Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

DUBLIN, 13 May 2015. The global autopilot systems market is poised to grow at a 6.78 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, according to Research and Markets’ "Global Autopilot Systems Market 2015-2019" report.

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error
Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

DUBLIN, 13 May 2015. The global autopilot systems market is poised to grow at a 6.78 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, according to Research and Markets’ "Global Autopilot Systems Market 2015-2019" report.

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The autopilot landing system, which enables secure landing during harsh weather conditions and limited visibility, is based on a microcontroller and helps pilots land safely on sea surfaces, in deserts, and in difficult climate zones. Various sensors in the microcontroller system are used for safer landing in degraded environments such as a brownout or whiteout and in night operations.

The system includes distance measurement and autopilot landing, unlike the manual system where only distance measurement is included. According to the report, a rise in the number of aircraft and marine vehicles is leading to an increase in demand for process automation to reduce human error and ensure accurate navigation. The introduction of modern technologies, such as intelligent software systems, in aviation industries has helped increase efficiency.

Automation enables the completion of a job, which affects the "operator" whose task shifts from being the "performer" to being the "process checker," officials say. The automation of processes will foster market growth during the forecast period.

All these benefits help to increase demand for autopilot landing systems in the market. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global autopilot systems market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from autopilot systems solutions, software, applications, services, support, and maintenance. Further, the report states that a rise in demand for the automation of software systems will trigger market growth.

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human errorAutopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human errorCockpit image courtesy Shutterstock.

Key vendors

Furuno Electric

Garmin International

Genesys Aerosystems Group

Honeywell International

Rockwell Collins

Other prominent vendors

3D Robotics

Airware

BAE Systems Platform Solutions

Century Flight Systems

Cloud Cap Technology

ComNav Marine

DJI

MicroPilot

Navico

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Raymarine

TMQ Electronics

Trimble Navigation

For more information, visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rx4rl8/global_autopilot.

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