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Global Helicopter Simulator Market 2016-2020

About Helicopter Simulator

A flight simulator is a device used for training novice pilots by recreating aircraft flight environment. It functions in two modes — initial training for new pilots and recurrent training for existing pilots to retain their qualification. Flight simulators are of two types — FFS and flight simulation training devices (FSTD). A flight simulation covers three areas — aircraft, environment, and cueing simulation.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global helicopter simulator market to grow at a CAGR of 2.92% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global helicopter simulator market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the application — commercial (light, intermediate, piston, medium, and heavy helicopters) and military (special purpose, military transport, and attack helicopters) and also on the basis of geography (Americas, EMEA, and APAC).The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Helicopter Simulator Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • CAE
  • Elite Simulation Systems
  • FRASCA International Rockwell Collins
  • Thales
Other prominent vendors
  • Indra Sistemas
  • Lockheed Martin
  • L-3 Link Simulation and Training
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Tru Simulation + Training
Market driver
  • Need for safety and cost effectiveness
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Regulatory and licensing systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • High-fidelity simulation systems
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Helicopter Simulator Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global helicopter simulator market: CAE, Elite Simulation Systems, Frasca Flight Simulation, Rockwell Collins, and Thales.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Indra Sistemas, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Link Simulation and Training, Northrop Grumman, and Tru Simulation + Training.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “LVC-based training will be a major key trend for the market growth. With the introduction of live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training, the pilot is put in an environment very similar to the challenges faced on a battlefield. This training prepares military pilots for combat missions, which includes emergency evacuation and coordination with ground operations.”

According to the report, growing demand for helicopter simulators will be a key driver for market growth. The demand for helicopters is significantly increasing due its wide range of commercial and military applications, some of which include tourism, oil and gas exploration activities, and corporate purpose. According to Honeywell Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook (17th annual), it is expected that 4,750-5,250 fleet of new civil rotorcraft will be delivered during 2015-2019.

Further, the report states that high initial cost of simulators will be a challenge against the market growth. A massive initial investment is required for simulators, and a large percentage of the cost involves aircraft OEM data package license fees, instruments, parts, and avionics. The cost of maintenance and spare parts for a simulator is also expensive. Simulator maintenance requires a high-ceiling building to conduct regular checks and to ensure the system is still fully operational in terms of visuals and active motion. The development of FFS and the addition of new features raise the price of helicopter simulators.

Companies Mentioned

CAE, Elite Simulation Systems, Frasca Flight Simulation, Rockwell Collins, Thales, Indra Sistemas, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Link Simulation and Training, Northrop Grumman, Tru Simulation + Training.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter simulator market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global helicopter simulator market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Market share of helicopter deliveries by geography
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Global aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global helicopter simulator market by application
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter simulator market by application 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global helicopter simulator market by application 2015 ($ millions)
    • Global helicopter simulator market by helicopter type (commercial)
      • Table Segmentation of the commercial helicopter market by revenue 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Segmentation of the commercial helicopter market 2015 (% share)
      • Table Procurement plans by size 2015-2019
    • Global helicopter simulator market by helicopter type (military)
      • Table Segmentation of the military helicopter market 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Segmentation of the military helicopter market 2015 (% share)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global helicopter simulator market 2015-2020
      • Table Market share by geography 2015
      • Table Market share by geography 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Helicopter simulator market in the Americas
      • Table Helicopter simulator market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Helicopter simulator market in EMEA
      • Table Helicopter simulator market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Helicopter simulator market in APAC
      • Table Helicopter simulator market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading regions
    • Table Key leading regions 2015
  • Market drivers
    • Table Planned use of new civilian helicopters 2015-2019
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Categories of LVC
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of vendors in global helicopter simulator market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • CAE
      • Table CAE: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table CAE: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table CAE: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Elite Simulation Solutions
    • FRASCA International
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Thales Group
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Thales Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Key vendors' recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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