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Global Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Industry

  • July 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation in US$ Million by the following Product/Service Segments: Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial Full Flight Simulators, Commercial Flight Training Devices, & Commercial Flight Training Services) and Military Flight Simulation (Military Full Flight Simulators, Military Flight Training Devices, & Military Flight Training Services). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 82 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Alsim
Atlantis Systems Corp.
CAE, Inc.
Cubic Corporation
Elbit Systems Ltd.

Table Of Contents

Global Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Simulation I-3
Full Flight Simulators I-4
Flight Training Devices I-4
Flight Training Services I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Impact of the 2007-2009 World Economic Recession In Retrospect II-2
Market Once Again Tested Once Again Between 2012 and 2013 II-3
Commercial Aviation Sector Reels Under Pressure of Euro Debt
Crisis - Squeezes Opportunities for Flight Simulation II-3
Economic Uncertainty Slows Down Growth in US Market in 2012 II-5
Outlook II-6

2. KEY MARKET TRENDS, GROWTH DIVERS and ISSUES II-7
Improvement in Global GDP Performance Bodes Well for the Market II-7
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2013 and 2014E):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 2: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Commercial Aviation Emerges as Major End-Use Sector for Flight
Simulation II-9
Table 3: Global Fleet of Aircraft (In Units) for the Years
2011, 2013E and 2015P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Demand for Civil Aviation Pilots Set to Accelerate in the
Future - An Indication of Opportunity in Store for
Commercial Flight Simulation Market II-10
Table 4: Pilot Outlook: Number of Pilots for Years 2012 and
2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 5: Global Demand for Pilots (2030P): Breakdown of
Number of Pilots Projected by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11
Regulatory Safety Compliance Drives Demand for Flight
Simulators in the Commercial Aviation Sector II-11
Multi Crew Pilot Licensing Process to Support Demand for
Simulators II-11
Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Act of
2010- Implications II-12
Opportunities in Military Aviation Sector II-12
Growth Drivers in a Nutshell II-13
Rising Global Security Concerns Propel Growth of Military
Flight Simulator II-13
Review of Defense Budgets and Implications on Military Flight
Simulation market II-14
Table 6: Military Spending as a Percentage of GDP in Select
Countries: 2009-2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 7: Military Spending in Select Countries (2012 and
2013): Breakdown of Amount Spent (in US$ Billion) and Rate
of Growth (%) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Simulation: Emerging Opportunity II-16
Need to Save on High Fuel Costs Drive Increased Demand for
Flight Simulators II-16
New Generation Aircraft Drive Demand for Flight Simulation
Products and Services in Commercial and Military Aviation Sectors II-17
Sophisticated Avionics Create New Opportunities for Flight
Simulators II-17
Technology Developments and Product Innovations Expand Market
Opportunities for Simulators II-17
Fully-Loaded Products Help Boost Market Prospects for Flight
Simulation Products II-17
Cost Drives the Technology Shift in Commercial Flight
Simulators Industry II-18
Military Simulation Training Embraces Simulators in Plug and
Play Mode II-18
Designers of Military Simulators Draw Inspiration from the
Gaming Arena II-18
Networking and Interoperability Gains Prominence II-19
Flight Training Services Market to Witness Robust Growth II-19
Innovation in Aircraft Platforms Spurs Demand for Training
Services II-19
Online Simulation Based Aviation Pilot Training Grows in
Popularity II-20
Simulator Manufacturers Expand into the Training Services
Field to Expand Revenue Opportunities II-20
Full Flight Simulators Continue to Gain Prominence II-20
Prices of FFSs and FTDs Continue to Slide II-21
Emerging Markets to Lend Traction to Growth in Coming Years II-21
Table 8: World Aviation Industry: Projected Compounded Annual
Growth Rates (CAGR) for Air Passenger Traffic (RPKs) for the
Period 2011-2030 by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22
Modernization to Drive Growth in Developed Economies II-22
Competition II-22
Strategic Alliances and Collaborations: Key Competitive Factors II-22
Key Market Share Findings II-23
Table 9: Global Military Simulation Products Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Installed Military simulator
Base by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 10: Leading Players in Global Full-Flight Simulators
(FFS) Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Installed
Simulators for CAE, FlightSafety International, L-3 Link
Simulation and Training, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 11: Leading Players in Global Commercial Full-Flight
Simulators (FFS) Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Installed Simulators for CAE, FlightSafety International,
L-3 Link Simulation and Training, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 12: Leading Players in Global Military Full-Flight
Simulators (FFS) Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Installed Simulators for Boeing, CAE, FlightSafety
International, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Thales
Group, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-25
Flight Simulation II-25
Full Flight Simulators II-25
Flight Training Devices II-25
Flight Training Services II-26
Need for Flight Simulation II-26
Evaluation of a Flight Simulator II-26
Evaluation Method II-27
Evaluating the Results II-27
History of Flight Simulation II-27
Advancements in Recent Past II-29
Focus on Select Flight Simulator/Device Models II-29
CAE Simfinityâ„¢ M/FTD for Airbus II-29
MP520 II-29
MP521 II-29
DARPA's SIMNET II-30
TacAir-Soar II-30
G-FET II Tactical Flight Simulator II-30
Regulatory Environment II-30
EU Lifts Tariff On Aircraft Simulator Imports II-30
An Overview of the 2001 Aviation and Transportation Security Act II-30

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-31
Airbus Helicopters Introduces Full Flight Simulator II-31
Indra to Introduce Full Flight Simulator for Airbus Helicopters II-31
CAE to Launch New Range of CAE 7000XR Full Flight Simulators II-31
FlightSafety and Sikorsky Launch Flight Simulator for S-76D
Helicopter Platform of Sikorsky II-32
Hawaiian Airlines Introduces Full Flight Simulator for Airbus
A330 II-32
AgustaWestland Unveils AW139 Full Flight Simulator II-33
CAE USA Upgrades MH-60S ‘Sierra' Operational Flight Trainer
for U.S. Navy II-33
SOGITEC, NAHEMA and French Defense Procurement Agency
Introduce NH90 Caiman Medium Range Training Device II-33
Aerolíneas Argentinas Unveils Full Flight Simulator at
Training Center II-34
CAE Unveils Phenom 100 Simulator II-34
Flairjet Launches Flairjet Virtual Airline II-34
Boeing Augments Flight Services Business II-35
STI Unveils Fused Reality II-35

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-36
Rockwell Collin Signs Agreement with Beijing Bluesky Aviation II-36
Airbus Inks Agreement with Lion Group II-36
Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Start Sikorsky Training Academy II-36
Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology and Rockwell Collins to
Set Up Joint Venture II-37
Boeing Enhances Global Network of Flight Training Services II-37
Textron to Take Over Mechtronix and OPINICUS II-37
Lockheed Martin Signs Contract with US Air Force II-38
Boeing Enters into an Agreement with US Navy II-38
Boeing Selects Mechtronix to Manufacture 737NG Full flight
Simulator X II-39
Department of National Defense to Purchase Full Motion Flight
Simulators II-39
Pan Am International Purchases Airline Career Academy II-39
CAE Relocates Boeing 737NG Full Flight Simulator to Air France
Training Facility II-39
LAN Peru Begins Operations of Boeing 767 Full-Flight Simulator II-39
Elbit Systems Supplies Full Flight Simulator to Leading Naval
Company II-40
Gulfstream G450/G550 Full-flight Simulator Obtains Level D
Certification II-40
CAE Obtains Military Contracts for Training Services and
Flight Simulators II-40
CAE to Launch Simulation-based Training programs for
Helicopter Operators II-41
Mechatronix Sells Full Flight Trainer to Indonesian
Transportation Ministry II-41
Mechtronix Receives Qualification Approval of B737-900 FFTâ„¢
from Korean Ministry II-41
Mechtronix Receives Supply Order of Airbus 320 FFT Xâ„¢ II-42
IFAERO Purchases Mechtronix FFTâ„¢ Training Equipment II-42
Rockwell and XASC Partners to Launch COMAC C919 Engineering
Simulator Program II-42
CAE Intends to Install a Full-Flight Simulator in India-Based
Aviation Training Center II-43
Frasca Inks a Contract with NAMSA to Supply Helicopter FTDs
for German Police II-43
Rotorsim to Induct First FFS into AgustaWestland's Italian
Training Center II-44
CAE Opens Aviation Training Center and Inks Agreement with
Heliservicio II-45
CAE to Inaugurate Airline Training Facility in Spain II-45
Boeing and Elbit to Partner for Distributed Simulation Project II-46
CAE Bags Orders for Supply of Training Devices and Full-flight
Simulators II-46
L-3 Communications to Take Over Thales Training and Simulation's
Commercial Business II-46
L-3 Link Simulation and Training Bags Contract for Building F/A
-18D Simulator II-47
L-3 Link Simulation and Training Bags Order for Upgrading
Pakistan Air Force Aircrew Training Devices with SimuSphere
HD-9TM Display II-47
CAE Bags Orders for Supply of Full-Flight Simulators and
Integrated Procedures Trainers in Asia II-47
L-3 Communications to Acquire Thales' Fixed-Wing Commercial
Aircrew Training and Simulation Business II-48
Cubic Defense Applications Obtains Contract from Royal
Australian Air Force for Supply of Combat Training System II-48
Cubic Defense Applications Bags Contract for New Training System II-48
Rosenbauer International Inks Contract with ETC Simulation II-49
ST Aerospace Invests in ST Aerospace Academy II-49
Aeromexico Inks Agreement to Acquire Embraer 190 Simulator
from FlightSafety II-49
CAE Obtains Contract to Supply C295 Simulator to RAFO II-50
Airbus Military Obtains Contract to Supply Full Flight
Simulator to RAF II-50
CAE Secures Multiple Contracts for Simulators and Training
Equipment II-50
CAE and Aeroflot Ink Agreement for Supply of FFS A330 II-50
Ryan Aviation and MPL Simulator Solutions Offer Flight Simulators II-51
Xiamen Airlines Selects Flight Simulator of CAE for Boeing
737-700 and Boeing 737-800 II-51
Cassidian Aviation Training Services Chooses Cirrus SR22 and
SR20 of Cirrus Aircraft II-51
Eurocopter Commissions Helicopter Flight Simulator in Kempton
Park II-51
Mad Catz® Interactive to Introduce Combat Pilot™ Flight Simulator II-52
Rockwell Collins Signs Agreement with Emirates to Deliver
Flight Simulator Technology II-52
Boeing Delivers P-8A Poseidon Training Devices II-52
Flightsafety Enters into Agreement with Azul II-52
GAA Enters into Multi-Million Dollar Operating Lease Agreement
with Tadhamon Capital II-53
Saudi Arabia Enters into Agreement with UK II-53
US Navy Enters into Agreement with L-3 Link II-53
Gulfstream and Flightsafety Establish Asia's Commercial First
Flight Simulator Training Center II-54
CAE Inks Series of Defense Agreements II-54

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-55
Alsim (France) II-55
Atlantis Systems Corp. (Canada) II-55
CAE, Inc. (Canada) II-55
Cubic Corporation (USA) II-56
Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel) II-57
ELITE Simulation Solutions (USA) II-58
FlightSafety International, Inc. (USA) II-58
Frasca International, Inc. (USA) II-58
HAVELSAN A.S. (Turkey) II-59
Lockheed Martin Corporation (USA) II-59
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (USA) II-60
Mechtronix Inc. (Canada) II-61
Rockwell Collins (USA) II-61
Thales Group (France) II-61
The Boeing Company (USA) II-62

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-63
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and Services
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 14: World Historic Review for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 17: World Historic Review for Commercial Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Segment - Commercial Full Flight Simulators (FFS), Commercial
Flight Training Devices (FTD) and Commercial Flight Training
Services (FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 20: World Historic Review for Commercial Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Product Segment - Commercial
Full Flight Simulators (FFS), Commercial Flight Training
Devices (FTD) and Commercial Flight Training Services (FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for Commercial Full Flight Simulators
(FFS), Commercial Flight Training Devices (FTD) and Commercial
Flight Training Services (FTS) Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Full Flight Simulators by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 23: World Historic Review for Commercial Full Flight
Simulators by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Full Flight
Simulators by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Flight Training Devices by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 26: World Historic Review for Commercial Flight Training
Devices by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Flight
Training Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial Flight Training Services by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 29: World Historic Review for Commercial Flight Training
Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Commercial Flight
Training Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 32: World Historic Review for Military Flight Simulation
Products and Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Military Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Segment - Military Full Flight Simulators (FFS), Military
Flight Training Devices (FTD) and Military Flight Training
Services (FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 35: World Historic Review for Military Flight Simulation
Products and Services by Product Segment - Military Full Flight
Simulators (FFS), Military Flight Training Devices (FTD) and
Military Flight Training Services (FTS) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Military Flight
Simulation Products and Services by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for Military Full Flight Simulators
(FFS), Military Flight Training Devices (FTD) and Military
Flight Training Services (FTS) Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Military Full Flight Simulators by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 38: World Historic Review for Military Full Flight
Simulators by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Military Full Flight
Simulators by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Military Flight Training Devices by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 41: World Historic Review for Military Flight Training
Devices by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Military Flight
Training Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Military Flight Training Services by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 44: World Historic Review for Military Flight Training
Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Military Flight
Training Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
North American Simulation Solutions Market III-1
Despite Military Budget Cuts, Military Simulation Sees
Steady Growth Prospects III-1
Table 46: Major Military Simulation Programs in the US
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Synthetic Training and Simulation Gains Acceptance in
Military Sector III-2
Industry Consolidation Gives Birth to New Contracting Process III-2
FAA Proposes Overhaul of Flight Crew Training Programs III-3
An Overview of the 2001 ATSA III-3
Upgradation - Unavoidable at this Juncture III-3
Aviation Industry Obsessed by Outsourcing Trend III-4
Virtual and Constructive Training to Rule the Roost III-4
Key Statistical Finding III-5
Table 47: US Commercial Full Flight Simulators Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Installed Base by
End-User - Airlines, Flight Training Center, and
Universities (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Product Launches III-6
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Select Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 48: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 49: US Historic Review for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 50: US 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product Group/
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

2. CANADA III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Market Scenario III-21
Product Launch III-22
Strategic Corporate Developments III-22
Select Players III-23
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 51: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 52: Canadian Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/ Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 53: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

3. JAPAN III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
Product Launch III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 54: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 55: Japanese Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 56: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4. EUROPE III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Current and Future Analysis III-33
Market Overview III-33
Military Synthetic Training and Simulation III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 57: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 58: European Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 59: European 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 60: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 61: European Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/ Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 62: European 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4a. FRANCE III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Current and Future Analysis III-40
Product Launch III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-41
Select Players III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 63: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 64: French Historic Review for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 65: French 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4b. GERMANY III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Current and Future Analysis III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 66: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 67: German Historic Review for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 68: German 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4c. ITALY III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Current and Future Analysis III-50
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 69: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 70: Italian Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 71: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Current and Future Analysis III-54
Military Simulators Market - An Overview III-54
Strong Military Spending Drives Demand for Helicopter
Simulators III-54
Product Launch III-55
Strategic Corporate Developments III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 72: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 73: UK Historic Review for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 74: UK 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and Military
Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4e. SPAIN III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current and Future Analysis III-59
Strategic Corporate Development III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 75: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 76: Spanish Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 77: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4f. RUSSIA III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
Market Scenario III-63
Opportunities Galore III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 78: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 79: Russian Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 80: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Current and Future Analysis III-67
Strategic Corporate Development III-67
HAVELSAN A.S. (Turkey) - A Key Player III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 81: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation
Products and Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial
Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and
Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military
FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 82: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 83: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Commercial
and Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Current and Future Analysis III-71
Asia-Pacific - A Lucrative Market for Flight Simulators III-71
Providing Cost-Effective Simulation Systems: Key to Market
Success III-72
Joint Ventures: A Tool for Market Expansion? III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 84: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation
Products and Services by Geographic Region - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Geographic
Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 86: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Commercial
and Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 87: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Commercial and Military Flight Simulation
Products and Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial
Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and
Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military
FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 88: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 89: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Commercial
and Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

5a. CHINA III-79
A.Market Analysis III-79
Current and Future Analysis III-79
Strong Market for Commercial Flight Simulation III-79
Growing Military Budgets Augurs Well for Military Flight
Simulation Market III-79
Product Launch III-79
Strategic Corporate Developments III-80
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 90: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commercial and Military Flight Simulation Products and
Services by Product Group/Segment - Commercial Flight
Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial
FTS), and Military Flight Simulation (Military FFS, Military
FTD, and Military FTS) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 91: Chinese Historic Review for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial
FFS, Commercial FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight
Simulation (Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 92: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Commercial and
Military Flight Simulation Products and Services by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Commercial Flight Simulation (Commercial FFS, Commercial
FTD, and Commercial FTS), and Military Flight Simulation
(Military FFS, Military FTD, and Military FTS) Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-85
A.Market Analysis III-85
Current and Future Analysis III-85

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