Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market, 2018

Two Large Companies Dominate the Market; Disruption Looms with a New Joint Venture

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Auxiliary power units (APUs) are no longer an option on commercial aircraft like they were a few decades ago - they have become a standard. APUs' on-the-ground services include the provision of pneumatic power and electrical energy. A/C pack operation, the powering of self-contained generators within a craft, and emergency system activation - APUs have become a necessity for all these actions and more. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney dominate the global commercial aircraft APU market. Honeywell’s APU business has included companies such as AlliedSignal, Garrett, and Air Research Group, the original developer of the APU. Pratt & Whitney is a subsidiary of United Technolo

Research Scope

This growth insight analyzes the current market landscape. While it is a global study, most of the small gas turbine engine production takes place in the Americas and Europe. 

This study profiles OEMs and their flagship APUs. 

The profiles included are as follows: 

  • Current models offered 
  • Applicable airframe platforms 
  • Weight 
  • Electrical output specifications 
  • Fuel consumption 
  • Pneumatic power specifications 
  • Ten-year estimated demand 

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which companies are the major market participants? 
  • What are the flagship APUs being installed on commercial aircraft today? 
  • What is the forward-year outlook for the market? 
  • What are upcoming key developments through 2019? 
  • What is the current and future focus of R&D? 
  • What are corporate strategies observed in the market? 
  • Are manufacturers able to keep pace with demand (is a ramp-up required)? 
  • Is any manufacturing relocation happening? 
  • What are the current and potential partnerships/joint ventures with emerging participants? 
  • What is the overall direction of the aftermarket? 
  • Which companies are driving change? 
  • What pushes airlines, lease companies, and aircraft manufacturers to select a specific APU? 
  • What are some of the major growth opportunities for commercial aircraft APU? 

Author: Timothy Kuder

Table of Contents

Global Commercial Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market, 2018Executive SummaryKey FindingsOverviewPurposeOEM Overview Honeywell AerospacePratt & WhitneyBoeing/Safran PartnershipCommercial Aircraft APU BreakdownHoneywell 131 Series APUHoneywell 331 Series APUHoneywell HGT1700Honeywell HGT750Pratt & Whitney PW980Pratt & Whitney APS5000Pratt & Whitney APS3200Pratt & Whitney PW901A/CPratt & Whitney APS2300/APS2600Market ShareOne-Year ForecastFive-Year ForecastTen-Year ForecastGrowth Opportunities and Companies to ActionGrowth Opportunity 1—Noise ReductionGrowth Opportunity 2—Fuel EfficiencyGrowth Opportunity 3—Emerging TechnologiesGrowth Opportunity 4—Aftermarket MaintenanceStrategic Imperatives for Success and Growth ConclusionsThe Last Word—3 Big PredictionsLegal DisclaimerAppendixList of ExhibitsThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition—Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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