The Artificial Intelligence (AI) in aviation market is set to be worth $152.4 million in 2018, climbing to $2.2 billion in 2025. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.5% over the forecast period. These are the findings of a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

According to the report, the major factors driving the growth of the AI in aviation market include the use of big data, significant increase in capital investments by aviation companies, and rising adoption of cloud-based applications and services.

Machine learning

Machine learning will hold the largest share of the AI in aviation market in 2018, the report finds.

Machine learning enables systems to automatically improve their performance with experience.

The report notes: “This technology holds a major share of the AI in aviation market owing to its ability to collect and handle big data, along with its increased ability to perform previously impossible calculations.”


The AI in aviation market for hardware is set to grow at a high rate between 2018 and 2025.

This growth is attributed to the increasing need for hardware platforms with high computing power to run various machine learning algorithms both on servers and on devices.


In addition, growth of the market for surveillance applications is also expected and this is down to ongoing developments in the field of AI-enabled drone surveillance, specifically designed for inspection purposes in the aviation industry.

North America leads

North America is forecast to hold the largest share of the overall AI in aviation market by 2025.

This is set to be driven by applications such as virtual assistance, smart maintenance, manufacturing and surveillance. Further, the research finds, the US is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of adopting AI technologies in multiple application areas.

Further, continuous growth in the number of air travellers is encouraging airline companies to adopt AI in their daily operations to enhance their efficiency.

Some of the key players operating in the AI in aviation market are identified as Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, Micron, Samsung, Xilinx, Amazon, Microsoft, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Thales, Lockheed Martin, and Garmin.