A NEW report finds electronic actuators systems are due to replace hydraulic actuators systems in aircrafts over the next few years.
All in all, the actuator and electronics components market for commercial aviation is estimated to be worth US$14.51 billion by 2020, according to the report.
The report, published by MarketsandMarkets, is titled "Actuator & Electronic Components Market in Commercial Aviation, by Systems (Mechanical, Electrical,& Digital Electronics), Vertical (Narrow Body, Wide Body, Very Large,& Regional Transport Aircraft) and Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2013 - 2020".
Actuators convert energy into motion and are used in electromagnetic brakes, landing gears, seat actuation, manual drives, load limiters, clutches, and position feedback for commercial aircrafts.
According to the report, continuous improvement in technology is driving the market towards replacing hydraulic actuators systems in aircrafts with electronic actuators systems, which are said to be highly reliable, fuel efficient, compact, light weight, and low in power consumption.
This transition will contribute majorly to the development of eco-friendly electric aircrafts in the future.