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Global Commercial Aircraft Engine Market, 2018

  • Report
  • 49 Pages
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4668827

Commercial aerospace engines have emerged into one of the engineering marvels of the world. With every commercial aircraft transporting passengers and cargo around the globe, these marvels have become commonplace. Reliability has improved so much that there are now more commercial aircraft operating under Extended range Twin engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) than those with additional engines. Aircraft sales for both the iconic Boeing 747 and the super jumbo Airbus A380 have dwindled in recent years, both propelled by four each taxing powerplants.

With commercial aircraft manufacturers ramping up production to answer the calling market, the supply chain demand for engines follows suit. The single isle aircraft are creating the highest demand in volume. The sector is preparing for another powerplant demand created by the anticipated mid-market platform.

This research study analyses the current market landscape of new commercial aerospace engines at a global level. While this is a global study, the majority of engine production is taking place in the Americas and European regions.

Quality escapes in design have challenged some manufacturers by delaying engine deliveries, stopping production, and requiring costly repairs/modifications. These shortcomings have affected aircraft manufacturers' production level which has trickle down effect to the airlines. Avoidance of such flaws is mandatory for success.

Partnerships, joint ventures, and alliances have been present in the aerospace engine market for decades. Looking into the future, this constant will not dissolve. Engine manufacturers are not only able to mitigate risk through the use of partnerships, but are also able to leverage each others technology which has launched the entire market ahead.

This growth study profiles each of the OEMs along with partnerships, joint ventures, and alliances. Moreover, flag ship engine lines are profiled for each engine OEM.

Profiles Include:

  • Current engine models offered
  • Applicable airframe platforms
  • Engine thrust ratings

Engine manufacturers in this study include GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Safran, CFM International, Engine Alliance and International Aero Engines.

Technology breakthroughs by aerospace engine manufacturers such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), 3D woven Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and additive manufacturing have been discussed.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which companies are the major players in the commercial aircraft engine market?
  • What are the flagship engines being installed on commercial aircraft today?
  • Which companies are driving the change?
  • What drives airlines, lease companies and aircraft manufacturers to select a specific powerplant?
  • What do OEMs need from suppliers in regards to commercial aircraft engines?
  • What are some of the major growth opportunities in the commercial aircraft engine market?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings

2. Overview
  • Purpose

3. Aircraft Engine Original Equipment Manufacturer Overview
  • GE Aviation
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Safran
  • CFM International
  • Engine Alliance
  • International Aero Engines AG

4. Commercial Aircraft Engine Breakdown
  • CFM International CFM56
  • CFM International LEAP
  • Engine Alliance GP7000
  • General Electric CF6
  • General Electric GEnx
  • General Electric GE90
  • General Electric GE9X
  • International Aero Engines AG – V2500
  • Pratt & Whitney Geared TurboFan (GTF)
  • Pratt & Whitney PW4000
  • Rolls-Royce Trent 700
  • Rolls-Royce Trent 900
  • Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN

5. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
  • Growth Opportunity 1-Noise Reduction
  • Growth Opportunity 2-Fuel Efficiency
  • Growth Opportunity 3-Weight Reduction Benefits
  • Growth Opportunity 4-Maintenance Reliability
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

6. Conclusions
  • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

7. Appendix
  • List of Exhibits

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • CFM International 
  • Engine Alliance
  • GE Aviation 
  • International Aero Engines
  • Pratt & Whitney 
  • Rolls-Royce 
  • Safran