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Aerostructures Market Size By Component (Nacelles & Pylons, Doors, Fuselage, Empennage, Wings), By Material (Metal, Composite, Alloys), By Aircraft (Commercial [Narrow-body, Wide-body], Regional, Business, Military, Helicopter), By End-user (Line Fit, Retrofit), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5011
  • Published Date: Mar 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Aerostructures Market Size

Aerostructures Market size exceeded USD 48.66 billion in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of around 3.5% from 2021 to 2027. Positive trends associated with the commercial aircraft industry will create several opportunities for aerostructures.

Aerostructures are airframe components used to manufacture an aircraft. The aerostructure includes components such as nacelles & pylons, doors, fuselage, empennage and wings. The components are manufactures from materials such as aluminum, steel, titanium and composite. The industry is primarily growing on account of the increasing demand for commercial & military aircraft across the world. Passengers are mainly opting for air travel compared to other modes of transportation due to increased comfort and the ability to travel long distances in a short duration of time, thereby propelling the demand for commercial aircraft.

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The demand for aircraft from emerging countries such as China, India, Vietnam, and Brazil is witnessing an upward trend owing to the growing middle-class population, rising disposable income, and increasing domestic and international tourism. For instance, in November 2020, Boeing anticipated the demand for new aircraft from China to exceed 8,500 in the next twenty years, which would worth USD 1.4 trillion.

Increasing military expenditure globally is projected to drive the aerostructures market demand. Recently, China increased its military expenditure by 6.8% reaching more than USD 200 billion. Furthermore, the rising tension in the Middle East is likely to increase the production of military aircraft for combat purposes. Defense companies are producing their aircraft locally to jump-start the local manufacturing of aircraft components. The growing aerospace & defense industry is poised to boost the demand for aerostructures.

New materials are designed and developed to lower the weight of the aircraft to a significant amount, thereby reducing fuel consumption and minimizing carbon emissions. However, the closure of several manufacturing units due to COVID-19 has negatively affected the aerostructures industry. Strict lockdown and imposition of social distancing measures have slowed down air travel and created challenges for the aircraft industry. In the long-run, the industry is predicted to bounce back by increased air passengers.

Aerostructures Market Analysis

Aerostructures market from fuselage components is estimated to witness a 3% CAGR through 2027 impelled by increasing aircraft production. The aviation industry participants are increasing their manufacturing capacity to reduce the previous production backlog. A fuselage is the main part of the aircraft body, which is utilized for carrying passengers and crew members. Growing aircraft production in the commercial sector and military will augment the demand for fuselage.

In 2020, Alloys material segment held over 50% market share as these reduce overall aircraft weight and aid in improving performance. Alloys are widely utilized in aerostructures led by their excellent fatigue, low-density, cryogenic toughness, and high specific modulus properties. Government regulations are compelling the aircraft industry to reduce fuel consumption, in turn, minimizing carbon emissions. Companies are therefore working on developing lightweight alloys that are best suited to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft.

Aerostructures Market, By Aircraft

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The aerostructures market from military application generated above USD 4 Billion revenue in 2020. Military expenditure is on the rise globally owing to increasing geopolitical rifts among various nations. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPPI), the global military expenditure crossed USD 1.9 trillion in 2019 and is poised to increase in the coming years. Countries are working on modernizing their existing military aircraft fleet to improve their aerial defense capabilities. Technological advancements in military aircraft are further driving the demand for aerostructures.

The line-fit segment is set to expand at around 3.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Tier 1 companies are increasing their production capacities to meet the growing demand for aircraft from various emerging economies and are replacing old aircraft in various developed countries. According to Boeing, the aerospace industry will require over 35,000 aircraft units by 2038 owing to increasing air traffic. The airline operators are continuously expanding their fleet size to meet consumer demand.

Aerostructures Market, By Region

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North America captured more than 45% of the aerostructures market share and is attributed to the presence of big industry players such as UTC Aerospace Systems, Spirit AeroSystems, and AAR Corporation in the region. Moreover, in the last few years, North America has delivered more aircraft than any other region and is expected to keep providing MRO services & airframe-related solutions.

Aerostructures Market Share

Companies are adopting industry automation and advanced robotics to manufacture complex and sensitive aerostructures parts, which increase the quality and reliability of the products. Various industry participants are improving their manufacturing capabilities to maintain their competitive edge in the market.

Some of the leading players in the aerostructures market include

  • Spirit AeroSystems
  • AAR Corporation
  • STELIA Aerospace Group
  • Mahindra Aerostructures Pvt. Ltd.
  • Leonardo S.P.A.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Cyient Ltd.
  • Collin Aerospace
  • Saab AB

This market research report on aerostructures includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Nacelles & Pylons

  • Doors
  • Fuselage
  • Empennage
  • Wings
  • Others

Market, By Material

  • Metal

  • Composite
  • Alloys

Market, By Aircraft

  • Commercial

    • Narrow-body
    • Wide-body
  • Regional
  • Business
  • Military
  • Helicopter

Market, By End-user

  • Line-fit

  • Retrofit

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The aerostructures market share was valued at over USD 48.66 billion in 2020 and will expand at a CAGR of 3.5% by 2027.

The fuselage segment will grow at a CAGR of 3% through 2027 on account of surging aircraft production in the military and commercial sectors.

North America accounted for more than 45% of the total market revenue in 2020 and will grow due to the steady provision of MRO services and airframe related solutions by prominent industry participants.

Alloys captured more than 50% of the overall industry value in 2020 and will exhibit high demand owing to multiple properties such as low-density, excellent fatigue, cryogenic toughness, and high specific modulus.

The line-fit segment will grow at a CAGR of 3.5% through 2027, considering the rising efforts of tier 1 companies for the expansion of their production capacities.

Aerostructures Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
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