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    Aerospace Flight Control Actuators Market Analysis | 2023-2028

    Aerospace Flight Control Actuators Market Analysis | 2023-2028
    Report code - SR2539 Published On : Apr,2023 No. of Pages: 175
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    Market Highlights

    The Aerospace Flight Control Actuators Market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period to reach a value of US$ 6030.1 million in 2028.

    Flight control actuators control the movement of an aircraft's control surfaces, such as elevators, ailerons, rudders, flaps, slats, and spoilers. It converts electrical or hydraulic signals into mechanical motion. Key technologies of actuators include hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and mechanical.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions: An inorganic growth strategy remains preferred. Several crucial M&As led to several changes in the competitive landscape.

    • In 2022, Parker Hannifin Corp. acquired Meggitt PLC for US$ 7.24 Billion. The acquisition further diversified Parker Hannifin Corp.’s presence in the market and expanded its portfolio of electromechanical actuators in the aerospace & defense markets.
    • In 2019, Parker Hannifin Corp. acquired Lord Corporation for US$ 3.675 billion (approx.). The acquisition expanded Parker Hannifin Corp.’s portfolio of materials science capabilities, electrification, and aerospace product offerings that are highly complementary.

    Covid-19 Impact

    The COVID-19 pandemic trembled the aerospace industry to the core, causing unimaginable disruption and losses for stakeholders. It also impacted the aerospace flight control actuator market, which declined by 13.1% in 2020. In 2021, the market further declined due to the prolonged impact of the pandemic paired with the B787 grounding. Despite this, the aerospace industry recovered in 2022, thanks to strong industry fundamentals and a track record of handling crises. 

    Segment Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments


    Commercial Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, General Aviation, Helicopters, Defense, UAVs, and Space.

    Commercial aircraft is the biggest demand generator among all platform types during the forecast period.


    Primary Flight Control Actuators, Secondary Flight Control Actuators-High Lift Systems, and Secondary Flight Control Actuators-Others.

    Primary flight control actuators are expected to be the dominant as well as the fastest-growing actuator type in the coming years.

    Actuator Technology-Type 

    Hydraulic, Electric, Pneumatic, and Others

    Hydraulic actuator is expected to remain dominant, whereas electric is estimated to be the fastest-growing category during the forecast period.


    OE & Aftermarket

    OE remains the dominant and faster-growing end-user type over the next five years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World

    North America is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years, whereas Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the fastest rate.


    By Platform Type

    The aerospace flight control actuator market is segmented into commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, general aviation, helicopters, defense, UAVs, and space. Commercial aircraft is expected to remain the largest and fastest-growing platform type in the market during the forecast period. Largely dominated by key aircraft programs: A320, A350, B737, and B787, and an aging aircraft fleet size.

    By Actuator Type

    The market is segmented into primary flight control actuators, secondary flight control actuators-high lift systems, and secondary flight control actuators-others. Primary flight control actuators took the throne in 2022 with the highest share in the market, whereas secondary flight control actuators (high-lift systems) are likely to remain the second dominant actuator type during the forecast period. Hydraulic actuators are dominantly used in primary flight control surfaces: elevators, rudders, and ailerons.

    By Technology Type

    The market is segmented into hydraulic, electric, pneumatic, and others. Hydraulic is expected to remain the dominant actuator technology type in the market during the forecast period. Hydraulic actuators are easy to maintain and generate enough power to operate control surfaces with less weight & space. However, electric actuators are expected to replace conventional technologies due to their high efficiency, more electric power, and precise level of control.

    By End-User Type

    The aerospace flight control actuator market is segmented into OE and aftermarket. OE is estimated to remain the dominant and fastest-growing end-user type in the market during the forecast period. Flight control actuators have a long life without failure.

    Regional Analysis

    North America is anticipated to maintain its dominance in the market. The USA is expected to remain the growth engine of the region’s market as the country is the world’s manufacturing capital of the aircraft industry and houses many large-to small-sized aircraft manufacturers, tier players, aircraft flight control actuator suppliers, distributors, and raw material suppliers.

    Asia-Pacific is projected to experience the highest growth over the next five years, driven by a host of factors, including an increasing demand for commercial aircraft to support rising passenger traffic, the establishment of assembly plants of Boeing and Airbus in China, the upcoming indigenous commercial aircraft (COMAC C919), and a rising aircraft fleet size.

    Key Players

    The market is moderately concentrated, with the presence of some regional and global players. An inorganic growth strategy is preferred, especially by the leading players. Several crucial M&As led to several changes in the competitive landscape. The following are the key players in the aerospace flight control actuator market:

    • Collins Aerospace
    • Moog Inc.
    • Parker Hannifin Corp.
    • Woodward Inc.
    • Liebherr Group
    • Triumph Group
    • TransDigm Group, Inc.
    • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
    • Nabtesco Corporation
    • Eaton Aerospace

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s aerospace flight control actuator market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner to provide a panoramic view of the market.

    The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 8 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

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    In-depth Analysis of the Aerospace Flight Control Actuators Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market Segment Analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The aerospace flight control actuators market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% by 2028, driven by an expected increase in the production rate of key programs (A320neo, B737 Max, A220, B787, and A350XWB), the introduction of new aircraft programs (C919, MC-21, B777x, etc.), and increasing electrification of aircraft.

    Collins Aerospace, Moog Inc., Parker Hannifin Corp., Woodward Inc., Liebherr, Triumph Group, TransDigm Group, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Nabtesco Corporation, and Eaton Aerospace are the leading players in the aerospace flight control actuator market.

    North America is estimated to remain dominant in the aerospace flight control actuator market in the foreseeable future. The region is the preferred manufacturing capital of the aerospace industry, with almost all the leading players in the region.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest growing market for aerospace flight control actuators in the foreseeable future, driven by the upcoming aircraft program (C919) in China and a gradual shift of manufacturing base from North America and Europe to Asia-Pacific (opening of an assembly plant by Airbus in China for their A320 and A330 aircraft programs).

    Hydraulic actuators are expected to remain the dominant technology type in the aerospace flight control actuator market, during the forecast period due to several factors such as integrated redundancy in case of failure, overload protection, and the high speed and force delivered by them.


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