Air Transport MRO Market to expand at a CAGR of 5.0% by 2031

In a recent market study, ESOMAR-certified consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) projects the global air transport MRO market to reach US$ 72.6 Bn in 2021. With gradually increasing air travel and cargo transport rates, the market is poised to exhibit a 4.8% CAGR during the assessment period.

Sales of air transport MRO services witnessed a downturn in 2020 due to the travel restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. However, with resumptions in movement, the market experienced year-over-year growth by 5.0% between 2020 and 2021.

As the pandemic caused various airlines to park aircraft fleets for prolonged periods of time, the demand for air transport MRO services experienced upticks. This has created lucrative opportunities for players operating in the market.

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Apart from this, the emergence of connective technologies such as blockchain, cloud computing, and digital twins in aircraft maintenance will continue driving market growth during the forecast period. MRO service providers are benefitting from launching data-driven MRO solutions and the trend is anticipated to prevail in the forthcoming years.

As per FMI’s regional analysis, the U.S. is anticipated to dominate the North American air transport MRO market. Growth can be attributed to expansions in the aviation industry and stringent government regulations mandating the timely inspection of aircraft for maintenance. Additionally, the presence of leading MRO service providers and OEMs will continue driving developments in the air transport MRO market.

“Product developments by OEMs in collaboration with MRO service providers, coupled with expansion of the aviation industry in emerging economies will continue augmenting market growth through 2031,” says the FMI analyst.

Key Takeaways:

  • Applications of air transport MRO in the engine segment are estimated to remain high through 2031.
  • Based on aircraft type, narrow-body aircraft will dominate the segment.
  • The U.S. is anticipated to experience high demand for air transport MRO services, owing to the presence of leading players and a vast military and commercial aviation fleet. The North American air transport MRO market is projected to grow at a 4.5% CAGR.
  • The U.K. will emerge as a lucrative market, owing to growing demand for MRO services in the VIP and private jet sectors. The European market is poised to expand at a 4.0% CAGR.
  • Demand for air transport MRO will rise at a positive pace in China, due to the addition of new airlines and aircraft fleets.
  • Japan and South Korea will collectively account for 4.8% of the total market share.

AAR Corporation, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Delta TechOps (Delta Corporation Ltd, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) Ltd, Lufthansa Technik AG, Turkish Technic Inc., Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited, Sabena Technics, Aeroman, Airbus SAS, and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) are among the air transport MRO market players, as profiled by FMI.

Top 5 players comprise Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Air France–KLM, AAR Corp., and Lufthansa Technik AG, holding 11% of the total market share.

As a part of their growth strategies, prominent players operating in the global air transport MRO market are concentrating on mergers, collaborations, and acquisitions to expand their global footprint. For instance:

  • In May 2021, Lufthansa Technik and Airbus teamed up to offer customers with a reversible cargo-in-cabin solution to satisfy urgent flying and transport requirements easily.
  • In June 2021, Turkish Technic and Boeing announced the renewal of their tailored package parts agreement, extending the MRO service providers’ contract by three years. The contact will allow Turkish Technic to reinforce its reliability, efficiency, and access to a global market of parts and component services.

Air transport MRO Market by Category

By Application Type: 

  • Airframe
  • Engine
  • Component
  • Line

By Aircraft Type:

  • Narrow Body Aircraft
  • Wide-Body Aircraft
  • Regional Jet
  • Turbo Prop

By Region: 

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South East Asia & Others (SEA)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Key Points Covered in Air Transport MRO Market Survey

  • Market estimates and forecast 2021-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Air Transport MRO Market and how to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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