MRO’s Market Nuances In 2015

The commercial aviation MRO market value is predicted to be $56.3 billion in 2015.

The commercial aviation MRO market value will be $56.3 billion in 2015, according to Aviation Week’s 2015 Commercial Fleet & MRO Forecast. Here are some of the forecast highlights for each region. 


• African operators will spend about $1.9 billion on MRO. 

• Component maintenance expenditures should be $516 million. 



• Engine MRO spending will reach $3.9 billion in 2015 but is forecast to grow to nearly $4.4 billion in 2016.

• Operators will spend more than $1 billion on modifications. 



• China’s civil aviation MRO market will be worth about $3.9 billion.

• Operators are expected to purchase $647 million of line maintenance services.


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

• Airframe heavy maintenance expenditures will be about one-third of the amount spent on engine maintenance.

• Expect airframe heavy maintenance expenses to be higher this year than the $289 million forecast for 2016.



• Engine maintenance spending should be $284 million.

• Operators will spend $723 million on MRO.


LATIN AMERICA  (Including Mexico)

• This market will generate more than $3 billion in civil aviation MRO activity.

• Operators will spend about $926 million on component MRO.



• Airframe heavy maintenance expenditures have been much higher in 2014 than those forecast for 2015: Expect about $528 million.

• Modifications will account for $548 million.



• Civil aviation MRO expenditures will total $15.8 billion.

• Line maintenance will account for $3 billion.



• Western Europe will have the highest airframe heavy maintenance expenditures, but will flip-flop with No. 2 North America in 2016.

• Engine maintenance will generate $4.7 billion. 

Gallery Take a look at some of the news around the world that will influence the civil aviation aftermarket in 2015.


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