North America Aviation Fuel Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The North American aviation fuel market is segmented by fuel type (air turbine fuel, aviation biofuel, and AVGAS), application (commercial, defence, and general aviation), and geography (the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Rest of North America). The report offers the market size and forecasts in revenue (USD billion) for all the above segments.

North America Aviation Fuel Market Size

North America Aviation Fuel Market Summary
Study Period: 2018- 2028
CAGR: > 15 %

Major Players

North America Aviation Fuel Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Aviation Fuel Market Analysis

The aviation fuel market in North America is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 15% during the forecast period.

The market was negatively impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 due to regional lockdowns and flight restrictions. Currently, the market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

  • The increasing number of air passengers, on account of the cheaper airfare in recent times, stronger economic conditions, and increasing disposable income, are among the major driving factors for the market.
  • However, the high and volatile cost of aviation fuel is expected to restrain the market.
  • The air passenger number is expected to touch 8.2 billion by 2037. North America is expected to hold a significant share in this, creating ample opportunities for market players.
  • The United States is leading the market in the North American region. With forecast growth, the United States is likely to continue its dominance.

North America Aviation Fuel Industry Segmentation

Aviation fuels are petroleum-based fuels or mixtures of petroleum and synthetic fuels that are used to power airplanes. They are subject to stricter regulations than fuels used for stationary purposes, such as heating and driving. They contain additives to improve or preserve characteristics vital to fuel management or performance.

The North American aviation fuel market is segmented by fuel type, application, and geography. By fuel type, the market is segmented into air turbine fuel, aviation biofuel, and AVGAS. By application, the market is segmented into commercial, defense, and general aviation. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the Aviation fuels market across the major countries in the region. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD billion).

Fuel Type
Air Turbine Fuel (ATF)
Aviation Biofuel
General Aviation
The United States
Rest of North America

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North America Aviation Fuel Market Trends

Commercial Sector to Dominate the Market

  • Commercial aviation includes operating scheduled and non-scheduled aircraft, which involves commercial air transportation of passengers or cargo. The commercial segment is one of the largest consumers of aviation fuel, and it accounts for a quarter of the total operating expenditure for an airline operator.
  • The market share is dominated by the commercial sector in 2021 in North America, followed by general aviation and defense, respectively.
  • As of 2021, aviation fuel accounted for more than 20% (IATA) of the total expenses for commercial airlines. Hence, as the number of passengers is increasing on commercial flights, the demand for aviation fuel is expected to increase, in turn driving the market studied during the forecast period.
  • In 2021, the total number of passengers carried by commercial airlines rose to around 4.54 billion, which was 5.58% higher than in 2020.
  • In December 2021, Aemetis signed a USD 2.1 billion sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement with Delta Air Lines to supply approximately 250 million gallons under a 10-year agreement. In addition to America, Aemetis has also signed memorandums of understanding to supply 280 million gallons for delivery to the San Francisco Airport.
  • Therefore, due to the aforementioned factors, the commercial sector is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
North America Aviation Fuel Market: Revenue Share, in %, by Application, North America, 2022

The United States to Dominate the Market

  • The defense sector consumes a large amount of aviation fuel. For instance, on average, the US Air Force consumes approximately 4.8 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually, about 81% of the total Air Force energy budget. Nearly half of that goes to the Air Force and around one-third to the Navy. Therefore, as the budget increases for the defense sector, the air force fleet is expected to increase, positively affecting the aviation fuel market.
  • As part of the United States Air Force’s goal of achieving half of its domestic fuel needs drawn from alternative sources, the military and commercial airlines tested alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel on A-10 ground attack aircraft. Moreover, companies such as Honeywell use this renewable jet fuel process technology for the US Navy and Air Force.
  • General Aviation included a total of 440,000 general aircraft flying worldwide (GAMA) as of 2021, ranging from two-seat training aircraft and utility helicopters to intercontinental business jets. Over 211,000 general planes are based in the United States, which makes the nation dominate the sector.
  • According to the Airlines for America (A4A), in 2021, the country’s airlines carried 2.9 million passengers worldwide daily, which was an all-time high number of passengers in the country's airline history.
  • Moreover, 58,000 metric tons of cargo per day were ferried by the country’s airlines in 2021 (A4A). Therefore, the country’s robust growth in air travel and cargo volumes has resulted in higher demand for aviation fuel in past years.
  • In March 2022, Aemetis Inc announced that it had made an agreement with Qantas Airways Limited to supply 20 million liters of blended aviation fuel from 2025. The blended fuel will be produced at a facility in California and will primarily be used to power Boeing and Airbus planes being operated between the countries.
  • Therefore, due to the aforementioned factors, the United States is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
North America Aviation Fuel Market, Air Passenger Traffic, in millions of passengers, The United States, 2014-2021

North America Aviation Fuel Industry Overview

The North American aviation fuel market is moderately fragmented. Some of the major companies (in no particular order) include Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP PLC, Shell PLC, TotalEnergies SE, Chevron Corporation, and others.

North America Aviation Fuel Market Leaders

  1. Chevron Corporation

  2. Exxon Mobil Corporation

  3. BP PLC

  4. TotalEnergies SE

  5. Shell Plc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

North America Aviation Fuel Market Concentration

North America Aviation Fuel Market News

  • May 2022: United Airlines became the first United States airline to sign an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The airline has signed a new purchase agreement with Neste that provides United the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons over the next three years.
  • September 2022: The U.S. Energy Department issued a plan detailing a government-wide strategy for ramping up the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

North America Aviation Fuel Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2028

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Fuel Type

      1. 5.1.1 Air Turbine Fuel (ATF)

      2. 5.1.2 Aviation Biofuel

      3. 5.1.3 AVGAS

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Defense

      3. 5.2.3 General Aviation

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 The United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BP PLC

      2. 6.3.2 Shell PLC

      3. 6.3.3 TotalEnergies SE

      4. 6.3.4 Pan American Energy S.L.

      5. 6.3.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Allied Aviation Services Inc

      7. 6.3.7 Chevron Corporation

      8. 6.3.8 Honeywell International Inc

      9. 6.3.9 Valero Marketing and Supply

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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North America Aviation Fuel Market Research FAQs

The North America Aviation Fuel Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The North America Aviation Fuel Market is growing at a CAGR of >15% over the next 5 years.

Chevron Corporation , Exxon Mobil Corporation , BP PLC , TotalEnergies SE, Shell Plc are the major companies operating in North America Aviation Fuel Market.

North America Aviation Fuel Industry Report

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