Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market Trends, Outlook By 2028

Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Manned Aerial Vehicle) and End User (Civil and Military)

Publication Month : May 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00018641
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 122
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The tilt rotor aircraft market was valued at US$ 992.61 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 1,766.18 million in 2028. The market it expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% during 2021–2028.

A tilt rotor aircraft generates its lift and propulsion with the help of rotors that are mounted at the end of the fixed wing. The rotors are vertically tilted to generate lift and further the aircraft gradually gains forward momentum as the rotors are tilted in horizontal direction. Thus, this enables the aircraft to have vertical take-off and landing capability (VTOL) of a rotary wing aircraft and the range & speed of a fixed wing aircraft. This capability eliminates the need for dedicated landing strip for such aircraft. Also, such aircraft are considered more efficient compared to a rotary wing aircraft when it comes to transporting people and goods within short distance. As rotary wing aircraft are widely used for travelling shorter distance, the operating cost of rotary wing aircraft is generally at higher side compared to fixed wing aircraft. Thus, utilizing tilt rotor aircraft for transportation application enables end users to save significant amount of operation cost. Owing to the aforementioned advantages of tilt rotor aircraft, the market is anticipated to witness steady growth during the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market

The COVID-19 outbreak has significantly affected the world and is continuing to shatter several countries. Until the outbreak, the defense industry was experiencing substantial growth in terms of production and services. However, the outbreak has disrupted the supply chain. In addition, several governments have deprioritized defense spending; instead, they are investing in technologies to combat the spread of novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This factor weakened the production and R&D of various defense equipment during 2020, which hindered the growth of the tilt rotor aircraft market.

Lucrative Regional Markets for Tilt Rotor Aircraft Providers

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Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market Insights

Growing Military Spending for Procurement of Advanced Aircraft

The increasing geopolitical tensions and trade wars among major countries are driving high investments in the defense sector. A significant portion of the investment is dedicated for the procurement of advanced military aircraft and tilt rotor aircraft. For instance, the deliveries of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, a military tilt rotor aircraft, reached 400 in June 2020, and some of recent deliveries of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey in 2020 were to the US and Japan armed forces. Thus, the growing procurement of tilt rotor aircraft for military application is projected to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Type-Based Market Insights

Based on type, the tilt rotor aircraft market is bifurcated into unmanned arial vehicle and manned ariel vehicle. Owing to the capabilities of fixed wing aircraft and rotor wing aircraft such as VTOL and long range, the tilt rotor aircraft are anticipated to gain significant traction. At present, companies such as Bell Textron Inc. along with Boeing are offering tilt rotor aircraft V-22 Osprey for military application, and recently Leonardo S.p.A. launched its AW609 for civil and military applications. The tilt rotor aircraft is majorly used for the transportation of goods and people. The V-22 Osprey aircraft is majorly used by the US armed forces. Also, in 2020, the V-22 Osprey aircraft were delivered to Japanese defense forces. Thus, the growing deployment of tilt rotor aircraft is projected to propel the growth of the market.

Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market, by End User– 2020 and 2028

Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market, by End User– 2020 and 2028
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Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 992.61 Million in 2020
Market Size Value byUS$ 1,766.18 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 8.1% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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The players operating in the tilt rotor aircraft market adopt strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, and market initiatives to maintain their positions in the market. A few developments by key players are listed below:

  • In 2021, Russia’s ZALA Aero unveiled tilt rotor, hybrid-power drones. The tilt rotor ZALA VTOL combines the best qualities of an aircraft-type drone and a tilt rotor, and has an ability to change the configuration depending upon the task being performed.
  • In 2020, US Department of Defense awarded Bell–Boeing a US$ 4.2 billion fixed-price multiyear contract modification for the production and delivery of 58 Ospreys, including four for the government of Japan.

The report segments the global tilt rotor aircraft market as follows:

By Type

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Manned Aerial Vehicle

By End User

  • Civil
  • Military

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of World (RoW)
    • Israel
    •  Rest of RoW

Company Profiles

  • BAE Systems plc
  • Bell Textron Inc.
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd
  • Leonardo S.p.A
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC)
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

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

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type and End User

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

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

Country Scope
Country Scope

Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, RoW, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Which type led the tilt rotor aircraft market?

Based on type, the tilt rotor aircraft market is segmented into unmanned aerial vehicle and manned aerial vehicle. The tilt rotor aircraft market is experiencing steady growth owing to the increasing delivers of tilt rotor aircraft coupled with the increasing use of drones for military and civil operations. Moreover, growing R&D activities pertaining to civil tilt rotor aircraft is the other factor propelling the growth of the tilt rotor aircraft market. Further, the manned aerial vehicle segment led the market in 2020 with a highest market share.

Which factors are driving the tilt rotor aircraft market?

The tilt rotor aircraft market is anticipated to witness an impressive growth rate during 2021–2028. Lower operating cost of tilt rotor aircraft and growing military spending for procurement of advanced aircraft are the primary factors contributing to the market growth. However, limited adoption by armed forces of major countries might hinder the market growth in the coming years. Despite the restraining factor, emergence of unmanned tilt rotor aircraft and development of tilt rotor aircraft for civil application are expected to fuel the future growth of the tilt rotor aircraft market.

Which region led the global tilt rotor aircraft market?

The global tilt rotor aircraft market is fragmented into major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW). In 2020, the North America segment accounted for a significant share in the global tilt rotor aircraft market. Owing to the presence, robust well-established aerospace and defense industry coupled with favorable economic policies are the major reason for the largest market in North America. Moreover, the US is only country which has significant number of V-22 Osprey deployed in their armed forces. Further, the Textron Inc. along with Boeing who offer V-22 Osprey have their headquarters in North America.

The List of Companies - Tilt Rotor Aircraft Market

  1. BAE Systems
  2. Bell Textron Inc.
  3. Boeing
  4. Honeywell International Inc.
  5. Israel Aerospace Industries
  6. Leonardo SPA
  7. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  8. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  9. Rostec
  10. Aviation Industry Corporation of China Ltd.

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