Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market is Segmented by Type (Aircraft Handling, Passenger Handling, Cargo and Baggage Handling) and Geography (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and the Rest of Europe). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Size

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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 0.77 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.43 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 13.17 %
Market Concentration Low

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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Analysis

The Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size is estimated at USD 0.77 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.43 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.17% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size is estimated at USD 0.77 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.43 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.17% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The market is primarily driven by factors, such as the growing fleet of aircraft, to cater to the rise in the demand for air travel and the increasing need to avoid baggage handling and passenger handling delays to increase the operational efficiency of airports. Passenger traffic across the European airport network witnessed a 98% YoY growth in 2022, however, it was 21% below the pre-pandemic air passenger traffic in 2019.
  • The increasing investments in airport infrastructure to increase the passenger and aircraft handling capacities through the expansion of existing airports and construction of new airports are anticipated to increase the flight frequency at airports, thereby, accelerating the growth of the market.
  • The introduction of new eco-friendly ground handling systems may attract contracts from ground handling service providers to support the green airport initiatives of airport authorities.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Trends

The Aircraft Handling Segment is Anticipated to Record the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

The aircraft handling segment is expected to have the highest growth in the European airport ground handling systems market during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the growing fleet of major airlines in the region, which has led to an increase in flight movements at various airports in the region. For managing the increasing aircraft operations, the need for advanced aircraft handling systems has increased. 

Major players are investing heavily in the research and development of products to provide advanced aircraft handling products as per safety norms. For instance, in October 2018, Fraport and Lufthansa co-tested a remote-controlled aircraft tug at Frankfurt Airport. The e-vehicle is smaller than many conventional tugs, and it can be stationed and charged in a fixed parking position. So, it is available for use at all times and avoids long travel distances between individual positions. It can manage between 30 and 50 pushback procedures without having to be charged, helping to limit emissions. 

Also, in December 2022, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a transition to enhanced ground support equipment (Enhanced GSE) to improve safety and contain the cost of ground damage involving GSE. Enhanced GSE uses anti-collision and inching technology, improves vehicle control, and increases docking accuracy, all of which minimizes the risk of personnel injuries and damaging aircraft. The incorporation of such advanced technology solutions for aircraft handling may propel the growth of the segment in the coming years.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market, Major Airlines Fleet In Service

United Kingdom is Anticipated to Dominate Market Share

The United Kingdom accounted for the largest share of the market. According to UK Civil Aviation Authority, about 63 million passengers flew in and out of the UK, between April and June 2022 on 477,559 flights. Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport were the busiest airports in the United Kingdom in 2022, with cumulative passenger traffic of more than 94.4 million passengers. With the growth in air traffic, the UK government has planned to increase the capacity of all the major airports in the country by 2030. 

Also, airports, like Manchester Airport, are testing zero-emission ground handling equipment, like belt loaders, pushback tugs, and multi-purpose cargo tractors. Such introduction of eco-friendly equipment and the stricter new emissions norms of the UK government, along with the aging ground handling equipment infrastructure, may accelerate the demand for new airport ground handling systems during the forecast period.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market: United Kingdom Airport Passenger Traffic in 2022 (Million)

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Industry Overview

The European airport ground handling market is fragmented, with several players accounting for significant amounts of shares in the market. Some of the prominent companies in the market are Cavotec SA, Beumer Group, JBT, Adelte Group SL, and Textron Inc. 

These players are investing heavily in the research and development of future technologies to reduce the efforts of ground support staff. Ground handling service providers are focusing on expansion opportunities in the region, as the demand for new equipment is increasing. 

For instance, after receiving a five-year contract at Birmingham airport for Flybe, World Flight Services is investing in the procurement of new management control systems and new ground support equipment to ensure the efficiency of its Birmingham operation. Such expansions of service providers into new airports, as well as the growing demand for zero-emission GSE, are anticipated to help manufacturers increase their sales in the coming years.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Leaders

  1. Cavotec SA

  2. JBT

  3. Adelte Group SL

  4. Textron Inc.

  5. BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market News

  • In November 2023, Airport Handling was selected by Juneyao as their ground handling provider at Malpensa Airport. The company would provide a range of passenger, ramp, and baggage services to the airline which began operating a twice-weekly service between Milan and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport.
  • In May 2022, Icelandair signed a three-year agreement with Menzies Aviation to provide a full suite of ground services at Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Glasgow (GLA), and Manchester (MAN) airports.
  • In March 2022, Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, announced that the company became the launch customer of the all-electric towbar-less aircraft tractor Phoenix E manufactured by Goldhofer. The new vehicle is battery-powered and can carry a weight of up to 352 metric tons.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Aircraft Handling

      2. 5.1.2 Passenger Handling

      3. 5.1.3 Cargo and Baggage Handling

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Germany

      2. 5.2.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.2.3 France

      4. 5.2.4 Russia

      5. 5.2.5 Rest of Europe

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Cavotec SA

      2. 6.1.2 BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

      3. 6.1.3 JBT Europe B.V.

      4. 6.1.4 Adelte Group SL

      5. 6.1.5 Textron Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Alvest SAS

      7. 6.1.7 Tronair

      8. 6.1.8 Aviapartner

      9. 6.1.9 GATE GSE

      10. 6.1.10 Royal Terberg Group

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Industry Segmentation

The European airport ground handling systems market includes all ground handling equipment (ground support equipment (GSE)) that is used for handling aircraft, passengers, cargo, and baggage. Cargo and baggage handling includes all equipment, from loading at airports to conveyor belts, sorting mechanisms, and software, to trolleys, power trucks, and aircraft transfer belts and conveyors, including baggage management systems. 

The European airport ground handling systems market is segmented by type and geography. By type, the market is segmented into aircraft handling, passenger handling, cargo and baggage handling. However, military cargo and baggage are not included in the study's scope. The report also offers the market size and forecasts for four countries across the region. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD).

Type
Aircraft Handling
Passenger Handling
Cargo and Baggage Handling
Geography
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Rest of Europe
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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Research FAQs

The Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 0.77 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 13.17% to reach USD 1.43 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size is expected to reach USD 0.77 billion.

Cavotec SA, JBT, Adelte Group SL, Textron Inc. and BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG are the major companies operating in the Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market.

In 2023, the Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size was estimated at USD 0.67 billion. The report covers the Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Europe Airport Ground Handling Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)