Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Aircraft Control Surfaces Market is Segmented by Type (Primary Flight Control Surfaces, Secondary Flight Control Surfaces), End-User (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, General Aviation Aircraft), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Size

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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 3.67 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 5.03 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.53 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Analysis

The Aircraft Control Surfaces Market size is estimated at USD 3.67 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 5.03 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.53% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Growing orders for new aircraft are the primary growth driver for the market. The procurements of new aircraft may generate demand for aircraft parts and components, like the control surfaces, during the forecast period.

Innovations in aircraft designs gave rise to technologies like dual-purpose flight control surfaces. The growing research in non-conventional aircraft designs is expected to generate new opportunities for the market in the coming years. 

The high price of advanced aircraft management systems is a market restraint for low-budget air carriers on the global market. Consistent adherence between public authorities and aviation agencies to installing adequate safety and control systems is expected to contribute significantly to the growth in the global aircraft control surfaces market over the forecast period.

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Trends

Commercial Aircraft to Dominate Market Share During the Forecast Period

The dominant market share of the commercial aircraft segment is primarily attributed to the high number of deliveries of commercial aircraft compared to the military. The cost of control surfaces for general aviation fixed-wing aircraft is less due to the lower average size and average manufacturing costs associated with the control surfaces in general aviation aircraft compared to those of commercial aircraft. 

The deliveries of commercial aircraft are continually increasing. For instance, Airbus delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022 and registered 1,078 gross new orders. Airbus' end December 2022 backlog stood at 7,239 aircraft. The aircraft delivered is 8% higher compared to 2021. Airbus equally won 802 new orders across all programs and market segments, including several high-profile commitments from some of the world's leading carriers.

Similarly, The Boeing Company delivered 480 airplanes and won 774 net new orders after allowing for cancellations in 2022. Moreover, the company secured a USD 796 million contract from the US Army Contracting Command supply aircraft. The contract is expected to be concluded by 2027.

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market: Aircraft Fleet, By Region, (in units), 2019-2041

Asia-Pacific to Witness Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The aircraft control surfaces market is expected to witness high growth in the Asia-Pacific, mainly due to the growth in aircraft procurements in the region. The region is projected to be the fastest-growing market in terms of the shipments of commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft altogether. China is expected to lead the growth of the aircraft control surfaces market in the region, followed by India. The two countries are the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world, coupled with the various aircraft fleet modernization programs. 

The growing demand for general aviation aircraft in the region is fuelling the growth. Also, the region benefitted from the growing indigenous manufacturing of aircraft, particularly in China and Japan. Aircraft models under development, like the Space Jet M90 and M100, Xian MA700, Comac C919, and CRAIG CR929, are expected to propel the growth in procurements of aircraft components like the control surfaces in the region. For C919, Xi'an Aircraft Company Limited supplies the control surfaces, whereas, for the Space Jet M90, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) supplies the control surfaces. All these factors are projected to boost the market growth of the region in the future.

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market - Growth Rate by Region (2023 - 2028)

Aircraft Control Surfaces Industry Overview

The aircraft control surfaces market is semi-consolidated due to the long-term associations of market players with aircraft OEMs for specific aircraft models. Triumph Group, Inc., Magellan Aerospace Corporation, Strata Manufacturing PJSC, The Boeing Company, and Airbus SE are some of the prominent players in the market. 

Aircraft manufacturers are welcoming innovations in control surface technologies that weigh less, reduce drag, and increase fuel savings to increase their profitability on the whole. Hence, newer types of control surfaces with different materials and slight design changes are expected to be launched in the years to come. 

Initiatives like the focused factory initiative from Boeing, which aims at lowering manufacturing costs, improving quality, and increasing delivery efficiencies, are helping the players gain new contracts. For instance, in June 2023, Joby Aviation, Inc. and GKN Aerospace entered a multi-year agreement for the supply of thermoplastic flight control surfaces for Joby aircraft. The flight control surfaces will be comprised of a lightweight thermoplastic structure assembly manufactured using an advanced out-of-autoclave production method. This cutting-edge manufacturing process will enable high-rate production while delivering on the high-performance requirements of Joby's aircraft.

Similarly, in January 2023, DARPA awarded The Boeing Company a contract to build a full-scale demonstration aircraft for the experimental Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) project. The X-plane relies on active flow control (AFC), or the use of strategically placed actuators and effectors to alter the flow of air on the aircraft's surface to alter aerodynamic performance. These mechanisms replace traditional rudders, ailerons, and flaps. They also reduce drag and weight, generate lift at a high angle of attack, and allow for a change in the thickness of the structure.

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Leaders

  1. Triumph Group, Inc.

  2. Magellan Aerospace Corporation

  3. Strata Manufacturing PJSC

  4. The Boeing Company

  5. Airbus SE

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market News

  • May 2023: Spirit AeroSystems signed a partnership agreement with MAB Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (MAB Engineering) to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for nacelle and flight control surfaces to Malaysia Airlines and other operators at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.
  • January 2022: Boeing won a USD 106 million delivery order for the repair of flight control surfaces used on the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Primary Flight Control Surfaces

        1. Ailerons

        2. Elevators

        3. Rudders

      2. 5.1.2 Secondary Flight Control Surface

        1. Flaps

        2. Spoilers

        3. Slats

        4. Other Secondary Flight Control Surfaces

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.2.2 Military Aircraft

      3. 5.2.3 General Aviation Aircraft

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. South Africa

        5. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Magellan Aerospace Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Strata Manufacturing PJSC

      3. 6.2.3 The Boeing Company

      4. 6.2.4 Airbus SE

      5. 6.2.5 Triumph Group, Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 RUAG International Holding Ltd.

      8. 6.2.8 Aernnova Aerospace S.A.

      9. 6.2.9 FACC AG

      10. 6.2.10 Melrose Industries PLC

      11. 6.2.11 Unitech Composites Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 Patria Group

      13. 6.2.13 Sealand Aviation Ltd.


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Aircraft Control Surfaces Industry Segmentation

An aircraft surface control is an aerodynamic device that allows the pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude. Surface control surfaces are classified into two types: primary surface and secondary surface. The primary control surfaces of an airplane include the ailerons, rudder, and elevator. Secondary control surfaces shall include tabs, flaps, spoilers, and slats.

The aircraft control surfaces market is segmented by type, end-user, and geography. The market is segmented by type into primary flight control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudders) and secondary flight control surfaces (flaps, spoilers, slats, and other secondary flight control surfaces). By end-user, the market is segmented into commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and general aviation aircraft. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the aircraft control surfaces market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Primary Flight Control Surfaces
Secondary Flight Control Surface
Other Secondary Flight Control Surfaces
Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
General Aviation Aircraft
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Research FAQs

The Aircraft Control Surfaces Market size is expected to reach USD 3.67 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.53% to reach USD 5.03 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Aircraft Control Surfaces Market size is expected to reach USD 3.67 billion.

Triumph Group, Inc., Magellan Aerospace Corporation, Strata Manufacturing PJSC, The Boeing Company and Airbus SE are the major companies operating in the Aircraft Control Surfaces 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 Control Surfaces Market.

In 2023, the Aircraft Control Surfaces Market size was estimated at USD 3.43 billion. The report covers the Aircraft Control Surfaces Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Aircraft Control Surfaces Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Aircraft Control Surfaces Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)