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Global Commercial Aircraft Airframe Materials Market 2017-2021

Global Commercial Aircraft Airframe Materials Market 2017-2021

About Commercial Aircraft Airframe Materials

Airframe is the mechanical structure of an aircraft, which includes fuselage, wings, empennage, and landing gear. In the aerospace industry, airframe design combines aerodynamics, manufacturing methods, and materials technology to strike a balance between cost, reliability, and performance. The airframe must be able to withstand aerodynamic forces and stresses developed due to the weight of the crew, fuel, and payload. There was a large-scale improvement in the airframe materials market during the 1930s as the wood and fabric used earlier in aircraft were replaced by lightweight and high-strength materials such as aluminum alloys, magnesium, titanium, and some stainless steel.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial aircraft airframe materials market to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commercial aircraft airframe materials market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Aircraft Airframe Materials Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Aleris
  • Arconic
  • Constellium
  • Hexcel
  • Solvay
  • TORAY INDUSTRIES
  • VSMPO (VSMPO-AVISMA)
Other prominent vendors
  • ATI
  • Harris (Exelis)
  • HITCO Carbon Composites
  • KOBE STEEL
  • Koninklijke Ten Cate
  • TEIJIN
  • Southwest Aluminium
Market driver
  • Increasing orders for new-generation aircraft
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High production and maintenance cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Adoption of 3D printing technology for aircraft airframe
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Commercial Aircraft Airframe Materials Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial aircraft airframe materials market: Aleris, Arconic, Constellium, Hexcel, Solvay, TORAY INDUSTRIES, and VSMPO (VSMPO-AVISMA).

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ATI, Harris (Exelis), HITCO Carbon Composites, KOBE STEEL, Koninklijke Ten Cate, TEIJIN, and Southwest Aluminium.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is adoption of 3D printing technology for aircraft airframe. With the growth of the aerospace industry, aerospace companies are looking for innovative ways and technologies to manage their costs efficiently along with meeting demands of the aviation market. One such technology is 3D printing or additive manufacturing.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing orders for new-generation aircraft. With the increasing air traffic in countries like China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and the US, the requirement for modernizing aviation assets has gained considerable momentum. Technavio anticipates that the global air traffic will likely double in the next couple of decades. To facilitate such growth in the passenger traffic, the introduction of new generation aircraft has also become essential. Hence, both aircraft OEMs and their suppliers are enhancing their respective manufacturing facilities, so that they can ensure scheduled deliveries.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high production and maintenance cost. Providing a structure that is safe and durable is a matter of vital importance because any failure in structural components can lead to catastrophic results. Modern and advanced technologies have enabled the development of large and efficient commercial aircraft, which have eventually transformed air transportation. These aircraft have several critical structures, including an engine, fuselage, empennage, and wings. The aircraft structure must be strong, corrosion resistant, and lightweight and must operate under high stress and fluctuating temperature conditions. Despite these constraints, the structures must retain their operational capabilities for the entire lifetime of the aircraft.

Companies Mentioned

Aleris, Arconic, Constellium, Hexcel, Solvay, TORAY INDUSTRIES, VSMPO (VSMPO-AVISMA), ATI, Harris (Exelis), HITCO Carbon Composites, KOBE STEEL, Koninklijke Ten Cate, TEIJIN, and Southwest Aluminium.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Important parameters for airframe material selection
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type of material
    • Segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market by type of material
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market by type ofmaterial 2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market by type ofmaterials 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global commercial aircraft airframe material market for aluminum alloys
      • Table Global commercial aircraft aluminum alloys market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Different alloys of aluminum and its composition
    • Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market for titanium alloys
      • Table Global commercial aircraft titanium alloys market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market for composites
      • Table Global commercial aircraft composites market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Composite industry value chain
    • Global commercial aircraft steel alloys market
      • Table Global commercial aircraft steel alloys market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Market segmentation by aircraft type
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market 2016-2021: Segmentation byaircraft type (% and $ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market by geography
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market2016 and 2021 (%)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global commercial aircraft airframe materials market2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in Americas
      • Table Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in EMEA
      • Table Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in APAC
      • Table Commercial aircraft airframe materials market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Structural composition of Airbus A350XWB
      • Table Structural composition of Boeing 787
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Adoption of 3D printing technology for aircraft airframe
      • Table Comparisons between conventional method and 3D printing manufacturingtechnologies
    • Carbon nanotube composites in airframe manufacturing
    • New materials for future aircraft
    • Smart airframe structures or self-healing materials for aircraft applications
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Global commercial aircraft airframe materials market: Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Aleris
    • Arconic
    • Constellium
    • Hexcel
      • Table Hexcel: Product portfolio
      • Table Hexcel: Key products and their end uses
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Key product offerings
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES
    • VSMPO (VSMPO-AVISMA)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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