Helicopter Landing Gear Market Size, Trends, Opportunity Analysis By 2028

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Helicopter Landing Gear Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Skids and Wheels), Material (Aluminium Landing Gear Set, Steel Landing Gear Set, Composite Landing Gear Set, and Titanium Landing Gear Set), and Application (Civil Helicopter and Military Helicopter)

Publication Month: May 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00019420 | No. of Pages: No. of Pages150 | Category: Aerospace and Defense | Status: Published

The helicopter landing gear market was valued at US$ 3,562.3 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 4,826.3 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2021 to 2028.

The landing gear is a vital component used for landing helicopters safety and easily. With rise in helicopter production for both civil and military applications across the world, the manufacturing capabilities of helicopter landing gear are also booming. Also, with growth in composite materials due to their less weight & strength capabilities, the use of composites is increasing. Moreover, development of autonomous robotic landing gear and presence of companies offering maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services are boosting the helicopter landing gear market growth.  Furthermore, there are few steps witnessed in respect to helicopter production which is projected to contribute toward the development of landing gear. For instance, the defense procurement agency of South Korea has stated their plans to roll out locally-designed marine attack helicopters for close-air support and amphibious assault applications. Through this plan, South Korea’s aircraft maker – Korea Aerospace Industries will manufacture 24 armed variants of Korea Utility Helicopter, which are scheduled for delivery as early as 2031.

Helicopter manufacturers are concentrating on reducing the weight of helicopters since it improves fuel economy and raises earnings for service providers. As a result, there is an increasing need for lightweight landing gear systems, driving manufacturers to design landing gear components using innovative technologies and materials. At the same time, as electrical systems become more widely used in aviation, major landing gear manufacturers are replacing hydraulic systems with electrical systems to improve performance while lowering weight.

The North American region is expected to lead the global market throughout the projected period due to technological advancements in helicopter landing gear and the presence of major helicopter manufacturers such as Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. and Sikorsky Aircraft. Increased helicopter orders from government organizations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions are driving the North American helicopter landing gears market. The growing military modernization plans, which include the procurement of advanced helicopters, are projected to boost the growth of the North American market.  

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Helicopter Landing Gear Market

The COVID-19 outbreak has severely disrupted the supply chain and manufacturing of mechanical equipment, including the hardware component of helicopter landing gears. The emergence of COVID-19 virus across the globe, followed by lockdown scenarios, has led the aerospace industry experts to analyze that the industry would face at least a quarter of lag in mechanical equipment supply chain. This disruption is expected to create tremors through till mid-2021. The mechanical equipment and aerospace industry is likely to pick up pace soon after the governments across the globe lift the various containment measures steadily in order to revive the economy. The production of the mechanical equipment in aerospace industry is anticipated to gain pace from 2022, which is further foreseen to positively influence the landing gear equipment and aerospace manufacturing, including hardware components of helicopter landing gears.

Lucrative Regions for Helicopter Landing Gear Market

Lucrative Regions for Helicopter Landing Gear Market

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Market Insights

Growth in Helicopter Production

The helicopter sector is quite dynamic as it adapts quickly with the ever-changing market forces and customer needs. The macroeconomic trends across geographies shape the overall growth outlook of the aviation industry. With an increase in adoption of helicopters for military as well as commercial purpose, the production capabilities of the same are also getting boosted. As per the data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in 2020, the military helicopters stood at 117 units, which includes helicopters of Airbus, Boeing, and Bell Helicopters; while piston and turbine helicopters stood at 709 units globally. Such massive units of helicopter production will positively contribute toward the demand for helicopter components including landing gear. Landing gear is among the essential subsystems of a helicopter, and it requires improved safety and smooth actuation; hence, standards and guidelines must be followed while developing landing gears. The growth of this market is attributed to the growing demand for both civil and military helicopters across the world. Countries such as Russia, the US, India, and Brazil have a large military base and high expenditure, which is positively encouraging the demand for military helicopters. Also, South Africa, Japan, Australia, and the UK are experiencing high demand for civil helicopters for commercial purposes.

Type-Based Market Insights

Based on type, the global helicopter landing gear market is segmented into skids and wheels. Skid gear is always fixed, and wheels can be fixed or retractable. Nowadays, most operating helicopters are mounted on skids, wheels, and floats (wherever necessary). However, in the early days of helicopter development, the great majority were built with a wheeled undercarriage.

Material-Based Market Insights

Based on material, the helicopter landing gear market is segmented into aluminum landing gear set, steel landing gear set, composite landing gear set, and titanium landing gear set. Aluminum alloy is commonly used in helicopter landing gear due to its lightweight design and high tensile strength. The alloy is particularly light and strong because to its high zinc and copper composition.

Application-Based Market Insights

Based on application, the helicopter landing gear market is segmented into civil helicopter and military helicopter. Landing gear is an important component of both civil and military helicopters. Landing gear designers and practitioners face numerous challenges due to the need to design landing gear with minimal volume, high performance life, and low life cycle cost. Furthermore, the landing gear design and development cycles for civil and military helicopters are distinct due to the regulatory and safety rules to be followed. 

Helicopter Landing Gear Market, by Material (%)

Helicopter Landing Gear Market, by Material (%)

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Strategic Insights

Report Coverage - Helicopter Landing Gear Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 3,562.3 Million in 2020
Market Size Value byUS$ 4,826.3 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.2% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages150
No. of Tables80
No. of Charts & Figures76
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredType , Material , and Application
Regional scopeNorth America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
Country scopeUS, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Product development is the commonly adopted strategy by companies to expand their product portfolio. APPH; Circor Aerospace, Inc.; Dart Aerospace; Eurocarbon B.V.; Liebherr-International Deutschland GMBH; Safran; Sika Interplant Systems Limited; St Engineering; Technodinamika; and Trelleborg Group are among the key players implementing strategies to enlarge the customer base and gain significant share in the global helicopter landing gear market, which, in turn, permits them to maintain their brand name. A few of the recent key developments are:

  • In May 2021, Safran Landing Systems signed an agreement with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, to provide the landing gear system for the V-280 Valor aircraft. Bell's V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor aircraft proposed for the US Army's Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Program.
  • In November 2020, Liebherr-Canada announced the opening of a new branch in Sudbury, to enhance service to customers throughout northern Ontario. This continues Liebherr’s expansion in the Canadian market.

Helicopter Landing Gear Market Segmentation:

    • By Type

        • Skids
        • Wheels
    •  By Material

        • Aluminum Landing Gear Set
        • Steel Landing Gear Set
        • Composite Landing Gear Set
        • Titanium Landing Gear Set
    •  By Application

        • Civil Helicopter
        • Military Helicopter

Company Profiles

  • APPH
  • CIRCOR AEROSPACE, INC.
  • Dart Aerospace
  • Eurocarbon B.V.
  • LIEBHERR-INTERNATIONAL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
  • Safran
  • Sika Interplant Systems Limited
  • ST ENGINEERING
  • Technodinamika
  • Trelleborg Group

Frequently Asked Questions

The helicopter sector is quite dynamic as it adapts quickly with the ever-changing market forces and customer needs. The macroeconomic trends across geographies shape the overall growth outlook of the aviation industry. With an increase in adoption of helicopters for military as well as commercial purpose, the production capabilities of the same are also getting boosted. As per the data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in 2020, the military helicopters stood at 117 units, which includes helicopters of Airbus, Boeing, and Bell Helicopters; while piston and turbine helicopters stood at 709 units globally. Such massive units of helicopter production will positively contribute toward the demand for helicopter components including landing gear. Landing gear is among the essential subsystems of a helicopter, and it requires improved safety and smooth actuation; hence, standards and guidelines must be followed while developing landing gears. The growth of this market is attributed to the growing demand for both civil and military helicopters across the world. Countries such as Russia, the US, India, and Brazil have a large military base and high expenditure, which is positively encouraging the demand for military helicopters. Also, South Africa, Japan, Australia, and the UK are experiencing high demand for civil helicopters for commercial purposes.
The exponential growth of helicopters has complemented the establishment of MRO facilities in the world over the years. The scope of MRO facilities is expected to rise in different parts of the world, especially in Asia. Owing to the rising adoption of civil helicopters for various commercial purposes such as fighting wildfires, facilitating news & traffic coverage, conducting search & rescue missions, and patrolling gas & oil pipelines, the establishment of MRO facilities is also witnessing a positive trend. The rising use of helicopters is rapidly accelerating the scope of helicopter’s maintenance business. Countries such as Singapore and India are witnessing presence of companies offering helicopter landing gear associated MRO services. Tentacle Aerologistix Pvt. Ltd. has stepped into the area of MRO with an aim to create a landmark in aircraft maintenance.
Skid is expected to dominate the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.5%. Skid landing gear typically consists of two longitudinal skid tubes that make contact with the ground and two cross tubes that link the skid tubes to the helicopter's fuselage; however, other designs are also available. Because skid landing gear is simple and light, it is the greatest option for tiny helicopters, where weight is always an issue. Furthermore, skid landing gear requires very little maintenance, although ground handling of a skid base helicopter is more difficult.

The List of Companies - Helicopter Landing Gear Market

  1. APPH
  2. Circor Aerospace, Inc.
  3. Sika Interplant Systems Limited
  4. DART AEROSPACE
  5. Eurocarbon B.V.
  6. Trelleborg
  7. Rostec
  8. Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH
  9. Safran
  10. ST Engineering
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