DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Electric Aircraft Market by Platform (Regional Transport Aircraft, Business Jets, Light & Ultralight Aircraft), Type, System (Batteries, Electric Motors, Aerostructures, Avionics, Software), Technology, Application, and Region – Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global market for electric aircraft is estimated to be valued at USD 7.9 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach USD 27.7 billion by 2030, rising at a CAGR of 14.8% during the forecast period.

The growth of this market is mainly driven by the deployment of urban air mobility aircraft and the increasing use of electric aircraft for cargo applications and different aerial mission-specific activities.

Impact of COVID-19

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 has taken a toll on various industrial sectors, with aviation being one of the worst affected. However, the electric aircraft market did not seem to have been impacted by the pandemic as much as the aviation industry as a whole. Electric UAVs were widely used by militaries for a variety of missions like border security, while governments and law enforcement agencies used them on an experimental basis.

The Light & Ultralight Aircraft segment is expected to grow the largest, based on platform of electric aircraft

Various technological advancements and aircraft modernization programs are expected to boost the market for electric aircraft. Low noise electric UAVs are increasingly adopted in civil and military applications. An increase in corporate activities and the need for aircraft with low carbon footprints are to drive demand for electric aircraft.

The Hybrid Wing segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on type, the rotary wing segment is projected to be the highest CAGR rate for the electric aircraft market during the forecast period. The evolution in the missions’ complexity of both military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the increase in civilian air traffic, with limited runways, will lead to increasing adoption of these wing type.

The Battery segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on the system, the battery segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR rate for the electric aircraft market during the forecast period. Batteries are the most common onboard energy storage components of electric aircraft due to their relatively high storage capacity. Modern batteries are mostly rechargeable and are lithium-based. Advancements in battery power density would be the driving factor for this segment.

The VTOL segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on the technology, the VTOL segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR rate for the aircraft landing gear market during the forecast period. Large deployment in civil applications, including air taxi and ems services, will drive this segment. Most of the civil eVTOL aircraft are designed for urban air mobility, air taxis, medical assistance, and personnel passenger transportation.

The Civil segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on application, the Civil segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR rate for the aircraft landing gear market during the forecast period. As urban planners, public transit agencies, and walking and biking advocates work to steer cities away from a future congested with cars and as others discuss ethics, realities, and regulations of autonomous vehicles, increasing developments in urban mobility applications will drive this segment.

The North American market is projected to contribute the largest share from 2021 to 2026

Electric Aircraft market in North America is projected to hold the highest market share during the forecast period. North America accounted for the largest share of 34.3% of the electric aircraft market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.1% during the forecast period. The US has the largest UAV fleet used in military and civil applications. Early adoption of electric aircraft for urban air mobility is also being witnessed in the US. These factors are expected to drive the market in North America.

Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Growing Need for Cleaner and Quieter Aircraft
  • Advances in Batteries, Electric Motors, and Power Electronics
  • Rise in Demand for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Restraints

  • Increased Aircraft Weight due to Heavy Batteries
  • High Voltage and Thermal Issues

Opportunities

  • Emergence of Advanced Air Mobility
  • Use of All-Electric Aircraft for Logistics

Challenges

  • Development of Batteries Having Higher Energy Densities
  • Battery Recharging Infrastructure at Airports
  • Designing All-Electric Manned Aircraft
  • Ensuring Airworthiness of Electric Aircraft

Companies Mentioned

  • Aerovironment, Inc.
  • Airbus SE
  • Archer Aviation Inc.
  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Beta Technologies
  • Bye Aerospace
  • Delorean Aerospace
  • ECA Group
  • Ehang Holdings Ltd.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Electric Aircraft Corporation
  • Embraer SA
  • Eviation Aircraft
  • Extra Aircraft
  • Heart Aerospace
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Joby Aerospace
  • Joby Aviation, Inc.
  • Lilium GmbH
  • Pipistrel
  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens
  • SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd.
  • Volocopter GmbH
  • Wisk Aero LLC
  • Wright Electric, Inc.
  • Yuneec International

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