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Global Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 32.88 USD Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 36.61 USD Billion
Diagram CAGR %

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Global Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market, By Service Type (Engine Overhaul, Airframe Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Modification, and Components), Organization Type (Airline/Operator MRO, Independent MRO, and OEM MRO), Aircraft Type (Narrow-Body, Wide-Body, Regional Jet, and Others), Generation (Old Generation, Mid Generation, and New Generation), Application (Commercial, Cargo, and Defense Services)- Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market Analysis and Size

In the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market, innovative technologies such as predictive maintenance software and drones equipped with sensors are transforming operations. These advancements streamline inspections, detect defects early, and enhance safety. Moreover, 3D printing is gaining traction for producing replacement parts, reducing costs, and minimizing aircraft downtime, propelling the industry forward.

For instance, in February 2021, SIA Engineering Company Ltd. launched the Engine Services Division to pioneer advanced aircraft engine servicing, repairs, and wing testing. Modern MRO firms leverage artificial intelligence, drones, and robots to significantly expedite maintenance and repairs. These innovations enhance efficiency, minimize downtime, and mark a transformative shift in the aerospace industry's approach to maintenance operations.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market size was valued at USD 32.88 billion in 2023 is projected to reach USD 36.61 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 1.4% during the forecast period 2024 to 2031. In addition to the market insights such as market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario, the market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and pestle analysis.

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market Scope and Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016 - 2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Service Type (Engine Overhaul, Airframe Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Modification, and Components), Organization Type (Airline/Operator MRO, Independent MRO, and OEM MRO), Aircraft Type (Narrow-Body, Wide-Body, Regional Jet, and Others), Generation (Old Generation, Mid Generation, and New Generation), Application (Commercial, Cargo, and Defense Services)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America

Market Players Covered

AAR (U.S.), Airbus (France), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (U.S.), Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (Hong Kong), KLM UK Engineering Limited (U.K.), Lufthansa Technik (Germany), MTU Aero Engines AG (Germany), ST Engineering (Singapore), TAP (Portugal), RTX (U.S.), GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) (U.S.), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), SIA Engineering Company (Singapore), Rolls-Royce plc (U.K.), and AFI KLM E&M (France)

Market Opportunities

  • Rising Passenger Expectations
  • Advancement in Technology

Market Definition

Aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) in aviation encompass the meticulous inspection, repair, and servicing of aircraft to ensure safe and efficient operation. It involves adhering to stringent safety standards and applying advanced technologies to maintain airworthiness and extend operational lifespan. MRO is critical in ensuring aircraft reliability, safety, and regulatory compliance.

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Rising Trend for Outsourcing

Airlines and operators increasingly outsource maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to reduce expenses, enhance efficiency, and focus on core competencies. This transition drives expansion in the global MRO market, particularly in emerging economies benefiting from lower labor costs. Third-party providers leverage this trend, delivering specialized MRO solutions tailored to the evolving requirements of the aviation sector.

  • Growing Demand for Regional Connectivity

The growing desire for air travel, notably in emerging markets and underserved locales, propels the growth of regional airline fleets. Consequently, this surge underscores an amplified requirement for MRO services customized to cater to the distinct needs of regional aircraft and operators, addressing the unique challenges inherent in maintaining and servicing these specialized fleets.  

For instance, in March 2022, ARR, a top aviation MRO service provider, inked a comprehensive distribution deal with Collins Aerospace's Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Heating System division. The agreement targets supplying de-icers and heating systems to global aircraft and MROs.

Opportunities

  • Rising Passenger Expectations

Passenger expectations for safer, reliable, and comfortable air travel are rising. To meet these demands, airlines prioritize investments in maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities. By ensuring their fleets' reliability and performance, airlines not only enhance passenger satisfaction, which is expected to create opportunities for market growth. 

  • Advancement in Technology

Technological advancements in aviation, including composite materials, digitalization, predictive maintenance, and advanced analytics, are transforming the MRO industry. These innovations optimize maintenance processes, which is driving the demand for specialized services. Composite materials improve aircraft performance, digitalization streamlines operations, while predictive maintenance and advanced analytics enhance efficiency, collectively reshaping the MRO landscape with heightened demand for tailored solutions are expected to create an opportunity for market growth.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Complex Supply Chain Management

Managing MRO supply chains involves orchestrating multiple suppliers to procure parts and materials promptly, balancing cost and quality. Challenges emerge from unforeseen disruptions, such as supply shortages or geopolitical tensions, demanding agile responses to sustain operational continuity and customer satisfaction. Such hurdles impede market growth, necessitating proactive strategies to mitigate risks and maintain resilience.

  • Labor Shortages and Skills Gap

The aviation sector confronts a critical shortage of skilled maintenance technicians and engineers, complicating MRO operations. Retaining proficient personnel with specialized certifications proves challenging, exacerbated by retiring experts and waning interest among younger generations in aviation maintenance careers. Bridging this skills gap is crucial for maintaining efficient and reliable aircraft maintenance practices, presenting a significant challenge to the market's sustainability and growth.

This  aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Recent Development

  • In December 2021, Frontier Airlines selected Lufthansa Technik to repair and overhaul 21 CFM56-5B engines and supply Mobile Engine Services. Over the next five years, Lufthansa Technik will service Frontier's 112 Airbus A320 family aircraft engines. Overhauls will take place in Hamburg, Germany, while surgical repairs will be conducted locally at Lufthansa Technik's Tulsa, Oklahoma facility
  • In December 2021, Korean Air showcased aircraft inspection technology using drone swarms. Utilizing four drones, the company developed a fuselage inspection method. An operational program was also devised to instruct the drones in capturing images of predetermined areas for inspection purposes

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market Scope

The aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market is segmented on the basis of service type, application, organization type, aircraft type, and generation. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Service Type

  • Engine Overhaul
  • Airframe Maintenance
  • Line Maintenance
  • Modification
  • Components

Organization Type

  • Airline/Operator MRO
  • Independent MRO
  • OEM MRO

 Aircraft Type

  • Narrow-Body
  • Wide-Body
  • Regional Jet
  • Others

 Generation

  • Old Generation
  • Mid Generation
  • New Generation

 Application

  • Commercial
  • Cargo
  • Defense Services

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided, service type, application, organization type, aircraft type, and generation as referenced above.

The countries covered in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America.

North America is expected to dominate the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market, further strengthened by initiatives from the region's government to develop zero-emission vehicles, ensuring sustained dominance throughout the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific is expected to show the fastest growth in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market. This surge is driven by increased air travel in the region, particularly in countries such as India, China, and Singapore, fueled by growing middle-class passengers.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Market

The aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.

Some of the major players operating in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market are:

  • AAR (U.S.)
  •  AIRBUS (France)
  •  Delta Air Lines, Inc. (U.S.)
  •  Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (Hong Kong)
  •  KLM UK Engineering Limited (U.K.)
  •  Lufthansa Technik (Germany)
  •  MTU Aero Engines AG(Germany)
  •  ST Engineering (Singapore)
  •  TAP (Portugal)
  •  RTX (U.S.)
  •  General Electric (U.S.)
  •  L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)
  •  SIA Engineering Company (Singapore)
  •  Rolls-Royce plc (U.K.)
  • AFI KLM E&M (France)


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The Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market size will be worth USD 36.61 billion by 2031.
The Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market growth rate is 1.4% by 2031.
Rising Trend for Outsourcing and Growing Demand for Regional Connectivity are the growth drivers of the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market.
The service type, application, organization type, aircraft type, and generation are the factors on which the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market research is based.
The major companies in the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market are AAR (U.S.), Airbus (France), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (U.S.), Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (Hong Kong), KLM UK Engineering Limited (U.K.), Lufthansa Technik (Germany), MTU Aero Engines AG (Germany), ST Engineering (Singapore), TAP (Portugal), RTX (U.S.), GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) (U.S.), L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), SIA Engineering Company (Singapore), Rolls-Royce plc (U.K.), and AFI KLM E&M (France).
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