"We Envision Growth Strategies Most Suited
to Your Business"

Commercial Aircraft Disassembly, Dismantling and Recycling Market to Expand at 6.20% CAGR from 2023 to 2033; Tarmac Aerospace, Airbus, and Chengdu City Set up a JV to Offer Aircraft Lifecycle Services in China

November 17, 2023 | Aerospace & Defense

The global commercial aircraft disassembly, dismantling & recycling market size stood at USD 6.74 billion in 2022. The market value is slated to rise from USD 8.07 billion in 2023 to USD 14.72 billion by 2033 at a CAGR of 6.20% during 2023-2033. Fortune Business Insights™ presents this information in its report titled “Commercial Aircraft Disassembly, Dismantling and Recycling Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Application (Disassembly & Dismantling, Recycling & Storage, USM, and Rotable Parts), By Aircraft Type (Narrow Body, Wide Body, and Regional Jet), and Regional Forecast, 2023-2033”. Commercial aircraft disassembly, dismantling and recycling involves careful removal of both exterior and interior components and ensuring that all of these components are properly identified and processed.

Rise in Aircraft Disassembling Pushed Industry Growth amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis led to an upsurge in the exchange and disassembling of aircraft components. This was due to the retirement of airplanes given that several airline fleets remained grounded on account of travel restrictions enforced by government bodies. These factors helped propel industry expansion during the pandemic period.

Airbus, Tarmac Aerospace, and Chengdu City Establish a Joint Venture to Provide Aircraft Lifecycle Services in China

In April 2023, Tarmac Aerosave, Airbus, and the City of Chengdu set up a joint venture. The venture was focused on establishing the first aircraft lifecycle service center in China. Aircraft parking and storage, conversions, upgrades, maintenance, dismantling, and recycling services are some of the services that would be provided at the facility.

The center would be a major milestone of cooperation between China and Airbus given its contribution toward bolstering the aviation sector of the country in aftermarket services.

Strict Government Policies to Fuel Industry Expansion

Government bodies emphasize the usage of environmentally friendly aircraft, resulting in the retirement of relatively young aircraft. Stringent regulations associated with this are set to favor the commercial aircraft disassembly, dismantling and recycling market growth over the forecast period.

However, the use of thermoplastics and composite materials in aircraft places restrictions on recycling, hindering market expansion.

Major Companies Focus on Geographical Expansion to Strengthen Market Presence

Leading industry participants focus on acquisitions and mergers for strengthening their presence in the market. Several companies are also keen to target emerging markets for the expansion of their geographical footprints.

Key Players

  • Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) BV (Netherlands)

  • Air Salvage International Ltd (Gloucestershire)

  • Aerocycle (Canada)

  • CAVU Aerospace (Germany)

  • China Aircraft Leasing Group (China)

  • Ecube (U.K.)

  • Eirtrade Aviation (U.K.)

  • GA Telesis LLC (U.S.)

  • TARMAC Aerosave (France)

  • Vallair (U.K.)

To get a detailed report summary and research scope of this market, click here:


Key Industry Development

April 2023 – The FAA launched VARMA, a new program focused on the usage of off-the-shelf parts in type-certificated aircraft. Applicable to small aircraft constructed prior to 1980, the program would allow maintenance personnel to validate the suitability of installing certain low-risk replacement parts on aircraft.

Further Report Findings

  • North America commercial aircraft disassembly, dismantling and recycling market share accounted for a key position in the global market. This was due to the retirement of prominent fleet in North America.

  • The Asia Pacific market is set to grow at the fastest pace over the study period. This can be credited to the fleet expansion initiatives by commercial airlines.

  • On the basis of application, the market is classified into rotable parts, recycling & storage, USM, and disassembly & dismantling. Of these, the USM segment accounts for a major market share and is slated to exhibit the fastest growth over the analysis period. The dominance is due to the surging demand for low-cost aftermarket components and parts that are used in aircraft.

  • On the basis of aircraft type, the market is subdivided into wide body, narrow body, and regional jet. The narrow-body aircraft segment leads the market. This is due to the increasing aircraft component demand from low-cost carriers.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.20% from 2023 to 2033


Value (USD Billion)


By Application

  • Disassembly & Dismantling

  • Recycling & Storage

  • USM

  • Rotable Parts

By Aircraft Type

  • Narrow Body

  • Wide Body

  • Regional Jet

By Geography

  • North America (By Application, Aircraft Type, and Country)

    • U.S. (By Aircraft Type)

    • Canada (By Aircraft Type)

  • Europe (By  Application, Aircraft Type, and Country)

    • U.K. (By Aircraft Type)

    • Germany (By Aircraft Type)

    • France (By Aircraft Type)

    • Italy (By Aircraft Type)

    • Russia (By Aircraft Type)

    • Ireland (By Aircraft Type)

    • Rest of Europe (By Aircraft Type)

  • Asia Pacific (By  Application, Aircraft Type, and Country)

    • China (By Aircraft Type)

    • India (By Aircraft Type)

    • Japan (By Aircraft Type)

    • Australia (By Aircraft Type)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Aircraft Type)

  • Middle East & Africa (By  Application, Aircraft Type, and Country)

    • UAE (By Aircraft Type)

    • Saudi Arabia (By Aircraft Type)

    • Qatar (By Aircraft Type)

    • South Africa (By Aircraft Type)

    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa (By Aircraft Type)

  • South America (By  Application, Aircraft Type, and Country)

    • Brazil (By Aircraft Type)

    • Argentina (By Aircraft Type)

    • Rest of South America (By Aircraft Type)

Global Commercial Aircraft Disassembly Dismantling and Recycling Market
  • PDF
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021
  • 200


  • 4850

Our Clients

We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies . Privacy.