Honeywell Forecast Indicates Global Helicopter Demand Steady For Next Five Years
February 27, 2014
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Honeywell Aerospace announced the results of its 16th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook. Here are a few key findings:
- 4,800–5,500 new civilian helicopter deliveries expected during 2014–2018. Overall demand remains steady versus the 2013 five-year forecast, with large fleet operator requirements offsetting a moderate softening in new helicopter purchase plans.
- Latin American purchase plans remain strongest in the world, with up to 32 percent of respondent fleets slated for turnover with a new helicopter replacement or addition.
- Increased interest in medium twin-engine helicopters, as the second most popular product class. Approximately 33 percent of total survey participants planned to buy a new model of this type. The most frequently mentioned models were the AW139, AW169, Bell 412, EC145 and Sikorsky S-76 series helicopters.
The 2014 outlook presents a snapshot of the helicopter business at a point in time and reflects the current business and political environment. This year’s survey queried more than 1,000 chief pilots and flight department managers of companies operating 2,800 turbine and 290 piston helicopters worldwide.
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