Flight Simulator Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Flight Simulator Market Size was valued at USD 7.1 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 12.66 billion by 2030 with a growing CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The Flight Simulator Market is expected to be driven by an increase in the adoption of simulation in the aviation industry as a result of growing concerns about aviation safety and rising demand for better and more effective pilot training in the coming years. The Flight Simulator Market report provides a thorough examination of the market. The report examines key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and market-significant factors in detail. Simulations are used to replicate or recreate a system or an event in order to gain experience and knowledge in the field. Simulations are essential for experimenting with complex situations while reducing risks.

Flight Simulator Market Revenue 2030

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A flight simulator is an electrical and mechanical system that simulates flight conditions to train pilots and other crew members. It helps the trainers become acquainted with actual flight conditions, handling, and operations. Flight simulators are independent of any external environmental conditions and allow for flight practise repetition. The market is divided into four types: flight mission simulators, full flight simulators, fixed base simulators, and others. The market is divided into Simulator Hardware, Simulation Software, and Services based on the solution.



  • Acceptance of Virtual Pilot Training in the Interest of Aviation Safety

  • Pilots are in high demand in the aviation industry.


  • Product Life-cycle Extension

  • Interoperability Issues


  • Air Accident Investigation Using Flight Simulators

  • Simulators for Unmanned Aerial Systems are being developed.


  • Manufacturers' Difficulties in Keeping Up With Advances in the Aviation Industry

  • The country's economy suffered a significant loss as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the global aviation industry. During the epidemic, only a few countries allowed air travel. Due to the dramatic decline in air travel, most airlines have suspended flights. In addition to the decline in air travel, the epidemic has created a negative image for airlines, which are already on fire with large facilities to keep their vessels afloat. Revenue for airline passengers worldwide is expected to drop by almost 50%, according to the International Air Transport Association. Because airlines are heavily indebted to employers, they are now turning to the government for financial assistance in the form of loans, financial assistance, and tax exemptions to survive the epidemic. Airlines have also stopped hiring new pilots, which has led to a decline in the demand for aircraft models. Flight simulation training has been postponed by many flight simulation companies.

The market is divided into four types: fixed base simulators, flight mission simulators, full flight simulators, and others. The Full Flight Simulators segment is expected to have the largest market share because it accurately simulates the aircraft and its environment, providing high fidelity and reliability. They generate motion, sound, visuals, and all other aircraft operations to create a realistic training environment that ensures thorough pilot training.

The market is divided into Simulator Hardware, Simulation Software, and Services based on the Solution. Due to the rise in flight simulator maintenance costs and the rapid advancement of simulation technology and its applications, the services segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecasted period.

Flight simulators can be used on a variety of platforms, including military planes, commercial planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopter simulators. During the forecast period, the commercial aircraft segment is expected to lead the flight simulator market. The increase in global air passenger traffic is propelling the aviation industry forward, resulting in increased demand for commercial aircraft deliveries. This increase in demand for new aircraft creates additional demand for commercial pilots, which contributes significantly to the growth of the flight simulator market.

As the airline industry continues to face a global shortage of certified pilots, the aviation industry has recently been rocked by a surge in demand for new pilots. Many airline carriers have been forced to reduce the number of flight schedules due to a pilot shortage, as the size of the aircraft fleet continues to grow globally, combined with the yearly increased growth rate of global air traffic passenger demand.


By Platform

  • Commercial

  • Military

  • UAVs

By Solution

  • Products

  • Services

By Method

  • Synthetic

  • Virtual

By Type

  • Full Flight Simulators

  • Fixed Base Simulators

  • Flight Training Devices

  • Full Mission Flight Simulators

Flight Simulator Market Segment Pie Chart

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North America emerged as a significant market flight accounted for highest market share of global revenue in 2022 and is expected to prove a slight growth in the forecast period. This is due to the early adoption of technology by manufacturers and consumers. In addition, strict laws are enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Federal Aviation Regulations including Sec. 61.64 the use of aircraft simulation for training purposes may promote regional growth. In addition, the acquisition of improved military and commercial infrastructure is expected to boost the growth of the aircraft market in the region.

Asia Pacific is projected to show higher growth in the forecast period due to increased demand for these devices especially in developing countries such as India and China. The start of production in China in early are further fuel demand in the region. Growth in the Asia Pacific region is due to the high demand for air travel in terms of increased trade and tourism. North America may see slower growth, which could be largely due to concerns about air safety and the strict air safety standards imposed by the FAA in the U.S.

Furthermore, civil aviation travel increased by approximately highest percentage in the United States, Europe, and Latin America during the first quarter of 2022. As one of the major contributors to the aviation industry, China continues to adhere to the Zero-COVID policy, with Beijing and Shanghai tightening restrictions on business and travel, which is expected to impact flight simulator sales.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Players are Collins Aerospace,  L-3 Communications, Raytheon Company, Precision Flight Controls, SIMCOM Aviation Training, Frasca International,CAE, Boeing Company, FlightSafety International and Other Players

L-3 Communications-Company Financial Analysis

Flight Simulator Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022  US$ 7.1 Billion
Market Size by 2030  US$ 12.66 Billion
CAGR  CAGR of 7.5% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year  2022
Forecast Period  2023-2030
Historical Data  2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments

• By Platform (Commercial, Military, UAVs)
• By Solution (Products, Services)
• By Method (Synthetic, Virtual)
• By Type (Full Flight Simulators, Fixed Base Simulators, Flight Training Devices, Full Mission Flight Simulators)

Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Collins Aerospace,  L-3 Communications, Raytheon Company, Precision Flight Controls, SIMCOM Aviation Training, Frasca International,CAE, Boeing Company,FlightSafety International,
DRIVERS • Acceptance of Virtual Pilot Training in the Interest of Aviation Safety
• Pilots are in high demand in the aviation industry.
RESTRAINTS • Product Life-cycle Extension
• Interoperability Issues

Frequently Asked Questions

According to SNS insiders, the flight simulator market size was USD 6.54 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 9.39 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecasted period.

Manufacturers/Service provider, Consultant, Association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, Suppliers and Distributors of the product. 

Air Accident Investigation Using Flight Simulators and Simulators for Unmanned Aerial Systems are being developed.

CAE USA, a division of CAE Inc.,announced that it had received a contract from CBP, one of the largest law enforcement organizations,to provide United States Customs and Border Protection aircraft pilot training services.

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the global aviation industry. During the epidemic, only a few countries allowed air travel. Due to the dramatic decline in air travel, most airlines have suspended flights.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of the Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces Model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Flight Simulator Market Segmentation, By Platform

8.1 Commercial

8.2 Military

8.3 UAVs

9. Flight Simulator Market Segmentation, By Solution

9.1 Products

9.2 Services

10. Flight Simulator Market Segmentation, By Method

10.1 Synthetic

10.2 Virtual

11. Flight Simulator Market Segmentation, By Type

11.1 Full Flight Simulators

11.2 Fixed Base Simulators

11.3 Flight Training Devices

11.4 Full Mission Flight Simulators

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles

13.1 SIMCOM Aviation Training

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Frasca International

13.3 Flight Safety International

13.4 L-3 Communications

13.5 Raytheon Company

13.6 Precision Flight Controls

13.7 TRU Simulation Airbus Group

13.8 CAE

13.9 Boeing Company

13.10 Collins Aerospace

14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmarking

14.2 Market Share Analysis

14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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