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Air-to-Air Refueling Market by System (Probe & Drogue, Boom Refueling, Autonomous), Component (Pumps, Valves, Nozzles, Hoses, Boom, Probes, Fuel Tanks, Pods), Aircraft Type (Fixed & Rotary), Type (Manned, Unmanned), Region - Global Forecast to 2025

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  • Region: Global
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The Air-To-Air Refueling Market Size is Expected to Grow from USD 537 Million in 2019 to USD 692 Million By 2025, at a CAGR of 4.3%

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Cobham PLC
  • Draken International
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE Aviation
  • MORE

Need for air-to-air refueling to support overseas deployments is expected to drive market growth

There has been an increase of sorties flown for long distances away from carriers or ground bases, which has made refueling a necessary mission element. Air-to-air refueling is one of the trends that are certain to continue in the coming future as there is a need to support overseas deployment.

Boom refueling system is projected to lead the market during the forecast period

Most of the tanker aircraft use boom refueling systems. This system comprises a rigid tube which helps an operator in the tanker aircraft to extend and insert it into the aircraft being refueled. The boom refueling system method was developed early during the Cold War in 2000 for the bomber aircraft which needed refueling.

Fighter aircraft in the fixed-wing segment is projected to lead the air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period Based on aircraft type, the fighter aircraft is projected to be the leading fixed-wing segment during the forecast period. A fighter aircraft is designed primarily for air-to-air combat. The main purpose of a fighter aircraft is to establish air superiority over a battlefield. The rising need to gain airborne dominance across the globe is expected to drive the fighter aircraft segment during the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific air-to-air refueling market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The air-to-air refueling market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The military aviation industry in this region is focusing on the localization of aircraft manufacture and on providing alternatives to existing aircraft models. Aircraft, such as Comac military transport aircraft, fighter jets, and Sukhoi Su-35, Sukhoi T-50, in the military transport aircraft segment have the potential to drive demand for air-to-air refueling in the near future.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), marketing directors, other innovation & technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the air-to-air refueling marketplace.

  • By Company Type: Tier 1: 35%, Tier 2: 45%, and Tier 3: 20%
  • By Designation: C-level Executives: 35%, Directors: 25%, and Others 40%
  • By Region: North America: 45%, Europe: 20%, Asia Pacific: 30%, and RoW: 5%

The air-to-air refueling market comprises major solution providers, such as Cobham (UK), Eaton Corporation (US), Parker Hannifin Corporation (US), Draken International (US), GE Aviation (US), Safran (France), Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (UK), Jeppesen, A Boeing Company (US), and Airbus (Netherlands). The study includes an in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the air-to-air refueling market, with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies.  

Research Coverage:

The study covers the air-to-air refueling market and aims at estimating the market size and growth potential across different segments, such as end-use, component, system, aircraft type, type, and region. The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key market players, along with their company profiles, key observations related to product and business offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies.

Key Benefits of Buying the Report

The report will provide market leaders/new entrants in this market with information on the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall air-to-air refueling market and its subsegments. This report will help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to position their businesses better and to plan suitable go-to-market strategies. The report will also help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide them with information on key market drivers, challenges, and opportunities.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Cobham PLC
  • Draken International
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE Aviation
  • MORE

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Definition
1.3 Study Scope
1.3.1 Markets Covered
1.3.2 Regional Scope
1.3.3 Years Considered for the Study
1.4 Currency
1.5 Limitations
1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data
2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data
2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
2.1.3 Market Definition & Scope
2.1.4 Segments and Subsegments
2.1.5 Segment Definitions
2.1.5.1 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By System
2.1.5.2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Component
2.1.5.3 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Aircraft Type
2.1.5.4 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type
2.2 Research Approach & Methodology
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.1.1 Regional Air-to-Air Refueling Market
2.2.1.2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By System
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.2.3 Pricing Analysis
2.3 Triangulation & Validation
2.3.1 Triangulation Through Secondary
2.3.2 Triangulation Through Primaries
2.4 Research Assumptions
2.4.1 Market Sizing
2.4.2 Market Forecasting
2.5 Risks
2.6 Others
2.6.1 Limitations/Grey Areas
2.6.1.1 Market Size and CAGR

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Air-to-Air Refueling Market
4.2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Component
4.3 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increasing Need for Air-to-Air Refueling to Support Overseas Deployments
5.2.1.2 Increasing Defense Expenditure of Countries
5.2.1.3 Development of Next-Generation Aerial Tankers
5.2.1.4 Increase in the Procurement of Combat Aircraft
5.2.2 Opportunities
5.2.2.1 Autonomous Refueling
5.2.3 Challenges
5.2.3.1 High Installation Cost

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Tanker Inventory
6.3 Technological Trends
6.3.1 Autonomous Refueling
6.3.2 Virtual Refueling
6.3.3 Remote Vision System
6.3.4 ISR Capabilities to Tanker Aircraft
6.4 Patent Listings, 2013–2016

7 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By System
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Probe & Drogue
7.2.1 Multi-Point
7.2.1.1 The Advantage of A Multi-Point Refueling System is Its Capability to Refuel Two Aircraft Simultaneously
7.2.2 Buddy
7.2.2.1 Use of Buddy Refueling for Cockpit Control & Monitoring Systems is Increasing
7.3 Boom Refueling
7.3.1 Boom Refueling Systems Help Reduce the Time Required to Transfer Fuel From One Aircraft to Another
7.4 Autonomous
7.4.1 Increasing Use of Autonomous for Mid-Air Refueling

8 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Component
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Pumps
8.2.1 Pumps are Majorly Used in Fuel Systems, Engines, and Hydraulic Systems
8.3 Valves
8.3.1 Improving Operational Efficiency of the Valves is Leading to Higher Reliability and Safety of Operations
8.4 Nozzles
8.4.1 Nozzles Majorly Used to Control Aircraft Engine
8.5 Hoses
8.5.1 Hoses are Used for Probe & Drogue Refueling
8.6 Boom
8.6.1 Boom System is Primarily Used for Rapid Fuel Transfer
8.7 Probes
8.7.1 Probe Systems are Majorly Used for Fighter and Military Helicopters
8.8 Fuel Tank
8.8.1 Use of Fuel Tanks in Environmental Control Systems and Engine Bleed Air Supply Systems is Increasing
8.9 Pods
8.9.1 Wing Pods Enable Multi-Point Air-to-Air Refueling

9 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Aircraft Type
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Fixed Wing
9.2.1 Fighter Aircraft
9.2.1.1 Increasing Procurement of Fighter Aircraft Due to Increasing Military Budgets
9.2.2 Tanker Aircraft
9.2.2.1 Tankers Majorly Used to Transfer Aviation Fuel From One Military Aircraft to Another
9.2.3 Military Transport
9.2.3.1 Increasing Use of Transport Aircraft in Military Operations
9.2.4 UAVS
9.2.4.1 Increasing Production of Long-Range UAVS is Expected to Drive the Uav Market
9.3 Rotary Wing
9.3.1 Attack Helicopters
9.3.1.1 Attack Helicopters are Majorly Used for Reconnaissance and Security Operations
9.3.2 Transport Helicopters
9.3.2.1 Military Transport Helicopters are Majorly Used for Airlifting Troops & Weapons

10 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Manned
10.2.1 Pilot-Controlled Aircraft
10.3 Unmanned
10.3.1 Development of UAVS for Air-to-Air Refueling

11 Regional Analysis
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.1.1 Increase in Aircraft Deliveries From Boeing is Driving the Growth of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in the US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.2.1 Increase in Demand for UAVs for Military Applications is Driving the Growth of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in Canada
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 France
11.3.1.1 Modernization of Aerial Refueling Fleet is Driving the Growth of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in France
11.3.2 Germany
11.3.2.1 Increase in Defense Spending is Driving the Growth of the Market in Germany
11.3.3 UK
11.3.3.1 Presence of Major Component Manufacturers Such as Cobham and BAE Systems is Driving the Growth of the Market in the UK
11.3.4 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Russia
11.4.1.1 Increase in Defense Spending is Expected to Drive the Growth of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in Russia
11.4.2 Japan
11.4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Military Transport Aircraft to Drive the Growth of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in Japan
11.4.3 China
11.4.3.1 Presence of Major Aircraft Manufacturers Such as Comac to Drive the Chinese Air-to-Air Refueling Market
11.4.4 India
11.4.4.1 Development of Light Combat Aircraft to Drive the Indian Air-to-Air Refueling Market
11.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 Rest of the World
11.5.1 Middle East
11.5.1.1 Saudi Arabia
11.5.1.1.1 Increase in Demand for Military Aircraft is Expected to Drive the Saudi Arabia Market
11.5.1.2 Rest of Middle East
11.5.2 Latin America
11.5.2.1 Brazil
11.5.2.1.1 Presence of Major Manufacturer Such as Embraer for Transport and Aerial Refueling Aircrafts is Expected to Drive the Brazil Market
11.5.2.2 Rest of Latin America
11.5.3 Africa
11.5.3.1 Increase in Demand for Combat Aircrafts is Expected to Drive the Africa Market

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping
12.2.1 Visionary Leaders
12.2.2 Innovators
12.2.3 Dynamic Differentiators
12.2.4 Emerging Companies
12.3 Ranking of Key Players, 2018
12.4 Competitive Scenario
12.4.1 New Product Launches
12.4.2 Contracts
12.4.3 Agreements, Partnerships, Acquisitions

13 Company Profiles
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis & MnM View)*
13.1 Cobham PLC
13.2 Eaton Corporation
13.3 Parker Hannifin Corporation
13.4 GE Aviation
13.5 Safran
13.6 Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
13.7 Israel Aerospace Industries
13.8 BAE Systems
13.9 Draken International
13.10 Airbus
13.11 Lockheed Martin Corporation
13.12 United Technologies Corporation (Collins Aerospace)
13.13 Rafaut Group
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis & MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

14 Appendix
14.1 Discussion Guide
14.2 Knowledge Store: Subscription Portal
14.3 Available Customizations
14.4 Related Reports
14.5 Author Details

List of Tables
Table 1 Tanker Inventory, 2018–2025
Table 2 Innovation & Patent Registrations, 2013–2016
Table 3 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 4 Probe & Drogue Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 5 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Component, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 6 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 7 Fixed-Wing Aircraft: Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 8 Rotary-Wing Aircraft: Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type, 2017 –2025 (USD Million)
Table 9 Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 10 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Region, 2019-2025 (USD Million)
Table 11 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 12 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 13 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 14 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 15 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 16 North America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 17 US: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 18 US: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 19 Canada: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 20 Canada: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 21 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 22 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 23 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 24 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 25 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 26 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 27 France: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 28 France: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 29 Germany: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 30 Germany: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 31 UK: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 32 UK: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 33 Rest of Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 34 Rest of Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 35 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 37 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 38 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 39 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 40 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 41 Russia: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 42 Russia: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 43 Japan: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 44 Japan: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 45 China: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 46 China: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 47 India: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 48 India: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 49 Rest of Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 50 Rest of Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 51 Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 52 Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 53 Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 54 Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 55 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 56 Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 57 Saudi Arabia: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 58 Rest of Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 59 Rest of Middle East: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 60 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 61 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 62 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 63 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 64 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 65 Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 66 Saudi Arabia: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 67 Brazil: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 68 Rest of Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 69 Rest of Latin America: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 70 Africa: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By System, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 71 Africa: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Aircraft Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 72 Africa: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Fixed Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 73 Africa: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Rotary Wing, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 74 Africa: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 75 New Product Launches, 2013-2019
Table 76 Contracts, 2013-2019
Table 77 Agreements, Partnerships, Acquisitions 2013-2019

List of Figures
Figure 1 Research Process Flow
Figure 2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Assumptions of the Research Study
Figure 7 Boom Refueling Segment is Projected to Lead the Air-to-Air Refueling System Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Fixed Wing Aircraft Type Segment is Projected to Lead the Air-to-Air Refueling Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 North America Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in 2019
Figure 10 Development of Next-Generation Aerial Tankers Expected to Drive Air-to-Air Refueling Market Growth
Figure 11 Boom Refueling Segment Expected to Lead Air-to-Air Refueling Market During Forecast Period
Figure 12 Fixed Wing Segment Projected to Lead Air-to-Air Refueling Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 China Air-to-Air Refueling Market to Register the Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 14 Air-to-Air Refuelling Market Dynamics
Figure 15 Defense Spending of Countries, 2012–2045 (USD Billion)
Figure 16 Combat Aircraft Fleet, 2016–2018 (Units)
Figure 17 Boom Refueling System Segment is Expected to Lead During the Forecast Period
Figure 18 Fuel Tanks Segment Projected to Lead the Air-to-Air Refueling Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Fixed-Wing Segment Estimated to Lead the Air-to-Air Refueling Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 20 Manned Segment Projected to Lead the Air-to-Air Refueling Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 21 North America Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of the Air-to-Air Refueling Market in 2019
Figure 22 North America Snapshot: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Snapshot
Figure 23 Europe: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Snapshot
Figure 24 Asia Pacific: Air-to-Air Refueling Market Snapshot
Figure 25 Key Developments By Leading Players in Air-to-Air Refueling Market Between 2013 and 2019
Figure 26 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018
Figure 27 Market Ranking of Top Players in the Air-to-Air Refueling Market, 2018
Figure 28 Cobham PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Cobham PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Eaton Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Eaton Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Parker Hannifin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Safran: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 BAE Systems: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Airbus: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Airbus: SWOT Analysis
Figure 37 Lockheed Martin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 United Technologies Corporation (Collins Aerospace): Company Snapshot

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  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Cobham PLC
  • Draken International
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE Aviation
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Rafaut Group
  • Safran
  • United Technologies Corporation (Collins Aerospace)
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