Global Uncertainties Holding Back Rotorcraft Industry Rebound

Airbus helicopter

Single-engine light helicopters remain the bestsellers in the commercial rotary-wing market, with Airbus’ H125 continuing to hold its market share 50 years after first flight. The OEM will mark the anniversary along with the milestone of 40 million flight hours at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California, in late February.

Credit: Ned Dawson/Airbus Helicopters
Chief executives of the major helicopter manufacturers are satisfied that the market turmoil from the COVID-19 pandemic is finally behind them. While other aerospace sectors have seen demand surge, rotary-wing sales and deliveries remain somewhat stagnant and have yet to return to pre-pandemic...

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