Global 2016 Commercial Aviation MRO Market Forecast By Region

See the projected MRO spending in 2016 in each region and other details from the forecast.

The commercial aviation MRO market value will be $63.2 billion in 2016, according to Aviation Week’s 2016 Commercial Fleet & MRO Forecast. Here are some of the forecast highlights for each region.


• African operators will spend about $2.5 billion on MRO in 2016.

• Expect the in-service fleet to grow to nearly 1,600 by year-end. 


• Asia-Pacific operators will spend $13.3 billion on MRO in 2016.

• Engine MRO demand is forecast to be $3.8 billion in 2016. 



• China’s civil aviation MRO market will be worth about $4.6 billion in 2016.

• Operators expect to receive 273 new aircraft deliveries worth $29 billion in 2016.

EASTERN EUROPE (Including Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States)

• The in-service fleet equates to 1,664 aircraft in 2016—up by 83 aircraft from the previous year.

• Expect line maintenance expenses to reach $764 million in 2016.


• Engine maintenance expenditures should be $472 million in 2016.

• Operators based in India will spend $1 billion on MRO this year.

LATIN AMERICA  (Including Mexico)

• Latin America will generate more than $3.4 billion in civil aviation MRO activity in 2016. 

• Operators will spend $955 million on component MRO.


• Despite downward pressures from oil prices and comparably low load factors, the region shows some of the highest growth in the world. The in-service fleet is expected to grow to a little less than 3,000 aircraft by 2025 from less than 1,800 aircraft in 2016.

• Modifications will account for $548 million of MRO purchasing.


• The North American fleet should total more than 9,400 aircraft in 2016—about 4,200 of them single-aisle.

• This region will generate $17.7 billion in civil aviation MRO expenditures in 2016.


• At $1.7 billion, the region will have the second-highest airframe heavy maintenance expenditures in 2016, after North America.

• Engine maintenance needs will generate $4.6 billion in 2016.

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