Military Training Aircraft Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Military Training Aircraft Market Research Report: Information by Type [Fixed-Wing (Basic Jet Trainers, Intermediate Jet Trainers, and Advanced Jet Trainers) and Rotary-Wing], Seat Type (Single and Twin), Application (Armed and Unarmed), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/2667-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market Scenario


A trainer is a type of aircraft, which is designed to deliver flight training to pilots and aircrews. These trainer aircraft are equipped with additional features, which include basic cockpit arrangement, safety features, and tandem flight controls. The military trainer aircraft are also equipped with specific features that are required for the defense capabilities of the aircraft. The new training aircraft can carry and transport heavy war loads during warfare. Additionally, these aircraft can also be used during low strength air combat and can function as a support for a superior fighter aircraft. The rising discontent in the Middle East region has resulted in countries such as the US and the UK, focusing on cumulative military competencies and improving their security methods. In addition, there will be a rise in the demand for military aircraft in the forecast period. This demand is further expected to surge the demand for trainer aircraft. The requirements for a new trainer must also take into consideration the need from many Air Forces, providing limited fighting capabilities in a subordinate role. The new trainer shall onward be capable of carrying at least 6000 lb. of weapons, with limited degradation in performance, and shall be able to operate with the said loads from short runways and in high altitude situations. There are certain factors which are hindering the growth of military trainer aircraft to a certain extent. Based on the stage trainer aircraft are of different types, the training required by the pilot and one trainer aircraft is unable to fulfill all the requirements. The government needs to purchase all the trainer aircraft to provide the required training to their pilots. This has been viewed as an asset in some countries and has reduced the demand for trainer aircraft considerably. The global market for military trainer aircraft is likely to grow due to several trends that are expected to impulse the demand in the market. Additionally, the developing concept of amplified reality is also being adopted in military training, and the same is being combined with trainer aircraft to give a better virtual understanding to the pilots. The advanced jet trainers simulate a fighter jet, but with lightweight, light attack capabilities, some countries have used advanced trainers, including the Dassault/Dornier alpha jets, which were used in light strike roles along with a supersonic fighter aircraft. Multi-Engine Trainers, including the Boeing 707, are used for pilots of fixed-wing type of aircraft and aircraft such as the Boeing T 43 is used for training navigators. The global military training aircraft market is projected to grow at 2.75% CAGR during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025.


Segmentation of the Global Military Training Aircraft Market


Based on type, the global market has been segmented into fixed-wing and rotary-wing. The fixed-wing segment has been sub-segmented into basic jet trainers, intermediate jet trainers, advanced jet trainers. The fixed-wing segment dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to witness a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The growing adoption of military training aircraft by developed countries such as the US and the UK is driving the segment growth. Based on seat type, the global market has been divided into single and twin. The single-seat segment dominated the market in 2018. However, the twin-seat segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to increasing modernization of old military training aircraft. Based on application, the global market has been divided into armed and unarmed. The armed segment dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to witness a higher CAGR during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing arms race across the world and increasing terrorism are driving the segment growth. Based on the region, the market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America held the largest market share in 2018. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2019 to 2028. Increasing military expenditure of developing countries such as China and India are driving the market growth in the region. Furthermore, growing cross-border terrorism in countries such as India, China, and Pakistan are also encouraging the government bodies to invest in military training aircraft.


Intended Audience



  • Military training aircraft manufacturers

  • Defense companies

  • Government authorities

  • Defense organizations

  • Research institutes

  • Regulatory bodies


Key Players


The key players in the global military training aircraft market are Raytheon Company (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), IRKUT CORPORATION (Russia), BAE Systems plc (UK), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (India), Diamond Aircraft Industries (Austria), The Boeing Company (US), Grob Aircraft (Germany), Textron Inc. (US), Embraer SA (Brazil), and Leonardo SpA (Italy).


Research Methodology


The market values and forecasts are derived using MRFR research methodology, which includes secondary research, primary interviews, data triangulation, and validation from an in-house data repository and statistical modeling tools.


Secondary Research


In this process, data is collected from various secondary sources, including annual reports, SEC filings, journals, government associations, aerospace & defense magazines, white papers, corporate presentations, company websites, and paid databases.


Primary Research


In this process, both the demand- and supply-side parties are interviewed to extract facts and insights into the market forecast, production, trends, and projected market growth. Industry stakeholders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives across the value chain are approached to obtain key information.


Key Insights



  • Market sizing, forecast, and analysis: Detailed coverage of the market segment and sub-segments

  • Regional/country trends and forecast: detailed analysis of the market in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, along with key countries in each region

  • Market dynamics intelligence: market drivers, opportunities, trends, restraints, Porter’s five forces, supply chain, and value chain analysis

  • Technology trends, regulatory landscape, and patent analysis outlook

  • Competitive intelligence: market share analysis, financial analysis, product benchmarking, and strategic developments including joint ventures, product launches, and mergers & acquisitions

  • Regional attractiveness and related growth opportunities


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


Global military training aircraft market is projected to register a moderate 2.75% CAGR in the forecast period.

The military segment is expected to observe substantial demand over the review period.

The twin-seated segment is expected to secure the highest CAGR.

The armed segment is expected to observe substantial demand over the review period.

A few emminent market players operating in the global military training aircraft market are Raytheon Company (US), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), BAE Systems plc (UK), among others.