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. AviationWeek.com/MROCivil2015