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Global Flight Simulator Market by Type (FFS (Full Flight Simulator), FTD (Flight Training Devices), Other Types (FBS/FMS)), By Application (Military Application, Commercial Application) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Flight Simulator Market by Type (FFS (Full Flight Simulator), FTD (Flight Training Devices), Other Types (FBS/FMS)), By Application (Military Application, Commercial Application) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 156611 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 232 Pages 4.5 (48)

Market Overview:

The global flight simulator market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for flight simulators from military and commercial applications. Additionally, the growing adoption of virtual reality (VR) technology in flight simulators is also contributing to the growth of this market. On the basis of type, the global flight simulator market can be segmented into full-flight simulator (FFS), fixed-based simulator/flight management system (FBS/FMS), and other types. The FFS segment is expected to account for a major share of this market during the forecast period owing to its high accuracy and realism compared with other types of simulators. On the basis of application, this market can be divided into military application and commercial application segments.

Global Flight Simulator Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A flight simulator is a computer program that can be used to simulate flying an airplane. They are often used for training pilots, but can also be used for recreation. Flight simulators are important because they allow pilots to practice flying in a safe environment without risking the lives of passengers or other aircraft.

FFS (Full Flight Simulator):

The FFS (Full Flight Simulator) is a computerized environment with real world conditions that provides near-perfect flying conditions for training and mission planning. It's primary objective is to provide pilots with all the information they need to execute flights easily and safely. The simulator also helps in improving the overall efficiency of pilot training, as well as providing an excellent experience during actual flight missions.

FFS has been used by airlines, aircraft manufacturers, military aviation trainers.

FTD (Flight Training Devices):

FTD (Flight Training Devices) are devices that provide flight training to the pilot using a computerized environment. FTDs have gained popularity in recent years due to their ability to offer an unparalleled level of safety and convenience during ground training as well as flight operations.

The global market for FTD is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing demand for commercial aviation across various regions, growing passenger traffic, and need for better trained pilots.

Application Insights:

The military application segment dominated the global flight simulator market in 2017, accounting for a share of over 60.0% by revenue. The growth can be attributed to the increasing use of flight simulators in training and mission rehearsals for armed forces pilots across the world. Furthermore, governments are investing significantly in developing new full-scale Flight Training Devices (FTD) that provide realistic aircraft handling capabilities than conventional simulators. For instance, Indonesia has developed an advanced FTD with funding from Malaysia that is used by its air force for pilot training purposes.

The commercial application segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising adoption of FFSs and FTDs among major airlines including Lufthansa Technik AG., British Airways Ltd., Air France KLM Group), as well as regional carriers (e.g., United Arab Emirates' Gulf Air).

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The U.S., being a leading military power, has used flight simulators for training and simulation-based research purposes. Moreover, the presence of major manufacturers such as CAE Inc.; FlightSafety International; L3Harris Technologies, Inc.; and Thales Group is expected to have a positive impact on regional growth over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing demand from commercial operators for training sessions conducted at airports across countries such as China and India among others are expected drive regional demand during the forecast period. Furthermore, rising adoption by military forces due to enhanced combat capabilities offered by these devices is further likely boost industry expansion within APAC region over next eight years  to 2030  time frame).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for air travel: The global air travel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2016 to 2021, reaching a total value of 7.8 billion by 2021. This growth is being driven by the increasing number of passengers travelling by air, rising disposable incomes in emerging markets, and the development of new airports and aviation infrastructure.
  • Technological advancements: Flight simulator technology is constantly evolving, with new features and capabilities being developed all the time. This has helped to keep interest in flight simulation high, and ensure that the market remains competitive and innovative.
  • Growing popularity of flight simulators among hobbyists: Flight simulators have become increasingly popular among hobbyists in recent years due to their realistic graphics and immersive gameplay experience . This has helped to drive demand for flight simulator hardware and software, as well as create opportunities for new players in the market .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Flight Simulator Market Research Report

By Type

FFS (Full Flight Simulator), FTD (Flight Training Devices), Other Types (FBS/FMS)

By Application

Military Application, Commercial Application

By Companies

CAE, L3 Technologies, FlightSafety International, Thales, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Textron

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Flight Simulator Market Report Segments:

The global Flight Simulator market is segmented on the basis of:


FFS (Full Flight Simulator), FTD (Flight Training Devices), Other Types (FBS/FMS)

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Military Application, Commercial Application

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. CAE
  2. L3 Technologies
  3. FlightSafety International
  4. Thales
  5. Rockwell Collins
  6. Boeing
  7. Textron

Global Flight Simulator Market Overview

Highlights of The Flight Simulator Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
    2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
    3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
  1. By Application:

    1. Military Application
    2. Commercial Application
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Flight Simulator Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Flight Simulator Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Flight Simulator is a computer game that allows users to experience flight by flying simulated aircraft.

Some of the major companies in the flight simulator market are CAE, L3 Technologies, FlightSafety International, Thales, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Textron.

The flight simulator market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Flight Simulator Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Flight Simulator Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Flight Simulator Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Flight Simulator Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Flight Simulator Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Flight Simulator Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Flight Simulator Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      5.3.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      5.3.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Military Application
      6.3.2. Commercial Application
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Flight Simulator Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Military Application
      9.4.2. Commercial Application
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      9.7.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      9.7.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Flight Simulator Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Military Application
      10.4.2. Commercial Application
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      10.7.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      10.7.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Flight Simulator Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Military Application
      11.4.2. Commercial Application
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      11.7.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      11.7.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y GrowthProjections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Flight Simulator Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Military Application
      12.4.2. Commercial Application
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      12.7.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      12.7.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Flight Simulator Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Flight Simulator Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Military Application
      13.4.2. Commercial Application
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Flight Simulator Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. FFS (Full Flight Simulator)
      13.7.2. FTD (Flight Training Devices)
      13.7.3. Other Types (FBS/FMS)
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Flight Simulator Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Flight Simulator Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Flight Simulator Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Flight Simulator Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. CAE Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. L3 Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. FlightSafety International Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Thales Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Rockwell Collins Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Boeing Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Textron Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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