15-Oct-2015 Source: APAC
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APAC is witnessing increasing growth of light helicopters in the ambulance services and VIP transport service segments. It was found that 29% of the civil helicopters across the globe are used for law enforcement and EMS; however, this segment is very minor in countries such as China, India, and Middle Eastern countries. Therefore, manufacturers such as MD Helicopters, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter, and many others are struggling to attain a share in the EMS helicopter segment in the APAC market.
According to the report, because of the increased utilization rate (helicopter fleet utilization) and the increased helicopter replacement cycle, the purchase interest for helicopters in the civil aviation sector is trending up. Some of the applications of helicopters in the civil aviation sector include offshore logistics, corporate usage, training, tourism, firefighting, and law enforcement. The cost of civil helicopters is less than defense helicopters; however, the overall revenue contribution of this segment is higher, because of the higher demand.