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Optionally Piloted Helicopters – Is this the Future of Aircraft?

Optionally Piloted Helicopters – Is this the Future of Aircraft?

The constant rise of remotely piloted aircraft questions the actual need for conventional helicopters. By making helicopter pilots optional, what does it mean for the future of the industry? Frost & Sullivan’s Aerospace & Defense expert Industry Analyst Alix Leboulanger will discuss innovation breakouts in helicopters industry and assess key technological programs readiness levels as… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 27-Jan-15

Global Military Helicopters Market Takes Wing Despite Budget Cuts

Global Military Helicopters Market Takes Wing Despite Budget Cuts

Repeated budget cuts and frozen orders have blurred promises of market recovery in the global military market, especially across Western regions. The adoption of remotely piloted aircraft systems seems to make manned helicopters further irrelevant. Nevertheless, unrivalled vertical take-off and landing capabilities as well as strong mission efficiency rates will sustain interest in military rotorcraft…. Read more »

Source: Frost Sullivan, 04-Dec-14

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Technological Advancements Enable Helicopters to Embrace Harsher Environments

Technological Advancements Enable Helicopters to Embrace Harsher Environments

The civil helicopter market is still slowly recovering from the economic downturn as emerging economies renew and expand their helicopter fleets. In the commercial segment, buoyant demand from the oil and gas industry for offshore transportation coupled with adoption in the sectors such as emergency medical services, air ambulances and aerial services are supporting revenues…. Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 14-Nov-14

Frost & Sullivan Commends Elbit Systems for Skylens Wearable HUD

Frost & Sullivan Commends Elbit Systems for Skylens Wearable HUD

Based on its recent analysis of the commercial avionics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Elbit Systems with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Elbit Systems has taken the enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) concept one step further with its wearable Skylens head up display (HUD), inspired by the defence… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 07-Oct-14

Helicopter and Systems Market Thrives in Emerging Countries, Says Frost & Sullivan

Helicopter and Systems Market Thrives in Emerging Countries, Says Frost & Sullivan

 The helicopter industry has been marked with notable ups and downs in 2013, both requested orders in transitioning economies and terminations in the West, such as in North America, the largest helicopter market in the world. The dialogue between industry and customers is therefore becoming increasingly challenging, blurring potential opportunities for OEMs on the short and… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 26-Feb-14

US military helicopter industry to almost halve by 2018

US military helicopter industry to almost halve by 2018

As Department of Defense (DoD) budgets tighten, military services will be forced to spend less on helicopters. The declining budget is also driving trends of upgrading and remanufacturing existing platforms rather than funding new helicopter programs. Conversely, the civil helicopter market has rebounded after the 2008-2009 recession that resulted in a lack of financing to… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 18-Dec-13

Fleet Rationalisation and Ongoing Renewal Cycles Boost Helicopter Systems Market Globally

Fleet Rationalisation and Ongoing Renewal Cycles Boost Helicopter Systems Market Globally

 Increasing rationalisation of helicopter fleets and the adoption of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to reduce costs and enhance platform capabilities is driving the global military, parapublic and commercial helicopter systems market. Advances such as increasing platform speed range, flight control reliability, mission responsiveness rates, efficiency, and platform versatility coupled with decreasing fuel consumption and refuelling frequency,… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 21-Nov-13

Promising Growth Prospects for the Global Helicopter Market – Platforms, SIS & Systems

Promising Growth Prospects for the Global Helicopter Market – Platforms, SIS & Systems

Shutdown, Sequestration, and Slowdown: the challenge of these three “S” might set a new speed to global helicopter market dynamics. Despite economic turbulences, there are opportunities and end-users’ needs unmet, which the industry can focus on. Future procurement programmes across emerging markets will support the sector development. There are also significant aftermarket support growth opportunities… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 17-Oct-13

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Significant growth in Middle East military UAV opportunities

Significant growth in Middle East military UAV opportunities

Growing demand supported by strong intent and investment capability is expanding the market for military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Middle East. The region is already considered a lucrative market for defence. UAV development efforts by some Middle East nations coupled with imports from the U.S. will strongly bolster market expansion. Currently, the U.S. and Israel are the top… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 27-Jun-13

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More affordable/versatile helicopters will offset waning demand

More affordable/versatile helicopters will offset waning demand

Military platforms continue to dominate the global helicopter market. However, this dominance is expected to reduce as platforms become more capable and Ministries of Defence (MoDs) look for commonality with existing fleets to save on maintenance costs and improve platform availability. To a lesser extent, similar trends will be witnessed across the civil helicopter market,… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 22-Nov-12

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US defence budget cuts stall new purchases of helicopters

US defence budget cuts stall new purchases of helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as some of the United States’ defense objectives. This can only be achieved by increasing the availability of military helicopters. New analysis from… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 10-Sep-12

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Global Military Helicopters Market – New Opportunities and Business Models

Global Military Helicopters Market – New Opportunities and Business Models

The recent Special Operations mission conducted by the U.S. Seal Team Six (ST6) to acquire and terminate a high-value target by a highly specialised task force involved the use of the Sikorsky MH60 (K/M version). The dust had yet to settle, and the industry experts were already discussing the use of “stealth” technologies for this… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 14-Jun-11

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The Global War against Terrorism drives the US military helicopter market, says Frost & Sullivan

The Global War against Terrorism drives the US military helicopter market, says Frost & Sullivan

Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have laid a strong foundation for significant growth in the U.S. military helicopter market. The U.S. military continues to acquire new helicopters and implement major upgrades to its existing fleet. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the U. S. Army’s aviation command may require a sum of $61 billion… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 12-Oct-10

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World commercial helicopter market slowly picks up steam

World commercial helicopter market slowly picks up steam

The civilian rotorcraft market is expected to remain diverse with the bulk of all new deliveries arriving from mature production lines. The industry witnessed unprecedented growth in the global sales of civil rotorcraft from 2004 through 2008. However, as 2008 ended, the economic slowdown saw rotorcraft utilization and new orders decrease significantly and financing became… Read more »

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 03-Sep-10

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