Global Market Study on Aerospace Bearings: Substantial Demand for New Aircraft to Latently Drive Revenue Growth Through 2026

Aerospace Bearings  Market
  • Report code : PMRREP17914 |
  • Industry : Automotive |
  • Published On : Sep-2018 |
  • Pages : 255 Pages |
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Global Aerospace Bearing Market Report Overview

An Aerospace Bearing is a component used to reduce load as well as friction between the moving or rotating parts in an automobile. Aerospace bearings reduce the axial as well as radial load and improve the fuel efficiency. Aerospace Bearings also reduce the maintenance of the aircraft. Different types of bearings, such as roller bearings, ball bearings and plain bearings, are used for different applications.

Aerospace bearings are used in all aircrafts, including narrow body aircrafts, wide body aircrafts, freighters and regional jets. The primary use of a bearing in an aircraft is to reduce the radial and axial force that is directly applied to shafts. That apart, aerospace bearings also facilitate easy movement of doors, seats and components of flight control systems and engine management systems without any failure.

In this aerospace bearing market report, we have considered aerospace bearings installed in commercial aircrafts and regional jets only. Military and private aircrafts have not been considered under the scope of research. In this aerospace bearing report, we have crunched separate markets for aerospace bearings employed by OEM and aerospace bearings replaced in aftermarket. The narrow body aircraft type segment is projected to remain dominant in terms of both value and volume market share and is expected to grow with high value-high growth rate. With this growth and exceptional sales volume, the narrow body aircraft segment is emerging as a lucrative segment for key suppliers of bearings in the global aerospace bearings market.

Factors Influencing the Aerospace Bearing Market Growth (Market Dynamics)

Surge in long-haul air travel is resulting in rising demand for wide body aircrafts, which in turn, is boosting the sales of aerospace bearings. According to a 2015 report published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of passengers travelling by air increased to 3.4 billion passengers in 2015 from 3.3 billion passengers in 2014, registering a growth of 3%. Growing passenger travel is increasing the demand for new aircrafts for long hauls flight as well as short haul flights and will positively impact the growth of the aerospace bearing market over the forecast period. Moreover, improving economic and demographic conditions in developing regions, such as Asia Pacific, will accelerate the growth of the aircraft market, which in turn, will fuel the demand for aerospace bearings.

The global aviation industry is growing at a robust pace and is characterized by intense competition among major airline carriers. These airline carriers go to great lengths to increase their passenger share – they are adding more destinations, decreasing pricing aggressively and renovating aircrafts frequently. Increasing disposable income of middle-class population in developing regions is increasing the air travel passenger count, which in turn, is increasing the demand for commercial aircrafts and directly impacting the global aerospace bearing market.

The global aerospace bearing market is presently being dominated by a few global players with strong distribution networks and supply chains in major aerospace markets. Despite the fact that Asia Pacific countries have small-scale manufacturers for a variety of aerospace bearings, the market proposition will remain positive for leading players due to fact that aerospace OEMs will be inclined towards Tier-1 players and also have long term agreements and contracts with global manufacturers for the supply of bearings. On the flipside, market access for small scale players will majorly remain limited to the aftermarket demand. These are some of the factors that will influence the aerospace bearing market positively.

Key Developments in the Aerospace Bearing Market

In the aerospace bearing market, manufacturers, such as JTEKT Corp, Schaeffler AG, NSK Ltd., NTN Bearing Corporation, AB SKF, Timken Company, MinebeaMitsumi Inc., Aurora Bearing, National Precision Bearing, GGB Bearings and BC Bearings, are some of the prominent players. These days, aerospace bearing manufacturers are involving themselves in intense research and development activities to meet the growing demand for innovative, durable and cost-effective products which increase efficiency and reduce friction loss.

  • In April 2018, RBC Bearings Incorporated received patent grant for nine bearing products- 1621, 1630, 1635, 1641, along with the 600 Series, 1600 Series, 6900 Series, 7500 Series and 7600 Series. These products offer high strength and are lighter in weight as compared to other products
  • In March 2013, RBC Bearings Incorporated acquired Western Precision Aero LLC (“WPA”) for around US$ 2.6 Million. WPA is headquartered in California, USA & is a prominent manufacturer of aerospace components & parts

Furthermore, all the key market participants in the global aerospace bearings market are significantly investing in their research, development and innovations divisions to stay active in the market and ensure that they are not losing any market share to their competitors.

Aerospace Bearing Market Structure

The aerospace bearing market is a consolidated market as Tier-1 players are expected to hold prominent share in the market. The leading players have good presence across the globe. Tier-2 & Tier-3 players are projected to account for approximately 30% to 35% share in the global market and are also projected to generate more than US$ 2,000 Mn, in terms of value, in the aerospace bearing market. Tier-2 and 3 players have good presence in the aftermarket as compared to OEMs.


A Brief Intro of the Research Methodology Employed for the Global Aerospace Bearing Market

Our research methodology for Aerospace Bearing market is based on some key points, such as Defining Research Problem and Objective, Collecting, Analyzing and Interpreting Information, Selecting Methods of Data Collection, Deciding the Type of Data and Developing the Final Research Plan. During the research, we conducted a deep dive research analysis on the applications of aerospace bearings. Then, our team defined aerospace bearings in terms of installation location, application and benefits. We also defined the research objectives so that we were contrastable in crunching the aerospace bearing market. Our team collected data pertaining to aircraft production and deliveries per region and per country from various sources, such as IATA, GAMA, CAPA and other government websites and aircraft manufacturers’ annual presentations & reports. We also conducted primary interviews with aerospace bearing manufacturers, suppliers and experts who have vast experience in the aerospace bearing market. We then interpreted the data collected from various sources and made a perfect frame model for the aerospace bearing market.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • How has the aerospace bearing market evolved in the past four years?
  • What shape is the aerospace bearing market expected to take in terms of volume and value during the study period?
  • What are some of the prevailing market dynamics in the aerospace bearing market?
  • What are some of the competition developments and trends affecting the aerospace bearing market?
  • What are some of the underlying macro-economic and industry factors impacting the growth of the aerospace bearing market?
  • What are the important key challenges, opportunities and improvement factors for market players?
  • What are the important market positioning and key strategies of key manufacturers as per the market taxonomy?
  • How the competition is structured at present and how has it evolved in the aerospace bearing market over the past few years?

Key Players Dominating the Aerospace Bearing Market

Some of the key players involved in the manufacturing of Aerospace Bearings and included in this study are JTEKT Corp, Schaeffler AG, NSK Ltd., NTN Bearing Corporation, AB SKF, Timken Company, MinebeaMitsumi Inc., Aurora Bearing, National Precision Bearing, GGB Bearings and BC Bearings, among others.

Report Description

This PMR study offers eight-year analysis and forecast of the global Aerospace Bearing market between 2016 and 2026. The study considers 2017 as the base year with market values estimated for the year 2018 and forecast developed for the duration between 2018 and 2026. Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) has been represented from 2016 to 2026. The study covers various perspectives of the market, including market dynamics, value chain, pricing analysis, competition analysis, regional and segmental growth comparison and macro-economic, along with segment level projections, in a comprehensive manner. As per the findings of the study and perspectives of industry participants, the global aerospace bearing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2018 and 2028, in terms of value. Growing passenger count, supportive policy framework and increasing MRO activity are some of the factors positively impacting the uptake of aerospace bearings in the global market.

This Persistence Market Research report on aerospace bearings carefully analyses the aerospace bearing market at a global and regional level through market segmentation on the basis of key parameters, such as product type, application, aircraft type, material type and sales channel. The primary objective of the report is to offer key insights on market updates, competition positioning, current trends, market potential, growth rates and other relevant information and statistics in a suitable manner to the readers or various stakeholders in the aerospace bearing market.

An aerospace bearing is a component used to reduce load as well as friction between the moving or rotating parts in an automobile. Aerospace bearings reduce the axial as well as radial load and improve fuel efficiency. Aerospace bearings also reduce maintenance of the aircrafts. Different types of bearings, such as roller bearings, ball bearings and plain bearings, etc., are used for different applications.

The report is structured to allow readers to develop a thorough understanding of the aerospace bearings market. It begins with market definitions, which are followed by the market background, market dynamics and market analysis by key segments, regional analysis and competition landscape. Each section covers a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the aerospace bearings market on the basis of facts, historical developments and key opinions collected from industry participants through dedicated interviews and trends in the market.

Aerospace Bearing Market: Segmentation

Product Type


Aircraft Type

Material Type

Sales Channel


  • Roller Bearing
  • Ball Bearing
  • Plain Bearing
  • Engine Management Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Landing Gears
  • Interiors & Others
  • Narrow Body
  • Wide Body
  • Freighter
  • Regional Jet
  • Stainless Steel
  • Alloys
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

The report begins with a market introduction, which defines the market taxonomy and product definitions regarding the global aerospace bearing market. In its next section, this aerospace bearings report describes the market background and this section covers macro-economic factors, forecast factors, value chain overview covering approximate margins and an indicative list of stakeholders involved in each stage.

The next section of this aerospace bearings report discusses market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints and trends impacting the growth of the aerospace bearing market at a global level. Market opportunities or potential for manufacturers have been presented in the subsequent section of the same chapter. This section of this aerospace bearing report also includes the impact assessment of market dynamics on the global aerospace bearing market at a qualitative level based on analysis facts and insights.

Subsequent sections of the report provide value (US$ Mn) and volume (New Sales in Units) projections for the aerospace bearing market on the basis of the aforementioned segments at a global level. The global market values represented in these section have been agglomerated by collecting data and information at a regional level. Market information, along with key facts and insights, covers unique analysis frameworks, such as absolute $ opportunity analysis, year-on-year growth trend comparison, market share and attractiveness analysis for each of the sub-types covered in each segment of this aerospace bearing report.

The next section of the report presents a summarized view of the global aerospace bearing market based on five prominent regions considered in the study. The section includes regional market position, growth potential, trends and market attractiveness analysis for each of these regions.

The market analysis sections cover regional trends, weighted average pricing analysis and market projections for each segment, including Y-o-Y growth trends, market share analysis, market attractiveness and incremental $ opportunity assessment. These sections analyses the degree to which the global drivers are influencing the aerospace bearing market in each region.

All the above sections evaluate the present market scenario and growth prospects in the global aerospace Bearing market while the forecast presented in the sections assesses the market size in terms of volume and value.

In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the global Aerospace Bearing market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome of three different types of analysis: primary research, secondary research and our own analysis. However, forecasting the market in terms of various aerospace bearing segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalizing them after the completion of the forecast exercise.

In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecast in terms of CAGR but also analyze the market on the basis of key parameters, such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to understand the predictability of the aerospace bearing market and identify the right opportunities available.

As previously highlighted, the aerospace bearing market is split into a number of sub-segments. All the aerospace bearing segments & sub-segments have been analyzed on the basis of Basis Point Share (BPS) to understand each individual segment’s relative contribution to the market growth. This detailed level of information is important for the identification of various key trends being witnessed in the aerospace bearing market.  

Another key feature of this aerospace bearing report is the analysis of all the key segments in the Aerospace Bearing market, sub-segments and the regional adoption and revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market; however, the absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the Aerospace Bearing market.

In order to understand the key market segments in terms of the growth and installation of aerospace bearing across concerned regions, Persistence Market Research has developed the attractiveness index, which will help providers to identify real market opportunities.

In the final section of the aerospace bearing report, a competitive landscape of the aerospace bearing market has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view categorized on the basis of providers present in the value chain, their presence in the aerospace bearing market and key differentiating factors and strategies. The primary category of providers covered in this aerospace bearing report include aerospace bearing manufacturers. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a market segment in the value chain of the Aerospace Bearing market. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors on the basis of the in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the aerospace bearing marketplace. Detailed profiles of the providers have also been included under the scope of the report to evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the Aerospace Bearing market. Examples of some of the key competitors covered in the report include JTEKT Corp, Schaeffler AG, NSK Ltd., NTN Bearing Corporation, AB SKF, Timken Company, MinebeaMitsumi Inc., Aurora Bearing, National Precision Bearing, GGB Bearings and BC Bearings.

Company Profiles

  • AB SKF
  • JTEKT Corp.
  • Schaeffler AG
  • NSK Ltd.
  • NTN Bearing Corporation
  • Timken Company
  • Minebea Co., Ltd.
  • RBC Bearings
  • Aurora Bearing
  • National Precision Bearing
  • GGB Bearings
  • BC Bearings
  • Others.
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