Overview

Ready for takeoff: As commercial flights increase, demand for aircraft parts will grow

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Aircraft Parts Distributors provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth
11-16
1.2%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
25,193
Business
1,739

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rise in commercial flights will boost demand for aircraft maintenance and associated parts
  • Industry operators have seen a sharp rise in competitive pressure
  • The industry will continue to suffer from increasing competition

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The industry has performed erratically over the past five years, but recent stabilization in revenue is expected to result in growth through the period. Federal funding for defense and the number of domestic trips by US residents dropped during the recessionary years, reducing demand for aircraft parts. However, in the next five years, a boost in commercial flights will benefit industry distributors; increased domestic trips by US residents will result in higher demand for commercial aircraft repair and maintenance...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the aircraft parts distribution industry are moderate. While no specific regulation exists barring new entrants from establishing operations within the industry, the level of competition may be difficult for starting companies to overcome. Building up a client base takes time and newcomers will in all likelihood operate at a loss until relationships are established. Additionally, supply relationships with wholesalers and manufacturers is key as finding places to source aircraft parts from at prices fair enough to make a decent profit takes time and effort. The initial costs for setting up a warehouse facility close to major markets can be high, as well as purchasing and maintaining inventory levels. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Well-developed internal processes
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    Industry Products

    What is the Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry?

    Operators in this industry sell a range of original equipment manufacturer (OEM), non-OEM and aerostructure components (including fuselage, wings and flight control surfaces) used in the maintenance and repair of aircraft to commercial, freight and defense customers. Distributors offer all aircraft parts and typically also sell finished aircraft or offer aircraft repair and maintenance services.

    Industry Products
    New aircraft
    New aircraft engines and engine parts
    New aircraft parts and supplies
    Used parts and supplies
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling aircraft engines and parts
    Wholesaling aeronautical equipment and supplies
    Wholesaling aircraft

    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
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Federal funding for defense
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents
  • Demand from aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing
  • Demand from aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul

  • Current Performance
  • Offsetting demand trends
  • Competition intensifies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand gains altitude
  • Challenges remain
  • Table: Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • International Airlines
  • Domestic Airlines
  • Charter Flights

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • New aircraft parts and supplies
  • Used parts and supplies
  • New aircraft
  • New aircraft engines and engine parts
  • Chart: Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Air travel and regulation
  • Fleet life cycle and age
  • Competition
  • Military spending and operations

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • US civil aircraft owners
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • MRO companies
  • US government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aircraft Parts Distributors 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 Aircraft Parts Distributors

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aircraft Parts Distributors 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 Aircraft Parts Distributors Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Domestic trips by US residents (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aerostructure
  • A component of an aircraft's airframe, including fuselage, wings or flight control surfaces.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A manufacturer that produces aircraft parts from component parts purchased from other organizations.
  • Sequester
  • Automatic federal government budget cuts.
  • Subassemblies
  • Preassembled parts designed to interconnect with other components so as to fit into the overall design of the aircraft.
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