Rotorcraft Industry Steady Through Downturn

Kamov Ka-62 rotorcraft
Virtually the only new market entrant during 2021 was the Kamov Ka-62 twin-engine medium, the design bureau’s first non-coaxial commercial rotorcraft.
Credit: Russian Helicopters
In the ongoing downturn that has afflicted the commercial rotorcraft industry for more than five years, 2021 was just another year. A steady stream of new orders is sustaining manufacturers, but there is no sign yet of a long-awaited uptick driven by the need to replace aging helicopters. Even the...

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