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The global aircraft component MRO market size was valued at USD 16.56 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 17.53 billion in 2023 to USD 28.42 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.97% during the forecast period.
The aircraft component Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) refers to providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul to the major components of an aircraft. MRO delivers activity for Auxiliary Power Units (APU), mechanical actuators, landing gears, avionics, and fuel system of the aircraft. The MRO services improve the life-span and airworthiness of the aircraft. The aircraft component MRO services improve the efficiency and reliability of the aircraft. These factors are anticipated to drive the market and accentuate commercial airlines' demand for aircraft component MRO service. Additionally, the progression of commercial aviation MRO services in growing economies, such as India and China, is predicted to boost the market. Key companies, such as Air France Industries, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Delta TechOps, and FL Technics, provide cost-efficient MRO services. The air fleet and aircraft deliveries growth is expected to increase the market size in the forecast period.
COVID-19 Pandemic had a Negative Impact on Aircraft Component MRO Market owing to Halt in Operations
The pandemic caused a drastic decline in the aircraft component MRO market share due to sudden operations halt. The engineers and staff associated with the maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities were asked to refrain from coming to the facility due to the fear of contracting the coronavirus. As the cases subsided and the facilities reopened, aircraft component MRO was restored due to a backlog of pre-orders for MRO and additional deliveries that had to be inspected.
Growing Use of Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
Recently, a trend for predictive and preventive maintenance has gained traction due to the proliferation of accurate and efficient MRO service provision. Predictive maintenance is a condition-based maintenance that involves equipment condition monitoring and performance monitoring during regular operations to limit the chances of a breakdown. Preventive maintenance refers to performing regularly scheduled maintenance activities to help limit unexpected failures in the future. These activities and initiatives are a growing trend in the MRO market and are expected to boost the overall market due to widespread adoption. For instance,
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Rising Use of Emerging Technology and Non-Destructive Testing Supports Market Growth
A recent trend of emerging technology and non-destructive testing for inspection and repair is observed since major service providers globally opt for more technologically advanced testing. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is an effective method to detect minor imperfections or damages in aerospace materials or components throughout their operational life without materially affecting the integrity of the tested item. Therefore, considering the excellent testing benefits of the latest technology, the market is expected to grow exponentially over the forecast period.
Growth in Aircraft Deliveries and Air Fleet Expansion to Drive Market Growth
The size of a fleet is positively correlated with global MRO demand. As a result, a rise in MRO demand is likely in the near future as fleet sizes continue to grow. A constant rise in air travel in developing countries is predicted to accentuate the demand for new aircraft in major countries. The cost of MRO software adds up for roughly 1/5th of the operational costs of the airline. A rise is to be experienced by the passenger-growth trend, with engines attracting the bulk of the maintenance prices. With aircraft maintenance a priority, air operators have choices among independent MROs, components, and aircraft OEMs. Global airlines aim to expand their aircraft fleet size due to the growing air passenger traffic. The market growth in the forecast period is due to the increasing number of aircraft fleets. The MRO sector is predicted to exhibit a strady growth throughout the forecast period owing to rising demand for growing aircraft fleets and a growth in air travel.
High Cost and Regulations to Cause a Delay and Limit Market Growth
Aircraft component MRO players are majorly targeting the annual OEM material price increase and the restrictions OEMs have placed on the direct sale of OEM-designed parts due to their IP ownership for rapid increase in the price of parts. Additionally, OEMs charge exorbitant consultancy fees, making it difficult for MRO players to diversify and expand their services. These aspects suggest that this pattern is likely to continue in the longer run, thereby making high costs and restrictions on airworthiness a significant hindrance to the aircraft component MRO market growth.
Growing Aircraft Deliveries and Air Travel to Support Commercial Aircraft Segment Growth
Based on aircraft type, the market is categorized into commercial aircraft, business jets, general aviation aircraft, and helicopters. The commercial aircraft segment is further bifurcated into narrow-body aircraft, wide-body aircraft, and regional aircraft.
The commercial aircraft segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period, owing to the number of aircraft deliveries and growth in air travel. This is subsequently surging the demand for aircraft component MRO, considering the growth in global air fleet.
The business jets segment is expected to gain traction during the forecast period and grow at a significant CAGR owing to increasing net-worth of individuals. The growing net worth of people is subtly leading to an overall economic growth and is expected to further propel the market for business jets aircraft component MRO.
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Major Technological Advancements in Avionics Propel the Flight Control Segment Growth
By component, the market is divided into wheel and brakes, landing gear, avionics, fuel system, hydraulic system, cockpit systems, flight control, electrical systems, thrust reversers, and others.
The flight control segment is predicted to be the largest segment due to the controls' complexity and the cost associated with the component's maintenance, repair, and overhaul. Growing demand for fly-by-wire control systems will boost the overall market.
However, the avionics segment is anticipated to grow at a very high CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is due to the growing technological advancements and automation of avionics fueled by new aircraft deliveries and wide aftermarkets for avionics.
Overhaul Segment to Dominate Due to Aircraft Performance Tolerance Process
Based on maintenance service, the market is divided into inspection, overhaul, repairs, and others.
The overhaul segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022. It is expected to maintain its dominance in the forecast period owing to a process that ensures that an aircraft performs according to applicable serviceable tolerances set by its manufacturer for continued airworthiness.
The inspection segment is predicted to grow with a significant CAGR over 2023-2030, owing to numerous technological advancements in inspection methods. Pit gauges and visual inspection are the industry standard for non-destructive surface scanning for dents, composite wrinkles, and flush checks on fasteners.
North America Aircraft Component MRO Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)
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The global market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Rest of the World.
North America was valued at USD 5.04 illion in 2022 and is expected to dominate the market due to the presence of top service providers and a growing market for aircraft component MRO. The presence of major players, such as AAR Corp., Barnes Aerospace, Delta TechOps, Honeywell International, and others, is accountable for this expansion.
During the forecast period, Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period. The rising passenger traffic from emerging economies, such as India and China, is the prime reason for this growth. In addition, the market's growth is fueled by the rising demand for aircraft component MRO services from Singapore's commercial airlines.
There is a significant prominence of the market in Europe. The presence of major players, such as Lufthansa Technik AG and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, is a crucial factor for this expansion. Market expansion is being refueled in Europe by the rising use of cutting-edge software technologies for maintenance scheduling and labor-hour tracking.
During the forecast period, significant growth is expected to be observed in the rest of the world. The commercial airlines of South America and the Middle East & Africa have increased their demand for MRO services for aircraft parts.
Key Market Players are Focused on Providing a Variety of Services to Survive in the Market
The latest trends in the market is nondestructive testing for MRO purpose, which uses nondestructive methods for detection of problem in the components. Key players in the component MRO software industry, such as Lufthansa Technik (Germany) and AAR Corp. (U.S.), have adopted strategies like partnerships, agreements, contracts signing, and acquisition for growth. Additionally, investment in the R&D of emerging technologies is adopted by numerous key players to maintain their position in the market of aircraft component MRO. A wide services portfolio and advanced concepts being implemented by key players are some of the major factors adding up to the market growth.
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The report provides detailed information on the market and focuses on leading companies, product types, and leading product applications. Besides this, the report offers insights into market trends and competition and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the above factors, it contains several factors that have contributed to the sizing of the global market in recent years.
CAGR of 6.97% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
By Aircraft Type
By Maintenance Service
Fortune Business Insights stated that the global market size was USD 16.56 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 28.42 billion by 2030.
Registering a CAGR of 6.97%, the market will exhibit rapid growth during the forecast period (2023-2030).
By aircraft type, the commercial aircraft segment will dominate and grow with the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
Lufthansa Technik (Germany) and AAR Corp. (U.S.) are the leading players in the global market.
North America topped the market in terms of shares in 2022.
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