The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
Airbus Group $x.xlock
Boeing $x.xlock
General Electric Company $x.xlock
United Technologies $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The economic downturn caused many industry operators to exit the industry, as price competition intensified and demand declined
  • As disposable income increases, more passengers will travel, creating a need for more planes
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing industry has managed to fly through the slow postrecessionary recovery and reach new altitudes. While the industry did initially suffer from the global downturn, the scale of the decline was greatly mitigated by long lead times in aircraft manufacturing. Airlines typically order planes in expectation of future demand and do not receive orders until months, or even years, later. This production backlog sustains the industry when economic growth is poor. As a result, the industry did not have too much ground to recover relative to other industrial sectors...

    Industry Products

    Aircraft parts and components

    Aircraft parts and components (excluding complete engines) account for 35.7% of industry revenue. This product category is by far the most fragmented in the industry. It segments (wings and fuselage) and parts ranging from landing gear to fasteners. The production of this product category has also become the most globalized in the industry, with many aircraft manufactures outsourcing their parts and segment production operations to other industry operators, some of which are in lower labor cost countries. As a reflection of overall industry development, products in this category are increasingly made from composite materials, with aircraft manufacturers and users putting emphasis on component strength, reliability and cost of maintenance. In ..

    Additional Insights for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global per capita income and GDP of the BRIC nations in the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry?

    The Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing industry produces complete civilian aircraft, including aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment and parts. Prototypes of aerospace products, aircraft conversions and complete aircraft or propulsion systems overhaul and rebuilding are also included. Military aircraft manufacturing and related services are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Large commercial aircraft
    Regional and general aviation aircraft
    Aircraft engines and services
    Aircraft parts and compenents
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing aircraft
    Manufacturing aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment or parts
    Developing aircraft prototypes
    Manufacturer repair, maintenance and related services
    Complete aircraft or propulsion systems overhauling and rebuilding

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global per capita income
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of aluminum

  • Current Performance
  • Flying high
  • Old and recent problems
  • Consolidation and expansion
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth and trade advance
  • Turbulence ahead
  • Competition and consolidation intensifies
  • Table: Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Global Airlines
  • Global Cargo Airlines
  • Global Courier & Delivery Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Global Commercial and Service Machinery Manufacturing
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global Iron and Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing
  • Other Global Manufacturing
  • Other Global Mining and Quarrying

  • Products & Services
  • Aircraft parts and compenents
  • Large commercial aircraft
  • Aircraft engines and services
  • Regional and general aviation aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Chart: Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Aerospace manufacturers and aftermarket
  • Airlines, leasing and logistics companies
  • Businesses, individuals and governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Boeing CompanyAirbus GroupGeneral Electric CompanyUnited Technologies Corporation
  • Table: The Boeing Company - financial performance
  • Table: Airbus Group - financial performance
  • Table: General Electric Company - financial performance
  • Table: United Technologies Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global tourist arrivals (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Narrow-Body Aircraft
  • Single-aisle aircraft that typically holds under 200 passengers.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • OEMs assemble complete aircraft or components, which they sell under their name. Examples include Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
  • Regional Aircraft
  • Narrow-body aircraft that is not capable of transcontinental flight.
  • Wide-Body Aircraft
  • Large airliner with two passenger aisles, typically capable of transcontinental flight.
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