Global helicopter market is divided into civil helicopters and military helicopters. Civil helicopters make the smallest segment and they are utilized across government and commercial operations. Civil helicopters are majorly used by the government bodies for law enforcement and emergency services. Within the commercial segment, civil helicopters are used by oil and gas companies, corporates and for VIP transportation. Purchasing decision in the civil helicopters segment is majorly influenced by the performance (speed, safety and technology) and overall brand experience. Accordingly, civil helicopters can be divided into three types, light single engine helicopters, intermediate/medium twin-engine helicopters, and heavy twin/multi-engine helicopters. While the light single engine helicopters are the most used civil helicopters, the heavy twin/multi-engine are the least used.
The civil helicopters market is majorly dominated by the companies such as Bell Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Russian Helicopters, Kaman Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft and Robinson Helicopters.
The civil helicopter industry is facing major issues from global economic uncertainties and weak oil and gas industry where they are majorly used in the offshore operations. However, in spite of economic pressures, the utility of civil helicopters remains the driving force for some entities to acquire them. North American and European markets for civil helicopters have matured while Latin America remains the fastest growing market followed by Africa.
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