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Global Power By The Hour (Pbh) Market, Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast 2024-2032, By Type (Engine, Landing Gear and Brakes, Spare Parts and Components, Airframes), By Platform (Commercial Aviation, Business Jet, Commercial Helicopter, Others), By Application (Line Maintenance, Heavy Maintenance), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa)

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Market Outlook:

The anticipated global power by the hour (Pbh) market size is poised to reach USD 24,313.60 Million by 2022, with a projected escalation to USD 39,188.25 Million by 2030, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.13% during the forecast period. 

An aircraft owner or operator may rent an engine through a maintenance agreement called "Power by the hour" (PBH) or pay a fixed hourly rate for using the aircraft. It's a simple agreement wherein airlines or owners of private aircraft pay a fixed amount for each hour that they fly, with the funds going toward future maintenance requirements for helicopters. Engines, landing gear and breaks, spare parts and components, airframes, and other items are the primary components of power by the hour (PBH). A subscription-based maintenance service called "engine maintenance under power by the hour" (PBH) gives airplane owners a reliable and affordable way to maintain their engines. For line maintenance and heavy maintenance applications, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) offer these services. They are employed in several platforms, such as business jets, commercial helicopters, and commercial aircraft. 

Market Dynamics:


The rising acceptance of fuel-efficient engines boosts the growth of the power-by-the-hour (Pbh) market. Fuel-efficient engines, in contrast to earlier engine models, frequently use modern innovations and materials, necessitating specific maintenance practices and knowledge. PBH providers have the skills and resources to complete these specialty maintenance tasks successfully. PBH contracts usually include ongoing data analysis-based engine performance monitoring. This makes it possible to identify possible problems early on and carry out preventative maintenance, both of which are essential for preserving the best possible performance from fuel-efficient engines. Compared to conventional engines, fuel-efficient engines are typically more expensive to buy and operate. PBH contracts maximize the money allotted for engine maintenance by providing predictable maintenance prices based on real engine utilization. In general, PBH contracts are well-suited to meet the demand for specialist maintenance solutions brought about by the rise of fuel-efficient engines. As a result, the PBH market expands as airlines look for low-cost ways to maintain and maximize the performance of their sophisticated engines.


High manufacturing expenses could hinder the growth of the power-by-hour market. The high cost of producing components and replacement parts has a direct effect on PBH contract pricing. Airlines and aircraft operators may find PBH solutions less appealing as a result, particularly those with more limited resources. PBH contracts have higher costs, which may prevent smaller airlines or those flying older aircraft models with less expensive components from adopting them. This restricts PBH services' ability to reach a wider market. PBH suppliers must balance making up for production expenses with enticing clients with reasonable prices. This may put pressure on their profit margins and could restrict their capacity to make infrastructural or service-offering expansion investments.


The increasing integration of advanced technologies creates a lucrative opportunity for the growth of the market. The Internet of Things (IoT) and sophisticated sensors enable constant tracking of engine performance and health, giving real-time information on a range of factors. PBH providers can forecast possible problems and plan maintenance before they result in failures by utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to examine this data. Airlines may increase their operational efficiency by minimizing unplanned downtime and related expenses with proactive maintenance based on data-driven insights. Instead of depending on set time schedules, advanced analytics can determine the best maintenance intervals based on actual engine performance and usage. By avoiding pointless maintenance procedures, this focused strategy may lower airlines' overall maintenance expenses. The lifespan of expensive engine assets can be increased with the use of optimal maintenance programs.


There is a lack of skilled specialists in the aviation sector that can service intricate aircraft components. The scalability of PBH services may be restricted by this skilled labor shortage since there may not be enough trained workers to meet the rising demand for these specialized maintenance solutions. Specialized abilities are also required for complex avionics systems. PBH suppliers may not be able to provide comprehensive maintenance solutions for these vital aircraft components if there is a shortage of competent staff in this field. Despite their seeming generality, these positions also call for careful adherence to aviation standards and a solid basis in aircraft systems. The entire maintenance process may get clogged by a scarcity in these areas. All these factors lead to challenges for the growth of the factors.


Key Players:

  • AFI KLM E&M 
  • Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd.
  • Textron Inc.
  • GE Aviation
  • Ameco 
  • MTU Aero Engines AG 
  • Turkish Technic 
  • Rolls-Royce plc 
  • AAR
  • Others

Report Coverage


Market Size in 2022:

USD 24,313.60 Million 

2030 Value Projection:

USD 39,188.25 Million 

Growth Rate (CAGR)


Forecast Period:

2024 - 2032

Historical Period:

2018 - 2022

Segments Covered

By Type (Engine, Landing Gear and Brakes, Spare Parts and Components, Airframes) 

By Platform (Commercial Aviation, Business Jet, Commercial Helicopter, Others)

By Application (Line Maintenance, Heavy Maintenance)

Competitive Landscape

AFI KLM E&M, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd., Textron Inc., EFTEC UK LTD, GE Aviation, Ameco, MTU Aero Engines AG, Turkish Technic, Rolls-Royce plc, AAR, and Others.

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

Asia Pacific (China, Japan India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)

Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and the Rest of MEA)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America)

Growth Drivers Which are booming the market

  • The rising acceptance of fuel-efficient engines.

  • Increased focus on operational efficiency.

Challenges facing the industry

  • High manufacturing expenses.
  • Increasing regulatory compliance.

Market Analysis

PESTLE Analysis, PORTERS Analysis, NOISE analysis, Value/Supply Chain Analysis

Competitive Analysis

Comprehensive mapping of the Competitive Landscape Comprising Merges & Acquisitions, Partnerships/Agreement /Joint Venture, Expansion, New Product Launches, and other developments.

Company Share Analysis

Customization Scope

Available on your market scope and requirements


Recent Development:

  • In June 2019, Mandarin Airlines and Pratt & Whitney signed a deal for the Fleet Management Program (FMP). The company will provide maintenance services for eighteen PW127M engines under this contract. The company offers hot section inspection, unplanned engine repair, engine refurbishments, and diagnostics under the FMP, a customized flexible maintenance agreement for fleet operators. In addition, the organization offers other services like engine support rentals, replacement components, and repair.

  • In June 2019, Pratt & Whitney and VivaAerobus have a partnership for VivaAerobus to supply GTF engines for 41 A321 Neo aircraft. Additionally, the company will offer engine maintenance services through the EngineWise service agreement for 12 years under this deal. Engine maintenance is fully covered by the firm under EngineWise, and is paid for according to the customer-agreed fee per flying hour. This program will assist airlines in lowering maintenance expenses and lengthening the engine's wing time.


  • In August 2019, Rolls-Royce and Air Canada announced a new deal for the supply of Trent 700 engines for the airline's fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft.


  • June 2023, The AJW Group and Skyfive Airlines have announced a Power-by-the-Hour arrangement. The deal states that AJW Group will supply Skyfive Airlines' fleet, which presently comprises two Airbus A320 aircraft with plans to grow to six aircraft shortly, with full PBH services.


  • July 2023, AFI KLM E&M and Safran signed a maintenance agreement for APU generators. Over 300 Airbus A320 and A320neo aircraft operated by one of AFI KLM E&M's client airlines from the Asia-Pacific region are covered by the five-year contracts. Modern repair with a smooth workflow and fast turnaround times is what's intended to assist AFI KLM E&M's and its subsidiary's activities.

Segment Insights:

The global power-by-the-hour market is segmented by various factors offering insights into specific areas. By platform, commercial aviation is the dominating one. Commercial aviation has a share of 60.79% in 2022 and 56.51% by 2030. When compared to business jet and commercial helicopter operators, the quantity of aircraft operated by commercial aviation is far higher. The demand for the Power by the Hour (PBH) market in commercial aviation is propelled by the industry's emphasis on cost predictability, operational efficiency, and risk mitigation. Commercial airlines, facing the complexities of managing diverse fleets and fluctuating market conditions, opt for PBH agreements to ensure financial stability and streamlined maintenance operations. The fixed-hourly-rate structure of PBH contracts provides airlines with a predictable cost framework, allowing for effective budgeting and financial planning. In the highly competitive commercial aviation sector, where operational efficiency is paramount, PBH agreements enable airlines to focus on core activities while entrusting maintenance responsibilities to specialized providers. The PBH model aligns with the industry's shift toward predictive and proactive maintenance strategies. By integrating advanced technologies such as real-time monitoring and predictive analytics, PBH providers can anticipate maintenance needs, reducing the likelihood of unscheduled downtime. Additionally, the flexibility of PBH agreements accommodates the diverse needs of commercial airline fleets, spanning various aircraft models and operational profiles.

Regional Insights: 

North America is the dominating region for the power-by-the-hour market. North America accounted for the largest market share of 42.31% in 2022, with a market value of USD 10,287.79 Million, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.90% during the forecast period. Strong economic growth and the region's expanding manufacturing and aviation sectors are creating a demand for adaptable and affordable maintenance solutions. PBH services are becoming increasingly important as a result of the industrial and air travel boom in nations like the US and Canada. North America is positioned as a PBH market growth hotspot due to the region's emphasis on technical innovation and the adoption of modern manufacturing processes. The North America area is predicted to surpass other worldwide competitors and become a PBH industry powerhouse as businesses there adopt outsourcing of maintenance services. Europe was the second-largest market in 2022, valued at USD 6,531.44 Million in 2022; it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.50%. However, Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 7.61%.


By Type

  • Engine
  •  Landing Gear and Brakes
  •  Spare Parts and Component
  •  Airframes

By Platform

  • Commercial Aviation

  • Business Jet

  • Commercial Helicopter 

  • Others

By Application

  • Line Maintenance

  •  Heavy Maintenance

By Region

North America

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • France

  • UK

  • Spain

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • South Korea

  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC

  • South Africa

  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

South America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Rest of South America

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