Global Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) Market in Aircraft Engines by Aircraft Type (Commercial Aircraft, Business Jet, Military Aircraft, and Helicopter), by Engine Type (Jet Engine and Helicopter Engine), by Component Type (Static Components and Rotational Components), by Application Type (Combustor Liner, Shrouds, Blades, Nozzles, and Others), by Engine Zone Type (High Pressure, Low Pressure, and Combustor), by Material Type (SiC/SiC, Ox/Ox, and Others), by Manufacturing Process (Chemical Vapor Infiltration, Melt Infiltration, Sintering, and Others), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World), Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2017-2022
This report, from Stratview Research, studies the ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) market in aircraft engines over the period 2017 to 2022. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities in the market.
The Global Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) Market in Aircraft Engines: Highlights
The airlines’ dire need for fuel-efficient aircraft shows no signs of abating. As pressure for fuel-efficient aircraft continues to mount, ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) evolve, as they battle metals for high-pressure and low-pressure applications in aircraft engines. CMCs are as tough as metals, are just one-third the weight of nickel alloys and can operate at 1,300° Celsius. Ability to withstand extreme temperatures require less cooling air to be diverted from the thrust. As a result of that, engines run at higher thrust. Additionally, engines run hotter, combusting fuel more completely, reducing fuel consumption, and emitting fewer pollutants.
Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines
The global ceramic matrix composites market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the aviation industry. The global ceramic matrix composites market in aircraft engines is projected to reach US$ 393.2 million in 2022, driven by the development of CMC applications in the best-selling aircraft or their variants owing to their intrinsic advantages, such as temperatures resistance up to 260°C higher than Nickel alloys at just one-third weight. There would be a continuous replacement of nickel alloys with CMCs in both low-pressure and high-pressure engine zones during the forecast period. Increasing aircraft deliveries and demand for fuel-efficient aircraft would further propel the demand for CMCs in aircraft engines.
The global ceramic matrix composites market in aircraft engines is segmented based on aircraft type as commercial aircraft, business jet, military aircraft, and helicopter. Commercial aircraft is forecasted to be the largest segment of CMCs market in aircraft engines over the next five years. Development of CMC parts in the variants of the best-selling aircraft programs, such as B737 Max and A320neo, is the key growth driver of the market. Additionally, upcoming variant B777x with five CMC applications in its GE9X engine is likely to further elevate the demand for CMCs in this segment.
The global ceramic matrix composites market in aircraft engines is also segmented based on component type as static components and rotational components. Most of the current CMC developments in aircraft engines are primarily for static components, such as shrouds and combustor liner. All the major engine manufacturers are trying hard for the development of CMC components in the static applications in their most-selling engines. We also expect a healthy surge in the demand for CMC parts from the rotational components over the next five years.
Based on the application type, shrouds are projected to remain the largest application of CMCs in aircraft engines, driven by their usage in the LEAP engines. LEAP engine is certified for the B737 Max, A320neo, and C919 aircraft. Furthermore, development of CMC-based shrouds in upcoming aircraft engines, such as GE9x, would further accelerate the demand over the next five years. All the major applications (combustor liner, shrouds, blades, and nozzles) are projected to witness healthy growth rates during the forecast period.
Based on engine zone type, high pressure would remain the hotspot for CMCs market in aircraft engines during the forecast period. CMC is an ideal material as it offers a wide spectrum of advantages at high-pressure zones including reliable performance at extreme temperatures up to 1,300°C, significant weight saving compared with nearest rival nickel alloys, and no need for cooling air requirements. This improves the engine thrust, reduces fuel consumption and emits fewer pollutions. It is also likely to remain one of the fastest-growing zones during the same period.
North America is projected to remain the largest CMC market in aircraft engines during the forecast period. The region has been investigating the potential of CMCs in aircraft engines since the last two decades. The key CMC players worked along with government institutions to be sure of the commercial viability of CMCs in aircraft engines. The region also owns presence of all the major CMC part manufacturers, such as GE Aviation. These players are also rolling out their dedicated CMC plants in North America to address the surging demand for CMCs in aircraft engines.
GE Aviation, COI Ceramics Inc., Composite Horizons LLC, Herakles (Safran Ceramics), Honeywell International Inc, IHI Corporation, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce are the key manufacturers of CMC parts for aircraft engines. Development of new applications, long-term contracts, and collaboration with OEMs are the key strategies adopted by companies to gain a competitive advantage over others in the market.
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Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
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Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, Product launches, etc.
Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
Key success factors
The ceramic matrix composites market in aircraft engines is segmented into the following categories.
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Aircraft Type:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Engine Type:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Component Type:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Application Type:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Engine Zone:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Material Type:
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Manufacturing Process Type:
Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI)
Melt Infiltration (MI)
Global Ceramic Matrix Composites Market in Aircraft Engines by Region:
Rest of the world
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