Taking flight: Revenue has soared as greater tourism demand has boosted domestic flight numbers

The Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services industry primarily provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial airlines and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Skilled industry technicians maintain and repair aircraft to ensure they remain safe to fly. A small proportion of the industry's activity is focused on manufacturing components or assembling final aircraft, primarily for export. However, manufacturing activity is limited due to the presence of duopoly Boeing and Airbus, the largest commercial aircraft manufacturers in the world. The industry's major players, China-owned Airwork and NZX-listed Air New Zealand account for over 20% of industry market share...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
8.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
2,093
Businesses
297
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing tourism and weak oil prices have boosted demand for New Zealand flights and industry services
  • Most industry firms focus on local markets, with a fairly small share of revenue derived from exports
  • Increased tourism activity is expected to boost demand for maintenance services from airlines
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.08 is invested in capital. The industry differs from others within the Manufacturing division as it is mostly service based. The majority of firms provide repair services for commercial airlines or private aircraft owners, while some provide repair services for the New Zealand Government. Although some manufacturing activity of new aircraft or components takes place, most activity is focused on repair. As a result, the industry employs skilled technicians and engineers that can solve complex problems with aircraft. Due...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services are:

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from airlines and Capital expenditure by the government in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players primarily provide repair, maintenance and overhaul services for aircraft components. Firms also manufacture aircraft and components.

    Industry Products
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services
  • Military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services
  • Other maintenance services
  • Industry Activities
  • Aircraft engine building or repairing
  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft repair, maintenance and overhaul
  • Helicopter or repairing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from airlines
  • Capital expenditure by the government
  • International travel to New Zealand
  • High income earners

  • Current Performance
  • MRO services
  • Manufacturing
  • International trade
  • Profitability and demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tourism activity
  • Defence contracts
  • International trade
  • Profit and participation
  • Offshoring threat
  • Table: Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Defence in New Zealand
  • Airlines in New Zealand
  • Agribusiness in New Zealand
  • Scenic and Sightseeing Transport in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Lighting and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services
  • Military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Other maintenance services
  • Chart: Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial airlines
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • Tourism operators
  • Export markets
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Air New Zealand Limited, Airwork Holdings Limited,
  • Table: Air New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Airwork Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Heavy Maintenance
  • Extensive checks of an aircraft's fuselage and other primary components occurring every 5 to 7 years. This requires an aircraft to be taken out of service. Also known as base maintenance.
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Off-trail downhill skiing or snowboarding, which is accessed by helicopter.
  • Line Maintenance
  • Frequent checks and repairs of an aircraft's systems, often carried out weekly or monthly. Does not require the aircraft to be taken out of service.
  • Load Factor
  • A measure of the percentage of total seats used on a flight. This number is usually averaged across a time period to measure airline flight route efficiency.
  • Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul (Mro)
  • Aircraft service including inspection, rebuilding, alteration and replacing parts and consumables.
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