The global aircraft fuel systems market is projected to grow at a healthy rate over the next five years to reach US$ 6,869.7 million in 2023. Increasing aircraft deliveries fuelled by rising passenger traffic, increasing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles, an advancement in the fuel system technology, and rising global aircraft fleet size are the major factors that are bolstering the demand for fuel systems in the aircraft industry.
Furthermore, airlines are demanding fuel-efficient aircraft to mitigate their operational cost as fuel roughly cost 30% of the airlines’ operational cost. Aircraft manufacturers are increasingly incorporating advanced lightweight materials in both structural and semi-structural components to reduce the weight of the aircraft. The reduction in the weight of aircraft considerably improves the fuel efficiency. For instance, B787 and A350XWB, the two recently developed next-generation aircraft, constitute composite materials up to 53% of the total structural weight of the aircraft. Fuel systems are also not untouched with such dynamics and experiencing a greater usage of advanced lightweight materials.