Turboprop Planes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Turboprop Aircraft Manufacturers and is Segmented by Application (Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, and General Aviation) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in value (in USD million).

Turboprop Aircraft Market Size

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Turboprop Aircraft Market Size
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 1.69 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.85 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 1.88 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Turboprop Aircraft Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Turboprop Aircraft Market Analysis

The Turboprop Aircraft Market size is estimated at USD 1.69 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.85 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 1.88% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the turboprop aircraft market, with deliveries for commercial and general aviation sectors decreasing in 2020. However, deliveries in 2021 increased as the commercial and general aviation sectors recovered from the pandemic.

Turboprop aircraft are highly profitable for short-distance and low altitude flying. Due to this advantage, these aircraft are preferred to cater to regional air passenger traffic, and their demand is growing with the introduction of new regional routes. Such route network expansion plans of aircraft operators are expected to propel the market's growth over the coming years.

In the military sector, various armed forces are investing in fleet modernization by replacing their aging transport and training aircraft fleet with new generation aircraft. This is anticipated to accelerate the market's growth during the forecast period.

Turboprop Aircraft Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Turboprop Aircraft Market according to our research experts:

Military Segment Held the Highest Market Share in 2021

The military segment accounted for a major market share in 2021, primarily due to the deliveries of large turboprop aircraft like A400M and C-130J aircraft. Airbus A400M Atlas is a four-engine turboprop transport aircraft developed by Airbus to replace older transport aircraft in the European region, like the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. In 2021, eight A400M aircraft were delivered, and a total of 105 aircraft have been delivered to customers since 2013. Also, various countries' air forces have been expanding their fleet of transport aircraft with orders for Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules and Airbus C295 aircraft. In addition to the transport aircraft, some models of turboprop aircraft are also deployed for a wide range of combat and non-combat purposes. For instance, in September 2021, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) inducted the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft into service. The aircraft was delivered to NAF as part of an order placed in 2018 worth USD 500 million for the procurement of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The aircraft will support a wide range of missions, including flight and combat training, close air support operations, counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Similar procurement programs by the armed forces to modernize their fleet and enhance their aerial capabilities are anticipated to propel the market's growth.

Turboprop Aircraft Market Trends

North America Recorded the Highest Market Share in 2021

North America currently dominates the market and is expected to continue its market dominance over the forecast period primarily due to the growing demand for turboprop fleets in the United States for the commercial, military, and general aviation sectors. Despite the relatively fewer turboprop aircraft in service for passenger transport, commercial aircraft operators are acquiring new turboprop aircraft for cargo transportation. For instance, Empire Airlines, in June 2021, announced that the airline had taken its first new-build ATR72-600F aircraft under a CMI agreement with FedEx. Empire Airlines is the launch customer of ATR72-600F aircraft in the United States. In addition to this, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is currently acquiring new C-130J aircraft as a part of its fleet modernization program. In 2020, Lockheed Martin won a USD 3 billion multiyear contract to deliver up to 50 C-130J Super Hercules to the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC), and US Coast Guard. The DoD awarded USD 1.5 billion for the first tranche of 21 C-130Js. In total, the company is contracted to deliver a mix of 24 HC-130Js and MC-130Js to the USAF, and 20 KC-130s to the USMC, while the US Coast Guard has an option to buy six HC-130Js. The deliveries will take place between 2021 and 2025. Such developments are anticipated to accelerate the market's growth over the coming years.

Turboprop Aircraft Market Forecast

Turboprop Aircraft Industry Overview

The turboprop aircraft market is fragmented, with several players accounting for a significant market share. Some of the prominent players in the market studied are ATR (a joint partnership between Airbus and Leonardo), Airbus SE, Textron Aviation, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. ATR was one of the most affected aircraft OEMs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, its aircraft deliveries and orders decreased to 10 and three, respectively, compared to 68 aircraft deliveries and 79 orders in 2019. However, as commercial aviation began recovering, aircraft deliveries and orders increased to 31 and 35, respectively, in 2021. The introduction of a new aircraft model is expected to support aircraft OEMs in increasing their share in the market. Xi'an Aircraft Industry Corporation is currently working on developing the MA700, a twin-engine medium-range turboprop aircraft. The aircraft has a seating capacity of about 70 passengers and is expected to enter service by 2022. According to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the aircraft has 285 aircraft orders. The introduction of new market players may increase the competition among the existing OEMs during the forecast period.

Turboprop Aircraft Market Leaders

  1. Airbus SE

  2. ATR

  3. Textron Inc.

  4. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

  5. Lockheed Martin Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Airbus SE, ATR, Textron Inc., Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Turboprop Aircraft Market News

  • In September 2021, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of 56 twin-turboprop C-295 aircraft for the Indian Air Force to replace its aging Avro fleet. Out of the 56 aircraft, the first 16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within two years, and the remaining 40 aircraft will be manufactured and assembled locally in India by the Tata Advanced Systems (TASL),
  • In August 2021, Embraer unveiled a new 70 to 90-seat regional turboprop concept with rear-mounted engines. The new model is envisioned to be developed to compete with the De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 and the ATR-42/72, which haven't seen any new or significant developments for a long time.

Turboprop Aircraft Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

    3. 1.3 Currency Conversion Rates for USD



    1. 3.1 Market Size and Forecast, Global, 2018-2027

    2. 3.2 Market Share by Application, 2021

    3. 3.3 Market Share by Geography, 2021

    4. 3.4 Structure of the Market and Key Participants


    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - 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 (Market Size and Forecast by Value - USD million, 2018-2027)

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Military Aviation

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial Aviation

      3. 5.1.3 General Aviation

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        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. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Air Tractor

      2. 6.2.2 Daher

      3. 6.2.3 Piaggio Aerospace

      4. 6.2.4 Pilatus

      5. 6.2.5 Piper Aircraft Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Textron Aviation

      7. 6.2.7 Thrush Aircraft LLC

      8. 6.2.8 ATR

      9. 6.2.9 Airbus SE

      10. 6.2.10 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 Viking Air Ltd

      12. 6.2.12 Northrop Grumman Corporation

      13. 6.2.13 Embrear SA


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Turboprop Aircraft Industry Segmentation

Turboprop aircraft have one or more gas-turbine engines connected to a gearbox that will turn the propeller to enable the movement of the aircraft on the ground and through the air. The market is segmented based on application into military aviation, commercial aviation, and general aviation. The report also covers the sizes and forecasts for the turboprop aircraft market in major countries across regions. The market sizing and forecasts have been provided in value (USD million).

Military Aviation
Commercial Aviation
General Aviation
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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Turboprop Aircraft Market Research FAQs

The Turboprop Aircraft Market size is expected to reach USD 1.69 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 1.88% to reach USD 1.85 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Turboprop Aircraft Market size is expected to reach USD 1.69 billion.

Airbus SE, ATR, Textron Inc., Pilatus Aircraft Ltd and Lockheed Martin Corporation are the major companies operating in the Turboprop Aircraft Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Turboprop Aircraft Market.

In 2023, the Turboprop Aircraft Market size was estimated at USD 1.66 billion. The report covers the Turboprop Aircraft Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Turboprop Aircraft Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Turboprop Aircraft Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Turboprop Aircraft market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Turboprop Aircraft 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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Turboprop Planes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)