Strong global enhanced vision market driven by safety standards

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The global enhanced vision system market size is anticipated to reach USD 364.5 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.  This demand is primarily fuelled by the industry's focus on improving safety standards and operational efficiency.

Technological advancements in enhanced vision system (EVS) components, such as infrared sensors, synthetic vision, and millimeter-wave radar, have played a crucial role in enhancing the system's overall performance, further contributing to market expansion.

Advanced and versatile technology

The versatility of EVS technology has extended its application beyond traditional aviation sectors, finding utility in emergency services and search and rescue operations. Its ability to navigate through adverse weather conditions and low-visibility scenarios has been particularly instrumental in these critical domains. Additionally, the integration of EVS with other avionics systems, including GPS, has further augmented its functionality, establishing it as an integral component of modern cockpit solutions.

Regulatory bodies' emphasis on safety and compliance in aviation has driven increased investments in EVS, making it not just a preference for ensuring pilot safety but a necessity to meet evolving industry standards. The adoption of enhanced vision systems by general aviation, motivated by its proven ability to enhance flight safety and efficiency, has significantly expanded its market reach. The competitive landscape within the aviation industry, coupled with a focus on gaining a competitive edge, has led to substantial investments in cutting-edge technologies, thereby sustaining the growth of the EVS market.

Indispensable integration for emergency services

Simultaneously, EVS's integration with advanced technologies, including infrared, synthetic vision, GPS, and millimeter wave radar, has become indispensable in emergency services, search and rescue (SAR), and general aviation. In emergency services, infrared technology provides critical visibility through smoke and adverse weather conditions, facilitating swift and precise responses. Synthetic vision, coupled with GPS, enhances navigation precision, while millimeter-wave radar aids in obstacle detection, ensuring safe and effective emergency operations.

The use of enhanced vision systems for gas detection has become a crucial application, contributing to the significant growth of EVS technology. EVS, with its advanced sensors and imaging devices, aids in detecting gas leaks and emissions more effectively than traditional methods. The integration of infrared technology within EVS enhances its capability to visualise and identify gas plumes in various environmental conditions, providing a valuable tool for industries with potential gas-related risks. This heightened sensitivity to gas detection is driving industries, particularly those in hazardous environments, to adopt EVS as part of their safety measures.

Efficient safety inspections

Companies are launching gas-detection EVS products to address heightened safety concerns, meet regulatory requirements, and provide industries with effective tools for visualising and identifying gas leaks in diverse environmental conditions. For instance, in May 2022, Opgal, a global thermal imaging camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Eye C Gas 2.0 OGI toolkit, introducing a dedicated app that provides remote management capabilities for the Optical Gas Imaging camera. This app allows for efficient inspections, offering features such as live streaming, control over sensitivity and zoom, real-time recording, and streamlining leak detection and repair workflow with simplified image transfer and reporting capabilities.

Main players

Some of the main players in this industry and mentioned in the research include large organisations such as, Honeywell, Thales, United Technologies, Collins, Elbit and Astronics.


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