Global air-to-air refueling market (2021 to 2025)

DUBLIN, November 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – “Air-to-air refueling market by system (probe and drogue, boom refueling, autonomous), component (pumps, valves, hoses, boom, probes, fuel tanks, pods), aircraft type (fixed, Rotary), Type (Manned, Unmanned), End User, Region – Global Forecast to 2025 “report has been added to’s offer.

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The size of the air-to-air refueling market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 501 million in 2020 to USD 851 million in 2025 with a CAGR of 11.2% in the forecast period.

Rising demand for air-to-air refueling systems to support overseas shipments, increased defense spending in countries, development of advanced air tankers and increase in the purchase of fighter jets are some of the key factors driving the growth of air-to-air refueling. market. The increasing demand for autonomous refueling is one of the lucrative options for providers of air-to-air refueling system in the forecast period.

The eruption of COVID-19 and its consequent shutdowns and supply chain disruptions have adversely affected the aerospace and defense industries with the suspension and delay of new defense procurement and maintenance projects. OEMs have been significantly affected due to restrictions and temporary stoppages in production, while the impact on the aftermarket has been relatively minor due to the basic maintenance and monitoring requirements for fighter aircraft. For example in October 2020, Boeing KC-46A Pegasus in-flight tanker program reported one USD 67 million losses due to coronavirus interruptions, resulting in production inefficiencies.

Based on end user, the aftermarket segment accounts for the largest market size in the forecast period

Based on end user, the air-to-air refueling market has been segmented into OEM and aftermarket. The aftermarket segment is estimated to lead the air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period. The aftermarket companies offer complete maintenance, repair and overhaul. For example, damaged components in air-to-air refueling systems, such as hydraulic systems, fuel management systems and safety systems, are considered for maintenance, repair and overhaul. The aftermarket also offers over-the-counter repair services in the event that hydraulic components such as pumps, couplings and nozzles are damaged so that they cannot be repaired.

Based on the aircraft type, the fixed wing segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR in the forecast period

Based on aircraft type, the fixed-wing segment is estimated to lead the air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period. An aircraft with fixed wings achieves flight by means of wings attached to the fuselage to generate the necessary lift by means of the forward movement of the aircraft. The aircraft wing with fixed wings is experiencing growth, as it can be used for longer travel distances and has better aerodynamic structures than aircraft with rotating wings. Fixed aircraft can also fly in challenging conditions and environments.

North America is expected to grow with the highest CAGR in the forecast period.

North America is one of the leading markets for air-to-air refueling systems in terms of research and development activities, implementation and the presence of key market players. The largest countries under this region are the United States and Canada. The United States is a leader in the air-to-air refueling market North America. The military aviation sector in North America growing steadily, which has created a significant demand for air-to-air refueling systems. The presence of major players, OEMs and component manufacturers is one of the key factors expected to strengthen the air-to-air refueling market in North America. The United States is expected to drive the growth of the North American air-to-air refueling market. An increasing number of military aircraft upgrade programs, ongoing research and development of advanced military aircraft platforms, and the presence of major systems and component manufacturers are expected to lead to an increase in the demand for air-to-air refueling systems in North America in the forecast period.

Key topics covered:

1. Introduction

2 Research methodology

3 Summary

4 Premium insights
4.1 Attractive opportunities in the air-to-air refueling market
4.2 Air-to-air fuel market, by system
4.3 Air-to-air fuel market, by type of aircraft
4.4 Air-to-air fuel market for aircraft type, by fixed wing
4.5 Air-to-air fuel market, by country

5 Market overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Increasing demand for air-to-air refueling systems to support overseas installations Increased defense spending in countries Development of advanced air tankers Increase in the purchase of fighter aircraft
5.2.2 Opportunities Autonomous refueling
5.2.3 Challenges High installation and maintenance costs
5.3 Area / scenarios
5.4 COVID-19 impact on the air-to-air refueling market
5.4.1 Realistic scenario (Post-COVID-19)
5.4.2 Optimistic scenario (Post-COVID-19)
5.4.3 Pessimistic scenario (Post-COVID-19)
5.5 Trends / Disruptions that affect customers’ business
5.5.1 Revenue change and new revenue pockets for the air-to-air refueling market
5.6 Market ecosystem
5.6.1 Prominent companies
5.6.2 Private and small businesses
5.6.3 End users
5.7 Price analysis
5.8 Value chain analysis
5.9 Regulatory standards for air-to-air refueling
5.10 Trade data
5.10.1 Export and import of data for aircraft, spacecraft and sub-units, 2018-2019
5.11 Porter’s Five Forces Model
5.12 Technology analysis
5.12.1 Unmanned aerial vehicles
5.12.2 Aircraft fuel control
5.13 Use Cases
5.13.1 Commercialization of refueling services
5.13.2 Focus of the US Navy on the development of the Mq-25A Stingray Aerial Refueling Aircraft
5.13.3 Buddy Refueling Pods
5.14 Operating data

6 Industry trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Tanker inventory
6.3 Technological trends
6.3.1 Autonomous refueling
6.3.2 Virtual refueling
6.3.3 Television system
6.3.4 Buddy Refueling Pods
6.4 Innovations and patent registrations, 2013-2020

7 Air-to-air fuel market, by component
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Pumps
7.2.1 Pumps are mainly used in fuel systems, engines and hydraulic systems
7.3 Valves
7.3.1 Improving the operating efficiency of valves leads to higher operational reliability and operational reliability
7.4 Nozzles
7.4.1 Nozzles are mainly used to control aircraft engines
7.5 Hoses
7.5.1 Hoses are used for probe and suction refueling
7.6 Bom
7.6.1 Boom system is used primarily for fast fuel transfer
7.7 Without
7.7.1 Probe systems are mainly used for fighter and military helicopters
7.8 Fuel tanks
7.8.1 Fuel tanks are increasingly used in environmental control systems and engine vent systems
7.9 pods
7.9.1 Wing Pods enable multi-point air-to-air refueling

8 Air-to-air fuel market, by system
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Probe & Drogue
8.2.1 Probe & Drogue system does not require boom operator Multi-Point Ven
8.3 Boom refueling
8.3.1 Boom refueling system reduces the time required to transfer fuel from one aircraft to another
8.4 Autonomous
8.4.1 Increased use of autonomous refueling systems for refueling in the air

9 Air-to-air fuel market, by type of aircraft
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Fixed wing
9.2.1 Fighter aircraft Increasing procurement of fighter jets due to increasing military budgets
9.2.2 Tankfly Tankers used primarily to transfer aviation fuel from one military aircraft to another
9.2.3 Military transport aircraft Increased use of transport aircraft in military operations
9.2.4 UAVs Increased production of long-distance UAVs expected to drive the UAV market
9.3 Rotating wings
9.3.1 Attack helicopters Attack helicopters are mainly used for reconnaissance and security operations
9.3.2 Transport helicopters Military transport helicopters are mainly used for air lifting of troops and weapons

10 Air-to-air fuel market, by type
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Manned
10.2.1 Pilot-controlled aircraft
10.3 Unmanned
10.3.1 Artificially intelligent aircraft

11 Air-to-air fuel market, by end user
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the end user
11.2.1 Most affected end user
11.2.2 Least affected end user
11.3 OEM
11.4 Aftermarket

12 Regional Analysis

13 Competitive landscape
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Ranking of Leading Players, 2020
13.3 Market share analysis of leading players, 2020
13.4 Revenue analysis of leading market players, 2019
13.5 Competition overview
13.6 Analysis of the company’s product footprint
13.7 Business Evaluation Quadrant
13.7.1 Star
13.7.2 New leader
13.7.3 Consistent
13.7.4 Participant
13.8 Competition Scenario
13.8.1 Mergers and acquisitions
13.8.2 New product developments
13.8.3 Contracts, partnerships and agreements

14 Company profiles
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Key Players
14.2.1 Cobham plc
14.2.2 Eaton Corporation
14.2.3 Airbus
14.2.4 Boeing
14.2.5 GE Aviation
14.3 Other players
14.3.1 Parker Hannifin Corporation
14.3.2 Safran
14.3.3 Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group
14.3.4 Israel Aerospace Industries
14.3.5 Bae systems
14.3.6 Draken International
14.3.7 Lockheed Martin Corporation
14.3.8 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
14.3.9 Rafaut Group
14.3.10 Elbit Systems Ltd.
14.3.11 Moog
14.3.12 Protank group
14.3.13 Esco Technologies
3/14/14 The North Star
14.3.15 Wittenstein Se

15 Appendix

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