Aircraft Carbon Brake Disc Market Expected to Grow at 5.9% CAGR, Reaching US$ 2.1 Billion by 2033

The aircraft carbon brake disc market is anticipated to expand its roots at an average CAGR of 5.9% between 2023 and 2033. The market is expected to have a market share of US$ 2.1 billion by 2033, while it is likely to be valued at US$ 1.18 billion in 2023

  • Stringent government policies, higher performance, cost efficiency, and longer shelf life are some leading factors contributing to market growth. Furthermore, the lighter weight of carbon brake discs also reduces fuel consumption, limiting the environmental impact of each flight.
  • Different grades of carbon brake discs offer various sets of properties that can be used according to the aircraft model and generation. Alongside this, the advanced feature of this type of brake disc also helps the overall flight experience.
  • The higher air travel, long-lasting performance, stable quality, and lower competitive cost are in line with the benefits of the aircraft carbon brake discs.
  • The enhanced operational and security flexibility is delivered through less maintenance and shorter braking distance. Furthermore, it is a part of the eco-friendly airplanes that are also flourishing in their market growth across the regions.

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 Key Points

  1. The United States market leads the aircraft carbon brake disc market in terms of market share in North America. The United States region held a market share of 27.2% in 2022. The growth in this region is attributed to the rising number of fleets, strict government policies around civil aviation, and an increased number of people taking flights.
  2. The German market is another thriving market in the European region. The market captured a market share of 7.2% in 2022. The growth is attributed to the government’s efforts for environmentally friendly flights and Germany being the hub of aircraft and its parts manufacturing.
  3. The China aircraft carbon brake disc market thrives at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. The growth is caused by the higher military aircraft consumption coupled with technological adoptions of the Chinese Airforce.
  4. The India market thrives at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2023 and 2033. The higher growth rate is caused by higher consumption, aviation updates, and large investments in India’s civil aviation through government and private entities.
  5. Based on material type, the carbon composite segment leads the market as it held a share of 65.5% in 2022.
  6. Based on the aircraft type, the general aviation segment leads, holding a market share of 56.2% in 2022.


Competitive Landscape

The key vendors focus on producing lighter, more durable, and effective disc brakes. Key competitors merge, acquire, and partner with other companies to increase their supply chain and distribution channel.

Key Players

  2. Crane Aerospace and Electronics
  3. Mersen
  4. Parker-Hannifin Corp.
  5. Raytheon Technologies
  7. Safran
  8. SGL Carbon
  9. Thermocoax
  10. ZOLTEK Corporation

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Recent Market Developments

  • Parker-Hannifin Corp has introduced the Parker multiple-disc carbon brake. The brake disc delivers a working pressure of 2000 psi and is made for commercial aviation usage.
  • Raytheon Technology’s Collins Aerospace has launched its carbon aircraft brake disc for aircraft of different sizes and shapes. The material used in the brake is a form of carbon developed under DURACARB.

Key Segments Covered

By Material Type:

  • Carbon-Carbon
  • Carbon-Composite

By Aircraft Type:

  • General Aviation
  • Commercial Aircraft
  • Narrow Body Aircraft
  • Wide Body Aircraft
  • Regional Jets
  • Military Aircrafts

By Fit Type:

  • First Fit
  • Retro Fit



Nikhil Kaitwade (Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights, Inc.) has over a decade of experience in market research and business consulting. He has successfully delivered 1500+ client assignments, predominantly in Automotive, Chemicals, Industrial Equipment, Oil & Gas, and Service industries.

His core competency circles around developing research methodology, creating a unique analysis framework, statistical data models for pricing analysis, competition mapping, and market feasibility analysis. His expertise also extends wide and beyond analysis, advising clients on identifying growth potential in established and niche market segments, investment/divestment decisions, and market entry decision-making.

Nikhil holds an MBA degree in Marketing and IT and a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Nikhil has authored several publications and quoted in journals like EMS Now, EPR Magazine, and EE Times.

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