The nacelle is the vital component of the engine which constitutes the aircraft’s Propulsion system. It holds the motor, enhances the air flows through the engine and protects the engine from any aggression. Nacelle is a high-tech complex system, integrating the thrust reverser, which manages several functions such as noise abatement, deicing and the management of internal and external temperature differences, protection from fire and lightning, taking uploads between the engine and the pylon which connects it to the wing, braking and even the aesthetic appearance of the aircraft.
The passenger and cargo aircraft deliveries reached 42,730 jets, with the value hitting around USD 6.3 trillion. These figures show a 4.1% increase over the previous forecast, which projected a total of 41,030 plane deliveries.
The increasing use of air transport for passenger and transportation which will create the need to increase air fleet across the globe. This will indirectly drive the growth of the global aircraft nacelle systems market.
Aircraft nacelle holds an engine propulsion system and helps in reducing engine vibration, deicing, and noise. Nacelle systems also manage external and internal temperature difference, which is a significant advantage for the aircraft.
The nacelle integrators are working with the OEMs and other industries to develop lightweight nacelles with enhanced performance. This factor is driving the demand for lightweight nacelle systems globally.
The newer turbofans that increase bypass ratios to improve fuel efficiency, with larger fan diameters mean bigger nacelles, which threaten to offset any fuel-burn advantages with increased weight and drag. This can be a significant restraint for the global aircraft nacelle system market.
The repair and maintenance of the Nacelle system are difficult and costly, which is the primary restraint for global aircraft nacelle system market.
The considerable transportation costs of larger nacelles are also hampering the Aircraft Nacelle system market.
By material type
The Aircraft nacelle system market is segmented based on material type which includes Composites, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, and Others.
Composites are majorly used for aircraft nacelle, and it is expected to grow in the forecast period. Due to the increasing replacement of material with composite components, with its excellent strength-to-weight ratio at the relatively low weight.
Titanium is also expected to grow in the forecasting period due to the increasing penetration, especially in exhaust components with its high durability over a vast temperature range.
Based on the geography, North America is dominating the global aircraft nacelle system market, and it is expected to grow in the forecast period, due to the increase in contracts for nacelle in the USA, and The US plane maker said that rising passenger traffic and upcoming airplane retirements would drive the need for more jets.
Asia-Pacific has also shown growth in 2018 due to the increasing aircraft fleet to support rising passenger traffic and the launch of assembly plants for Boeing and Airbus series B737, A320, and A330 aircraft programs; increasing procurement of military aircraft, owing to rising defense budget; and upcoming indigenous commercial and regional aircraft (C919 and MRJ).
Boeing, Airbus, UTC, etc. are some of the key players in the aircraft nacelle systems market. There is a current demand of about 1,000 nacelles annually for Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
Increasing contracts to build nacelle components are driving the global aircraft nacelle systems market and competition in the market.
In August 2018, Ducommun has secured a long-term contract, valued at more than USD 200 million, from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to build nacelle components. The ten-year-long deal will be valid until 2029.
In July 2017, Safran Nacelles has received a contract from Satair Group to provide lifetime supply chain services for A340-500/600 engine nacelle parts.
Key market segments covered
By Aircraft Type
By Material Type
By Engine Type
By End-User Type
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO)
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1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Scope of the market
2.1. Key Market Trends and Developments
3.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.1. By Aircraft Type
4.1.1. Commercial aircraft
4.1.2. Military aircraft
4.2. By Material Type
4.2.2. Nickel Alloy
4.2.4. Other Metals
4.3. By Engine Type
4.3.1. Turbofan Engine
4.3.2. Turboprop Engine
4.3.3. Turbojet Engine
4.4. By End-User Type
4.4.1. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
4.4.2. Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO)
5.1. North America
5.2.4. Rest of Europe
5.3. South America
5.3.3. Rest of South America
5.4. Asia Pacific
5.4.4. Rest of Asia Pacific
5.5. Rest of the World
6.1. Market Share/ Rank Analysis
6.2. Key strategies adopted by market players
7.2. Safran S.A.
7.3. UTC Aerospace Systems
7.5. GE Aviation
7.6. Leonardo S.P.A.
7.7. GKN Aerospace
7.8. Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
7.9. Triumph Group
7.10. The Nordam Group, Inc.
8.2. List of Tables
8.3. Expert Panel Validation
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