GVR Report cover Aerospace & Defense C-class Parts Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Aerospace & Defense C-class Parts Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Aerostructure, Engine), By End Use (Commercial, Military), By Product (Fasteners, Bearings), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-590-8
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global aerospace & defense c-class parts market size was estimated at USD 15.21 billion in 2019 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027. The high potential for product adoption in aerospace applications to improve the strength and durability of aircraft parts is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. Growing passenger traffic, especially in Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa regions, is expected to drive the demand and production of next-generation commercial aircraft. This is projected to result in a slight recovery in aircraft production, after it experienced a slowdown in 2016, thus leading to a rise in product demand. Aerospace c-class parts manufacturers purchase raw materials either directly from suppliers or through third-party suppliers to produce customized components for their clients.

U.S. aerospace & defense c-class parts market size

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 may hinder market growth, as manufacturers were unable to export the product owing to the trade limitations placed by the various governments. In addition, the majority of the manufacturers suspended operations across all the major economies to comply with the norms for lockdown. The market is expected to witness a supply-demand gap in the near future, leading to a rise in an order backlog of aircraft deliveries. This is expected to encourage the OEMs (aircraft manufacturers) as well as tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers to temporarily expand their production capacity to match the order backlog.

The is expected to exhibit high competitive rivalry, owing to the presence of a large number of companies offering suitable products to tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers. The c-class manufacturers strive to attain long-term contracts with the suppliers, to gain a competitive edge over the others, thereby increasing the market competition.

Product Insights

Fasteners accounted for the largest market share of more than 44% in 2019. The segment is expected to retain its leading position owing to the high consumption of fasteners, including rivets, bolts, screws, washers, nuts, seals, and rings, which are used as essential components in the assembly of aircraft parts.

Bearings are one of the essential components, which are used to eliminate heat damage and ladder cracking in shock absorbers or landing gear struts. The segment is expected to observe significant growth, owing to high usage of bearings for overall weight reduction, to improve load-bearing capacity of the structure, as well as to prove long service span.

The electrical parts segment is expected to witness robust growth over the forecast period owing to the rising use of electrical parts, including filters & filtered connectors, communication systems, flight control systems, navigation systems, and motors in the aftermarket for the smooth operation of power supply and avionics.

Machined parts are expected to witness significant growth, in terms of revenue, over the projected period, owing to a rise in the substitution rate of aluminum and other heavy metals with aluminum and titanium alloys as well as composites, which are comparatively expensive.

End-use Insights

Commercial aircraft accounted for the largest market share of more than 58% in 2019 and is projected to expand further at the maximum CAGR from 2020 to 2027, owing to the high product demand from the aftermarket. High passenger and freight traffic across the globe is projected to boost the MRO activities for commercial aircraft, which is expected to aid the demand further.

The increase in military spending by various governments across the globe is expected to have a positive impact on the market. The rising use of military transport aircraft to move troops and materials, such as tanks, automotive vehicles, and helicopters, is expected to drive the product demand.

Other military aircraft include bombers, transporter-tankers, early-warning, and patrol aircraft, and a variety of propeller- and jet-driven trainers. Business & general aviation is expected to have a significant growth from 2020 to 2027 as a result of rising demand for business aircraft due to its increased mobility, enhanced productivity, and improved efficiency.

Global aerospace & defense c-class parts market share

Rising initiatives by governments across the globe for the exploration of outer space are expected to drive the demand for c-class parts for spacecraft and experimental aircraft. In addition, increasing investments for successful implementation of Unmanned Aerial Aircraft or Vehicles (UAVs) are expected to support market growth.

Application Insights

The aerostructure segment accounted for the largest market share of over 46% in 2019 and is expected to continue the trend over the forecast period. The segment requires a large number of fasteners for the assembly of various components, including the fuselage, door pairings, wings, airframe, undercarriage, and empennage.

Cabin interiors are structurally less demanding than aerostructure, however, they have stringent mechanical requirements. The segment exhibits substantial demand for a wide range of components including lighting, seating, galley, chilling system, oxygen system, drinking water system, vacuum waste system, and cargo equipment.

Engine applications are expected to witness steady growth over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the rise in the replacement of older engines with fuel-efficient engines. In addition, the segment exhibits the highest aftermarket consumption of fasteners and bearing, owing to its crucial requirement.

The equipment, system, and support segment comprise various parts including landing gear, opening and closing doors, air management system, actuation, and control system. Fasteners and bearings manufactured using lightweight, yet sturdy materials are widely used in this application to improve fuel efficiency.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest market share of more than 40% in 2019, which can be attributed to the well-established aircraft manufacturing industry in the region, which caters to around one-third operational fleet across the globe. Moreover, the presence of key military aircraft manufacturers in the region is expected to boost market growth.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing regional market from 2020 to 2027. Increasing military expenditure in India, China, and Japan, are expected to drive the demand for military aircraft, thereby driving the market growth in the Asia Pacific. In addition, huge growth in passenger traffic owing to increasing per capita income and growing population is expected to aid the market growth.

Europe is expected to witness a steady CAGR from 2020 to 2027, owing to rapid growth in the production of cabin interior components in the region. Europe's aerospace & defense market is expected to surpass the U.S. market over the forecast period, owing to increased defense spending by some European countries, such as Russia and Italy, which is projected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market exhibits intense competition between the players owing to the robust demand from the aircraft manufacturing industry. Established players in North America and Europe are expected to face immense competition from the emerging players in Asia, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, who offer comparatively low-cost solutions. Some of the prominent players in the aerospace & defense c-class parts market are:

  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

  • Amphenol Corp.

  • LiSi Aerospace

  • Precision Castparts Corp.

  • Safran SA

  • Arconic, Inc.

  • Triumph Group

  • Eaton Corp.

  • LMI Aerospace, Inc.

  • RCB Bearings, Inc.

  • Trimas Corp.

  • National Aerospace Fasteners Corp.

  • Satcom Direct

  • NTN Corp.

  • SKF

Aerospace & Defense C-class Parts Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 15.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 21.6 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, end use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.; Amphenol Corp.; LiSi Aerospace; Precision Castparts Corp.; Safran SA; Arconic, Inc.; Triumph Group; Eaton Corp.; LMI Aerospace, Inc.; RCB Bearings, Inc.; Trimas Corp.; National Aerospace Fasteners Corp.; Satcom Direct; NTN Corp.; SKF

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global aerospace & defense c-class parts market report on the basis of product, application, end use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Fasteners

    • Bearings

    • Electrical Parts

    • Machined Parts

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Engine

    • Aerostructure

    • Interiors

    • Equipment, Safety, & Support

    • Avionics

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Commercial

    • Military

    • Business & General Aviation

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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