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Aircraft Tires Market Size By Construction (Bias, Radial), By Product (Tube, Tubeless), Aircraft (Commercial, Regional, Business, Helicopter, Military), Platform (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), End-user, Position & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GMI4618
  • Published Date: Feb 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Aircraft Tires Market size was valued at around USD 2,593.6 million in 2021 and will exhibit a growth rate of over 3.2% CAGR from 2022 to 2028 owing to the increased demand for air travel. and the growing aircraft production across the world. By 2028, aircraft tires industry size may reach 3,304.7 thousand units at an anticipated CAGR of 2.4% in terms of volume.

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The proliferation of low-cost carriers in emerging economies is estimated to increase the penetration of narrow-body aircraft tires over the coming years. The increased demand for air travel stimulates the demand for MRO services of aircraft tires to ensure safe landings and take-offs. The fluctuating raw material prices and stringent regulatory norms can restrain the aircraft tires market growth.

The rising air travel demand has increased the average flight hours of aircraft around the globe. Aircraft tires are susceptible to very shorter landing cycles and require frequent maintenance & servicing throughout their lifecycle. For instance, the service life of main landing gear aircraft tires is around 150 to 200 cycles while nose tires have a little extra life than the main aircraft tires. Wear and tear or any other tire-related issues occur during a tire’s lifetime.

This can be attributed to factors including rough landing, environmental conditions in which the tires are used, the weight of the aircraft, landing speed, runway conditions, etc. A single tire can be retreaded up to seven times, depending on the condition of the tire.

Rubber is the primary raw material used to manufacture tires. The cost of both natural and synthetic rubbers is constantly fluctuating. Thailand caters to around 37% of the global demand for natural rubber. The increased global demand followed by supply shortages has led to increased rubber prices. Synthetic rubber is derived from petroleum products; hence, synthetic rubber prices are largely affected by crude oil prices.

Aircraft radial tire usage is rising due to its properties and advantages

aircraft tires market by construction

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Based on construction, radial tires will hold a market share of 38% in terms of value in 2028. Rising efforts to reduce replacement frequency along with the growing demand to improve the landing cycle will drive the aircraft tires market share over the forecast timeframe.

Radial tires comprise fiber strands oriented with and perpendicular to the direction of rotation. Radial tires are costlier than bias-ply tires and have less rolling resistance, hence, the fuel consumption is reduced. These tires are lighter than bias products and are more suitable for aircraft landings.

Tubeless tires will hold a significant presence among major aircraft

aircraft tires market by type

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The tubeless tires segment generated a revenue of over USD 2.03 billion in 2021 and expected to reach $2,565.3 million from 2022 to 2028. Tubeless tires are provided with an inner liner to prevent air leakage. These products are lightweight compared to tube-type tires. They are also provided with a pressure relief valve, which actuates when the tire temperature reaches the prescribed limits.

The key advantage of using tubeless tires is to eliminate the creep phenomenon, which is mainly responsible for tire busting in the case of excessive rotation of tires over the wheel. These tires are capable of considerably reducing the overall weight of an aircraft owing to the elimination of an inner tube, which will propel the tubeless aircraft tires market value by the end of the forecast timeframe.

Increasing production of commercial aircraft will stipulate aircraft tire sales

aircraft tires market by aircraft

Based on aircraft, the commercial aircraft will hold a market share of 56% in terms of value in 2028 due to the increasing preference for air travel across emerging economies. The proliferation of low-cost aircraft carriers together with the presence of several airlines has led to an increase in the growth of air passengers across the globe. Since, commercial airplanes have a very short landing cycle, ranging between 250 - 350 per month, and the aircraft tires get serviced frequently on a yearly basis.

Europe will dominate aircraft tire consumption by 2028

aircraft tires market by region

The Europe aircraft tires market revenue will exceed USD 786.7 million by 2028 owing to the increasing demand for air travel across major countries. Major countries including Germany, the UK, and France have well-established facilities for manufacturing aircraft. The region has also reported an increase in air travel passengers over the past few years. For instance, EASA reported a total number of flights including arrivals & departures, reaching 9.56 million units in 2017 compared to 8.85 million units reported in 2014.

Product development is one of the major strategic outlooks of the overall industry

The aircraft tires industry is highly consolidated with the presence of a small number of companies around the globe. Aircraft tire manufacturers are focusing on the development of new products & technologies and enhancing their service portfolios to cater to the growing demand for aircraft tires. Enhancement of the product landscape and strategic partnerships are key initiatives in the global market.

Some of the key aircraft tires market manufacturers include Goodyear, Desser Holdings LLC, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Specialty Tires of America, Aviation Tires & Treads LLC, Michelin, Petlas, Wilkerson Company, Inc., and Sentury Tire Co., Ltd., among others.

The Aircraft Tires Market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million thousand units & revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

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By Construction

  • Bias/Ply tires
  • Radial tires

By Product

  • Tube tires
  • Tubeless

By Aircraft

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

By Platform

  • Fixed wing
  • Rotary wing

By End-user

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

By Position

  • Main
  • Nose/Tail

By Region

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Aircraft tires market share may register a CAGR of 3.2% through 2028 owing to rising air travel demand worldwide in tandem with the growing penetration of low-cost carriers.

Radial tires will account for 38% of the industry share by 2028, on account of the rising demand to improve the landing cycle.

The tubeless tires segment was valued at USD 2.03 billion in 2021 and may register USD 2.56 billion by 2028, driven by their advantages such as air leakage prevention liner and light weight.

Europe aircraft tires market size may cross USD 786.7 million by 2028 driven by rising demand for air travel in nations such as UK, France, and Germany.

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