Over the past five years, the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry has slowly climbed out of the recession and reached new heights. Improving economic conditions led to a pickup in air travel. As a result, airlines increased their use of their aircraft fleets. The resulting rise in aircraft wear and tear and mandatory checkups have led to increased demand for industry services. In the five years to 2021, continued economic growth is anticipated to lead to increased air travel and aircraft usage. Moreover, lower oil prices might keep older aircraft flying for longer, thus increasing the need for MRO. Nonetheless, revenue growth will continue to be hampered by the introduction of newer aircraft, slow commercial aircraft fleet growth and pressured spending on military-related MRO services.
Companies in this industry provide support services to air transportation operators, such as aircraft inspection and testing; ferrying aircraft between departure gates and taxiways; aircraft maintenance and repair; and aircraft and parts overhaul. The main industry services are commonly referred to as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). This industry only includes specialized MRO operations and excludes work conducted in factories.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.