Latin America Aviation Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Latin America Aviation Market is segmented by Type (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, and General Aviation) and Country.

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Market Overview

The Latin America aviation market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 2% during the forecast period.

  • The growth of low-cost carriers in the region is acting as a major driver for the growth of the aviation market in Latin America.
  • Privatization of airports in countries, like Jamaica, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru, is also supporting the growth of the aviation market in the region.
  • However, the economic instability has led to decreased expenditure by the government in few countries, which can hamper the growth of the Latin America aviation market in the coming years.

Scope of the Report

The Latin America aviation market study includes:

Commercial Aircraft
Military Aircraft
General Aviation
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

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

The commercial segment of the Latin America aviation market is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. In terms of air passenger traffic, Brazil registered a 3.3% year-on-year growth during the 2017-2018 period. Azul, LATAM, GOL, Volaris, and JetSmart are some of the major airlines operating in the region and have huge order backlogs. In addition to regional airlines, foreign airlines are also expanding in this region. For instance, Norwegian Group launched Norwegian Air Argentina in January 2017 and commenced operations from October 2018.

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Currently Brazil Holds the Highest Market Share Among Other Countries in Latin America

As of December 2018, Brazil had the highest market share in the Latin America aviation market. Brazil is one of the booming markets in the aviation industry and is also one of the top 15 military spenders in the world. In the past few years, the Army and Navy of Brazil received funds to replace its aging aircraft fleet. Brazil signed a contract with Saab AB to acquire 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force worth USD 5.4 billion. The contract was signed in October 2014, with deliveries to begin by mid of 2019 and run through 2024. In order to improve air travel across the country, the government of Brazil announced its plan to privatize 20 airports. The ongoing investments in airport infrastructure and the increasing fleet of airlines are propelling the growth of the aviation market in Brazil.

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Competitive Landscape

Some of the prominent players in the Latin America aviation market are Embraer SA, Airbus SE, The Boeing Company, Bombardier Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corporation. The current ongoing talks on the partnership between Embraer and Boeing, under which Boeing plans to take 80% share in Embraer's commercial aircraft portfolio and aftermarket support services may have a positive impact over the aviation market in Latin America. This partnership received its approval from the government in January 2019 and is expected to be closed by the end of this year. Boeing and Embraer are also in plans to form a second joint venture for the manufacturing of KC-390 military transport aircraft, in which Embraer may hold a 51% stake and Boeing may hold the remaining 49%. Such partnerships and joint ventures are expected to make the market more consolidated.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Commercial Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Military Aircraft

      3. 5.1.3 General Aviation

    2. 5.2 Country

      1. 5.2.1 Brazil

      2. 5.2.2 Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Argentina

      4. 5.2.4 Chile

      5. 5.2.5 Rest of Latin America


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

    2. 6.2 Vendor Market Share

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Textron Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Embraer SA

      3. 6.4.3 Bombardier Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Airbus SE

      5. 6.4.5 The Boeing Company

      6. 6.4.6 Dassault Aviation

      7. 6.4.7 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Leonardo SpA

      9. 6.4.9 Saab AB

      10. 6.4.10 Honda Aircraft Company


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