The Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market: Highlights
The Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market is projected to reach an estimated value of US$ 9.8 billion in 2023. The upward trajectory of the aircraft nacelle systems market is expected to continue with vigorous growth opportunities across regions for both existing as well as new players. The biggest factor mushrooming the market for aircraft nacelle systems is an organic growth in aircraft deliveries. Boeing anticipated that there would be total deliveries of 41,030 commercial aircraft worth US$ 6.1 trillion in the global marketplace during 2017-2036. Asia-Pacific and North America would be the biggest demand generators with a combined share of 60.2% of the total commercial aircraft deliveries during 2017-2036. An expected healthy CAGR of 4.7% in air passenger traffic during 2017-2036 will chiefly drive the demand for commercial aircraft. This factor will create a sustainable demand for nacelle systems globally in the foreseeable future.
Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market - Insights by Aircraft Type:
The aircraft nacelle systems market is segmented based on the aircraft type as Narrow-Body Aircraft, Wide-Body Aircraft, Very Large Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Business Jet, and Military Aircraft. Narrow-body aircraft is expected to remain the growth engine of the global aircraft nacelle systems market during the forecast period, propelled by the introduction of fuel-efficient variants of best-selling programs (A320neo and B737 Max). Both commercial aircraft airframers (Boeing and Airbus) are enjoying huge order backlogs of their key aircraft programs and are increasing the production rates of A320 and B737 to meet the growing demand.
Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market - Insights by Material Type:
The aircraft nacelle systems market is segmented as Composites, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, and Others. Composite is expected to remain the material of choice in the aircraft nacelle systems market during the forecast period. There has been an incessant replacement of metals with composite components, owing to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio at a relatively low weight. Titanium material is expected to witness the highest growth in the market during the same period, driven by an increasing penetration, especially in exhaust components.
Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market - Insights by Region:
North America is expected to remain the largest aircraft nacelle systems market during the forecast period, whereas Asia-Pacific is expected to experience the highest growth during the same period. The highest growth of aircraft nacelle systems in Asia-Pacific is mainly attributable to the increasing aircraft fleet to support rising passenger traffic; the opening of assembly plants of Boeing and Airbus of B737, A320, and A330 aircraft programs; increasing procurement of military aircraft, owing to rising defense budget; and upcoming indigenous commercial and regional aircraft (C919 and MRJ).
The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, nacelle component manufacturers, nacelle integrators, engine OEMs, aircraft OEMs, and airline companies. The key aircraft nacelle system manufacturers are UTC Aerospace Systems, Safran S. A. , Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. , GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Bombardier (Short Brother PLC), and Leonardo S. p. A. Development of lighter nacelle systems, regional expansion, and mergers & acquisitions are the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.