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Aviation MRO Logistics Market Size

ID: MRFR//10013-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| July 2024

The Aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Logistics market is witnessing significant growth, propelled by a combination of factors that reflect the dynamic and complex nature of the aviation industry. A primary driver of the MRO Logistics market is the continuous expansion of the global aviation fleet. With an increasing number of aircraft in operation, airlines and MRO service providers are facing heightened demand for maintenance services, spurring the need for efficient and streamlined MRO logistics solutions. These solutions encompass the transportation, warehousing, and distribution of spare parts, components, and equipment crucial for the maintenance and repair of aircraft.

Technological advancements play a pivotal role in shaping the Aviation MRO Logistics market. The adoption of digital technologies, including advanced analytics, IoT (Internet of Things), and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), is enhancing the efficiency of MRO logistics operations. Real-time tracking and monitoring of spare parts and components facilitate better inventory management, reduce lead times, and contribute to overall cost savings for both airlines and MRO service providers. The integration of digital solutions into MRO logistics processes is becoming increasingly vital in addressing the complexities of managing large and diverse inventories.

The global nature of the aviation industry drives the demand for international MRO logistics services. As airlines and MRO providers operate on a global scale, the effective movement of aircraft parts and components across borders becomes crucial. International trade regulations, customs procedures, and transportation networks all influence the MRO Logistics market. The ability to navigate these complexities while ensuring timely delivery and compliance with aviation safety standards is a key factor in the success of MRO logistics providers.

Regulatory compliance is a significant consideration in the Aviation MRO Logistics market, with strict aviation safety and maintenance standards governing the movement of aircraft components. Compliance with regulations set by aviation authorities, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), is imperative for MRO logistics providers to ensure the airworthiness of aircraft. Adherence to these standards not only ensures safety but also contributes to the reputation and reliability of MRO logistics services.

The increasing trend towards predictive maintenance in the aviation industry is influencing the MRO Logistics market. Airlines are adopting advanced data analytics and predictive maintenance technologies to anticipate component failures and optimize maintenance schedules. This trend impacts MRO logistics by requiring a more agile and responsive supply chain that can deliver spare parts precisely when needed, minimizing aircraft downtime and enhancing operational efficiency.

The economic health of the aviation industry, including airline profitability and fleet expansion plans, directly affects the Aviation MRO Logistics market. Economic downturns or fluctuations in air travel demand can impact airline budgets for maintenance activities, influencing the volume of MRO logistics services required. Conversely, during periods of growth and fleet expansion, the demand for MRO logistics services tends to increase as airlines invest in the upkeep of their expanding fleets.

Environmental sustainability is an emerging factor in the Aviation MRO Logistics market. As the aviation industry places a greater emphasis on environmental responsibility, MRO logistics providers are exploring eco-friendly practices and technologies to reduce their carbon footprint. This includes optimizing transportation routes, adopting fuel-efficient aircraft for cargo movements, and implementing sustainable packaging practices.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate 18.60% (2023-2032)

Global Aviation MRO Logistics Market Overview

Aviation MRO Logistics Market Size was valued at USD 2.3 Billion in 2022. The Aviation MRO Logistics market is projected to grow from USD 2.7 Billion in 2023 to USD 10.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.60% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Travel for business and pleasure has increased due to emerging countries' expanding economies and rapid urbanization are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Aviation MRO Logistics Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Aviation MRO Logistics Market Trends

  • Rise in investments in aircraft MRO software development is driving the market growth

Increasing expenditures in MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) software for airplanes are also anticipated to open up new business opportunities. The maintenance tracking, logbook tracking, flying time monitoring, administration of service bulletins, maintenance scheduling, budget forecasting, electronic task card management, and work order management components of aircraft MRO software. For instance, India saw large foreign direct investments in a variety of industries, including the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft, in May 2021. Therefore, it is anticipated that investments and acquisitions will generate profitable market prospects.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations, among others, have an impact on the market. Additionally, the increased demand for older aircraft and environmental concerns highlight the need for ongoing monitoring and repair of the older aircraft, giving the industry momentum. Additionally, the COVID-19's global outbreak and the suspension of travel and tourism as a result of severe lookdowns implemented by the governments to stop the spread hindered the airline industry's revenue and profit margins.

As airlines' operations ceased, more of them turned to MRO to keep their fleets operating efficiently. Additionally, a wide range of government initiatives have been created to encourage airports to adopt MRO as a strategic endeavor. Governments are now pursuing a number of comprehensive strategies to guarantee that there is enough room for MRO at different airports around the nation, which could increase aircraft MRO activity during the anticipated term.

The MRO sector has had to deal with issues such a labor supply deficit, rising labor costs, a lack of experienced workers, and waning interest in technical maintenance positions among newly graduated engineers. During the projection period, this is anticipated to have an impact on the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector. Right-sourcing and outsourcing are the two solutions that are more pertinent to MRO service providers for MRO operators.

The expansion is becoming significantly impacted by rising material costs. As a result, MRO service providers are aiming to form strategic partnerships with OEMs in order to obtain assistance with the procurement of aircraft parts and components. For instance, the Singapore-based SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) revealed in November 2021 that it has established 23 joint ventures and subsidiaries with OEMs such as Pratt & Whitney, Collins, Jamco, Rolls-Royce, GE, and Safran across seven countries in order to create a variety of MRO capabilities. Thus, driving the Aviation MRO Logistics market revenue.

Aviation MRO Logistics Market Segment Insights

Aviation MRO Logistics End User Insights

The Aviation MRO Logistics Market segmentation, based on End User includes civil aviation, military aviation, and business aviation. According to estimates, the civil aviation segment will control the market for the entire projection period. The market's continued growth is supported by OEMs' outsourcing of their auxiliary tasks to specialized ESPs and MRO service providers. For instance, ARR, a top provider of MRO services for the aviation industry, and Collins Aerospace's Goodrich De-icing and specialized heating System company struck a comprehensive distribution deal in March 2022. The de-icers and heating systems will be made available under the contract to MROs and other aircraft all around the world.

Figure 1: Aviation MRO Logistics Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Aviation MRO Logistics Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Aviation MRO Logistics Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. With the aid of cutting-edge technologies, the North American aircraft MRO market holds a 45.80% share of the Aviation MRO Logistics Market. The largest fleet of airplanes is in North America, which creates a sizable need for aircraft MROs. Due to regulation, compliance with strict rules, and rigorous safety requirements, market entrants from this region have extremely high obstacles. However, the industry is appealing due to how easily sophisticated technology can be deployed by MROs. Further, the U.S. Aviation MRO Logistics market held the largest market share, and the Canada Aviation MRO Logistics market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Due to a rise in passenger air traffic, Europe's Aviation MRO Logistics market size is anticipated to expand at a moderate rate. The growth of the market is significantly influenced by the presence of well-known leading players and OEMs like Lufthansa Technik and Swiss Aviation Software. Maintenance software installations are made possible by MRO businesses like Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd., Graco Inc., WABCO, Mento AS, Valeo Service U.K. Ltd., and other significant MRO players. Aviation maintenance software companies are entering into contracts and agreements with important maintenance companies. This helps MRO software vendors deliver cost-effective and efficient logistical services by optimizing the MRO facilities. Further, the German Aviation MRO Logistics market held the largest market share, and the UK Aviation MRO Logistics market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

Asia Pacific Aviation┬áMRO Logistics market has the greatest CAGR in 2022 and is predicted to keep doing so for the entire prediction period. A third of the world's aircraft fleet is operated in Asia Pacific, and this number is projected to grow during the forecast period. Because of the sophisticated and accessible MRO solutions in this sector, airlines are able to extend the life of their air fleets. MRO providers frequently focus on the Asia Pacific region since it provides them with more clients, exciting business options, and less expensive labor. Further, ChinaÔÇÖs Aviation┬áMRO Logistics market held the largest market share, and the Indian Aviation┬áMRO Logistics market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Aviation MRO Logistics Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their End User lines, which will help the Aviation MRO Logistics market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Aviation MRO Logistics industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Aviation MRO Logistics industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Aviation MRO Logistics industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Aviation MRO Logistics market, including CMA CGM S.A., Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Post AG, DSV Panalpina A/S, Expeditors International of Washington Inc., Fedex Corp., Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Nippon Express Co. Ltd., SEKO Logistics, and United Parcel Service Inc., are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

A Singapore Airlines Ltd. company known as SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. (SIAEC) provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for aircraft. Airframe repair and overhaul, line maintenance and technical handling, component maintenance and overhaul, fleet management program, engine overhaul, passenger to freighter conversion, cabin modifications, training academy, and aircraft painting are among the services offered by the company. Engineering or technical-related services, quality-related services, publishing management, and planning are all included in its fleet management services. For the fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, the company provides component overhaul and repair services. In addition to other countries, it operates in Australia, the US, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Singapore's Singapore City is home to the SIAEC's headquarters. To support modern aviation engine servicing, repairs, wing testing, and other activities, SIA Engineering Company Ltd. invested in a new subsidiary in February 2021 dubbed the Engine Services subsidiary.

A company that offers passenger and cargo air transportation services is Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (Korean Air). It offers services like in-flight dining, in-flight entertainment, hotel management, in-flight shopping, car rental, and limousines. The business is involved in designing, producing, and maintaining manned aerial vehicles and aircraft. Airbus 380-800, Airbus 330-200/300, Airbus 220-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-8i, Boeing 747-8F, Boeing 777-200 ER/300 ER/300, Boeing 777F, Boeing 787-9, and Boeing 737-800/900ER/900 are among the company's fleet of aircraft. It connects a number of locations in the domestic and global markets. The business belongs to the SkyTeam airline alliance. Seoul, South Korea serves as the home base for Korean Air. Korean Air showcased its technological advances in December 2021 by doing a full-body airplane check with only four drones employing drone swarms.

Key Companies in the Aviation MRO Logistics market include

  • CMA CGM S.A.

  • Deutsche Bahn AG

  • Deutsche Post AG

  • DSV Panalpina A/S

  • Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

  • Fedex Corp.

  • Kuehne + Nagel International AG

  • Nippon Express Co. Ltd.

  • SEKO Logistics

  • United Parcel Service Inc.

Aviation MRO Logistics Industry Developments

February 2022 Fusion Cloud SCM, Fusion Cloud Transportation Management, and Fusion Cloud Global Trade Management, new logistics features that Oracle Corporation has added to its software platforms and which will aid in cost savings, risk mitigation, resource planning, enhanced customer experience, and agile business operations.

December 2021 The acquisition of TRAXXALL, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for aircraft maintenance monitoring and inventory management, was announced by Jet Support Services Inc. (SSI). SierraTrax will be a significant addition to JSSI's SaaS division as a result of this acquisition.

Aviation MRO Logistics Market Segmentation

Aviation MRO Logistics End User Outlook

  • Civil Aviation

  • Military Aviation

  • Business Aviation

Aviation MRO Logistics Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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