The industry has performed erratically over the past five years, but recent stabilization in revenue is expected to result in growth through the period. Federal funding for defense and the number of domestic trips by US residents dropped during the recessionary years, reducing demand for aircraft parts. However, in the next five years, a boost in commercial flights will benefit industry distributors; increased domestic trips by US residents will result in higher demand for commercial aircraft repair and maintenance.
Operators in this industry sell a range of original equipment manufacturer (OEM), non-OEM and aerostructure components (including fuselage, wings and flight control surfaces) used in the maintenance and repair of aircraft to commercial, freight and defense customers. Distributors offer all aircraft parts and typically also sell finished aircraft or offer aircraft repair and maintenance services.
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.