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

The Aircraft Brakes Market is Segmented by Type (Electric Brakes, Carbon Brakes, and Steel Brakes), End User (Commercial, Military, and General Aviation), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

aircraft brakes market
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >5 %
 aircraft braking systems market

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Market Overview

The aircraft brakes market is anticipated to register a CAGR of above 5%, during the forecast period.

  • The procurement of newer generation aircraft, in the commercial and military sectors, is one of the major reasons for the development of the aircraft brakes market.
  • With increasing emphasis on the reduction of the weight of aircraft, and with the concept of more electric aircraft, new lightweight brakes are being developed (like electric brakes). This is expected to support the growth of the market, in the coming years.
  • The long-term contracts with the existing top players in the market are expected to act as a barrier for new players to enter the market.

Scope of the Report

The aircraft brakes market includes the brakes used in military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft. The market study also includes the brake components and brake support systems, like anti-skid brakes.

Electric Brakes
Carbon Brakes
Steel Brakes
General Aviation
North America
United States
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Rest of Asia-Pacific
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East andAfrica

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Key Market Trends

The Commercial Segment to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The commercial segment of the market currently has the highest share, and is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly due to an increase in aircraft orders and deliveries, to cater to the growing passenger traffic around the world. Currently, carbon brakes are very much popular in the aviation industry, with most of the narrow-body, wide-body, and regional jets using them due to their light weight, as compared to steel brakes, and more mean time between repairs (MTBR). However, in the recent years, the commercial aviation sector has been moving toward more electric architecture, with the main aim of reducing weight and lowering fuel costs. This shift is supporting the adoption of the new electric brakes technology, that comes with low weight and improved performance, as well as ease of maintenance. The airlines tend to use electric brakes, as they help in cutting down the fuel and maintenance costs. This trend in the commercial aircraft technology will be a major factor in supporting the growth of this segment, during the forecast period.

aircraft wheels and brakes market

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

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to have the highest growth during the forecast period. There has been significant growth in the passenger traffic in and out of this region. In order to cater to the growing demand, the airlines operating in this region are investing in the procurement of newer generation aircraft. There has also been significant growth in general aviation in this region. The poor connectivity between the smaller cities is the major reason for companies and individuals to realize the benefits of using private jets and helicopters. In addition to the procurements and orders, the region is involved in the development of new aircraft, like the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program for India, KF-X for Korea and Indonesia, Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) for Japan, and COMAC C919 for China. The development of such advanced aircraft will require newer types of brake, which will improve performance. The ongoing procurements of aircraft, along with the increasing manufacturing capabilities, will boost the growth of the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the aircraft brakes market are Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), Safran SA, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Meggit PLC, and Parker Hannifin Corporation. These are firms that supply brakes and braking systems to most of the aircraft in the military, commercial, and general aviation sectors. With high brand values and long-term contracts with the aircraft OEMs, these prominent players dominate the market, making it difficult for new players to capitalize on this landscape. The investments by the companies in electric brake technology, which is currently in its initial stage, are also expected to help them in maintaining prominent positions, during the transition from carbon brakes to electric brakes, in the near future.

Recent Development

In September 2021, Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines selected Safran Landing Systems wheels and carbon brakes to equip its 737NG and 737MAX aircraft fleet

In September 2021, Collins Aerospace was selected to deliver boltless wheels and carbon brakes for the US Air Force’s (USAF) C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The company will provide the equipment for 60 aircraft that are currently in production.

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


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Electric Brakes

      2. 5.1.2 Carbon Brakes

      3. 5.1.3 Steel Brakes

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Military

      3. 5.2.3 General Aviation

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Qatar

        4. Rest of Middle-East andAfrica


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Safran SA

      2. 6.2.2 Meggitt PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation)

      5. 6.2.5 Parker-Hannifin Corp.

      6. 6.2.6 Crane Aerospace & Electronics

      7. 6.2.7 Beringer Aero

      8. 6.2.8 Advent Aircraft Systems Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Aircraft Brakes Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

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

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Collins Aerospace (United Technologies Corporation), Safran SA, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Parker-Hannifin Corp., Meggitt PLC are the major companies operating in Aircraft Brakes Market.

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