Last updated: 01:00 AM ET, Thu April 09 2015

Report: Aircraft De-Icing Industry Projected to See $1.3 Billion Boom

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | April 09, 2015

Report: Aircraft De-Icing Industry Projected to See $1.3 Billion Boom

After one of the wildest winters in recent memory, the aircraft de-icing industry has never been hotter, and new market research now claims the business is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2020.

According to a report from, the increase from the aircraft de-icing industry is expected to be driven by the ever-increasing need for new and stricter safety standards, as well as the modernization and expansion of airports around the world.

Standard deicing has made way for improvements in the field. From forced air de-icing systems to infrared radiation, manufacturers and airports are trying to find the most time- and cost-efficient ways to remove ice from aircraft.

The market for aircraft de-icing is expected to grow considerably, and several hotbeds for the industry improvement are the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Russia, Japan and several more economical powerhouses.

The market isn’t just growing for commercial airlines, though, as the aircraft de-ice machines are also widely used by the military. With two separate sectors likely seeing major increases, the de-icing industry is trending upward.

Between the vehicles and equipment used by the de-icing teams, including trucks, sweepers and other crucial tools, and the fuel needed to power the machinery, the market has climbed over recent years and will continue to do so rapidly.

Clearing off the ice and frozen debris from all types of aircraft is a pivotal part of the safety guidelines for airports all over the world. The emphasis on airline safety has never been higher, and that will in turn increase the focus on the aircraft de-icing industry.

Add in the continued rise of technology in the industry via heat-coat anti icing systems and a greater attention to efficiency, and the projection of $1.3 billion by 2020 doesn’t sound unreasonable.


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