UK Aviation Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2028

The UK Aviation Market is segmented by Aircraft Type ( Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Military Aviation )

Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2016 - 2028
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Aircraft Type: Commercial Aviation
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by Aircraft Type: Commercial Aviation
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 3.16 %

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Market Overview

The UK Aviation Market stood at 7.17 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.16% to reach 8.64 billion USD in 2028.

  • Largest Market by Aircraft Type - Commercial Aviation : Increasing air passenger traffic and its recovery to pre-pandemic levels, coupled with replacing existing aircraft with advanced sustainable aircraft, is driving the commercial aviation market.
  • Largest Market by Sub-Aircraft Type - Passenger Aircraft : Strong recovery in domestic air travel and gaining momentum in international traffic act as a catalyst for passenger aircraft market growth in the country.

Scope of the Report

Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Military Aviation are covered as segments by Aircraft Type.
Aircraft Type
Commercial Aviation
By Sub Aircraft Type
Freighter Aircraft
Passenger Aircraft
By Body Type
Narrowbody Aircraft
Widebody Aircraft
General Aviation
By Sub Aircraft Type
Business Jets
By Body Type
Large Jet
Light Jet
Mid-Size Jet
Piston Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Others
Military Aviation
By Sub Aircraft Type
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
By Body Type
Multi-Role Aircraft
Training Aircraft
Transport Aircraft
Others
Rotorcraft
By Body Type
Multi-Mission Helicopter
Transport Helicopter
Others

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Key Market Trends

Commercial Aviation is the largest segment by Aircraft Type.

  • In the United Kingdom, the GDP of the aviation sector, including airlines and their supply chain, is projected to be USD 86 billion. An additional USD 34 billion, totaling USD 120 billion of the country's GDP, is supported by international visitor spending. The inputs to the air transport sector and foreign visitors who arrive by air contribute 4.5% to the country’s GDP overall. 
  • General aviation employs around 12,000 people in the UK. About 96% of the 21,000 civilian aircraft registered in the UK are used for general aviation, and the GA fleet logs between 1.25 million and 1.35 million hours of flight time yearly. There are 10,000 certified glider pilots and 28,000 people with Private Pilot Licenses (PPL). The use of more accessible aircraft, such as microlights, locally built airplanes, and smaller helicopters, saw a rise in the past 20 years. 
  • The country's military budget for 2021 was USD 68.37 billion, an increase of 13% from 2020. The country committed 4.66% of its share of overall government spending to the military. By joining NATO, the UK agreed to commit 2% of its yearly GDP to defense. The UK currently spends little more than 2% of its GDP on the armed forces. The country is buying new-generation aircraft to improve its aviation capabilities, thus resulting in increased military spending.

Competitive Landscape

The UK Aviation Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 97.50%. The major players in this market are Airbus SE, Hughes Helicopters, Lockheed Martin Corporation, MD Helicopters LLC. and The Boeing Company (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

  1. Airbus SE

  2. Hughes Helicopters

  3. Lockheed Martin Corporation

  4. MD Helicopters LLC.

  5. The Boeing Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Market Developments

  • July 2022: EmbraerX establishes a presence in the Netherlands to further the development of innovative and sustainable aviation technology.
  • March 2022: Textron announced its plans to acquire Pipistrel, a leader in electric aviation.
  • March 2022: With a group led by Bardin Hill and MBIA Insurance Corporation, MD Helicopters enters into an asset purchase agreement.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 3. INTRODUCTION

    1. 3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 3.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 3.3 Research Methodology

  4. 4. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 4.1 Air Passenger Traffic

    2. 4.2 Air Transport Freight

    3. 4.3 Gross Domestic Product

    4. 4.4 Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK)

    5. 4.5 Inflation Rate

    6. 4.6 Active Fleet Data

    7. 4.7 Defense Spending

    8. 4.8 High-Net-Worth Individual (HNWI)

    9. 4.9 Regulatory Framework

    10. 4.10 Value Chain Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Aviation

        1. 5.1.1.1 By Sub Aircraft Type

          1. 5.1.1.1.1 Freighter Aircraft

          2. 5.1.1.1.2 Passenger Aircraft

            1. 5.1.1.1.2.1 By Body Type

              1. 5.1.1.1.2.1.1 Narrowbody Aircraft

              2. 5.1.1.1.2.1.2 Widebody Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 General Aviation

        1. 5.1.2.1 By Sub Aircraft Type

          1. 5.1.2.1.1 Business Jets

            1. 5.1.2.1.1.1 By Body Type

              1. 5.1.2.1.1.1.1 Large Jet

              2. 5.1.2.1.1.1.2 Light Jet

              3. 5.1.2.1.1.1.3 Mid-Size Jet

          2. 5.1.2.1.2 Piston Fixed-Wing Aircraft

          3. 5.1.2.1.3 Others

      3. 5.1.3 Military Aviation

        1. 5.1.3.1 By Sub Aircraft Type

          1. 5.1.3.1.1 Fixed-Wing Aircraft

            1. 5.1.3.1.1.1 By Body Type

              1. 5.1.3.1.1.1.1 Multi-Role Aircraft

              2. 5.1.3.1.1.1.2 Training Aircraft

              3. 5.1.3.1.1.1.3 Transport Aircraft

              4. 5.1.3.1.1.1.4 Others

          2. 5.1.3.1.2 Rotorcraft

            1. 5.1.3.1.2.1 By Body Type

              1. 5.1.3.1.2.1.1 Multi-Mission Helicopter

              2. 5.1.3.1.2.1.2 Transport Helicopter

              3. 5.1.3.1.2.1.3 Others

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Landscape

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Airbus SE

      2. 6.4.2 Cirrus Design Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Embraer

      4. 6.4.4 General Dynamics Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Hughes Helicopters

      6. 6.4.6 Leonardo S.p.A

      7. 6.4.7 Lockheed Martin Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 MD Helicopters LLC.

      9. 6.4.9 Robinson Helicopter Company Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Textron Inc.

      11. 6.4.11 The Boeing Company

  7. 7. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR AVIATION CEOS

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Global Overview

      1. 8.1.1 Overview

      2. 8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 8.1.4 Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 8.2 Sources & References

    3. 8.3 List of Tables & Figures

    4. 8.4 Primary Insights

    5. 8.5 Data Pack

    6. 8.6 Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

    Figure 1:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, AIR PASSENGER TRAFFIC, NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 2:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, AIR TRANSPORT FREIGHT, TON-KM, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 3:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, VALUE, USD, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 4:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, REVENUE PASSENGER KILOMETERS (RPK), KILOMETERS, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 5:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, INFLATION RATE, %, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 6:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, ACTIVE FLEET DATA, NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 7:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, DEFENSE SPENDING, VALUE, USD, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 8:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, HIGH-NET-WORTH INDIVIDUAL (HNWI), POPULATION, 2016 – 2028

    Figure 9:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 10:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 11:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 12:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 13:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 14:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 15:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 16:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 17:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 18:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 19:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY FREIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 20:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY FREIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 21:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY FREIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 22:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 23:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 24:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 25:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 26:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY NARROWBODY AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 27:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY NARROWBODY AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 28:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY NARROWBODY AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 29:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 30:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 31:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 32:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 33:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 34:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 35:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 36:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 37:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 38:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 39:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 40:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LARGE JET, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 41:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LARGE JET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 42:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LARGE JET, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 43:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LIGHT JET, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 44:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LIGHT JET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 45:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY LIGHT JET, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 46:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MID-SIZE JET, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 47:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MID-SIZE JET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 48:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MID-SIZE JET, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 49:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY PISTON FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 50:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY PISTON FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 51:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY PISTON FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 52:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 53:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 54:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 55:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 56:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 57:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 58:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY SUB AIRCRAFT TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 59:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 60:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 61:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 62:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 63:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-ROLE AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 64:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-ROLE AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 65:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-ROLE AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 66:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRAINING AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 67:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRAINING AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 68:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRAINING AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 69:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 70:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 71:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 72:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 73:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 74:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 75:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 76:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 77:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VOLUME, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 78:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY BODY TYPE, VALUE, %, 2016 VS 2022 VS 2028

    Figure 79:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-MISSION HELICOPTER, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 80:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-MISSION HELICOPTER, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 81:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY MULTI-MISSION HELICOPTER, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 82:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT HELICOPTER, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 83:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT HELICOPTER, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 84:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY TRANSPORT HELICOPTER, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 85:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VOLUME, UNITS, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 86:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 87:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, BY OTHERS, VALUE, %, 2021 VS 2028

    Figure 88:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 89:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 90:  

    UK AVIATION MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2021

Market Definition

  • Aircraft Type - All the aircraft related to commercial, military and general aviation have been included in this study
  • Body Type - Body type includes all types of aircraft segmented based on application/size/capacity/role.
  • Sub-Aircraft Type - Fixed-Wing passenger aircraft, freighter aircraft, business jets, piston fixed-wing aircraft, military fixed-wing aircraft, and rotorcraft are included under this study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The UK Aviation Market market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

The UK Aviation Market stood at 7.17 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.16% to reach 8.64 billion USD in 2028.

Increasing air passenger traffic and its recovery to pre-pandemic levels, coupled with replacing existing aircraft with advanced sustainable aircraft, is driving the commercial aviation market.

Strong recovery in domestic air travel and gaining momentum in international traffic act as a catalyst for passenger aircraft market growth in the country.

Airbus SE,Hughes Helicopters,Lockheed Martin Corporation,MD Helicopters LLC. and The Boeing Company. are the major companies operating in UK Aviation Market.