Aerospace and Defence

The air-to-air refueling market is projected to grow at a CAGR rate 3.97% rate during the forecast period. Increasing defense expenditure, rise in defense spending and continuing technology advancements are expected to lead to the development of various high-tech weapons and tankers in the near future, which is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities in the market.

The probe & drogue are the main systems that are used to carry out air-to-air refueling which makes this segment highest growth. These systems typically consist of a refueling hose, a hose end coupling, and a drogue. Some of the modern tanker aircraft have equipment specially designed to offload fuel to the receiver aircraft, based on drogue & probe, even at higher speeds.

The fuel tanks segment is projected to lead the air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period. The fuel tank system increases the safety of the fuel system in an aircraft. This system is placed in the fuel tank of the aircraft. The fuel tank system stores non-flammable gases, such as nitrogen. The fuel tank operates during flight when bleed air is supplied. This system does not operate when the aircraft is on the ground, except during maintenance operations.

North America is projected to lead the market during the forecast period. The military aviation sector in North America is growing steadily. This has consequently created a significant demand for air-to-air refueling from the defense sector. The presence of major players, OEMs, and component manufacturers are some of the factors expected to boost the growth of the market in North America.

Key Market Players

Major vendors in the market include Cobham (UK), Eaton Corporation (US), Airbus (Netherlands), Parker Hannifin Corporation (US), Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (UK), GE Aviation (US), Safran (France) and Draken International (US) among others.

Key Questions Addressed by the Report

1. What will be the revenue pockets for the market in the next 5 years?

2. Who are the leading manufacturers of air-to-air refueling in the global market?

3. What are the growth prospects of the market?

4. What are the major drivers impacting the market?

5. What are the latest technological trends in the market?


Market Definition

Study Scope

Study Period


2. Research Methodology

Secondary Research

Primary Research

Research Design

Data Validation

Limitation and Assumptions

3. Executive Overview

4. Market Overview





5. Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Type



6. Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By System

Boom Refueling

Probe & Drogue


7. Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Aircraft Type

Rotary Wing

Fixed Wing

8. Air-to-Air Refueling Market, By Region

North America









      Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific



      South Korea



      Rest of APAC

Middle East


      Saudi Arabia

      Rest of Middle East

Rest of the World

      Latin America


9. Company Profiles

Eaton Corporation

GE Aviation

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

BAE Systems


United Technologies Corporation

Cobham PLC

Parker Hannifin Corporation


Israel Aerospace Industries

Draken International

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Rafaut Group

10. Appendix




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