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Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)
|Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)|
Published: May 13, 2021
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
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The Aircraft Nacelle Systems Market was valued at about USD 2.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow to approximately USD 4.4 billion in 2026 with a CAGR of approximately 7.5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).
The aircraft nacelle systems market witnessed a significant decline in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the overall aircraft deliveries decreased greatly compared to the previous year. Aircraft OEMs reduced their production rate in 2020 and 2021 which will hamper the aircraft nacelle systems market. However, with the distribution of vaccines around the world, air passenger traffic is expected to return to pre-COVID levels by 2023 which will result in higher aircraft deliveries in the latter half of the forecast period.
Growing demand for business jets and military aircraft will support the growth of the aircraft nacelle systems market during the initial half of the forecast period, as both these sectors have experienced less impact due to the COVID pandemic.
The introduction advanced technologies like additive manufacturing in production of nacelle systems and its components is expected to lower the manufacturing cost as well as decrease the weight of aircraft due to the reduction of smaller parts. Also, development of new engines for future aircraft programs will generate the need for new aircraft nacelle systems.
Commercial Aviation Segment Accounted for a Major Revenue Share in 2020
The commercial aviation segment in the aircraft nacelle systems market accounted for a major share in 2020 due to higher deliveries as compared to military and business jets. However, the commercial aircraft segment showed a decline in deliveries in 2019 and 2020 compared to 2018. The deliveries dropped due to the grounding of the 737MAX jets in 2019 and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. For the full year 2020, Boeing delivered 157 aircraft, compared to 380 and 806 in 2019 and 2018, respectively. In 2020, Airbus delivered 566 aircraft compared to 863 and 800 in 2019 and 2018, respectively. This resulted in lower demand for aircraft engines, impacting the demand for aircraft nacelle systems in 2020. Pratt & Whitney delivered 546 large commercial engines, a drop of 27% year-on-year. CFM International delivered 815 Leap engines, compared with 1,736 in 2019. Deliveries of legacy CFM56 engines fell to 157 units, down from 391 in 2019.
The situation is expected to improve in 2021 and 2022 as more vaccines are distributed across the globe. Both the number of domestic and international flights are expected to improve in the coming years, which will see airlines generating higher revenue and opting for new aircraft to reduce their cost of maintaining aging aircraft. The huge order backlog with Airbus and Boeing will also see higher deliveries during the latter half of the forecast period. The deliveries of new aircraft like Boeing's 777X, C919, and MC-21 during the forecast period will result in higher demand for engine and nacelles which will aid the growth of this segment in the coming years.
Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth in passenger traffic over the past few years has led to several orders of new aircraft from airlines in major economies in the region such as China, India, and Japan, among others. China has an order book of more than 120 aircraft on order, Indian airlines have about 900 aircraft on order and South Korea has over 150 aircraft on order. The planned aircraft orders and deliveries of the airlines in the region during the forecast period are expected to drive the growth of the aircraft nacelle systems market. However, the decline in passenger traffic in 2020 due to the COVD-19 pandemic has affected the delivery schedule for some of the airlines in the region.
In the military sector, the armed forces in the region are modernizing their fleet of aircraft, which will replace the aging aircraft in service to enhance their aerial capabilities. In July 2020, Boeing Defense Australia secured a USD 205 million sustainment contract for the Royal Australian Air Force's fleet of 12 P-8A maritime patrol aircraft. The six-year arrangement combines three previous contracts and covers maintenance, engineering, and logistics for the P-8A aircraft. The robust plans of the armed forces to procure new and advanced aircraft is expected to generate demand for aircraft nacelle systems market in the coming years.
The aircraft nacelle systems market is highly competitive with a majority share in terms of revenue being held by established global aerospace companies. Some of the prominent players in the aircraft nacelle systems market are Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Safran SA, General Electric Company, and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. These companies are majorly into manufacturing of engine nacelles for major aircraft programs of Airbus SE, The Boeing Company, Embraer SA, Dassault Aviation SA, etc. There are also many component providers in the market, that support the nacelle manufacturers like Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., Triumph Group Inc, Aernnova Aerospace S.A., Barnes Group Inc., and Leonardo S.p.A. The major players are partnering with the aircraft engine providers to increase their market dominance. For instance, in November 2020, Collins Aerospace Systems signed an agreement with Boom Supersonic to provide nacelles for the planned Overture, the supersonic airliner under development. Under the contract, the company will design, produce and deliver inlet, nacelle, and exhaust systems for the aircraft. Additionally, the engine providers are moving towards electric architecture and the use of 3D printing technology to develop fuel-efficient engines, which will simultaneously generate demand for new lightweight nacelle structures.