The global market in seats for commercial aircraft is to grow by almost 33 per cent over the next five years, according to the latest report from MarketsandMarkets.
The analysts estimate that in 2014 the commercial aviation seating market will be worth close to $6bn and by 2019 it will have expanded to more than $7.9bn.
Growth drivers include an increase in the demand for seat customisation to boost passenger comfort and increasing passenger numbers.
The economy class seat market is set to outstrip that of other cabin classes and the fastest growing regional markets are predicted to be Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America.
Read Chris Kjelgaard’s feature on recent developments in aircraft seating design in the latest issue of ATE&M.