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Aerospace Lubricants Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • 241 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5646773
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An aerospace lubricant is used to lubricate moving parts of an aircraft to minimize friction and overheat various moving parts. It also performs a variety of secondary roles. It aids in the cleaning and cooling engine parts and hydraulic systems, as well as the prevention of rust and corrosion accumulation on turbines, pistons, and landing gears. The market is changing as the customers are demanding good quality and higher performing oils which would enhance the performance aspects of the aircraft by offering safer air travel. Continuous innovation and technological advancements are catering to diverse aviation needs, such as increasing the shelf life of turbines and engines, reducing carbon footprint, improving fuel economy, supplying aviation lubricants with low viscosity, and meeting the changing emission standards set by various governmental and non-governmental entities. The increasing tourism industry and rapidly growing world trade industry in the emerging economies have boosted the market growth.

MARKET DRIVERS: Growing Demand for Air Travel

The aviation and aerospace industry is driven by air travel; in recent years, the number of people traveling by air has increased significantly. Additionally, the demand for air transportation has increased because it offers the fast mobility essential for perishable goods. Rapid industrialization has increased the spending capacity of people, and automation has enabled quick mobility for people and commodities. Air transport helps people travel globally, remarkably impacting economic and social development. Air transport provides a vast network of transportation with fast mobility, which is essential for trade, business, and tourism industries that promote economic growth. According to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in 2019, 4.5 billion people traveled by air transport, and 57.6 million tons of freight has been carried by air. Additionally, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines worldwide have been transporting more than 52 million tons of commodities per year, representing more than 35% of total goods transported across the world and, in monetary terms, amounts to $6.8 trillion worth of goods.

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES: Stringent Environmental Regulation Boosting Demand for Eco-Friendly Lubricants

Various government entities, such as Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), have laid down emission norms for engines and turbines of aircraft. These regulations will reduce airplanes' fuel consumption and offer better aircraft performance for aircraft. Therefore, stringent emission regulations have increased the demand for eco-friendly aerospace lubricants. Furthermore, there is a high investment in R&D for the aerospace sector to develop aircraft which will fly efficiently on alternative energies such as hydrogen and electricity. Moreover, the defense sector of various countries has taken a sustainable approach to the aviation industry, which increased the demand for aircraft with minimal environmental impact. Additionally, engine and turbine design advancements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, leading to low environmental impact, will increase the demand.

CHALLENGES: Contamination of Lubricants

Contamination of aerospace lubricants can have some adverse effects on aircraft operations. Contamination of oils may change the physical and chemical properties of the fat. The change in properties of lubricants may affect the performance of aircraft. Additionally, the contaminated lubricants may lead to speedy wear and tear of planes' mechanical parts, which can cause accidents.

Aerospace lubricants comprise base oils and a few chemical additives specially formulated to protect the lubricating properties of oil and components used in aircraft. Additives are specialty chemicals customized to boost performance. Generally, additives used in aviation lubricants are dispersants, antioxidants, detergents, anti-corrosion, anti-foaming agents, and viscosity retainers. Under extreme temperature condition, the degradation process of additives speed up and can trigger other chemical reactions. This chemical reaction may produce some chemical contaminants that may affect aircraft performance.


Aftermarket is expected to be the largest segment in the global aviation lubricants market.

Aerospace lubricants are essential for an aircraft's healthy functioning regarding passengers' safety and performance. It plays a vital role in aircraft performance, protecting against wear and tear of moving parts in the turbine, piston engine, and hydraulic systems. Aerospace lubricants consist of base oils and various additives, giving a broad spectrum of properties. Aftermarket is the most significant end-user segment as the price of an aircraft is very high; thus, the purchase rate is very low. Therefore, the maintenance of aircraft is essential for civil and defense aviation. Lubricants are consumed in an aircraft due to extreme conditions such as high temperature and high pressure. Therefore, there is a need for frequent changes of lubricants to maintain the aircraft.


  • OEM
  • Aftermarket


  • Defence Aviation
  • Civil Aviation
Engine oil is the largest market.

Engine oil is generally available in two types which are piston engine oil and turbine engine oil. These two engine oil types are specially designed per the engine used in the aircraft. Aerospace lubricants are essential to any aircraft as almost every aircraft requires some lubricant. Engine oil is one of the most commonly used lubricants in the market, as most aircraft need engine oil to reduce the wear and tear of the engine and turbine. The hydraulic fluids are required to operate various mechanical functions of aircraft that require high force, which reduces the pilot's efforts. Hydraulic power is used for aircraft parts such as nose wheel steering, spoilers, speed brakes, landing gear retraction/extension, wheel brakes, flaps and slats, thrust reversers, flight control surfaces, cargo doors, loading ramps, and windshield wipers.


  • Engine Oil
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Others
The global aerospace lubricants market is diverse, with a significant number of established markets and many potential growth markets. North America is the leading market for aerospace lubricants because of the well-developed infrastructure that supports the aviation industry. North America will dominate the market through the forecast period. However, many countries with a high scope for expansion will challenge North America's dominance.


  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • APAC
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South Africa
  • UAE


The key players have undertaken various strategies to grow in the aerospace lubricants market. Companies in the aerospace lubricant industry compete strategically. The growth in sustainable processes and initiatives has challenged all companies globally. Investments in R&D, technological advancement, and environmental and economic challenges drive the demand for innovative and sustainable aerospace lubricant products.

Prominent Vendors

  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell
  • Total Energies
  • Nyco
  • Phillips66 (US)

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Aerospace
  • AVI Oil India
  • Castrol
  • Chemours
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Jet Lube
  • NYE Lubricants
  • Perstorp Group
  • PetrelPus Inc
  • Radco Industries
  • Rocol
  • Sinopec
  • The Warefield


1. What is the total market value of the aviation lubricants market?
2. What are the key driving factors for the growth of the aerospace lubricants market?
3. What are key sustainability strategies adopted by leading players operating in the aviation lubricants market?
4. Who are the leading vendors in the global aviation lubricants market?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.1.3 Market Estimation Caveats
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
4.3.1 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Premium Insights
7.1 Market Synopsis
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Segment Review
7.1.3 Companies and Strategies
8 Introduction
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Impact of COVID-19
8.2 Expert Insights
9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Continuous Innovations in Improving Efficiency and Performance
9.2 Stringent Environmental Regulations Boosting the Demand for Eco-Friendly Lubricants
10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Growing Demand for Air Travel
10.2 Increasing Demand for High-Efficiency Lubricants
10.3 Rapid Growth in Urbanization and the Mid-Income Population
11 Market Restraints
11.1 Contamination of Lubricants
11.2 Fluctuations in Crude Oil Prices
12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Five Forces Analysis
12.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
12.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
12.3.5 Competitive Rivalry
13 End-User
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
13.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
13.3 Market Overview
13.4 Oem
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.4.3 Market by Geography
13.5 Aftermarket
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.5.3 Market by Geography
14 Product Type
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
14.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
14.3 Market Overview
14.4 Engine Oil
14.4.1 Market Overview
14.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.4.3 Market by Geography
14.5 Hydraulic Fluid
14.5.1 Market Overview
14.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.5.3 Market by Geography
14.6 Others
14.6.1 Market Overview
14.6.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.6.3 Market by Geography
15 Application
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
15.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
15.3 Market Overview
15.4 Defense Aviation
15.4.1 Market Overview
15.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
15.4.3 Market by Geography
15.5 Civil Aviation
15.5.1 Market Overview
15.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
15.5.3 Market by Geography
16 Geography
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
16.2 Geographic Overview
17 North America
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.2.1 by Value
17.2.2 Product Type
17.2.3 End-User
17.2.4 Application
17.3 Key Countries
17.4 US
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 Canada
17.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
18 Europe
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.2.1 by Value
18.2.2 Product Type
18.2.3 End-User
18.2.4 Application
18.3 Key Countries
18.4 Germany
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 France
18.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.6 UK
18.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.7 Spain
18.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.8 Italy
18.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.9 Russia
18.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.10 Rest of Europe
18.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.2.1 by Value
19.2.2 Product Type
19.2.3 End-User
19.2.4 Application
19.3 Key Countries
19.4 China
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 India
19.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.6 Japan
19.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.7 South Korea
19.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.8 Indonesia
19.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.9 Rest of APAC
19.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
20 Latin America
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.2.1 by Value
20.2.2 Product Type
20.2.3 End-User
20.2.4 Application
20.3 Key Countries
20.4 Brazil
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Mexico
20.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.6 Rest of Latin America
20.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
21 Middle East & Africa
21.1 Market Overview
21.2 Market Size & Forecast
21.2.1 by Value
21.2.2 Product Type
21.2.3 End-User
21.2.4 Application
21.3 Key Countries
21.4 South Africa
21.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.5 Uae
21.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.6 Rest of the Middle East & Africa
21.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
22 Competitive Landscape
22.1 Competition Overview
22.1.1 New Product Developments
22.1.2 Partnerships and Joint Ventures
23 Key Company Profiles
23.1 Exxonmobil
23.1.1 Business Overview
23.1.2 Exxonmobil in the Aerospace Lubricants Market
23.1.3 Product Offerings
23.1.4 Key Strategies
23.1.5 Key Strengths
23.1.6 Key Opportunities
23.2 Nyco
23.2.1 Business Overview
23.2.2 Nyco in the Aerospace Lubricants Market
23.2.3 Product Offerings
23.2.4 Key Strategies
23.2.5 Key Strengths
23.2.6 Key Opportunities
23.3 Phillips 66
23.3.1 Business Overview
23.3.2 Phillips 66 in the Aerospace Lubricants Market
23.3.3 Product Offerings
23.3.4 Key Strategies
23.3.5 Key Strengths
23.3.6 Key Opportunities
23.4 Shell
23.4.1 Business Overview
23.4.2 Shell in the Aerospace Lubricants Market
23.4.3 Product Offerings
23.4.4 Key Strategies
23.4.5 Key Strengths
23.4.6 Key Opportunities
23.5 Totalenergies
23.5.1 Business Overview
23.5.2 Totalenergies in the Aerospace Lubricants Market
23.5.3 Product Offerings
23.5.4 Key Strategies
23.5.5 Key Strengths
23.5.6 Key Opportunities
24 Other Prominent Vendors
24.1 Aerospace Lubricants Inc.
24.1.1 Business Overview
24.1.2 Product Offerings
24.2 Avi-Oil
24.2.1 Business Overview
24.2.2 Product Offerings
24.3 Castrol
24.3.1 Business Overview
24.3.2 Product Offerings
24.4 Chemours
24.4.1 Business Overview
24.4.2 Product Offerings
24.5 Eastman Chemical Company
24.5.1 Business Overview
24.5.2 Product Offerings
24.6 Jet-Lube
24.6.1 Business Overview
24.6.2 Product Offerings
24.7 Nye Lubricants (Fuchs)
24.7.1 Business Overview
24.7.2 Product Offerings
24.8 Perstorp Group
24.8.1 Business Overview
24.8.2 Product Offerings
24.9 Petrelplus Inc.
24.9.1 Business Overview
24.9.2 Product Offerings
24.10 Radco Industries
24.10.1 Business Overview
24.10.2 Product Offerings
24.11 Rocol
24.11.1 Business Overview
24.11.2 Product Offerings
24.12 Sinopec
24.12.1 Business Overview
24.12.2 Product Offerings
24.13 Warefield Engineering
24.13.1 Business Overview
24.13.2 Product Offerings
25 Report Summary
25.1 Key Takeaways
25.2 Strategic Recommendations
26 Quantitative Summary
26.1 Market by End-User
26.1.1 Oem
26.1.2 Aftermarket
26.2 Market by Product Type
26.2.1 Engine Oil
26.2.2 Hydraulic Fluid
26.2.3 Others
26.3 Market by Application
26.3.1 Civil Aviation
26.3.2 Defense Aviation
27 Market by Geography
27.1 North America
27.1.1 Product Type
27.1.2 End-User
27.1.3 Application
27.2 Europe
27.2.1 Product Type
27.2.2 End-User
27.2.3 Application
27.3 APAC
27.3.1 Product Type
27.3.2 End-User
27.3.3 Application
27.4 Latin America
27.4.1 Product Type
27.4.2 End-User
27.4.3 Application
27.5 Middle East & Africa
27.5.1 Product Type
27.5.2 End-User
27.5.3 Application
28 Appendix
28.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell
  • Total Energies
  • Nyco
  • Phillips66 (US)
  • Aerospace
  • AVI Oil India
  • Castrol
  • Chemours
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Jet Lube
  • NYE Lubricants
  • Perstorp Group
  • PetrelPus Inc
  • Radco Industries
  • Rocol
  • Sinopec
  • The Warefield


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.