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.
In a market worth $18.6 billion this year, 39% of the MRO spend will be generated engine maintenance. Around 1,300 engine shop visits are expected to take place this year.
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.
Growth In The Parts Market
Europe's component repair section has shown robust growth in recent years. This year, it will account for 19% of the region's aftermarket with areas such as wheels and breaks and APU repairs being strong contributors.
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.