Rotorcraft Industry Eyes Road To Recovery

Leonardo’s AW109 Trekker light helicopter
Light helicopter types such as Leonardo’s AW109 Trekker have benefitted from the uptick in commercial orders.
Credit: Leonardo Helicopters
An uptick in orders is giving the helicopter industry confidence that it is emerging from the doldrums of the COVID-19 pandemic. While several OEMs have yet to officially announce their order tallies, the mood at companies such as Airbus, Bell and Leonardo as well as at engine providers is that the...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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