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Global Gliders Market by Type (Sailplane, Motor Glider), By Application (Commercial Use, Military Use) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Gliders Market by Type (Sailplane, Motor Glider), By Application (Commercial Use, Military Use) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 139960 3300 Automobile & Transportation 377 250 Pages 4.8 (33)

Market Overview:

The global gliders 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 factors such as the increasing demand for commercial and military use gliders, rising awareness about sports and recreational activities, and technological advancements in the field of glider manufacturing. The sailplane segment is expected to dominate the global gliders market during the forecast period owing to its high efficiency and low operating costs. The motor glider segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR than other segments during the forecast period due its ability to fly long distances without requiring any external power source. In terms of application, commercial use is expected to account for a larger share of the global gliders market than military use duringthe forecast period.

Global Gliders Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A glider is a type of aircraft that does not have an engine and is instead propelled by the air moving over its wings. Gliders are used for training, sport, and recreational flying.


Sailplane is a device that is used in gliders to provide aerodynamic stability during flight. It consists of an elongated wing, which may or may not have a rigid fuselage attached to the front end. The sailplane’s wing provides directional control and helps steer the glider along its course by using differential wind resistance or by using an engine for power assistance.

Motor Glider:

Motor glider is a device that uses the energy of an electric motor for propelling itself in the air by means of a wing. It is usually launched from an horizontal surface using a catapult mechanism. The flight can be controlled by varying the launching speed and angle of attack using rudders or steering wheel-like devices. Motor gliders have low power requirements, making them suitable for battery operation, however they are difficult to launch due to their high weight which requires mechanical assistance during launch.

Application Insights:

Commercial use of gliders is expected to dominate the global industry, accounting for more than 70.0% share of the total revenue in 2017. The commercial application segment includes air taxi and air transport services by civil aircraft. Air taxi service providers utilize single-engine light aircraft as a ¢â‚¬Ëœtaxi¢â‚¬â„¢ between airports, while air transport service providers operate multiple-engine jetliners on scheduled services across long distances between cities with intermediate stops.

Glider pilots employed by these companies fly on average around 10 hours per week during summer season and 15 hours per week during winter season, which contributes towards maintaining flying skills required for safe operations under various weather conditions throughout the year.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global gliders market in 2017. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising demand for light aircraft from adventure seeking passengers. Moreover, presence of major manufacturers such as Mooney Inc., Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation has driven the regional market over the past few years. Furthermore, rise in commercial activities including tourism and corporate flying is expected to drive product demand further.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing military expenditure by countries such as China and India on account of growing geopolitical tensions within their respective regions.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for gliders as leisure aircrafts
  • Growing popularity of gliding as a sport
  • Technological advancements in glider design and manufacturing
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of gliding for recreational and sporting activities
  • Government initiatives to promote the use of gliders as a mode of transportation

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Gliders Market Research Report

By Type

Sailplane, Motor Glider

By Application

Commercial Use, Military Use

By Companies

Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange Aviation, Pipistre, Stemme, HPH sailplanes, Jonker Sailplanes, Aeros, Alisport Srl, LAK, Windward Performance

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 Gliders Market Report Segments:

The global Gliders market is segmented on the basis of:


Sailplane, Motor Glider

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.


Commercial Use, Military Use

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. Schempp-Hirth
  2. Alexander Schleicher
  3. Dg Flugzeugbau
  4. Allstar Pzl Glider
  5. Lange Aviation
  6. Pipistre
  7. Stemme
  8. HPH sailplanes
  9. Jonker Sailplanes
  10. Aeros
  11. Alisport Srl
  12. LAK
  13. Windward Performance

Global Gliders Market Overview

Highlights of The Gliders 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. Sailplane
    2. Motor Glider
  1. By Application:

    1. Commercial Use
    2. Military Use
  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 Gliders 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 Gliders 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?

Gliders are a type of aircraft that use an airfoil to glide through the air.

Some of the major companies in the gliders market are Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange Aviation, Pipistre, Stemme, HPH sailplanes, Jonker Sailplanes, Aeros, Alisport Srl, LAK, Windward Performance.

The gliders market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Gliders 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. Gliders Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Gliders Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Gliders Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Gliders Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Gliders Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Gliders Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Gliders 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. Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Sailplane
      5.3.2. Motor Glider
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Gliders 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. Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Commercial Use
      6.3.2. Military Use
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Gliders 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. Gliders 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 Gliders 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. Gliders 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 Gliders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Gliders 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 Gliders 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 Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Commercial Use
      9.4.2. Military Use
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Sailplane
      9.7.2. Motor Glider
   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 Gliders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Gliders 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 Gliders 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 Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Commercial Use
      10.4.2. Military Use
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Sailplane
      10.7.2. Motor Glider
   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 Gliders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Gliders 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 Gliders 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 Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Commercial Use
      11.4.2. Military Use
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Sailplane
      11.7.2. Motor Glider
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   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 Gliders Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Gliders 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 Gliders 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 Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Commercial Use
      12.4.2. Military Use
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Sailplane
      12.7.2. Motor Glider
   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 Gliders Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Gliders 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 Gliders 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 Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Commercial Use
      13.4.2. Military Use
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Gliders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Sailplane
      13.7.2. Motor Glider
   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 Gliders Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Gliders Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Gliders Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Gliders Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Schempp-Hirth Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Alexander Schleicher Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Dg Flugzeugbau Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Allstar Pzl Glider Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Lange Aviation Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Pipistre Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Stemme Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. HPH sailplanes Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Jonker Sailplanes Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Aeros Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Alisport Srl Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. LAK Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Windward Performance Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 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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