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Helicopters Market: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges | CAGR 7.3%

Surged adoption of advanced helicopters and rotorcrafts in military and law enforcement sectors and demand for luxurious and customized commercial helicopters propel the global helicopters market growth.
Published 21 June 2024

Increase in adoption of advanced helicopters & rotorcrafts by law enforcement and military sectors, surge in demand for aerial imagining, increase in oil & gas exploration activities, and demand for customized and luxurious commercial helicopters drive the growth of the global Helicopters Market. However, surge in implementation of drones, high cost of operations, and limitation on the range of transportation restrain the market growth. On the other hand, rise for helicopters for tourism purposes, increase in penetration of helicopters for emergency services, and surge in demand for upgrade of helicopter fleets create new opportunities in the coming years.

๐‘๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐’๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ฐ:

On the basis of number of the engines, the helicopter market is bifurcated into twin engines and single engine. The twin engines segment garnered the highest revenue in 2021, owing to rise in demand for twin engine helicopters (owing to their high reliability) globally.

Depending on application, the helicopter market is fragmented into emergency medical services, oil & gas, defense, homeland security, and others. The homeland security segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2021, owing to a majority of the helicopters being consumed for various homeland security applications throughout the world.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Bell Textron Inc, Airbus, Leonardo SpA, Kaman Corporation, MD Helicopters Inc, Helicopteres Guimbal, The Boeing Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Robinson Helicopter Company

Based on number of engine, the twin engine segment contributed to the highest market share in 2021, accounting for nearly two-third of the global helicopters market, and is expected to maintain its dominant share during the forecast period. Moreover, this segment is projected to manifest the fastest CAGR of 7.9% from 2022 to 2031. This is due to safety and high-speed provided by twin engine helicopters and their ability to travel long distances and quiet operations. The research also analyzes the single engine segment.

๐๐ฎ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฑ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ:

By type, the helicopter market has been categorized into civil & commercial and military. The civil & commercial segment accounted for the highest revenue in 2021, owing to high demand for civil & commercial helicopter services globally.

๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ:

Based on region,ย North Americaย contributed to the highest market share in 2021, holding more than two-fifths of the global helicopters market, and is expected to maintain its lead status by 2031. This is due to increase in production activities of helicopters in the U.S. and upgrade activities of the existing fleets. However,ย Asia-Pacificย is projected to register the fastest CAGR of 10.3% from 2022 to 2031, owing to surge in procurement and development of advanced helicopter systems by several Asian nations such asย India,ย China,ย Japan, and others.

๐†๐ž๐ญ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ:

Based on application, the homeland security segment held the largest market share in 2021, accounting for nearly one-third of the global helicopters market. This is due to features such as endurance, high lifting capacity, and maneuverability that enable helicopters to be deployed in the most rigorously hot and high operations. However, the oil and gas segment is projected to register the largest CAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2031, owing to usage of helicopters in construction and maintenance activities such as transport of employees, cargo, and parts for offshore oil and gas platforms.

๐Š๐„๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐†๐’ ๐Ž๐… ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐“๐”๐ƒ๐˜

  • By type,ย the military segment is expected to register a significant growth during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of weight,ย the heavy weight segment is anticipated to exhibit significant growth in future.
  • On the basis of number of engines,ย the twin engine segment is anticipated to exhibit significant growth in future.
  • According to application,ย the oil and gas segment is projected to lead the global helicopter market.
  • Region wise, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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