Due to a wave of cancellations of scheduled shop visits over the past 12 months, this has naturally impacted on some airframe heavy maintenance checks in 2021. In Europe, this part of the market will generate around $1.5 billion in MRO spend. C checks will account for 58% of this with the remainder made up of more intensive heavy D checks.
Rolls-Royce announced a 43% drop in engine services revenue from 2019 to 2020 in its annual results.
Line Maintenance Will Be Sluggish
Heavily impacted by the crisis, line maintenance activity will be sluggish for some parts of this year. Nevertheless, Aviation Week data projects it will account for around 28% of Europe's aftermarket in 2021.
Airlines have been expecting a good deal of cost relief from the used-part market, as some older models are torn down for parts.
Mixed Modifications Market
Despite cabin retrofits being hit hard last year due to airline cutbacks, spend on interior equipment and furnishings will still account for the largest share of the segment at 41%. The PTF market, which has seen several passenger aircraft become freighters, will account for 9% of Europe's modifications segment, according to Aviation Week data.
A look at where MRO spend will occur in Europe this year.