General Aviation Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast by 2031

General Aviation Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Component (Avionics, Airframe, Landing Gears, Engine, Others); Aircraft (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing); and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00026058
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • No. of Pages : 150
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General Aviation Market Growth Report 2021 to 2031

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The General Aviation Market size is projected to reach US$ 40.59 billion by 2031 from US$ 26.79 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% in 2023–2031. The demand for electrification and overhaul services for existing fleet is likely to remain a key general aviation market trend.

General Aviation Market Analysis

Companies, such as Airbus SE, Boeing Company, Bombardier Inc., Dassault Aviation S.A., Embraer S.A., Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Leonardo S.p.A., Saab AB, and Textron Inc. are among the leading manufacturers in the general aviation market. These companies are engaged in designing, manufacturing, and selling of wide range of aircraft to distributers, who then provide them to end users, such as private jet owners, government private airlines, business aircraft owners, and others, respectively.

General Aviation Market Overview

The general aviation market ecosystem is diverse and evolving. Its stakeholders are raw material providers, component producers, aircraft manufacturers, and end users. Major players occupy places in various nodes of the market ecosystem. Raw material providers supply materials, including steel, rubber, and aluminum, to component manufacturers, who then utilize it to manufacture and design the final products. The final product is then supplied to aircraft manufacturers through different mediums, such as direct sales through company distributors or third-party sales through third-party distributors. Aircraft manufacturers integrate aircraft component on to their respective aircraft.

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General Aviation Market: Strategic Insights

General Aviation Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    5.2%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 26.79 billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 40.59 billion

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • Increasing Demand for Charter Aviation
  • Surge in Demand for Business Jets
FUTURE TRENDS
  • Demand for Electrification and Overhaul Services for Existing Fleet
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Introduction of Electric Aircraft

Key Players

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Saab AB
  • Dassault Aviation
  • PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD
  • Textron Inc.
  • Bombardier
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Embraer

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Component
  • Avionics
  • Airframe
  • Landing Gears
  • Engine
  • Others
Aircraft
  • Fixed Wing
  • Rotary Wing
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General Aviation Market Drivers and Opportunities

Surge in Demand for Business Jets

The popularity and adoption of business jets are expected to increase in the next decade, primarily, due to the inclusion of new models in the service. In Asia Pacific, countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea together account for more than two-thirds of the regional demand for business jets and helicopters each year. In addition, the demand for business jets, particularly for the large and medium-size jets, is on the rise in Southeast Asia. Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Textron are among the major sellers of business jets in Asia-Pacific. Despite a dip in the sales volumes in the last two years, business jet manufacturers are considering China and India, among others, as lucrative markets.

Introduction of Electric Aircraft – An Opportunity in General Aviation Market

One of the major concerns across the aviation sector is environmental emissions as the global aviation industry accounts for ~2.5% of the global carbon emissions, causing environmental pollution. Several vendors and aviation research organizations have been working on the development of advanced power-efficient and low-emission aircraft models, including hybrid electric and fully electric aircraft. Electric aircraft systems are powered by one or more electric motors that drive the propellers. Electricity may be supplied by a variety of methods, the most common being batteries. In 2021, Rolls-Royce announced the completion of its maiden flight for an intense flight-testing phase of its fully electric aircraft. According to the company, the airplane utilized a 400-kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. Eventually, the company wants the aircraft’s speed to exceed 300 miles per hour, which will be tested in another phase in the UK. The development of such aircraft is likely to contribute to the lowering of the carbon emission levels of the aviation industry in the near future. Thus, the development of electric aircraft will provide significant growth opportunities for the general aviation market players during the forecast period.

General Aviation Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the general aviation market analysis are component and aircraft.

  • Based on component, the general aviation market is divided into avionics, airframe, landing gears, engine, and others. The engine segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on aircraft, the general aviation market is bifurcated into fixed wing and rotary wing. The fixed wing segment held a larger market share in 2023.

General Aviation Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the general aviation market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

In 2023, North America accounted for a major share in the global general aviation market followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Nowadays, ranging from small training aircraft and helicopters to intercontinental business jets, more than 440,000 general aviation aircraft are functional worldwide. About 205,000 of these are based in the US. There are more than 5,100 public airports in the US, while less than 400 airports serve commercial airlines. The average passenger miles flown by an individual in North America is one of the highest across the world. Moreover, the increase in the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), the enhanced emphasis on operational safety from regulatory bodies, and ongoing advancements in developing a light sports aircraft are also expected to help the market’s growth in this region over the next few years.

General Aviation Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 26.79 billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 40.59 billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.2%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Component
  • Avionics
  • Airframe
  • Landing Gears
  • Engine
  • Others
By Aircraft
  • Fixed Wing
  • Rotary Wing
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Saab AB
  • Dassault Aviation
  • PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD
  • Textron Inc.
  • Bombardier
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • Embraer
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    General Aviation Market News and Recent Developments

    The general aviation market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for innovations, business expansion, and strategies:

    • In 2024, Lyte Aviation has introduced a 19-seat version of its LA-44 hydrogen-electric VTOL aircraft aimed at business and private aviation users. (Source: Lyte Aviation, Press Release)
    • In 2021, Bombardier unveiled the new Challenger 3500 super-midsized business jet whose standard avionics systems include auto throttle, Smart Link Plus and Voice Activated Cabin System. (Source: Bombardier, Newsletter)

    General Aviation Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “General Aviation Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering the following areas:

    • General Aviation Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • General Aviation Market trends
    • Detailed Porter’s Five Forces
    • General Aviation Market analysis covering key market trends, Global and regional framework, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • General Aviation Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Component, and Aircraft

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

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

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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