Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems Market is Segmented by Platform (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and Business Jets), Mechanism (Hydraulic and Electric), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actation Syatems Market - Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 15.97 %

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Market Overview

The aircraft thrust reverser actuation systems market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.97% during the forecast period.

  • The substantial rise in passenger traffic and the imposition of new emission regulations led to a significant increase in the demand for new-generation aircraft purchases. This is expected to simultaneously have a positive effect on the aircraft thrust reverser actuation systems market.
  • The acceleration of investments into more-electric architecture by aircraft OEMs and tire-1 suppliers is anticipated to increase the integration of electric thrust reverser actuators in the new aircraft programs.
  • The market of aircraft thrust reverser actuation systems is highly consolidated, with few players in the market that support major aircraft programs in commercial, military, and business jets.

Scope of the Report

A thrust reverser is contained within the nacelle system and is used to enable rapid deacceleration while landing by reversing the inflow direction of the engine fan to create additional drag. A thrust reverser is deployed to reduce the wear on brakes and facilitate safe landing on short airstrips. The scope of the study encompasses all the commercial, military, and business aircraft models that integrate a thrust reverser system as a precautionary safety measure to facilitate shorter landing distances.

Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
Business Jets
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Electric Segment of the Market is Anticipated to Register the Highest CAGR

The electrical thrust reverser actuation systems are replacing older-generation hydraulically driven thrust reversers. The electric thrust reversers offer advantages over hydraulic TRAS, such as simplified design, weight reduction, and low requirement for maintenance, and eliminate the need for corrosive hydraulic fluid. In addition, electric motors and actuators are utilized instead of the more complex and maintenance-intensive hydraulic systems found on traditional thrust reverser units. The system in an A380 aircraft includes a digital computer, the ETRAC (electrical thrust reverser actuation controller), an electronic power amplifier, the TRPU (thrust reverser power unit), and an electric motor to control the opening and closing of the A380's thrust reversers via electromechanical actuators. The newer generation A350XWB aircraft that performed its first flight in 2013 also had an electric thrust reverser actuation system. Goodrich Corporation (now part of Collins Aerospace) supplied the first electric TRAS to Airbus in 2010. Currently, Collins Aerospace offers electric thrust reverser actuation systems for A350XWB aircraft. The company claims that the electric TRAS reduces aircraft weight 15 - 20% by removing fluid and pipework, compared to hydraulic TRAS. Due to such advantages, the adoption of electric thrust reversers is expected to increase greatly during the forecast period.

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

The aviation sector in the Asia-Pacific region is growing rapidly, owing to the increase in passenger traffic in the region. This is mainly due to the increase in air connectivity in the region fueled by the increase in tourism and the disposable income of middle-class families in the region. The governments are also taking initiatives in the region to increase air travel. Under the UDAN, regional airport development, and Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Government of India, the country plans to make air travel affordable and widespread. Under this scheme, airport infrastructure, as well as new aircraft routes, are being introduced to improve air connectivity in the region. Due to such factors, countries, like China, India, Thailand, and Indonesia, are witnessing a surge in passenger traffic. The aforementioned factors are driving the investments of the airlines in the region, resulting in an increase in their aircraft fleet. For instance, Air China, in July 2019, placed an order for 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The deliveries are scheduled between 2020-2022. Among the 20 aircraft, the airline has options for converting the last five to the larger A350-1000 variant. In August 2019, Air China also placed an order for 35 ARJ21-700 twinjets, with deliveries expected between 2020-2024. Such strategic plans for expansion of network and scheduled deliveries of aircraft in the region during the forecast period are anticipated to propel the growth of the market.

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Competitive Landscape

The aircraft thrust reverser actuation systems market is highly consolidated, with major players in the market supporting the majority of aircraft programs in the commercial, military, and general aviation sectors. The major companies in the market are Woodward Inc., Triumph Group, Collins Aerospace, Safran SA, and Parker Hannifin Corporation. Woodward Inc. and Collins Aerospace provide thrust reverser actuation systems for major commercial and business jet programs. The players in the market sign long-term contracts with the aircraft OEMs to provide thrust reverser solutions, thereby making it difficult for new players to enter the market. However, the growth in aftermarket sales and services is anticipated to help the companies expand their customer base and presence around the world. Also, the manufacturers are focusing on the development of new technologies and mechanisms for improving the braking effectiveness of aircraft thrust reverser actuation systems. Emerging technologies, like 3D printing, and more electric architecture are likely to be adopted by the players, in order to stay in the competition amidst the already established players in the industry.

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 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Platform

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Military Aircraft

      3. 5.1.3 Business Jets

    2. 5.2 Mechanism

      1. 5.2.1 Hydraulic

      2. 5.2.2 Electric

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Woodward Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Arkwin Industries Inc. (TransDigm Group Inc.)

      3. 6.2.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Safran SA

      5. 6.2.5 Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

      6. 6.2.6 Triumph Group

      7. 6.2.7 Parker Hannifin Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 Diakont

      9. 6.2.9 Middle River Aircraft Systems

      10. 6.2.10 The NORDAM Group LLC

      11. 6.2.11 Spirit AeroSystems Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.97% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Woodward Inc., Triumph Group, Collins Aerospace, Safran SA, Parker Hannifin Corporation are the major companies operating in Aircraft Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems Market.

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