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Air-to-Air Refueling Market By Type (Manned, Unmanned), By System (Probe & Drogue, Boom Refueling, Autonomous), By Component (Pumps, Nozzles, Valves, Booms, Pods, Fuel Tanks, Others), By Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing, Fighter Aircraft, Tanker Aircraft, Military Transport, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Rotary Wing, Attack Helicopters, Transport Helicopters) - Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2022-2026

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Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market Overview

The Global Air-to-Air Refueling market size is estimated to reach $912 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.4% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. Air refueling, also known as air refueling, is an essential multiplier for the Air Force. It effectively increases the aircraft's endurance, payload, and range by refueling the aircraft in flight. The aircraft that carries fuel is called the tanker, while the aircraft that receives fuel is called the receiver. The two central refueling systems are sample-and-drug, easily customized and incorporated into the existing aircraft fleet, and the flying boom, which provides faster fuel transfer.

The increasing sourcing of advanced combat aircraft equipped with cutting-edge technology to modernize the air force's capabilities and match or exceed the military capabilities of developed countries is a trend that is fueling the growth of the air-to-air refueling market.

 

Impact of COVID-19:

The COVID-19 has taken a colossal toll on the world's economic activity, with individuals, organizations, governments, and businesses adapting to the crisis's challenges. The outbreak of COVID-19 and its resultant lockdowns and supply chain disruptions have adversely affected the aerospace and defense industry, with the suspension and delay of new defense procurement and maintenance projects. OEMs have been significantly affected due to restrictions and the temporary halts in production. In contrast, the impact on the aftermarket has been comparatively lower due to the essential maintenance and monitoring requirements of combat aircraft.

 

Key Takeaways from Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market Report:

  • Evaluate market potential through analyzing growth rates (CAGR %), Volume (Units), and Value ($M) data given at country level – for Type, System, Component, Aircraft Type, and by different industry verticals.
  • Understand the different market dynamics – key driving factors, challenges, and hidden opportunities.
  • Get in-depth insights on your competitor's performance – market shares, strategies, financial benchmarking, product benchmarking, SWOT, and more.
  • Analyze the sales and distribution channels across key geographies to improve top-line revenues.
  • Understand the industry supply chain with a deep dive on the value augmentation at each step to optimize value and bring efficiencies in your processes.
  • Get a quick outlook on the market entropy – M&As, deals, partnerships, product launches of all key players for the past four years.
  • Evaluate the supply-demand gaps, import-export statistics, and regulatory landscape for more than the top 20 countries globally for the market.

 

By System, the market for Boom Refueling Segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

During the forecast period, the market for the boom refueling segment is predicted to develop at the fastest rate of XX%. The growth in this segment is due to its flexibility and reliability over probe and drogue systems and technological advancements in new booms that reduce operator workload. In addition, the flying boom can pump considerably more fuel volume than the probe-and-drogue, which makes it more efficient for large airplanes with larger fuel tanks and fuel requirements.

Most tanker aircraft use boom refueling systems, consisting of a rigid tube that helps an operator on tanker aircraft extend the boom tube and insert it into a vessel on the aircraft being refueled. The growth of the boom refueling segment can be attributed to its ability to transfer fuel as fast as possible. In addition, since the boom is rigid, it can have a higher transfer rate than probe and drogue.

It is expected to augment the segment's revenue growth shortly.

 

By Aircraft Type, Fixed Wing Segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The fixed-wing segment is predicted to develop at the fastest CAGR during the projection period. It is attributed to the longer distances this type of plane can travel and a more efficient aerodynamical structure that provides stability and better maneuverability than other aircraft. Besides, fixed-wing aircraft can also fly better in challenging weather conditions. A fixed-wing aircraft attains flight using wings fixed to the fuselage to generate the necessary lift utilizing the aircraft's forward motion. The fixed-wing aircraft segment is experiencing growth as it can be used for longer travel distances and have better aerodynamic structures than rotary-wing aircraft. Fixed-wing aircraft can also take flight in challenging conditions and environments.

 

North America to account for the largest market share during the forecast period.

North America held the largest share of the Air-to-Air Refueling market in 2020, with a global market share of 33%. This region's growth is due to Increasing public-private partnerships for developing aerial refueling technology, which is a primary factor driving the development of the air-to-air refueling market in the area. Additionally, increasing concerns about China and its stance in the South China Sea have led to increased overseas deployments of U.S. warships and fighter jets in military bases in the Asia Pacific. As a result, the use of mid-air refueling services for covering longer distances and conducting surveillance missions has increased substantially in the last decade. The U.S. Air Force has operated using both boom refueling and probe and drogue systems for many years. In contrast, the U.S. Navy mainly uses probe and drogue systems as it is convenient to mount on a smaller carrier-based aircraft.

The Asia Pacific is set to be the fastest-growing over 2021-2026. This growth is due to increasing government and private business funding for improving aerial refueling technologies by China, Japan, and India. It is also expected to open up significant lucrative opportunities for air-to-air refueling service providers.

 

Market Dynamics

Driver:

The increase in combat aircraft procurement has been the prime reason for the market growth.

Most countries are focusing on strengthening their military capabilities. Geopolitical issues, territorial and border disputes, and the need to replace aging fleets with modern fourth- and fifth-generation fighter aircraft with improved payload capacity and flying range are major factors encouraging military forces to strengthen their capabilities. For instance, in January 2021, the Indian Parliament approved the procurement of 73 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft and 10 LCA-Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircraft. The government of Greece also approved the purchase of 18 Dassault-made Rafale jets from France for USD 3.04 billion in January 2021. Furthermore, in February 2021, F-35A aircraft was inducted into BAE Systems Australia's (BAESA) maintenance depot as part of the next major milestone in the Joint Strike Fighter Program. Twelve countries have committed to ordering the F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft either as formal partner nations or through foreign military sales.

 

Challenge:

The High installation and maintenance costs have raised questions and impeded the market growth.

The key stakeholders in the air-to-air refueling market ecosystem are prominent companies providing air-to-air refueling systems, private and small enterprises, distributors/suppliers/retailers, and end customers. In addition, investors, funders, academic researchers, distributors, service providers, and industries also serve as significant influencers in the market.

 

Key Market Players

Key Players in the Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market consist of The Boeing Company, Airbus SAS, Cobham Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Omega Air Refueling Services Inc.,  Eaton Corporation plc, Marshall Aerospace, and Defense Group, G.E. Aviation, Safran S.A., and Draken International, LLC.

 

Recent Developments:

  • In December 2020, Boeing and the U.S. Navy have for the first time flown the MQ-25 T1 test asset with an aerial refueling store (ARS), a significant milestone in the development of the unmanned aerial refueling tanker.

 

Report Coverage and Scope

The report "Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market" by Research Informatic covers an in-depth, detailed analysis of the following segments, which are covered under the scope.

By Type

  • Manned
  • Unmanned

By System

  • Probe & Drogue
  • Boom Refueling
  • Autonomous

By Component

  • Pumps
  • Nozzles
  • Valves
  • Booms
  • Pods
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Others

By Aircraft Type

  • Fixed Wing
  • Fighter Aircraft
  • Tanker Aircraft
  • Military Transport
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Rotary Wing
  • Attack Helicopters
  • Transport Helicopters

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • RoW

 

 


Chapter 1 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Overview


1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Air-to-Air Refueling


1.2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Segmentation By Type


1.2.1 Manned


1.2.2 Unmanned


1.3 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Segmentation By System


1.3.1 Probe & Drogue


1.3.2 Boom Refueling


1.3.3 Autonomous


1.4 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Segmentation by Regions


1.4.1 North America


1.4.2 China


1.4.3 Europe


1.4.4 Southeast Asia


1.4.5 Japan


1.4.6 India


1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Air-to-Air Refueling (2015-2027)


 


Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Air-to-Air Refueling Industry


2.1 Global Macroeconomic Environment Analysis


2.1.1 Global Macroeconomic Analysis


2.1.2 Global Macroeconomic Environment Development Trend


2.2 Global Macroeconomic Environment Analysis by Regions


 


Chapter 3 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market Competition by Manufacturers


3.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production and Share by Manufacturers (2020 and 2021)


3.2 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2020 and 2021)


3.3 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Average Price by Manufacturers (2020 and 2021)


3.4 Manufacturers Air-to-Air Refueling Manufacturing Base Distribution, Production Area and Product Type


3.5 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Competitive Situation and Trends


3.5.1 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Concentration Rate


3.5.2 Air-to-Air Refueling Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers


3.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion


 


Chapter 4 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2015-2021)


4.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production by Region (2015-2021)


4.2 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production Market Share by Region (2015-2021)


4.3 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2015-2021)


4.4 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.5 North America Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.6 Europe Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.7 China Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.8 Japan Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.9 Southeast Asia Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


4.10 India Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015-2021)


 


Chapter 5 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Consumption by Regions (2015-2021)


5.2 North America Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.3 Europe Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.4 China Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.5 Japan Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.6 Southeast Asia Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


5.7 India Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2015-2021)


 


Chapter 6 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type


6.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production and Market Share by Type (2015-2021)


6.2 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Revenue and Market Share by Type (2015-2021)


6.3 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Price by Type (2015-2021)


6.4 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production Growth by Type (2015-2021)


 


Chapter 7 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market Analysis by Application


7.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Consumption and Market Share by Application (2015-2021)


7.2 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Consumption Growth Rate by Application (2015-2021)


7.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities


7.3.1 Potential Applications


7.3.2 Emerging Markets/Countries


 


Chapter 8 Air-to-Air Refueling Manufacturing Cost Analysis


8.1 Air-to-Air Refueling Key Raw Materials Analysis


8.1.1 Key Raw Materials


8.1.2 Price Trend of Key Raw Materials


8.1.3 Key Suppliers of Raw Materials


8.1.4 Market Concentration Rate of Raw Materials


8.2 Proportion of Manufacturing Cost Structure


8.2.1 Raw Materials


8.2.2 Labour Cost


8.2.3 Manufacturing Expenses


8.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Air-to-Air Refueling


 


Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers


9.1 Air-to-Air Refueling Industrial Chain Analysis


9.2 Upstream Raw Materials Sourcing


9.3 Raw Materials Sources of Air-to-Air Refueling Major Manufacturers in 2021


9.4 Downstream Buyers


 


Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders


10.1 Marketing Channel


10.1.1 Direct Marketing


10.1.2 Indirect Marketing


10.1.3 Marketing Channel Development Trend


10.2 Market Positioning


10.2.1 Pricing Strategy


10.2.2 Brand Strategy


10.2.3 Target Client


10.3 Distributors/Traders List


 


Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis


11.1 Technology Progress/Risk


11.1.1 Substitutes Threat


11.1.2 Technology Progress in Related Industry


11.2 Consumer Needs/Customer Preference Change


11.3 Economic/Political Environmental Change


 


Chapter 12 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market Forecast (2021-2027)


12.1 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Revenue Forecast (2021-2027)


12.2 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production, Consumption Forecast by Regions (2021-2027)


12.3 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Production Forecast by Type (2021-2027)


12.4 Global Air-to-Air Refueling Consumption Forecast by Application (2021-2027)


12.5 Air-to-Air Refueling Price Forecast (2021-2027)


 


Chapter 13 Appendix     


 


 

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FAQ

What is Air-to-Air Refueling?

Air refueling, also known as air refueling, is an essential multiplier for the Air Force. It effectively increases the aircraft's endurance, payload, and range by refueling the aircraft in flight. The aircraft that carries fuel is called the tanker, while the aircraft that receives fuel is called the receiver.

What is the Air-to-Air Refueling market share?

The Global Air-to-Air Refueling market size is estimated to reach $912 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.4% over the forecast period of 2021-2026.

What are the top companies in the Air-to-Air Refueling Market?

The Boeing Company, Airbus SAS, Cobham Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Omega Air Refueling Services Inc., Eaton Corporation plc, Marshall Aerospace, and Defense Group, G.E. Aviation, Safran S.A., and Draken International, LLC.

What are the key factors driving the Air-to-Air Refueling Market?

The increasing sourcing of advanced combat aircraft equipped with cutting-edge technology to modernize the air force's capabilities and match or exceed the military capabilities of developed countries is a trend that is fueling the growth of the air-to-air refueling market.

Which region has most significant share in Global Air-to-Air Refueling Market?

North America held the largest share of the Air-to-Air Refueling market in 2020, with a global market share of 33%. This region's growth is due to Increasing public-private partnerships for developing aerial refueling technology, which is a primary factor driving the development of the air-to-air refueling market in the area.

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