Asia-Pacific Offshore Helicopters Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
Asia-Pacific is one of the leading regions for growth in offshore oil & gas development. Asia-Pacific has been second only to North America since 2013 in terms of new helicopter deliveries, with 26.4% of new deliveries taken up only by Asia-Pacific helicopter services operators in 2015. The offshore helicopters delivery share to the region in 2016 crossed 31.8% (YTD), ahead of both North American and European regions, each with around 27% share. The growth is mainly attributed to rising demands of fixed-wing and rotary-wing helicopters from the regional oil & gas operators for drilling and maintenance activities for offshore oil & gas installations.
Along with a quest to reduce oil import bill and to become self-sustained by promoting domestic oil production, the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a rising demand for offshore helicopter fleet used for regional search and rescue (SAR) and emergency medical services (EMS). Moreover, the depleting fleet of old aircrafts in the region and the rising airspace safety regulations offers a promising market for the OEMs to provide their modern fleet of aircrafts.
Offshore Wind Development offers Significant Opportunities
After years of developing onshore wind power, wind farm development in Asia-Pacific region is expected to move towards offshore areas. Several countries, including Mainland China, are focusing on developing offshore wind power, which is expected to stimulate new growth in the offshore helicopter market. The burgeoning offshore wind farm industry, wherein wind farm operators and national authorities are still in the process of crafting and implementing regulations, is expected to create an attractive market for offshore helicopters.
Recovery in Crude Oil Prices to Have a Positive Impact on Fleet Count
In 2016, the offshore helicopter fleet count declined by 25%. However, with the recovery in crude oil price, the fleet count increased by 2.9% in the region, with China being the fastest developing market in the region, registering 14.7% y-o-y fleet growth in 2017. Other countries, such as Australia, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia have also witnessed significant increase in the fleet count. Moreover, with the recovery of oil prices to sustainable levels coupled with increased spending for offshore project development and maintenance activities, especially in the deep-water exploration and production (E&P) operations, the offshore helicopter services are expected to grow substantially during the forecast period.
From the demand-side perspective, the demand for oil is expected to double by 2050, primarily driven by developing economies in the Asia-Pacific regions. Hence, the above developments in the offshore oil & gas industry are expected to have a positive impact on the offshore helicopter services market.
Key Developments in the Market
March 2018: Thai Aviation Services signed a multi-year contract under which the company has started conducting their S-92 helicopter simulator training at the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC). Thai Aviation Services, based in Bangkok, operates a fleet of S-92 helicopters used primarily for offshore oil & gas operations in the Gulf of Thailand
The major players include - Bristow Group Inc, CHC Group Ltd, Era Group Inc, PHI, Inc. amongst others.
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