Aircraft Gearbox Market

Aircraft Gearbox Market

Aircraft Gearbox Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Fit (Linefit, Retrofit), Component (Housing, Gear, Bearings, Covers, Shafts, Other Components), Aircraft Type (Military Aviation, Civil Aviation, Commercial Aircraft), Gearbox Type (Tail Rotor Gearbox, Accessory Gearbox, Auxiliary Power Unit Gearbox, Actuation Gearbox, Reduction Gearbox, Other Gearbox Types), Application (Airframe, Engine, Other Applications), End User (Airline Operators, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MROs), Other End Users), and Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22514

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $2.8 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $4.7 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Aircraft Gearbox Market is accounted for $2.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $4.7 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period. The term "gearbox" generally refers to the internal transmission system seen in aircraft. The main purpose of this is to regulate and adjust the engine's rotational speed. These gadgets can be operated manually or automatically. A massive and weighty setup is required in order to manufacture or develop the aeroplane gearbox. It calls for performing market research, as well as designing and developing processes for assembling a short-range airliner.

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), there were around 827 000 active and certified pilots in 1980 that, grew out to be 905600 30 years later, which wasn’t that significant. Still, growth could be seen around the corner. The AOPA has been trying to develop a network of flying associations and aviation under control.

Market Dynamics:


Demands lightweight engines

The most important part of the transmission system for varying rotational speed and essential to a functioning engine is the aeroplane gearbox. It is applied to change a motor's speed (RPM) or to boost output torque. Shafts connect the gearbox, and the internal arrangement of a gearbox determines the outputs speed and torque. Modern lightweight engines with great efficiency and increased performance are required by the aviation sector. As a result, the market is growing.


Awareness about environmentally-friendly vehicles

The aviation sector has been severely impacted by the increased awareness of environmentally friendly vehicles. This popularity will have an impact on the development of aircraft gearboxes and motivate industry participants to launch distinctive, environmentally friendly gearboxes in the years to come.


Rising collaborations of market players

Lucrative opportunities have emerged in the aircraft gearbox sector as a result of the rise in partnerships between industry titans to discover more environmentally friendly methods of flight. A number of businesses have established competitions to develop effective aviation engines and save maintenance expenses. Such corporate cooperation would help the aviation sector transition to a greener future and increase its sustainability.


Spalling, frosting and manufacturing defects

A gearbox's main function is to consistently power is transmitted and rotational movement between such a prime mover and a piece of machinery being driven while maintaining an acceptable degree of temperature, vibration, and noise. Excessive wear or a higher level breakage may be to blame for gear failure. Frosting, spalling, and manufacturing flaws are the main causes of aviation gearbox faults. Pits caused by spalling have a big diameter and are shallow. Both heavily loaded, hardened steel material and medium hardness materials are prone to it. Spalling is caused by very high contact stresses; pits quickly separate and create sizable irregular voids. It is possible to lower contact stress below the material's endurance limit, which prevents pits from forming on the gear surface.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 epidemic significantly impacted the world economy and set the way for numerous business-related hurdles. A gearbox in an aircraft faced previously unheard-of issues as a result of the crisis's adverse effects on air travel. Passenger requirements fell as a result of the harsh travel limitations. But, as a result of these hurdles currently being removed, the market outlook is probably going to pick up speed in the upcoming years.

The tail rotor gearbox segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The tail rotor gearbox segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. An aircraft's tail rotor receives power from an engine through a tail rotor gearbox. In order to allow the tail rotor to rotate more gradually than the engine, it also functions as a gear reducer. Moreover, it serves as a torque multiplier, enabling the engine to rotate the tail rotor more gradually than it otherwise could have done if the tail rotor were linked directly to the engine.

The engine segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The engine segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to the increasing requirement for powerful engines and related components, the market for aeroplane gearboxes is growing. The airplane's engines are its most important component since they help to produce the thrust required to propel the wings, which give the aircraft lift. These aeroplane engines receive help from gearboxes to produce strong thrust, which moves the aircraft forward. Due to the increased need for powerful engines and their related components, the market for aeroplane gearboxes is expanding. Engine thrust is heavily needed throughout landing and takeoff. The turboprop, turbofan, turbo shaft, and piston engine categories are further subcategories for the engine segment. Many propellers lowering units in turboprop engines and the expanding use of piston engines in various applications are influencing the market's revenue growth.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to rising demand from developing nations like China and India. Additionally, it is projected that a combination of rising disposable income and an increase in passenger volume will fuel demand for commercial aircraft and propel the sector as a whole. IATA also predicts that China will soon overtake the United States as the world's top hub for commercial aviation, forcing the purchase of additional aircraft to keep up with the increase in passenger traffic. In addition, a number of new business jets are being introduced as a result of the expansion of the high net worth individual (HNWI) population in the area, which incorporates newer engine models for sustained flight over a greater distance and complies with changing emission standards in the area.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the high consumption of gearboxes in the aerospace industry, particularly within the German and UK aviation industries. Leading aircraft OEMs like Airbus S.A.S. are anticipated to fuel market expansion in the region of Europe. The European Union (EU) is heavily active in R&D in the aerospace industry and is home to a number of aircraft engine original equipment manufacturers. The efforts to collaborate with suppliers have resulted in the creation of international networks, which have improved the industry's general capabilities even more.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Aircraft Gearbox Market include Airbus Helicopters, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, CEF Industries, LLC, Triumph Group, Aero Gear, Inc., Northstar Aerospace, Liebherr, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran, SKF Group, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Rexnord Aerospace, The Timken Company and B & B Specialties, Inc.

Key Developments:

In June 2021, Airbus Helicopters, a French-based manufacturer of commercial aircraft, signed an agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a German-based company that provides technology to the automotive sector, to acquire ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

Fits Covered:
• Linefit
• Retrofit

Components Covered:
• Housing
• Gear
• Bearings
• Covers
• Shafts
• Other Components

Aircraft Types Covered:
• Military Aviation
• Civil Aviation
• Commercial Aircraft

Gearbox Types Covered:
• Tail Rotor Gearbox
• Accessory Gearbox
• Auxiliary Power Unit Gearbox
• Actuation Gearbox
• Reduction Gearbox
• Other Gearbox Types

Applications Covered:
• Airframe
• Engine
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Airline Operators
• Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs)
• Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MROs)
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Fit
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Linefit
5.3 Retrofit

6 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Component
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Housing
6.3 Gear
6.4 Bearings
6.5 Covers
6.6 Shafts
6.7 Other Components

7 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Aircraft Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Military Aviation
7.2.1 Transport Carriers
7.2.2 Military Helicopters
7.2.3 Fighter Jets
7.3 Civil Aviation
7.3.1 Civil Helicopters
7.3.2 Commercial Passenger/ Cargo
7.3.3 General Aviation
7.4 Commercial Aircraft

8 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Gearbox Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Tail Rotor Gearbox
8.3 Accessory Gearbox
8.4 Auxiliary Power Unit Gearbox
8.5 Actuation Gearbox
8.6 Reduction Gearbox
8.7 Other Gearbox Types

9 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Airframe
9.3 Engine
9.3.1 Turboshaft
9.3.2 Turboprop
9.3.3 Piston Engine
9.3.4 Turbofan
9.4 Other Applications

10 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By End User
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Airline Operators
10.3 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs)
10.4 Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MROs)
10.5 Other End Users

11 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 Airbus Helicopters
13.2 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
13.3 CEF Industries, LLC
13.4 Triumph Group
13.5 Aero Gear, Inc.
13.6 Northstar Aerospace
13.7 Liebherr
13.8 Rolls-Royce plc
13.9 Safran
13.10 SKF Group
13.11 United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
13.12 Rexnord Aerospace
13.13 The Timken Company
13.14 B & B Specialties, Inc.

List of Tables
1 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Fit (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Linefit (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Retrofit (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Component (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Housing (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Gear (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Bearings (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Covers (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Shafts (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Other Components (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Aircraft Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Military Aviation (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Transport Carriers (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Military Helicopters (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Fighter Jets (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Civil Aviation (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Civil Helicopters (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Commercial Passenger/ Cargo (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By General Aviation (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Commercial Aircraft (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Gearbox Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Tail Rotor Gearbox (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Accessory Gearbox (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Auxiliary Power Unit Gearbox (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Actuation Gearbox (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Reduction Gearbox (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Other Gearbox Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Airframe (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Engine (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Turboshaft (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Turboprop (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Piston Engine (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Turbofan (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
38 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Airline Operators (2020-2028) ($MN)
39 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) (2020-2028) ($MN)
40 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MROs) (2020-2028) ($MN)
41 Global Aircraft Gearbox Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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