About Civil Helicopter MRO
Helicopters play a key role in remote area connectivity, intra-city movement, law enforcement, disaster relief, search and rescue, and emergency medical evacuation. Aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) has become an essential component to ensure a fleet's proper maintenance, airworthiness, and passenger safety.
MRO companies perform functions such as repairs, inspections, routine checks, and overhaul. Aircraft utilization, global fleet size, and air traffic volume influence the global civil helicopter MRO market. Operators and OEMs in the market are strictly governed by national and international aviation regulatory bodies to ensure that stringent regulations and practices are adhered to. Companies that conduct such services require approval and certification from the necessary aviation safety bodies.
Scheduled maintenance tasks are developed after recommendations from OEMs. Based on type of maintenance, the global civil helicopter MRO market is classified into the following:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Civil Helicopter MRO Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Civil Helicopter MRO Market: AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Russian Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Heli-One, Kitchener Aero Avionics, StandardAero, and Transwest Helicopters.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Civil aviation support industry has seen the changing trends and their direct impact on companies extending MRO services and OEMs. The demand for MROs rises simultaneously with advancing technologies such as usage of super-alloys, composite materials, carbon fiber, avionics, and in-flight entertainment. Increasing efforts toward fuel efficiency and cost reduction are driving the market.”
According to the report, one of the major factors driving the civil rotorcraft segment is the shortage of transport infrastructure, particularly in larger urban areas. Conventional methods of transportation have not been able to keep up with the growing population, and hence, there is a need for alternative commuting solutions.
Further, the report states that Vendors in the global civil helicopter MRO market are required to adhere to stringent regulatory norms of different countries. MRO activities of an aircraft often lead to the emission of gases such as oxides of nitrogen, unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide that are detrimental to air quality. These constraints have negatively impacted on the growth of the global civil helicopter market.
AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Russian Helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, Heli-One, Kitchener Aero Avionics, StandardAero, Transwest Helicopters.