According to Aviation Week Forecast data, the current in-service fleet for North America is 9,371 aircraft. By 2028, this will decrease to 9,219 aircraft.
MRO Segment Will Also See a Slight Decrase in Growth
With fleet growth declining by -0.2% over a 10-year period, North America's MRO segment is also anticipated to decrease slightly over the decade. Aviation Week predicts the region's aftermarket will decline by -0.3%.
MRO Market Value Will Trail Western Europe
North America's commercial MRO segment is predicted by Aviation Week to be worth $187.1 billion by 2028. This is slightly lower than Western Europe, which will be the world's largest segment by region in 10 years' time - standing at $189.1 billion.
Engines, Line Maintenance to Dominate Spend
Engines and line maintenance combined will account for more than 60% of the overall market spend. Both segments will generate 31% apiece. Following them will be component maintenance, which will generate 18% of overall MRO spend.
737 MAX 8 to top North American Deliveries
Boeing's 737 MAX 8, which entered into service in 2017, is expected to account for the most aircraft deliveries into North America over the next decade. Customers include the likes of Air Canada (pictured), which currently flies 18 of the narrowbodies and has orders in place for another 32 of the aircraft.