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Global Military and Public Services Helicopters Market, Forecast to 2026

Global Military and Public Services Helicopters Market, Forecast to 2026

After almost 10 years of stagnation and delayed programme in key regions, the market for military and public services helicopters is facing a slow recovery globally, driven primarily by dynamic economies such as Asia-Pacific and Central & South Asia. However, recent political uncertainty amongst leading economies over international trade agreements and subsequent actions leading to economic sanctions and reissuing of trade barriers could impact helicopter production lines and exports. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) need to consider new strategies for international competitions and retain traditional export customers.

Military customers are continually facing fleet shortages primarily due to:
• Low-paced replacements on account of budget constraints
• More operational requirements and deployments increasing attrition rates
• Growing lack of skills, particularly in transitioning economies

Introducing the new generation of helicopters will partially remediate these issues as unsatisfactory operational capability levels and availability rates are the main critics brought to new platforms. Moreover, helicopters need to integrate the rise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and their increasing operational usage in front lines.

Operationally, new employments of helicopters and UAS together in missions are being considered. This will generate new opportunities for helicopter OEMs in terms of new platform developments and designs to enable joint operations.

Frost & Sullivan expects that the growth of the military and public services helicopters market will remain slow and sustained for the next 10 years. New developments in rotorcraft will be mainly about reducing accident rates (especially in DVE), catching up with fixed wing aircraft technology (avionics, tactical communications) and embracing UAS operations (MUM-T), whilst tackling asymmetric threats from hostile UAS in asymmetric combat. More players from the commercial helicopter industry are expected to penetrate into the military market at the service levels, beyond MRO and basic logistics support, with new operating business models on offer to relieve military budget pressures. However, such business models (leasing, outsourcing) are expected to be limited to non-critical missions. Another point to note is upcoming high-value helicopter procurement opportunities in third world countries and emerging markets such as India and Brazil to replace the retiring older fleet. Frost & Sullivan has analysed key upcoming programmes in this regard and presents key opportunities that the market will yield over the next ten years.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation and Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Military and Public Services Helicopters-Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market
    • Military Helicopters Market-Macro Level Analysis
    • Military Helicopters Market-Macro Level Analysis Explained
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast by Programmes
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programmes, Global, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Programmes-Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2017-2026
    • Country Hot Spots
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Roles
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Roles, Global, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Roles
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Military and Public Services Helicopter Market
    • Competitive Landscape Overview-Leading Helicopter Players
    • Existing Market Share
    • Top 6 OEMs-Historical Revenue Evolution
      • Table Total Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Leading OEMs' Annual Revenues Evolution, Global, 2014-2016
    • Market Share Forecast Evolution
    • Competitive Environment
    • AVICOPTER Plc (Part of AVIC)
    • Airbus Helicopters
    • Bell Helicopter
    • The Boeing Company
    • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
    • Leonardo Helicopters (Formerly AgustaWestland)
    • Russian Helicopters JSC
    • Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
  • Growth Opportunities
    • World Threats Map
    • 5 Major Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1-VTOL UAS
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Heavy Airlift
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Operational Services
    • Strategic Imperatives for Growth in the Helicopter Ecosystem
  • Military and Public Services Helicopters Roles Analysis-Attack Helicopters
    • Attack Helicopters-Key Findings
    • Attack Helicopters-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Attack Helicopters-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Attack Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2017-2026
    • Attack Helicopters-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Attack Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Maritime Helicopters
    • Maritime Helicopters-Key Findings
    • Maritime Helicopters-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Maritime Helicopters-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Maritime Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2017-2026
    • Maritime Helicopters-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Maritime Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Utility Helicopters
    • Utility Helicopters-Key Findings
    • Utility Helicopters-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Utility Helicopters-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Utility Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2017-2026
    • Utility Helicopters-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Utility Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Transport Helicopters
    • Transport Helicopters-Key Findings
    • Transport Helicopters-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Transport Helicopters-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Transport Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2017-2026
    • Transport Helicopters-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Transport Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Public Services Helicopters
    • Public Services Helicopters-Key Findings
    • Public Services Helicopters-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Public Services Helicopters-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Programme Type, Global, 2017-2026
    • Public Services Helicopters-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Public Services Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Region Analysis-Africa
    • Africa-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Africa, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Asia-Pacific-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Asia-Pacific, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Central and South America
    • Central and South America-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Central and South America, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Central and South Asia
    • Central and South Asia-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Central and South Asia, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Europe
    • Europe-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Europe, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • Middle East
    • Middle East-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, Middle East, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • North America
    • North America-Key Findings
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles
      • Table Military and Public Services Helicopters Market: Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles, North America, 2017-2026
    • Revenue Forecast by Helicopter Roles-Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Helicopters-Opportunities
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Companies in "Others"
    • Learn More-Next Steps
    • List of Acronyms

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