport infrastructure. The development of new airport will contribute to employment, economic development, and other social benefits. The Center for Asia Pacific Centre for Aviation estimates that approximately USD 137,254 million worth of investments were made in global airport expansions. Approximately USD 62,398 million were invested in new airports, and USD 74,856.0 million were invested in the up-gradation of existing airports.

However, the high costs associated with the deployment of these solutions may hinder market growth.

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Regional Insights-

High Adoption of Advanced Technologies to Fuel Growth in North America

North America is anticipated to attain the largest global air traffic management and consulting market share. The high adoption of advanced technologies to improve aircraft and airport operation efficiency, coupled with the vast aviation industry, is projected to boost the market growth. Also, the several key players present in the U.S., including Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3Harris Technologies Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and others, are likely to complement the market’s growth in the coming years.

Europe is predicted to witness the second-highest growth in the global market due to various air traffic management and consulting solution manufacturers, including Saab AB, Thales Group, and BAE System PLC.

Asia Pacific is estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing demand for modernizing existing airports is a key factor driving the market’s growth. Additionally, the increasing investments in new airport development are also anticipated to boost the market growth.

Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Adopt Ingenious Growth Strategies

The market comprises Northrop Grumman Corporation, Thales Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Honeywell International, amongst the top market players. The key players adopt ingenious growth strategies such as long-term contracts, new product launches, strategic acquisitions, and mergers, amongst others, to accumulate growth and augment their revenues. For instance, Thales Group announced the selection of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Leidos Holdings Inc. for the delivery of approximately 142 secondary surveillance radars to support ATC (Air Traffic Control) management in February 2020.

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Key Industry Development-

  • December 2020: FAA signed a contract worth USD 12 million with DIGITALiBiz Inc. to provide research and development, integration, and other supports to develop a new transoceanic ATC infrastructure.

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