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Global Aircraft Line Maintenance Market 2016-2020

Global Aircraft Line Maintenance Market 2016-2020

About Aircraft Line Maintenance

Line maintenance is a part of aircraft MRO, which refers to the works on discrepancies as per the requirements of the flight crew in order to ensure airworthy condition of the aircraft. These works are conducted before or in between flight operations on a regular basis. Line maintenance involves two components: labor and materials. Some of the line maintenance activities are A checks, weekly/overnight checks, daily checks, transit checks, and pre-flight checks.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global aircraft line maintenance market to grow at a CAGR of 4.13% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global aircraft line maintenance market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from aircraft line maintenance.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Aircraft Line Maintenance Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Delta TechOps
  • Lufthansa Technik
  • Monarch Aircraft Engineering
  • SIA Engineering Company
  • SR Technics
Other prominent vendors
  • Ameco
  • BCT Aviation Maintenance
  • British Airways (Engineering)
  • FL Technics
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd (HAECO)
  • National Aviation Services
  • National Aviation Ground Support
  • SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance
  • STS Aviation Group
  • TAP Maintenance & Engineering
  • Tarmac Aerosave
  • Textron Aviation
  • Turkish Technic
  • United Technical Operations
Market driver
  • Expansion of existing fleet and launch of new airlines to meet the growing passenger traffic
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Complications in supply chain due to growing technological advancements
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increase in consolidation of MRO market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Aircraft Line Maintenance Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global aircraft line maintenance market: Delta TechOps, Lufthansa Technik, Monarch Aircraft Engineering, SIA Engineering Company, and SR Technics

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Ameco, BCT Aviation Maintenance, British Airways (Engineering), FL Technics, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd (HAECO), National Aviation Services, National Aviation Ground Support, SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance, STS Aviation Group, TAP Maintenance & Engineering, Tarmac Aerosave, Textron Aviation, Turkish Technic, and United Technical Operations

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The outsourcing of non-core activities (like aircraft MRO) in order to reduce the overall cost has been a trend in the aviation industry due to the cost-effective structure and effectual time management. Most MRO activities like heavy airframe, components, and engines are mostly outsourced, apart from line maintenance, as most aircraft carriers consider it a core activity and prefer that it is done in-house. For instance, Air Works performs third party line maintenance services at the Chennai, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram, and Bengaluru airports in India. It costs around $200 and takes around 45 minutes to complete line maintenance for each narrow-bodied aircraft, and $400 and two hours per wide-bodied aircraft.”

According to the report, the growing global passenger traffic leads to an increase in the number of flight hours. The average utilization rate of an aircraft is around 8.13 hours/day, and the average cost of total maintenance is $1,067 per flight hour, of which $205 is the cost of line maintenance. Also, line maintenance services need to be performed every 100-150 flight hours. In 2014, it was estimated the total flight hours globally added up to 1.5 million hours, and this number is likely to reach 3.04 million hours by 2033. It is estimated that during the forecast period, on an average, an airline will spend around 14% of its revenue on aircraft maintenance, with approximately $900 on direct maintenance cost for every flight hour. Depending on the aircraft model, the cost per flight hour can range between $350 and $1,800. The increasing cost per flight hour will directly influence the cost of line maintenance and in turn, drive the market.

Further, the report states that advanced avionics, radical technological advancements in operational efficiency, and improvement in noise reduction capabilities are driving the need to add updated technologies in the aircraft during maintenance. Although new aircraft are already functioning with the latest technologies, the composites and structures of the old aircraft fail to be compatible with advanced manufacturing technologies like new electrical systems. These changes have not only created a problem in the upgrading of old aircraft, but have also created challenges across the supply chain.



Companies Mentioned

Delta TechOps, Lufthansa Technik, Monarch Aircraft Engineering, SIA Engineering Company, SR Technics, Ameco, BCT Aviation Maintenance, British Airways (Engineering), FL Technics, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd (HAECO), National Aviation Services, National Aviation Ground Support, SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance, STS Aviation Group, TAP Maintenance & Engineering, Tarmac Aerosave, Textron Aviation, Turkish Technic, United Technical Operations.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Definition
      • Table Aircraft line maintenance
      • Table Key dynamics that will impact the aircraft line maintenance business
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in each region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global aircraft line maintenance market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by aircraft type
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Market share by aircraft type
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by aircraft type 2015 and 2020
      • Table Market segmentation by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global aircraft line maintenance market for narrow-body aircraft
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market for narrow-body aircraft 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global aircraft line maintenance market for wide-body aircraft
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market for wide-body aircraft 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global aircraft line maintenance market for regional jets/turboprop aircraft
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market for regional jets/turboprop aircraft 2015- 2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by geography
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by geography 2015 and 2020
    • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015-2020
      • Table Global aircraft line maintenance market segmentation by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Intellectual Property analysis
      • Table Intellectual Property analysis for aircraft line maintenance
    • Aircraft line maintenance market in Americas
      • Table Aircraft line maintenance market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Aircraft line maintenance market in EMEA
      • Table Aircraft line maintenance market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Aircraft line maintenance market in APAC
      • Table Aircraft line maintenance market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries based on growth rate 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Table Air passenger numbers 2014 and 2034 (millions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors in global aircraft line maintenance market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Delta TechOps
    • Lufthansa Technik
    • Monarch Aircraft Engineering
    • SIA Engineering Company
    • SR Technics
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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