Forecast Friday: Long Light Single Engine Helicopters Drive Market Growth

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With HAI Heli-Expo happening next week, this week we have a #ForecastFriday to show another of Aviation Week’s data offerings.

Helicopter In Service Fleet (ISF) is expected to grow from ~21,500 in 2023 to over 24,000 in 2032.

When broken out by helicopter size category we can see the strongest performers are ‘Long Light Single’ engine helicopters, with ISF increasing ~1,500 over the forecast period.


‘Light’ and ‘Medium Twin’ engine helicopters ISF both increase by around 600 aircraft.

The only ‘loser’ is the ‘Medium Single’ engines helicopter, as the ISF drops by over 50% over the forecast.

This data was put together using Aviation Week’s 2023 Helicopter Fleet & MRO Forecast


Daniel Williams

Based in the UK, Daniel is the Manager of Fleet, Flight and Forecast data for Aviation Week Network. Prior to joining Aviation Week in 2017, Daniel held a number of industry positions analyzing fleet data.