Aircraft De-icing Market Reach $3.09 Billion By 2032 & CAGR: 5.3%

Aircraft De-icing Market Size Worth $3.09 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 5.3%

The global aircraft de-icing market size is expected to reach USD 3.09 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Aircraft De-icing Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Fluid Type (Type I, Type II), By Method (Spray, Chemical), By Application (Commercial, Military), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The growth of the industry is primarily propelled by advancements in the aviation sector and global regulations emphasizing aircraft safety. De-icing is a crucial procedure that clears ice and snow from an aircraft's surfaces, ensuring its aerodynamic efficiency and averting potential risks. This process involves using specially crafted de-icing fluids, engineered to melt ice and inhibit its recurrence for a specific duration. These fluids possess low viscosity, enabling them to smoothly cover the aircraft's contours, effectively eliminating ice while minimizing any structural damage to the aircraft.

In January 2018, over 1,100 flights were canceled by U.S. airlines, and a massive storm led to the grounding of more than 3,000 flights. Similarly, in January 2016, the country witnessed the cancellation of nearly 6,300 flights due to severe blizzard weather conditions, characterized by extreme cold and icy conditions.

As airlines expand their routes to regions facing severe winter conditions, it's crucial for airports there to be well-equipped for efficient de-icing. This preparedness is vital to maintain seamless operations and prevent delays or cancellations. Additionally, stringent safety regulations mandated by aviation authorities significantly contribute to the product's demand. These rules prioritize passenger safety, necessitating airlines to follow specific de-icing procedures before takeoff. Compliance ensures that aircraft are free from ice, frost, or snow, as their presence can compromise flight performance and pose risks.

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De-icing operations require specialized equipment, fluids, and skilled personnel, incurring significant costs for airports and airlines. This financial burden can restrict smaller airports' capacity to offer extensive de-icing services, potentially causing delays or cancellations during peak demand. Additionally, market growth is hindered by the availability of de-icing facilities and equipment. Many airports lack sufficient infrastructure, especially in regions with mild winters, impeding airlines from conducting necessary procedures, particularly during unforeseen weather events. Restricted access to de-icing facilities may lead to flight delays or diversions to airports with suitable capabilities.

Aircraft De-icing Market Report Highlights

  • Type IV segment expected to have lucrative growth, owing to the extreme colder conditions in the certain countries
  • Infra-red heating segment will grow at the fastest pace, as it is environment friendly, without any side effects
  • APAC will grow at fastest pace, owing to rise in air passenger traffic, regulatory compliances to ensure safety of passengers
  • The global players include BASF, CLARIANT, Contego Aviation Solutions, CRYOTECH, Dow, JBT Corporation, Kilfrost, LyondellBasell, Textron Ground Support Equipment, and Vestergaard Company.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the aircraft de-icing market report based on fluid type, method, application, and region:

Aircraft De-icing, Fluid Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Type I
  • Type II
  • Type III
  • Type IV

Aircraft De-icing, Method Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Spray De-Icing
  • Chemical De-Icing
  • Infrared Heating
  • Others

Aircraft De-icing, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Military
  • Commercial
  • Others

Aircraft De-icing, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Aircraft De-icing Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 2.03 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 3.09 billion


5.3% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Fluid Type, By Method, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

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


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