Flight Data Recorder Market

Flight Data Recorder Market Size by Type (Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), Flight Data Recorder (FDR), Quick Access Recorder (QAR)), End User (Military Aircraft, Civil & Commercial Aircraft), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023 to 2032

Base Year: 2022 Historical Data: 2019-21
  • Report ID: TBI-13926
  • Published Date: Jan, 2024
  • Pages: 237
  • Category: Aerospace & Defence
  • Format: PDF
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The global flight data recorder market was valued at USD 473.83 Million in 2022, which is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.25% from 2023 to 2032. The number of aircraft in service has an impact on the flight data recorder market's growth. Thus, during the course of the forecast period, a considerable increase in passenger density is anticipated to propel the global flight data recorder market. In addition, the flight data recorder market is experiencing growth due to the expansion of the aviation industry and ongoing research and development into lighter and more effective safety systems.

Market Introduction:

The market for flight data recorders has been driving the aircraft and aviation sectors towards increased safety. The flight data recorder market is also expected to develop as a result of plans for modernising aircraft. Additionally, it is predicted that a boost in situational awareness may moderate the flight data recorder market's expansion. On the other side, the adoption of cutting-edge commercial aviation technologies, the increase in air traffic, and the growth in aircraft deliveries globally have all been significant driving forces. Nonetheless, the business has been growing more quickly due to the use of UAVs, growing government assistance, and increased travel demand. An electronic recording device called a flight data recorder is mounted within an aircraft to facilitate the investigation of aviation mishaps and accidents. In the international industry, the flight data recorder is also referred to as a "black box," misnomer. Two distinct types of flight recorders are installed in aircraft: one is a flight data recorder that records the current history by logging various parameters gathered in the box; the other is a cockpit voice recorder that records the sounds observed in the cockpit as well as the pilots' conversations. Also, different electrical and electronic components that are divided into groups according to their types and functionalities are needed for data recording while in flight. Nonetheless, recording devices, recording durations, and installation involvement vary throughout different aircraft types. These various recording data types are employed for a variety of economic, personal, and defense-related objectives.

Flight Data Recorder Market Size

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Recent Development
  • Leonardo DRS announced the merger closure of RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. in November 2022. The company will benefit from this merger as it unites to become a public corporation. In addition to supporting the company's revenue development, this will assist it expand its business and align with the rapidly increasing segments of the U.S. Department of Defence.
  • Safran and Sintermat jointly announced a roughly USD 6.32 thousand investment in June 2022. With the technology to support aeroplanes and helicopters, this investment will help the company grow its operations, expand its product line, draw in new clients, and increase its market share.
  • In February 2023, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted Hindustan Aeronautics Limited permission to use its in-house designed flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder under the Indian Technical Standard Order (ITSO).
  • In March 2022, the aerospace and defence sector technology business Mercury Systems was granted a USD 16 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Air Force. In addition, this contract calls for the supply of flight data recorders to support the F-16 fleet's secure mission data systems (SMDS). These flight data recorders should also increase the F-16 jets' performance, security, and dependability for both present and future mission needs.

Market Dynamics:


Increase in aircraft deliveries over the globe- The need for aerial delivery has been fueled by the growing need for international deliveries throughout the world. Frequent flight monitoring has been required in order to schedule the ideal delivery method. The aircraft industry presently has a demand for data recorders as a result of this. Therefore, it is anticipated that one of the key reasons propelling the flight data recorder market would be the increase in aircraft deliveries occurring globally. The requirement for the international aviation sector to sustain a range of commercial activities will lead to an increase in aircraft, which will generate a lot of traffic for the sector. In order to prevent accidents, this will necessitate the use of appropriate scheduling and monitoring systems for aircraft. The main motivating element is anticipated to be an increase in aviation traffic.


Complexity in the flight data recorder (FDR) data integration- Adherence to many rules and guidelines, including those set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), is necessary for the integration of flight data recorders. To ensure compliance, extensive documentation and adherence to particular processes are required. The amount of data that these compliances can store in FDR is limited, which is anticipated to be a significant barrier to the flight data recorder market's expansion. Cyber attacks or unapproved access are potential causes of FDRs. Because FDR data is sensitive, access to it is highly regulated. The data is only accessible to authorised personnel who have a valid need to know. Cybersecurity safeguards are also put in place to guard FDR data against online dangers like hacking and data breaches.


Increasing demand for air travel in developing markets- In order to handle the increase in air travel, emerging nations have made investments to improve the infrastructure of their airports. To increase productivity and enhance the traveller experience, this involves building new airports, growing the ones that already exist, and modernising airport services and technology. The market for flight data recorders is predicted to expand as a result of the rising use of air transport in emerging economies.


Data securityDespite the precautions, data security continues to be a major concern for FDRs. To guarantee that the FDR continues to be a trustworthy source of information for accident investigation, aviation authorities must constantly assess and enhance existing safety protocols in light of the possible appearance of new hazards and obstacles brought about by technological advancement.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global flight data recorder market, with a 37.72% market revenue share in 2022. The development of commercial airlines and the rapid increase in air traffic, especially in the last few years, have strengthened the market in the region. Additionally, this has increased demand for flight recorders. Additionally, the United States is investing a significant amount of money in the upgrade of conventional equipment integrated into defence aircraft. As a result, producers have created resilient technologies to satisfy the demands of the US Department of Defence.

North America Region Flight Data Recorder Market Share in 2022 - 37.72%



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Type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), Flight Data Recorder (FDR), and Quick Access Recorder (QAR). The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 36.77% in 2022. The voices of the flight crew and other sounds in the cockpit are captured by the CVR. Typically, the "cockpit area microphone" of the recorder is situated between the two pilots on the overhead instrument panel. An electronic recording device installed in an aircraft with the intention of aiding in the investigation of aviation mishaps and accidents is called a flight recorder. The term "black box" is a common colloquial term for the device, although it is no longer accurate because the device has to be painted bright orange to help with retrieval following an accident.

End User Segment Analysis

The end user segment is divided into military aircraft and civil & commercial aircraft. The civil & commercial aircraft segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 83.52% in 2022. Recent market growth has been mostly driven by the introduction of new technologies, an increase in air traffic passengers, and an increase in the number of aircraft deliveries in the commercial aviation industry. Unlike private aviation, commercial aviation is the portion of civil aviation that entails operating aircraft for compensation or employment.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • AstroNova, Inc.
  • SLN Technologies
  • Flight Data Vision
  • FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
  • Latitude Technologies Corporation
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Teledyne Controls LLC
  • HR Smith Group of Companies
  • Safran
  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
  • AMETEK. Inc.
  • SECO S.p.a.
  • Aversan Inc.

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Million)
Market size value in 2022 USD 473.83 Million
Market size value in 2032 USD 790.39 Million
CAGR (2023 to 2032) 5.25%
Historical data 2019-2021
Base Year 2022
Forecast 2023-2032
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Type, End User

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the flight data recorder market was valued at USD 473.83 Million in 2022 & USD 790.39 Million by 2032.

Global flight data recorder market is growing at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period 2023-2032.

North America region emerged as the largest market for the flight data recorder.

Increase in aircraft deliveries over the globe is a significant driving factor for the growth of the flight data recorder market.

Complexity in the flight data recorder (FDR) data integration is a significant restraining factor for the growth of the flight data recorder market.

Increasing demand for air travel in developing markets is a significant opportunity for the growth of the flight data recorder market.

Data security is a significant challenge for the growth of the flight data recorder market.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global flight data recorder market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Flight Data Recorder by Type:

  • Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)
  • Flight Data Recorder (FDR)
  • Quick Access Recorder (QAR)

Global Flight Data Recorder by End User:

  • Military Aircraft
  • Civil & Commercial Aircraft

Global Flight Data Recorder by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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