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Global Glider Aircraft Market to reach USD 7481.8 million by the end of 2030

Global Glider Aircraft Market Size study & Forecast, by Type (Sailplane, Hang glider, Para gliders), by Application (Commercial, Military) and Regional Analysis, 2023-2030

Product Code: ALTAWT-16647404
Publish Date: 5-12-2023
Page: 200

Global Glider Aircraft Market is valued at approximately USD 3515.8 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 9.9 % over the forecast period 2023-2030. A glider, also known as a sailplane, is a type of unpowered aircraft that is designed to fly without the use of an engine. Gliders are typically lightweight, aerodynamically efficient, and have long, slender wings that allow them to stay aloft by using the natural forces of lift and gravity. They are often used for recreational soaring, competitive gliding, and some specialized applications. The Glider Aircraft Market is expanding because of factors such as the rising tourism industry and increasing numbers of air travelers. Moreover, increasing numbers of air travelers have a potential impact on the Glider Aircraft Market.

Moreover, the tourists are increasingly seeking unique and memorable experiences. Glider rides offer an extraordinary and unforgettable way to explore destinations, making them an attractive option for tourists looking for something beyond traditional sightseeing. According to the Statista in 2021, the United States emerged as the largest commercial air travel market, witnessing over 666 million passengers boarding planes operated by American and international airlines. China followed as the second-largest market, with more than 440 million passengers, while Europe ranked third with nearly 252 million passengers. The growing tourism industry positively impacts the Glider Aircraft Market by generating increased demand for gliding experiences and driving the need for glider aircraft. According to Statista, in 2023, it is anticipated that the significant increase in both inbound and outbound travelers worldwide between 2022 to 2023. The number of global inbound travelers is estimated to experience a growth of approximately 15.5% in 2023, while the volume of outbound travelers is expected to rise by nearly 16% during the same period. In addition, the continues technological advancement is anticipated to create the lucrative opportunity for the market during projected period. However, the high cost of glider aircraft and lack of awareness stifles market growth throughout the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The key regions considered for the Global Glider Aircraft Market study includes Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the market over the forecast period owing to, increasing military spending, advancements in technology, and a supportive regulatory environment in the region. Asia Pacific fastest growing region over the forecast period owing to factors such as increased focus on research and development in the aviation sector to address air pollution concerns also rising tourism and recreational activities in the region.

Major market player included in this report are:
DG Flugzeugbau GmbH
Lange Aviation GmbH
Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co.
Schempp-Hirth Flugzeug-Vertriebs GmbH
Wills Wing Inc.
North Wing
Airborne Australia
Moyes Delta Gliders
Bautek Fluggeräte GmbH
Albatross Flying Systems

Recent Developments in the Market:
Ø In December 2022, AURA AERO has forged a partnership with the French Gliding Federation, securing the acquisition of an INTEGRAL E in its tricycle configuration. This aircraft is poised to become a dedicated daily workhorse, serving as a vital glider tow plane for a prominent gliding club operated by the federation.

Global Glider Aircraft Market Report Scope:
ü Historical Data – 2020 – 2021
ü Base Year for Estimation – 2022
ü Forecast period – 2023-2030
ü Report Coverage – Revenue forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth factors, and Trends
ü Segments Covered – Type, Application, Region
ü Regional Scope – North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
ü Customization Scope – Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working hours) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope*

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within countries involved in the study.

The report also caters detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, it also incorporates potential opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By Type:
Hang glider
Para gliders

By Application:

By Region:

North America


Asia Pacific
South Korea

Latin America

Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Snapshot
1.2. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.1. Glider Aircraft Market, by Region, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.2. Glider Aircraft Market, by Type, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.3. Glider Aircraft Market, by Application, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Estimation Methodology
1.5. Research Assumption
Chapter 2. Global Glider Aircraft Market Definition and Scope
2.1. Objective of the Study
2.2. Market Definition & Scope
2.2.1. Industry Evolution
2.2.2. Scope of the Study
2.3. Years Considered for the Study
2.4. Currency Conversion Rates
Chapter 3. Global Glider Aircraft Market Dynamics
3.1. Glider Aircraft Market Impact Analysis (2020-2030)
3.1.1. Market Drivers Rising tourism industry Increasing numbers of air travellers
3.1.2. Market Challenges High Cost of Glider Aircraft
3.1.3. Market Opportunities Increasing demand for fuel-efficient Advancements in technology
Chapter 4. Global Glider Aircraft Market Industry Analysis
4.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.1.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.2. Porter’s 5 Force Impact Analysis
4.3. PEST Analysis
4.3.1. Political
4.3.2. Economical
4.3.3. Social
4.3.4. Technological
4.3.5. Environmental
4.3.6. Legal
4.4. Top investment opportunity
4.5. Top winning strategies
4.6. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.7. Disruptive Trends
4.8. Industry Expert Perspective
4.9. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion
Chapter 5. Global Glider Aircraft Market, by Type
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Global Glider Aircraft Market by Type , Performance – Potential Analysis
5.3. Global Glider Aircraft Market Estimates & Forecasts by Type 2020-2030 (USD Million)
5.4. Glider Aircraft Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.4.1. Sailplane
5.4.2. Hang glider
5.4.3. Para gliders
Chapter 6. Global Glider Aircraft Market, by Application
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Global Glider Aircraft Market by Application , Performance – Potential Analysis
6.3. Global Glider Aircraft Market Estimates & Forecasts by Application 2020-2030 (USD Million)
6.4. Glider Aircraft Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.4.1. Commercial
6.4.2. Military
Chapter 7. Global Glider Aircraft Market, Regional Analysis
7.1. Top Leading Countries
7.2. Top Emerging Countries
7.3. Glider Aircraft Market, Regional Market Snapshot
7.4. North America Glider Aircraft Market
7.4.1. U.S. Glider Aircraft Market Type breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030 Application breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030
7.4.2. Canada Glider Aircraft Market
7.5. Europe Glider Aircraft Market Snapshot
7.5.1. U.K. Glider Aircraft Market
7.5.2. Germany Glider Aircraft Market
7.5.3. France Glider Aircraft Market
7.5.4. Spain Glider Aircraft Market
7.5.5. Italy Glider Aircraft Market
7.5.6. Rest of Europe Glider Aircraft Market
7.6. Asia-Pacific Glider Aircraft Market Snapshot
7.6.1. China Glider Aircraft Market
7.6.2. India Glider Aircraft Market
7.6.3. Japan Glider Aircraft Market
7.6.4. Australia Glider Aircraft Market
7.6.5. South Korea Glider Aircraft Market
7.6.6. Rest of Asia Pacific Glider Aircraft Market
7.7. Latin America Glider Aircraft Market Snapshot
7.7.1. Brazil Glider Aircraft Market
7.7.2. Mexico Glider Aircraft Market
7.8. Middle East & Africa Glider Aircraft Market
7.8.1. Saudi Arabia Glider Aircraft Market
7.8.2. South Africa Glider Aircraft Market
7.8.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa Glider Aircraft Market

Chapter 8. Competitive Intelligence
8.1. Key Company SWOT Analysis
8.1.1. Company 1
8.1.2. Company 2
8.1.3. Company 3
8.2. Top Market Strategies
8.3. Company Profiles
8.3.1. DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Key Information Overview Financial (Subject to Data Availability) Product Summary Recent Developments
8.3.2. Lange Aviation GmbH
8.3.3. Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co.
8.3.4. Schempp-Hirth Flugzeug-Vertriebs GmbH
8.3.5. Wills Wing Inc.
8.3.6. North Wing
8.3.7. Airborne Australia
8.3.8. Moyes Delta Gliders
8.3.9. Bautek Fluggeräte GmbH
8.3.10. Albatross Flying Systems
Chapter 9. Research Process
9.1. Research Process
9.1.1. Data Mining
9.1.2. Analysis
9.1.3. Market Estimation
9.1.4. Validation
9.1.5. Publishing
9.2. Research Attributes
9.3. Research Assumption

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