General Aviation Engines Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The General Aviation Engines Market is segmented by Engine Type (Fixed-Wing Aircraft Engine (Turbofan, Turboprop, Piston), Helicopter Engine (Turbine, Piston)), and Geography.

General Aviation Engines Market Size

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 3 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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General Aviation Engines Market Analysis

The general aviation engines market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The general aviation market experienced steady growth in 2019 compared to 2018. The reason for this growth was the increase in deliveries of business jets and piston-engine aircraft. The global rotorcraft fleet also experienced a growth of over 0.5% in 2019. The aforementioned factors are propelling the growth of general aviation engines market.
  • The necessity to reduce aviation emission is fueling the development of fuel-efficient and lightweight engines. One such technology is hybrid engines for aircraft that will witness a growth during the forecast period. The prominent players such as Safran and Rolls Royce have already unveiled their hybrid engine prototypes and are significantly investing on this technology. Such advancements will support the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • Due to stringent safety protocols, authorities such as DGCA of India has made it mandatory for aircraft operators to replace the older engines of fleet with new engines. Such standards set by regulatory bodies will further propel the general aviation engines market in the coming years.

General Aviation Engines Industry Segmentation

The report provides insights into the latest trends and technological advancements in the general aviation engines market.

Aircraft Engine Type
Fixed-wing Aircraft Engine
Helicopter Engine
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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General Aviation Engines Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the General Aviation Engines Market according to our research experts:

Fixed-wing Aircraft Engines to Exhibit the Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period

The increase in leisure and business air travel, increase in disposable income of people, and development of aviation infrastructure to accommodate and handle more general aviation aircraft are propelling the market growth for general aviation aircraft and engines globally. The majority of general aviation aircraft are powered by turbofan engines. Turbofans are expected to exhibit the highest growth as compared to other aircraft engines, owing to the global investments made to increase the size of the existing general aviation fleet of fast, powerful, and fuel-efficient aircraft. The global shipment of piston-engine aircraft also recorded an increase of 15.9% with a total of 1509 units shipped in 2019 compared to 1302 units in 2018. Some of the top-selling general aviation aircraft models such as Cirrus Aircraft SR 22T, Cirrus SF 50, Diamond Aircraft DA 40, Bombardier business jets, Daher Kodiak 100, etc. recorded a growth in sales in 2019. Development and advancements in design and technology such as enhancement of high bypass turbofan design are making engines fuel-efficient and more powerful thus propelling the market growth for the fixed-wing aircraft engines.


Asia-Pacific Region to Exhibit The Highest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to register the highest growth during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the significant growth showcased by China, India, and Japan in terms of new aircraft orders and deliveries in the past five years. Currently, China has over 2,600 general aviation aircraft and this number is expected to increase in the coming years due to the growing demand from the short-haul transportation, tourism, forestry, and emergency medical service sectors. Of the total active fleet, about 60% are fixed-wing aircraft, while the remaining are rotorcraft. The top four business jet models in China are Gulfstream G450, G550, Dassault Falcon 7X, and Bombardier’s Challenger 850. In April 2019, Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd, a joint venture of Textron Aviation in China, signed agreements with the Flight Inspection Center of CAAC for eight new Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets, with deliveries expected to be completed by 2021. On that note, the Cessna Citation XLS+ is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW545C turbofan engine. Likewise, Japan also experienced significant growth in its total fleet in 2019 compared to 2018. The development of airports in remote areas and smaller cities have propelled the market growth for turboprop and piston engines aircraft in the region. Club One Air is the largest business jet charter operator in India and eight of its 10 jets are used solely for charter use. The company recently announced its plans to double the fleet size within the next two years. Such developments in general aviation in Asia-Pacific region are anticipated to generate significant demand for aircraft engines which will drive the market growth in the near future.

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General Aviation Engines Industry Overview

The general aviation engines market is moderately consolidated with major players such as Rolls Royce Holding PLC, Safran SA, GE, Pratt and Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation) accounting for a major share in the market. The market players generate revenues mainly through winning contracts from aircraft manufacturers. Launch of new general aviation aircraft models will provide opportunities for the engine manufacturers to enhance their market share globally. In recent times, when aviation emission norms have become stringent, aircraft manufacturing companies are looking for low emission and highly fuel-efficient engines and this has lead to heavy investment in research, design, and development by aviation engine manufacturers to meet the needs of customers.

General Aviation Engines Market Leaders

  1. Safran SA

  2. Rolls Royce Holding PLC

  3. General Electric Company

  4. Honeywell International Inc.

  5. Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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General Aviation Engines 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 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 Aircraft Engine Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fixed-wing Aircraft Engine

        1. Turbofan

        2. Turboprop

        3. Piston

      2. 5.1.2 Helicopter Engine

        1. Turbine

        2. Piston

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 General Electric Company

      2. 6.2.2 Safran SA

      3. 6.2.3 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

      4. 6.2.4 Honeywell International Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 United Engine Corporation (Rostec)

      6. 6.2.6 Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation)

      7. 6.2.7 MTU Aero Engines AG

      8. 6.2.8 Continental Aerospace Technologies

      9. 6.2.9 IHI Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Williams International


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General Aviation Engines Market Research FAQs

The General Aviation Engines Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The General Aviation Engines Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Safran SA, Rolls Royce Holding PLC, General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies Corporation) are the major companies operating in General Aviation Engines Market.

General Aviation Engines Industry Report

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