After suffering through the trauma of plummeting sales and falling revenues, brought about in part by a dramatic drop in global energy prices, helicopter manufacturers are finally seeing signs of stability. Sales across the market increased by about 3% in 2017, an analysis by Airbus Helicopters revealed in October. This compares with a steep 35% decline in bookings in 2012-16. Some manufacturers believe this may be the start of a new, more cyclical market. The industry’s dependence on ...

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