Global Aircraft MRO Market Size, Segmentation, Trends and Growth Analysis Forecast by 2030

  •   DLR4856
  •   April, 2024
  •   Pages: 150
  •  Global

Aircraft MRO Market Overview and Analysis:

The Aircraft MRO Market is currently valued at USD 76.8 billion in the year 2022 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period. Aircraft MRO refers to overhaul, inspection, repair, or modification of an aircraft or its components.

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The market is segmented into airframe, engine, component, and line maintenance. The cabin interior modifications and repairs have been considered with the component segment. 

Rapid urbanization and the rising economic growth in emerging countries with increased business and tourism travel are expected to increase the market growth. Various external factors, such as air traffic volumes, global fleet size, and aircraft utilization, are the factors expected to significantly impact the market. Also, the increased air travel by individuals for business and personal purposes is expected to create more aircraft production, thereby substantially impacting the market.

Aircraft MRO Market Latest Trends:

The use of data-driven technologies is poised to move to the forefront of optimization plans for the future, supported by the onset of 5G technology and increased adoption. Moreover, the widespread use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analytics. These technologies will streamline various processes, including baggage handling, security checks, and flight operations.


The Global Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market is segmented

By MRO Type

  • Airframe
  • Engine
  • Component
  • Line


  • North America
  • Europe,
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America,
  • Middle-East
  • Africa

Aircraft MRO Market Seg

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Rapid Urbanization and the Rising Economic Growth in Emerging Countries

The latest data published by the United Nations in 2023, reported that more than half the world’s population (56.2 percent) live in cities. This trend toward greater urbanization can be seen in all regions of the world but is most pronounced in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more than 80 percent of the population now live in urban areas. Urbanization looks set to continue to follow this upward curve, with the United Nations predicting that 68 percent of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. Moreover, the rising incomes, the expansion of low-cost carriers, and technological improvements are growing the demand for aviation, thereby driving the growth of the studied market.

Increased Business and Tourism Travels

Business travel has always been an integral part of the corporate world. It provides opportunities to meet clients face-to-face, attend conferences and networking events, and explore new markets. The travel and tourism sector comprises a wide range of products and services, including leisure and business travel, accommodation, food and drink services, and more. As per the latest data published by NCBI reported that business and travel tourism has reportedly increased by 44% in the past decade which has increased the growth of aviation travel by 24%, thereby driving the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.


High Cost of Aviation

The high cost of aviation travel may make it difficult for people living in developing and middle-class countries to access it and thus the growth of the studied market may slow down over the forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact on Aircraft MRO Market

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the growth of various other markets globally and has impacted the growth of the aircraft MRO market. This resulted in a full-scale crisis, with the imposition of travel restrictions and suspension of flights in a global effort to contain the spread of the virus. Due to decreased passenger traffic and limited aircraft movements, the market for maintenance, repair, and overhaul was affected significantly in 2020. Nevertheless, as travel restrictions decrease in 2021 and aircraft movements gradually increase, the demand for aircraft maintenance is expected to witness positive growth in the coming years and the market is expected to gain traction over the forecast period.

Segmental Analysis:

The Engine MRO Segment is Likely to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Engine MRO includes field maintenance and depot maintenance checks. Depot-level maintenance entails material maintenance, major repair, overhaul, or complete rebuilding of engines, parts, end items, assemblies, and subassemblies. It also includes the manufacturing of parts, technical assistance, and testing. 

The recent developments in the engine MRO segment are expected to drive the growth of the studied segment over the forecast period. For instance, in December 2021, the low-cost airline of Saudi Arabia, flynas, finalized a multi-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM International for the LEAP-1A engines powering the airline’s fleet of 80 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The RPFH agreement is a part of CFM’s portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Throughout the term of the agreement, CFM will guarantee maintenance costs for the airline’s 160 LEAP-1A engines on per per-engine flight hour basis. Such developments are anticipated to drive the engine MRO segment of the market during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

The commercial aviation industry in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow rapidly as the Asia-Pacific region currently operates 1/3rd of the global commercial aircraft fleet, and the fleet in the region is expected to reach over 13,000 aircraft by 2031, with China’s airline fleet accounting for over 45% of the region’s total.

Furthermore, according to industry experts, with the extension of lease contracts of airlines, the average age of the aircraft fleet in the Asia-Pacific region increased to 18 to 24 years. Thus, such instances are driving the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.

Moreover, in 2020, Pratt & Whitney expanded its global Pratt & Whitney GTF engine maintenance network with two new MRO providers in China. Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco) (a joint venture of Air China Limited and Lufthansa Airlines) and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co. Ltd (a joint venture of MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company Limited) became new facilities as part of the GTF MRO network to provide engine maintenance for PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft. Moreover, low-cost labor markets, such as Vietnam and Thailand, are becoming increasingly attractive to OEMs and MROs for setting up new facilities to cater to the growing demand across the region. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of the market in focus in the region.

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Competitive Landscape:

The market for commercial aircraft MRO is highly fragmented, with many players with different MRO capabilities offering services both globally and regionally. Currently, the positive market outlook of the MRO market led to new players entering the market and existing players expanding their presence in new geographical locations. Some of the market players working in this market segment are:

  • AAR Corp Delta TechOps (Delta Air Lines Inc.)
  • GE Aviation
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Lufthansa Technik AG
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation SIA
  • Engineering Company Ltd
  • TAP Maintenance & Engineering
  • Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
  • MTU Aero Engines AG
  • Rolls-Royce Holding PLC

Recent Developments:

1) In December 2021, the ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines selected Lufthansa Technik to repair and overhaul 21 CFM56-5B engines and to supply Mobile Engine Services. In the next five years, Lufthansa Technik will perform overhauls and surgical repairs on engines that fly under Frontier's fleet of 112 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Lufthansa Technik will overhaul the engines in Hamburg, Germany, whereas surgical repairs can be done locally at Lufthansa Technik's facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In

2) December 2021, Korean Air demonstrated aircraft inspection technology using drone swarms. The company developed the technology for aircraft fuselage inspection using four drones. The company also developed an operations program that will program the four drones to capture photos of pre-planned areas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Q1. What is the current Aircraft MRO Market size?

The Aircraft MRO Market is currently valued at USD 76.8 billion.

Q2. What is the Growth Rate of the Aircraft MRO Market?

Aircraft MRO Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period.

Q3. What are the Growth Drivers of the Aircraft MRO Market?

Rapid Urbanization and the Rising Economic Growth in Emerging Countries are the Growth Drivers of the Aircraft MRO Market.

Q4. Which region has the largest share of the Aircraft MRO Market? What are the largest region's market size and growth rate?

Asia-Pacific region has the largest share of the market. For detailed insights on the largest region's market size and growth rate request a sample here

    Study Assumptions and Market Definition        
    Scope of the Study        
    Market Overview        
    Market Drivers        
        Rapid Urbanization and the Rising Economic Growth in Emerging Countries     
        Increased Business and Tourism Travels     
    Market Restraints        
        High Cost of Aircraft     
    Porter's Five Force Analysis        
        Threat of New Entrants    
        Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers    
        Bargaining Power of Suppliers    
        Threat of Substitute Products    
        Intensity of Competitive Rivalry    
MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)            
    By MRO Type        
        North America    
            United States
            United Kingdom
            Rest of Europe
            South Korea
            Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Middle East and Africa    
            South Africa
            Rest of Middle East and Africa
        South America    
            Rest of South America
    Company Profiles        
        AAR Corp    
        Delta TechOps (Delta Air Lines Inc.)    
        GE Aviation    
        Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd    
        Lufthansa Technik AG    
        Raytheon Technologies Corporation    
        SIA Engineering Company Ltd    
        TAP Maintenance & Engineering    
        Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd    
        MTU Aero Engines AG    
        Rolls-Royce Holding PLC    

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