Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market Size By Product (Aircraft Cleaning Chemicals, Aircraft Leather Cleaners, Aviation Paint Removers, Aviation Paint Strippers, Speciality Solvents, Degreasers, Aircraft Wash & Polish), By Aircraft (Commercial Aircraft, Single Engine Piston, Business Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Helicopters, Space), By Nature (Organic, Inorganic) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, KSA, Qatar, UAE, Oman, South Africa), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

Published Date: November 2017 | 440 Pages | Report ID: GMI2105 Report Format: PDF

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Industry Trends

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market size was worth over USD 6.9 billion in 2016 and its demand is projected to cross 708 kilo tons in 2024.

U.S. Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Aircraft, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)
 U.S. Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Aircraft, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)


Increase in aircraft fleet, flight frequency, and strict regulations regarding aircraft safety & passenger security that lead to frequent maintenance check will drive the industry demand. The industry experienced nearly 6.2% annual growth in passenger travel from 2011 to 2016. Low air fare, improving living standards of middle class especially in emerging markets, positive outlook for tourism industry are boosting air travel. This leads to enhanced number of flights and maintenance requirement for the aircrafts.

Aircraft companies have intensified focus on their service offerings. For instance, in June 2017, Boeing announced its new major business unit Boeing Global Services (BGS) for serving commercial & defence sectors. Regional regulatory bodies, such as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), & Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in Europe and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), are amending the requirements associated with the usage of chemicals in maintenance procedures.

Inventory management of these chemicals is difficult for the distributors due to the presence of multiple brands in the marketplace. Hazardous properties of the chemicals pose restrictions on the storage of certain chemicals for a longer duration, restricting the growth of aerospace maintenance chemical market size from 2017 to 2024.

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Product

Aerospace maintenance chemicals market demand from aircraft cleaning chemicals was above 300 kilo tons in 2016. The product is used in both interiors and exterior of the airplanes. Raw material properties are an important criterion while selecting a chemical.

Aircraft cleaning service providers are expanding their business while the challenges faced by them include reducing service time, adhering to ground time schedule, weather conditions, and developing customized specialty services. Significant growth in number of air passengers is propelling airlines to increase their aircraft fleet. Enhanced flight frequencies are raising the requirement for aircraft cleaning chemicals globally.

In revenue generation, aviation paint removers will exhibit highest CAGR of 3.6% from 2017 to 2024. Laser ablation mobile robot for advanced paint removal is an emerging technology in the market. Several other factors such as lower cost, advancements in robotics, greater emphasis on the sustainability, high-performing lasers, private investment, and health benefits of the processes have converged to make the operations easier. Commercialization of such technologies is estimated to stimulate aerospace maintenance chemical market share over the forecast timeline.

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Aircraft

In 2016, commercial aircraft accounted for more than 40% share in aerospace maintenance chemicals market. Increasing commercial air fleet owing to growth in travel and tourism will augment the demand for maintenance chemicals from commercial airplanes for multiple applications such as cleaning, degreasing, and paint removing.

Business airplanes will exhibit significant growth rate during the forecast period. These planes use high-end leather materials in the interior parts and seats, fuelling the demand for leather cleaners to ensure enhanced product life.

Consistent cleaning of helicopters improves its service life, preventing it from corrosion and other rust. Cleaning the dirt and grease will offer superior performance. Regular maintenance requirement of helicopters is anticipated to fuel aerospace maintenance chemicals market in near future.

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Nature

Organic maintenance chemicals are expected to account for more than 60% share in 2024. Faster operations coupled with labour safety will drive the product demand over the forecast timeframe. Suitable viscosity of the chemical is highly preferred as it makes the maintenance process labour friendly.

Rising demand for toxic-free chemicals and a stringent regulatory framework is estimated to drive the aerospace maintenance chemicals market. Industry players are investing heavily in the research activities to manufacture advanced products that will comply with these regulations.

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market, By Region

In 2016, North America aerospace maintenance chemicals market accounted for 31% volume share of the market, exhibiting 2.2% CAGR till 2024. The region is dominated by the U.S. owing to the vast expansion of the aerospace industry coupled with rising investments in military and defence sector. Along with the growing air fleet, maintenance operations are projected to propel in the region.

Demand in Europe will escalate owing to major countries such as France, Germany, and UK contributing to Europe aviation industry growth. Improving product performance with cost-competitiveness are the key factors for overall aerospace maintenance chemicals market growth. Increasing number of private jets and business aircraft in the Middle East will influence the aerospace maintenance chemicals market over the projected time span.

Competitive Market Share

Aerospace maintenance chemicals market consists of several well-established players. The Dow Chemical Company, Shell, Eastman, and ExxonMobil are certain major industry participants. Companies are investing heavily in research activities to develop their maintenance procedures and reduce overall maintenance cost.

The major manufacturers of aerospace maintenance chemicals market develop partnership with customers for maintain the demand & supply of the industry. Presence of synthetic materials in the product need to be compliant with the stringent government regulations are creating pressure on the manufacturers to modify their products accordingly. Stringent regulations will offer better control over the toxic products that are in high demand.

Industry Background

Aerospace Maintenance Chemicals Market Segmentation

Aerospace industry is increasingly outsourcing services due to the resultant cost effectiveness and service readiness. Aerospace maintenance chemical market manufacturers are indulging in agreement with maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) service providers. Government aviation sector are using lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) criteria to finalize contracts for predefined requirement.

Increase in raw material price is levied on the manufacturers of the maintenance chemicals. Manufacturers exporting raw material overseas may face increase in border tariffs and new trade deals which can affect the revenue generation for the manufacturers.

Managing the inventory of aviation chemicals is the major challenge as these chemical’s limited shelf life & hazardous characteristics makes the chemical costly to procure & store. Imposing minimum order quantity from suppliers forces the buyers to purchase chemicals more than required.

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