The Narrow-Body Aircraft Segment Dominated the Commercial Aircraft Market in 202

According to Custom Market Insights (CMI), the Global Commercial Aircraft Market size was estimated at USD 171 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to reach around USD 344 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of roughly 4% between 2023 and 2032.

CMI research report offers a 360-degree view of the Commercial Aircraft market’s drivers and restraints, coupled with the impact they have on demand during the projection period. Also, the report examines global opportunities and competitive analysis for the Commercial Aircraft market.

Commercial Aircraft Market: Overview

Commercial aeroplanes transport massive amounts of freight or millions of passengers in hours from one end of the world to the other. After the Second World War, commercial aviation saw a boom that can be primarily traced to the crude conversion of ex-military aircraft to carry either freight or passengers.

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Growth Factors

The worldwide commercial aircraft market is expanding as a result of several factors. The recent increase in air traffic has been one of the main forces behind the market’s expansion. Particularly emerging economies make significant contributions in these areas, promoting the global commercial aircraft market’s growth. The introduction of new air routes to increase global connectivity has been a significant driver in the growth of the worldwide market. Airline corporations are growing their fleet of planes as a result of it.

The need to acquire the newest commercial aircraft is fueled in part by this. The middle-class population has also experienced a significant economic expansion in recent years. This, together with the expanding trend and rising popularity of international travel, is anticipated to fuel the growth of the global market.

The airline industry’s ambitions for destination development and fleet modernization are gradually reviving the aircraft market, bolstering the order books of aircraft OEMs. Concerning aircraft OEMs, the order backlog is still substantial. Airbus stated that there were 7,036 jets on backorder as of the end of November 2021. Boeing had 4,210 aeroplanes on order. These figures show that, notwithstanding the decline in airline demand, commercial aircraft deliveries will proceed at a healthy rate over the anticipated period.

Segmental Overview

The Commercial Aircraft market is segmented into aircraft types. In 2021, the narrow-body aircraft category had the biggest market share.

Due to their benefits, including cheap operating costs and fuel economy on short-haul routes, newer-generation narrow-body aircraft have seen a huge increase in demand in recent years. This is a result of the success of the low-cost carrier business model.

Longer flight distances are now possible with the more recent generation of narrow-body aircraft thanks to technological developments. The B737 and A320 aircraft families from Boeing and Airbus rank among the most popular in aviation history. Also, Airbus delivered 484 narrow-body aircraft in 2020 compared to 43 delivered by Boeing.

Additionally, Airbus has delivered 460 narrow-body aircraft in the first eleven months of 2021, while Boeing has delivered 230. Boeing’s orders and delivery of single-aisle narrow-body aircraft have been affected by the B737 MAX difficulties. However, Boeing is once more seeking to improve its sales share in the market as the aircraft returns to service at the end of 2020.

The respective Russian and Chinese manufacturers intend to compete with the current market leaders like Airbus and Boeing in the narrow-body aircraft segment, with the first deliveries of the MC-21 and COMAC C919 models anticipated in the next years. Additionally, as domestic passenger demand is predicted to rebound more quickly than global passenger demand during the forecast period, there will likely be a continued high demand for narrow-body aircraft.

Global Commercial Aircraft Market 2023–2032 (By Application)

Regional Overview

Currently, Asia Pacific is dominating the worldwide market for commercial aeroplanes. The regional market’s dominance results from the rising volume of aircraft procurement. In addition, a recent increase in air passenger traffic is also assisting in the market’s growth. Developing countries like China and India are seeing rapid changes in their domestic air traffic cultures, helping the Asia Pacific region of the commercial aircraft market. Additionally, opening new air routes and introducing next-generation aircraft contribute to the market’s expansion.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 171 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 344 Billion
Market Size in 2022 USD 151 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 4% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Aircraft Type, and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Competitive Landscape/ Key Players Insights

The development of newer aircraft will assist the OEMs in luring more airline clients in the coming years as airlines seek aircraft with higher fuel efficiency and range.

Our market analysis includes a section specifically devoted to key players operating in the Commercial Aircraft Market. Our analysts give an overview of each player’s financial statements, along with product benchmarking and SWOT analysis. The competitive landscape section includes key development strategies, market share analysis, and market positioning analysis of the mentioned competitors globally.

  • 2022: As airlines seek more fuel-efficient aircraft, Boeing’s final 747 rolled out of the massive factory north of Seattle, ending the jumbo jet’s more than 50-year production run.

Global Commercial Aircraft Market 2023–2032 (By Billion)

Some of the prominent players

  • The Boeing Co.
  • Embraer SA
  • Airbus SE
  • Dassault Aviation SA
  • Bombardier, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
  • Piaggio Aero Industries SpA
  • Avions de transport regional
  • Others

The global Commercial Aircraft market is segmented as follows:

By Aircraft Type

  • Cargo Aircraft
  • Widebody Aircraft
  • Narrowbody Aircraft

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America