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Welcome to the PowerWeb Aviation Gas Turbine data and information section. On this page, we provide detailed charts and data from Forecast International's Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast. The data covers the world market for aviation gas turbines (both civil and military), which includes Turbofan Engines, Turboprops, Turboshafts, Aviation Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), and Missile/UAV engines. We also list the top 10 manufacturers and top 10 engine models both by sales values and units.

Market Highlights Sales USD Total Units Turbofans Turboshaft Turboprops All Other
2019 Forecast: 85.10B 15,468 7,164 2,808 1,394 4,102
2018 Actuals: 74.68B 14,041 6,658 2,627 1,380 3,376
2018-2019 Change +13.9% +10.2% +7.6% +6.9% +1.0% +21.5%
Turbofan Engine Production Turboprop Production Turboshaft Production Aviation APU Production
5-Year Aviation Gas Turbine Engine Data

Aviation Gas Turbine Data: 25-Year Overview (2009-2033) - Manufacturers - Engine Types and Models

The world market for aviation gas turbines is in the midst of a tremendous re-equipment cycle, the dimensions of which are so astounding as to seem almost unbelievable. During the forecast period 2019–2033, this total market is forecast to comprise the production of over 240,000 gas turbine engines, with a combined total value of almost $1.4 trillion in 2019 dollars.

This market is being driven by world re-equipment cycles in three civil market segments and one military segment as follows:
(1) Large Jet Transports; (2) Regional Transports (both jet and turboprop); (3) Business Jets; and (4) Fighter Aircraft.

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Production of Aviation Gas Turbines - Data and Analysis

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At Forecast International, we are pleased to present a summary of the latest forecast information on the world's aviation gas turbines. This information has been derived directly from the Aviation Gas Turbine module of Forecast International's revolutionary Platinum Forecast System®, the only one of its type worldwide.

Over the next 15 years and beyond, the market for aviation gas turbines of all types will be one of staggering proportions! That market is being driven by an even more impressive aircraft production market comprising three major re-equipment cycles that are taking place during the same timeframe. Specifically, this involves an incredible demand cycle for new airliners of many types, a strong market for new business jets and, on the military side, a replacement cycle for aging fighter and fighter-bomber aircraft.

There is an interesting aspect of the symbiotic relationship between aircraft and engines. While the latter comprise major components of new airplanes, the availability of advanced new gas turbine engines has, in fact, been one of the major stimuli in the development and production of a whole crop of new advanced-design aircraft of many types. Over the past dozen or more years, the makers of gas turbines have introduced a succession of dramatic breakthroughs in technology, resulting in increased maintainability and reliability, better thrust-to-weight ratios, and almost unbelievable reductions in specific fuel consumption. These factors, combined with increased usage of synthetic materials, have enabled the airframers to capitalize on the weight savings achieved and produce new designs with higher passenger capabilities and much greater range, while also incorporating enhanced safety features.

The Aviation Gas Turbine module of our Platinum Forecast System incorporates forecasts for every projected airframe of each and every type worldwide, and converts them into a demand curve for each of the respective engine types, including installed on-the-wing power, plus pipeline spares in the form of whole engines or equivalent sets of components.

Production of Aviation Gas Turbines 2009-2033 (units)

Aviation Gas Turbine Production in Units from 2009 to 2033

Let us look initially at where the total aviation gas turbine market has come from and where it is headed over the next 15 years. The chart above traces historical production over the past 10 years and sums it up at just over $607 billion in constant 2019 dollars. However, by the same yardstick, our forecasts for the next 10 years (2019-2028) call for an incredible production value of $942 billion with another $486 billion coming from 2029-2033 for a total of $1.43 trillion over the next 15 years. Our analysts have a high level of confidence in the accuracy of these forecasts, as a great many of them are based upon orders and options for new aircraft already on the books, with more being placed daily.

For analysis purposes, we divide the worldwide Aviation Gas Turbine market into five distinctive market segments: (1) Turbofan Engines; (2) Turboprop Engines; (3) Aero Turboshaft Engines; (4) Turbojet Engines (missile/UAV); and (5) Aviation APU Engines.

The accompanying pie chart (click link to view) displays the apportioning of these segments by units projected to be built. However, when the market is divided by projected values as displayed in this pie chart, the picture is quite different.

Examining this market in terms of the types of gas turbines that it will comprise, the pie charts (see links above) and line chart (left) demonstrate clearly that turbofans will be the dominant type of engines produced, as they will power most of the airliners, all of the business jets and, coupled with thrust-augmenting afterburners, the very high-performance fighters of the future. Turbofans will represent nearly 47% of the units produced, but, because many of them are very large and costly engines, they will comprise some 93% of the value, certainly the lion's share. The combined forecast of the turbofan market through 2033 will total an incredible $1.43 trillion in constant 2019 dollars!

Aviation Gas Turbine Production Units by Type of Engine from 2008 to 2032

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Forecast International's Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast provides detailed coverage of all major civil and military engine programs throughout the world. Turbofan, turboshaft, and turboprop engines are all featured, making this volume the ultimate resource on the full expanse of this market. Various submarkets are featured as well, including engines used on airline and military transports, business jets, rotorcraft, fighters, regional transports, and missiles/drones/UAVs. The Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast tracks the impact of economic developments on market segments and identifies the aviation platforms that will represent new market opportunities in the years ahead.

Completing the service are seven appendices that provide consolidated production statistics, 10 years of historical production for aftermarket evaluation, and a directory of aviation gas turbine manufacturers and packagers, among other pertinent data.


Because advanced turbofans will represent such a large part of the market over the next 15 years and beyond, we provide a separate and more detailed analysis on this segment. The accompanying pie chart (click link to view) demonstrates the intensive competitive nature of this market.

CFM International, a partnership between GE and the French firm Safran, will be the nominal market leader with 40.9% of the value of production. CFM International is just winding up an incredible run of its highly successful CFM56, which powers many thousands of Boeing and Airbus single-aisle twins. It is being followed by their even more efficient LEAP-1 engine that will power a great many Airbus A320neo jets, and that has also been selected for Boeing's 737 MAX single-aisle airliners.

Pratt & Whitney will capture 21.2% of the market value with production of the F135 engine that powers the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), and also declining production of F100 engines for F-16s. Production of the F-35 will continue for over 25 years and involve substantial U.S. orders as well as many international sales.

Pratt's PW1000 PurePower geared turbofan has also been selected as alternate power for the A319, A320 and A321 neo single-aisle airliners. This and production of several other engines to power a variety of business jets and civil transports will bring Pratt's total forecast production value to more than $285 billion, not counting spare parts and services.

GE Aviation will accrue 15.9% of the turbofan market value, with relatively high-thrust power for a variety of civil transports from several manufacturers, and will also provide F110 and F414 engines to power current-generation fighters in dwindling production. Therefore, when considering this production combined with its portion of the CFM market, it must be concluded that GE will be the major beneficiary of the booming turbofan market.

Rolls-Royce will accrue 15.8% of the value through 2033 with production in the U.K., Germany and the U.S. The value of turbofans produced will total $212 billion, of which the highest portion will be from U.K. facilities that will produce primarily its very reliable Trent engines to power large Airbus and Boeing transports, as well as some large business jets.

All told, the production of aviation gas turbines, largely turbofans, will represent a dynamic and growing segment of worldwide industry throughout the forecast period and beyond. Without question, this is the age of gas turbine power, not only for aerospace, but for land and sea applications of many types. For the latter market, Forecast International provides a separate Platinum module entitled Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast, Gas & Steam.

Production of Aviation Gas Turbines 2009-2033 (value)

Aviation Gas Turbine Production Values from 2009 to 2033
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