Aircraft Tires Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Aircraft Tires Market has been segmented by Type (Radial, and Bias), Supplier (OEM, and Aftermarket), End-user (Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, and General Aviation), 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 million).

Market Snapshot

Aircraft Tires Market Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The aircraft tires market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the commercial and general aviation markets in 2020. Expansion plans of the airlines were either canceled or postponed, due to which, the orders and deliveries have witnessed a sharp contraction in 2020 compared to the previous year. This has affected the revenues of aircraft component suppliers. Also, with lower flight activity, the demand for aftermarket remained low in 2020.  

However, as the passenger traffic is anticipated to return to pre-COVID levels in the latter half of the forecast period, aircraft production and deliveries are expected to increase gradually, which is expected to help the growth of the aircraft tires industry during the forecast period.

With the increasing defense spending of various countries, due to increasing geopolitical tensions, the demand for procurement and modernization of military aircraft is anticipated to steadily increase in the coming years, which will propel the growth of the aircraft tires market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Aircraft tires (tyres) are designed to endure extremely heavy loads in short intervals. The market of aircraft tires is segmented based on type into radial and bias. The market is also segmented based on supplier into OEM and aftermarket. The market also provides information based on the end-user of tires in commercial aviation, military aviation, and general aviation. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the major countries across different regions. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD million).

Commercial Aviation
Military Aviation
General Aviation
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
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Commercial Aviation Segment Expected To Grow With The Highest CAGR During The Forecast Period

The commercial aviation segment currently dominates the market due to relatively higher deliveries of new commercial aircraft as well as higher flight hours compared to military and general aviation aircraft. The commercial segment witnessed a decline in 2019 and 2020 compared to 2018 due to the grounding of Boeing 737MAX aircraft and the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively. In 2020, Airbus and Boeing delivered 566 and 157 aircraft compared to 380 and 863 aircraft in 2019, respectively. However, with the passenger traffic gradually increasing, the aircraft deliveries are anticipated to increase in the coming years propelling the demand for OEM sales of the market. Also, with the higher flight activity of the commercial aircraft, the wear and tear of tires are relatively higher, thereby generating demand for aftermarket tires. The airlines are partnering with aircraft tire manufacturers to support the regular tire replacement demand. For instance, in January 2021, Air France signed a partnership extension agreement with Michelin to continue to operate as its exclusive tire supplier for its aircraft fleet over a period of 10 years. According to the agreement, Michelin will provide modern aircraft tires, such as Radial Michelin AIR X tires (new or retreaded tyres) to the fleet of Air France’s short-, medium- and long-haul aircraft. Such demand for aftermarket tires from various airlines and aircraft operators is anticipated to accelerate the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

aircraft tires market segmentation

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

Over the past few years, major countries in the region like China, India, and Japan have witnessed a rapid increase in their passenger traffic, resulting in large orders for new aircraft from airlines operating in the region. Growth in passenger traffic in the region was primarily due to growing tourism in countries, like China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam among others. The aviation market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to move ahead of the North American aviation market in the next few years. Major airlines in China have an order backlog of approximately 350 aircraft, whereas the major airlines in India have more than 700 aircraft in the order book. However, due to the impact of COVID-19 majority of the airlines in the region have delayed their aircraft delivery schedule.

The poor connectivity between the metros and smaller cities have led to growth in the general aviation segment of the region. With increasing military spending, fueled by growing political tension in the region, ongoing procurements of military aircraft, along with increasing manufacturing capabilities of the region, are boosting the growth of the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The market of aircraft tires is a highly consolidated market with few players accounting for the majority share in OEM and aftermarket segments. The prominent players in the aircraft tires market are Bridgestone Corporation, Manufacture Francaise des Pneumatiques Michelin (Michelin), Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Goodyear), Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Limited, and Specialty Tires of America Inc. In the commercial and military segments, Michelin, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd., and Goodyear are the major players in the market, owing to their high brand value and long-term agreements with the aircraft OEMs. For instance, in addition to commercial aircraft sales, Goodyear is a major tire supplier to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), which provides approximately 90,000 aircraft and ground vehicle tires every year. The tires are delivered under DoD Global Tire Program (GTP) with an average annual contract worth USD 48 million. The aircraft tire manufacturers are currently investing in rubber with new compositions that make them lighter (decrease fuel consumption) and further enhance heat and pressure-bearing properties. Also, the development of new tires for electric VTOL air taxis is anticipated to open new market opportunities for tire manufacturers.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2021, Michelin entered into a three-year supply agreement with MJets Company Limited (MJets) to provide General Aviation tires. Under the agreement, Michelin will deliver tires for Beechcraft, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, Hawker, HondaJet, and King Air aircraft in service of MJets and MJets became the authorized dealer of Michelin’s General Aviation tires portfolio in the Southeast Asia and India markets.
  • In April 2021, Goodyear was selected by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) as an exclusive tire provider for the Boeing 737 NG fleet (includes over 130 aircraft) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia Airlines (part of Air France-KLM Group). The agreement is signed for a period of 10 years.

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 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Radial

      2. 5.1.2 Bias

    2. 5.2 Supplier

      1. 5.2.1 OEM

      2. 5.2.2 Aftermarket

    3. 5.3 End-user

      1. 5.3.1 Commercial Aviation

      2. 5.3.2 Military Aviation

      3. 5.3.3 General Aviation

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Turkey

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Bridgestone Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Manufacture Francaise des Pneumatiques Michelin

      3. 6.2.3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

      4. 6.2.4 Specialty Tires of America Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Limited

      6. 6.2.6 Wilkerson Company, Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 Petlas Tire Industry and Trade

      8. 6.2.8 Sentury Tire Co.,Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aircraft Tires Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Aircraft Tires Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Bridgestone Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Specialty Tires of America Inc., Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Limited, Michelin are the major companies operating in Aircraft Tires Market.

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