Some manufacturers see 2017 as a year of consolidation; others regard it as a year of stability. No matter the perspective, it clearly was another challenging year for the commercial helicopter market. With oil and gas prices remaining stubbornly low, orders for more lucrative larger helicopters have remained stagnant. Even as energy prices begin to edge up, albeit slowly, the increases seem unlikely to absorb the overcapacity in the market that has seen dozens of aircraft languish in ...


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