Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market Size to grow by USD 542.3 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market” by Application (Commercial, Military, General aviation) Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 542.3 million, at a CAGR of  4.5% during the forecast period. To meet the continuing growth in air travel demand, airlines are compelled to acquire new commercial aircraft. In response, leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), such as Airbus, have expanded their production capabilities to ensure timely deliveries. In 2023, Airbus reported a significant increase in deliveries, with a total of 735 commercial aircraft delivered, representing an 11% rise from the previous year. This increase was driven not only by established markets but also emerging economies like India and China, which have significantly contributed to the global aircraft production landscape in the last decade. Airbus, for instance, completed 1,835 deliveries of the A320 family in 2023.

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By Application, the Commercial segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024


By Geography, North America  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the aircraft auxiliary power unit (APU) gearbox market, commercial aviation emerged as the leading application segment in 2023. This segment encompasses APUs used in passenger, cargo, and business aircraft. The segment's expansion can be attributed to the burgeoning air passenger traffic and escalating air cargo shipments. The growth of commercial aviation is driven by factors such as technological innovations and the growing consumer preference for air travel. The increasing affordability of air travel has led to a surge in demand for air travel, resulting in operators procuring new aircraft to meet the demands of the tourism industry.

North America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) market is experiencing significant growth due to increasing demand for improved aircraft efficiency and reliability. APUs provide auxiliary power for various aircraft systems during ground operations and in flight, enhancing overall aircraft performance and reducing dependence on airport ground power. Market expansion is driven by factors such as fleet modernization, rising air travel, and growing demand for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Aegis Power Systems Inc.
  • Aerosila
  • General Electric Co.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Liebherr International Deutschland GmbH
  • Northstar Aerospace
  • PBS Group AS
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • RTX Corp.
  • Safran SA

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Research Analysis Overview

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) market encompasses various applications in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rotary wing aircraft, narrow body aircraft, and wide body aircraft. APUs provide electrical power and pneumatic systems for aircraft during ground operations and in flight, supporting avionics, heating, and air conditioning. They can operate on electric ground power, battery power, or main engines. APUs are essential for aviation systems in different aircraft types, including fixed wing aircraft, military applications, and commercial aviation. High-performance, low-noise APUs are increasingly important due to concerns over fuel consumption and noise pollution. With the rise of electric aircraft, APUs are evolving to serve as electrical power sources for these new aircraft types. The global aircraft deliveries, passenger traffic, and backlog indicate a growing demand for APUs. In 2020, narrow body aircraft deliveries accounted for 63% of the total, while wide body aircraft deliveries represented 28%. Military aircraft deliveries and general aviation also contribute to the market. As the aviation industry continues to evolve, APUs will remain a crucial component of aircraft propulsion and electrical power systems.

Market Research Overview

The Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for sustainable aviation solutions, including propulsion battery packs and energy storage systems for hybrid electric aircraft, drones, and airplanes. Air transportation and air travel industries are embracing electric aircraft systems to reduce fuel consumption, weight, and emissions, as well as improve passenger comfort in commercial aviation, including low cost carriers and regional carriers. APUs are essential for providing electrical power and pneumatic systems for aircraft during ground operations and in-flight. Military organizations and private owners also utilize APUs for their military applications and aviation fleet modernization. New aircraft orders and deliveries continue to drive the market, with a focus on high performance, low noise APUs to reduce noise pollution and meet fuel efficiency requirements. Electric ground power and battery power are also gaining popularity as sustainable alternatives to traditional APUs and ground power units. The market for APUs includes applications for various aircraft types, including narrow body, wide body, fixed-wing, and rotary wing aircraft. Overall, the APU market is expected to continue growing as the aviation industry seeks to meet environmental regulations and reduce carbon emissions while maintaining passenger travel and military capabilities.


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