No fewer than five new intermediate- and medium-size helicopters were on show on the ground or in the air at Farnborough as manufacturers reported a healthy recovery in civil orders anchored by global sales to offshore-support operators. Over the next five years, the market for twin-turbine helicopters in the 4,000-8,000-kg (8,800-17,600-lb.) gross-weight range looks set to explode. And it is not only the midsize niche that is showing new signs of life: AgustaWestland and Russian Helicopters ...


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