Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Manufacturers and it is Segmented by Platform (Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, and General Aviation), Aircraft Type (Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in value (USD billion).

Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 3.30 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 3.98 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.79 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Analysis

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size is estimated at USD 3.30 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 3.98 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.79% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted the aircraft auxiliary power unit market. During the pandemic, the demand for new commercial and general aviation aircrafts declined due to a reduction in passenger travel globally. In addition, the supply chain restrictions for the transportation of key components required to manufacture auxiliary power units impacted the market. Nevertheless, the situation improved in 2021 with the increase in passenger traffic, as several airlines resumed taking aircraft deliveries and ordering new aircraft. The COVID-19 impact on military aircrafts deliveries was significant. Delays in production and delivery scedules occured, since 2022, aircraft manufacturers have empahised on covering backlog and fast deliveries of various military aircrafts. During 2022, Airbus and Boeing delivered 1,156 aircraft to global end users, wherein Airbus accounted for 676 aircraft deliveries while Boeing accounted for the rest.

The need to produce aircraft with high fuel efficiency, less noise, and carbon emissions may drive the research and development of APU technologies in the years to come. With more electric architecture in aircraft, the development of all-electric APUs increased over the years. The benefits of using these electric APUs may provide further growth opportunities for the market in the future.

Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Trends

Commercial Aviation Segment Holds Highest Shares in the Market

Currently, the commercial segment has the highest market share in the aircraft auxiliary power unit market. Technological advancemnets in APUs which lead to improved fuel effiecncy, reduced emissions, and quieter operations are few factors contributing to the growth of commercial market. Furthermore growing emphasis on passenger comfort and safety is driving the demand for APUs. Airlines are increasingly investing in high-quality APUs to enhance the overall passenger experince and maintain the competitive edge in the market.

For instance, in May 2023, Honeywell has secured a contract from Malaysian Startup MYAirline to support auxillary power units (APUs) installed on the carrier's Airbus A320s. The agreement covers 131-9A APUs for 22 jets. Also, in July 2022, Whitney & Pratt Canada signed an eight-year maintenance and fleet improvement deal with Turkish Airlines. The deal includes the 82 APS3200 auxiliary power units (APUs) on the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 planes. Such developments and rising APUs installation contracts from airlines drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

: Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market: Aircraft On Orders, in Units, Global, 2022

Asia-Pacific to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The rapid increase in the passenger traffic of major countries like China, India, and Japan is driving the demand for several new aircraft orders from airlines operating in the Asian-Pacific region. The increasing demand for new aircraft orders is expected to drive the aircraft auxiliary power units market in this region. Additionally, countries in Asia Pacific region are investing heavily in modernizing their current aviaiton fleet. In 2022, Airbus delivered 676 aircraft, and Boeing delivered 480. Globally, Asia leads the market with the most orders for aircraft, with bulk orders from China. Indigo Airlines, an Indian LCC, has the largest single-order backlog with Airbus.

In military aviation, the rise in defense expenditure for the up gradation of old aircraft fleets is expected to surge the procurement of military aircraft and supplement the demand for aircraft auxiliary power units. All these factors are expected to generate demand for aircraft auxiliary power units in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.

: Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market: Growth Rate, by Region (2023-2028)

Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Industry Overview

The market is highly consolidated with few players grabbing a major market share. Honeywell International Inc., JSC NPP Aerosila, Pratt and Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), PBS Group, a. s., and Safran are currently some of the major players in the market. In the commercial aviation segment, the companies Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell dominate a majority share with their well-established demand for aircraft auxiliary power units from Airbus and Boeing. The military aviation sector is expected to open new opportunities for aircraft auxiliary power unit manufacturers and can register increased competition in the market. The utilization of new technologies, such as electric APUs, and work in this regard so that they may get ready to cater to the next-generation aircraft with more electric architecture may increase the competitive rivalry in the aircraft auxiliary power unit market during the forecast period.

Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Leaders

  1. Honeywell International Inc.

  2. Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

  3. PBS Group, a. s.

  4. JSC NPP Aerosila

  5. Safran

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Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market News

In May 2023, Honeywell and MYAirline signed their first contract for APU maintenance on the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. As per the terms of the contract, Honeywell would provide APU maintenance services to MYAirline for its 131-9A APUs, to ensure sustained operational uptime, flight safety, and reliability for its fleet of 22 aircraft.

In January 2023, Lufthansa Technik AG, and Air France S.A. inked a long-term deal for the technical support of the APUs for the airline's entire fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft. Lufthansa Technik will provide substantial MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) services for the Honeywell HGT1700 APUs at its Hamburg facility until 2029.

Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Platform

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial

        1. 5.1.1.1 Narrow-body Aircraft

        2. 5.1.1.2 Wide-body Aircraft

        3. 5.1.1.3 Regional Jet

      2. 5.1.2 Military

        1. 5.1.2.1 Combat

        2. 5.1.2.2 Special Mission

        3. 5.1.2.3 Transport/Tanker

        4. 5.1.2.4 Trainer Aircraft

        5. 5.1.2.5 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

      3. 5.1.3 General Aviation

        1. 5.1.3.1 Light Aircraft

        2. 5.1.3.2 Business Jets

        3. 5.1.3.3 Helicopters

    2. 5.2 By Aircraft Type

      1. 5.2.1 Fixed-Wing

      2. 5.2.2 Rotary-Wing

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 France

        3. 5.3.2.3 Germany

        4. 5.3.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 India

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Mexico

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 United Arab Emirates

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Egypt

        4. 5.3.5.4 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 JSC NPP Aerosila

      3. 6.2.3 Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

      4. 6.2.4 Safran

      5. 6.2.5 Technodinamika (Rostec)

      6. 6.2.6 PBS Group, a. s.

      7. 6.2.7 Motor Sich JSC

      8. 6.2.8 AEGIS Power Systems Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Rolls-Royce plc

      10. 6.2.10 Eaton Corporation plc

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Industry Segmentation

The auxiliary power unit (APU) provides electrical and mechanical power for the effective functioning of the aircraft systems, except for its main propulsion system.

The aircraft auxiliary power unit market is segmented by platform, aircraft type, and geography. By platform, the market is segmented into commercial aviation, military aviation, and general aviation. By aircraft type, the market is divided into fixed-wing and rotary-wing. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value USD billion.

By Platform
Commercial
Narrow-body Aircraft
Wide-body Aircraft
Regional Jet
Military
Combat
Special Mission
Transport/Tanker
Trainer Aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
General Aviation
Light Aircraft
Business Jets
Helicopters
By Aircraft Type
Fixed-Wing
Rotary-Wing
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Russia
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size is expected to reach USD 3.30 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.79% to reach USD 3.98 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size is expected to reach USD 3.30 billion.

Honeywell International Inc., Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), PBS Group, a. s., JSC NPP Aerosila and Safran are the major companies operating in the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market.

In 2023, the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size was estimated at USD 3.18 billion. The report covers the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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