Commercial Aircraft Windshields and Windows Market 2023 | Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2028

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The global commercial aircraft windshields and windows market size reached US$ 721.46 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 872.45 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.13% during 2023-2028.

IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled Commercial Aircraft Windshields and Windows Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028. The study provides a detailed analysis of the industry, including the global commercial aircraft windshields and windows market size,share, trends, and growth forecasts. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis and highlights the latest advancements in the market.

Report Highlights

How big is the commercial aircraft windshields and windows market?

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2022

US$ 721.46 Million

Market Forecast in 2028

US$ 872.45 Million

Growth rate (2023 to 2028)

CAGR of 3.13%

Base Year of the Analysis


Forecast Period


What is commercial aircraft windshields and windows?

Commercial aircraft windshields and windows are plexiglass glass panels that protect passengers and crew from the harsh external environmental conditions. They are designed using multiple layers of glass to offer a fail-safe solution and minimize the risks of window failure. The use of plexiglass helps protect the aircraft's interior from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and wind at high altitudes. In addition to their protective function, commercial aircraft windows and windshields also aid in maintaining air pressure balance in the cabin and cockpit while acting as thermal insulators against cold and humidity. They are lightweight, strong, highly durable, and offer exceptional clarity, making it easy to see through them. They also exhibit excellent impact strength, chemical and heat resistance, and bulletproofing properties. These products are designed to resist crazing (hairline cracks), reduce crack propagation, and improve impact resistance. Since they allow adequate light to pass through, enabling passengers to see and safely evacuate the plane in case of an emergency, commercial aircraft windshields and windows are gaining immense traction across the globe.

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What are the growth prospects and trends in the commercial aircraft windshields and windows?

The global commercial aircraft windshields and windows market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for air travel among individuals owing to improving living standards, rapid urbanization, and inflating disposable incomes. Moreover, the rising installation of windshields and windows in commercial aircraft to provide passengers with enhanced comfort, luxury, and safety that elevates the overall passenger experience is positively influencing the market growth. Apart from this, the development of new aircraft variants that feature safer in-flight control systems and better pilot interaction with flight control systems due to surging safety concerns over flight control system failure is another major growth-inducing factor. Additionally, the increasing use of acrylic windshields, which are lightweight and have high strength, is propelling the market growth. Besides this, the introduction of lighter windows and windshields with improved designs that are more efficient and economical has catalyzed market growth. Along with this, the introduction of dimmable windows that allow passengers to control the amount of light entering the aircraft cabin has accelerated product adoption rates. These windows are embedded with a switch located next to them, which enables passengers to adjust the light and reduce the transmission of UV and infrared radiation. Furthermore, the escalating demand for commercial aircraft windshields and windows owing to the ongoing replacements of aging aircraft and the development of new commercial planes is contributing to market growth. Other factors, including the launch of sensor-based windows and windshields, the growing adoption of environmentally friendly aircraft windshields, and the implementation of favorable government initiatives to enhance safety in the aviation industry and promote aircraft services, are also anticipated to drive the market further.

What is included in market segmentation?

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Aircraft Type Insights:

  • Narrowbody Aircraft
  • Widebody Aircraft
  • Regional Aircraft

Material Insights:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Others

Application Insights:

  • Cabin Windows
  • Cockpit Windshields

Distribution Channel Insights:

  • Aftermarket
  • OEM

Breakup by Geography:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Who are the key players operating in the industry?

The report covers the major market players including:

  • Aerospace Plastic Components
  • Control Logistics Inc.
  • Gentex Corporation
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Lee Aerospace
  • Llamas Plastics Inc.
  • LP Aero Plastics Inc.
  • Plexiweiss GmbH
  • PPG Industries Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain SA
  • Tech-Tool Plastics Inc.
  • The NORDAM Group LLC

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