The supersonic jet market size is projected to grow from USD 24.46 billion in 2021 to USD 35.62 billion in 2030. As per a report by Fortune Business Insights™, titled, “Supersonic Jet Market, 2021-2030,” the market stood at USD 23.16 billion in 2020. It is set to exhibit a CAGR of 4.26% in the forecast period during 2021-2030.

The market includes the design and manufacture of aircraft, rockets, missiles, and spacecraft that operate in space. Defence equipment refers to weapons, arms, and equipment that are used for military purposes. The study conducted in this report provides an in-depth analysis of the aerospace and defences industry in Europe.

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Drivers & Restraints-

Increasing Maintenance and Upgradation Costs of Old Fleets to Accelerate Growth

Airframes, engines, and similar other components of old aircraft often undergo multiple complex technical issues. Hence, the need to replace them with modern-day fourth and fifth generation aircraft is surging rapidly. Several aging fleets require regular maintenance and expensive upgrades to meet new mission requirements. These jets, on the other hand, feature unique surveillance and warfare technology that are highly efficient. However, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has made it mandatory for organizations to meet certain standards associated with environmental impacts. It may hinder the supersonic jet market growth in the near future.


Military Segment to Dominate Stoked by Surging Adoption of Advanced Fighter Aircraft

Based on the platform, the market is bifurcated into commercial and military aircraft. Amongst these, the military segment has been dominating by earning the largest supersonic jet market share for the past three decades. This growth is attributable to the increasing usage of fourth, fifth, and sixth generation of fighter aircraft.

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Regional Insights-

North America Stood at USD 8.93 Billion in 2020: Fortune Business Insights™

  • North America procured USD 8.93 billion in terms of revenue in 2020. It is anticipated to remain at the forefront in the upcoming years on account of the presence of Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Boeing Company. Additionally, the high demand from the military would also aid growth.
  • In Europe, the surging geopolitical tensions and heightened security risks would propel government bodies to increase their defense budgets in the forthcoming years. It would drive the demand for these jets in this region.
  • Asia Pacific is likely to exhibit significant growth because of the expansion of the military aviation sector, especially in India and China.
  • In the Middle East, reputed airlines, such as Etihad, Qatar, and Emirates are set to invest more in the commercial supersonic jet sector.

Competitive Landscape-

Key Companies Aim to Sign Contracts with Government Agencies to Provide In-house Aircraft

The market houses a large number of big, small, and medium-sized companies that are presently focusing on winning new contracts from the Army and Navy to deliver their technologically advanced in-house aircraft. Such strategic steps would also help them to strengthen their positions in the global market. Below are the two latest industry developments:

  • April 2021: BAE Systems bagged a new 10-year contract from the U.S. Air Force worth USD 600 million to deliver the international fleet of F-16 aircraft. It would also include support equipment. The contract also contains specialized test equipment, engineering support, and training to make the F-16 fleet available.
  • February 2021: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a contract with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to supply 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The aircraft would replace the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), the MiG-29, and the Mirage 2000s.

A list of prominent supersonic jet providers present in the global market:

  • BAE Systems (The U.K.)
  • Airbus S.A.S. (The Netherlands)
  • The Boeing Company (The U.S.)
  • Dassault Aviation SA (France)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (The U.S.)
  • Saab AB (Sweden)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (India)
  • Spike Aerospace, Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Aieron (The U.S.)
  • Boom Technology, Inc. (The U.S.)
  • United Aircraft Corporation
  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China

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By Emelia Murison

Emelia Murison is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for innovation and technology. She covers breaking industry news, #SpaceForGood, and product reviews for the group. She also provides copywriting services to startups around the world – one of which introduced her to the world of Aerospace.