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Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market by Type (Towbarless Tractors, Conventional Tractors), By Application (Military, Civil Aviation) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market by Type (Towbarless Tractors, Conventional Tractors), By Application (Military, Civil Aviation) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 158526 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 246 Pages 4.8 (43)

Market Overview:

The global electric aircraft tugs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for electric aircraft tugs from the civil aviation and military sectors. Additionally, factors such as rising air traffic and stringent environmental regulations are also contributing to the growth of this market. The towbarless tractor segment is expected to account for a major share of the global electric aircraft tugs market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to their high efficiency and low maintenance requirements as compared with conventional tractors.

Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Electric Aircraft Tugs are carts or vehicles that are used to tow airplanes. They can be either powered by batteries or by an electric motor. Electric Aircraft Tugs are important because they help move planes around the airport, which makes it easier for passengers to board and disembark.

Towbarless Tractors:

Towbarless tractors are a new concept in the electric aircraft towing industry. The first towbarless tractor was flight- tested and demonstrated successfully in July 2016, which is also reported as a world record for the lightest weight towbarless tractor flight test. Since then, several more tests have been conducted with different types of aircraft models and configurations.

Conventional Tractors:

Conventional tractors are the most widely used equipment for earthmoving and construction activities. They are also used in electric aircraft tugs as they have high power to weight ratio, which makes them an ideal choice for this application.

The conventional tractors market is expected to grow at a significant rate owing to its increasing demand from the developing countries including India, Brazil and China among others.

Application Insights:

The civil aviation segment dominated the global electric aircraft tug market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The growth can be attributed to the increasing air traffic and need for airport ground services. Electric aircraft tugs are used at airports, which require heavy-duty equipment due to increased passenger traffic and rapid expansion of airports. These machines have a large turning radius, which makes them ideal for airport operations as they do not obstruct other vehicles or pedestrians while maneuvering into position.

The military segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising adoption of UAVs by defense agencies across countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Australia among others that possess advanced technological capabilities along with an extensive network of UAV manufacturers globally coupled with government funding initiatives is anticipated to drive product demand over the forecast period.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The region is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period owing to increasing military and commercial aviation activities. Moreover, presence of key aircraft tug manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Inc.; Deere & Company; and CNH Industrial N.V.; will also help boost product demand over the next eight years.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth from 2018 to 2030 due to rising investments by governments for development of infrastructure projects including airports across China, India, Japan among other countries are likely contribute significantly towards market growth during the forecast period.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for electric aircraft tugs from the aviation industry as it helps in reducing emissions and noise pollution.
  • Growing popularity of green technologies across the globe is expected to fuel the growth of electric aircraft tugs market over the forecast period.
  • Rising number of air passengers is also anticipated to boost the demand for electric aircraft tugs in near future.
  • Increasing investment by key players in research and development activities is likely to propel the growth of this market during forecast period.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Research Report

By Type

Towbarless Tractors, Conventional Tractors

By Application

Military, Civil Aviation

By Companies

Lektro, Eagle Tugs, JBT Aero, Kalmar Motor AB, TLD, Weihai Guangtai, MULAG Fahrzeugwerk, GOLDHOFER, TowFLEXX, VOLK, Mototok, Airtug LLC, Flyer-Truck, DJ Products

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Report Segments:

The global Electric Aircraft Tugs market is segmented on the basis of:


Towbarless Tractors, Conventional Tractors

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Military, Civil Aviation

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Lektro
  2. Eagle Tugs
  3. JBT Aero
  4. Kalmar Motor AB
  5. TLD
  6. Weihai Guangtai
  7. MULAG Fahrzeugwerk
  9. TowFLEXX
  10. VOLK
  11. Mototok
  12. Airtug LLC
  13. Flyer-Truck
  14. DJ Products

Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Overview

Highlights of The Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Towbarless Tractors
    2. Conventional Tractors
  1. By Application:

    1. Military
    2. Civil Aviation
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Electric Aircraft Tugs Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Electric aircraft tugboats are vessels that use electric power to move aircraft. They are used to move large airplanes, such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, around airports or shipyards.

Some of the key players operating in the electric aircraft tugs market are Lektro, Eagle Tugs, JBT Aero, Kalmar Motor AB, TLD, Weihai Guangtai, MULAG Fahrzeugwerk, GOLDHOFER, TowFLEXX, VOLK, Mototok, Airtug LLC, Flyer-Truck, DJ Products.

The electric aircraft tugs market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Towbarless Tractors
      5.3.2. Conventional Tractors
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Military
      6.3.2. Civil Aviation
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Military
      9.4.2. Civil Aviation
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Towbarless Tractors
      9.7.2. Conventional Tractors
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Military
      10.4.2. Civil Aviation
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Towbarless Tractors
      10.7.2. Conventional Tractors
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Military
      11.4.2. Civil Aviation
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Towbarless Tractors
      11.7.2. Conventional Tractors
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Tye
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Military
      12.4.2. Civil Aviation
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Towbarless Tractors
      12.7.2. Conventional Tractors
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Military
      13.4.2. Civil Aviation
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Electric Aircraft Tugs Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Towbarless Tractors
      13.7.2. Conventional Tractors
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Electric Aircraft Tugs Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Electric Aircraft Tugs Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Electric Aircraft Tugs Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Electric Aircraft Tugs Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Lektro Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Eagle Tugs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. JBT Aero Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Kalmar Motor AB Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. TLD Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Weihai Guangtai Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. MULAG Fahrzeugwerk Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. GOLDHOFER Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. TowFLEXX Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. VOLK Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Mototok Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Airtug LLC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Flyer-Truck Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. DJ Products Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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