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FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: BIZJET MARKET RECOVERY ON THE HORIZON
Nov 08, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS $22.2 BILLION LIGHT MILITARY ROTORCRAFT MARKET OVER 15 YEARS
Oct 24, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PREDICTS $213 BILLION REGIONAL MARKET OVER 15 YEARS
Sep 26, 2017
FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR ANTI-SHIP MISSILE MARKET
Sep 13, 2017
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS MARK GROWTH OF REGIONAL NAVIES
Sep 12, 2017
TWO SHIP COLLISIONS RAISE QUESTIONS
Aug 24, 2017
RISING TENSIONS IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA HIGHLIGHT THAAD MISSILE'S KEY ROLE
Aug 10, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES IMPROVED U.S. DEFENSE BUDGET DATABASE
Aug 08, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: BOEING ON A ROLL; BOTH CIVIL AND MILITARY MARKETS REMAIN STRONG
Aug 01, 2017
DEFENSE FIRMS SEE STRONG GROWTH POTENTIAL AS UPSWING BEGINS
Jul 18, 2017
COMMERCIAL COMSAT MAKERS CASHING IN ON HOT MARKET
Jul 12, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: 15-YEAR WORLD AVIATION TURBOSHAFT MARKET WORTH $34 BILLION
Jun 20, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PREDICTS $4.15 TRILLION LARGE JETLINER MARKET OVER 15 YEARS
Jun 19, 2017
FOLLOWING U.S. ATTACK ON SYRIAN AIR BASE, FI OFFERING DETAILED TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE REPORT
Apr 07, 2017
POLITICS TO AFFECT SHAPE OF U.S. DEFENSE ELECTRONICS MARKET
Mar 28, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: HIGHER DEFENSE BUDGETS LIKELY TO GIVE MEDIUM/HEAVY MILITARY ROTORCRAFT MARKET A LIFT
Mar 07, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 'LAUNCH VEHICLES: YEAR IN REVIEW 2016.' STAGE SET FOR RENEWED ACTIVITY IN 2017
Jan 30, 2017
FPSO CONSTRUCTION POWERING MECHANICAL DRIVE MARKET
Dec 13, 2016
ROLLS-ROYCE RULES THE NAVAL GAS TURBINE MARKET
Dec 12, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL RELEASES VERSION 3.1 OF ITS PLATINUM FORECAST SYSTEM
Dec 07, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Light Commercial Helicopter Production Forecast to Fall Through 2012


NEWTOWN, Conn. [September 22, 2011] In its new study titled "The Market for Light Commercial Rotorcraft 2011-2020," Forecast International projects that light commercial helicopter manufacturers will ship just under 16,860 rotorcraft worth approximately $58.8 billion during the next 10 years. This forecast covers light commercial helicopters with maximum gross weights under 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg).

The Connecticut-based market research firm forecast that this total will include production of more than 5,900 piston-powered and nearly 10,900 turbine-powered rotorcraft. Manufacturers reported stabilization in the market during 2010, but annual production is forecast to remain under 1,300 units through 2012. The forecast assumes that economic growth in Europe and the United States, the two primary markets for rotorcraft, will be anemic through 2011 and most of 2012. Improved economic conditions thereafter will allow increased production at major manufacturers as demand recovers to its pre-recession level over the long term.

"The recession killed demand for piston helicopters, but the turbine market held up relatively well in 2009 and 2010," notes Forecast International aerospace analyst Douglas Royce. "It is still a tough market for manufacturers, but we expect to see substantial improvement by the end of 2012."

Production of piston-powered helicopters will account for about 35 percent of the total number of units shipped in the light commercial rotorcraft market over the period 2011-2020. The value of this production will reach over $2.2 billion, only about 4 percent of the value of the light commercial rotorcraft market overall. The value of production of turbine-powered rotorcraft is forecast to total $56.6 billion over this timeframe. The turbine market will thus account for about 96 percent of the value of production of light commercial rotorcraft during the forecast period.

Manufacturers are forecast to ship 5,959 single-engine turbine helicopters and 4,973 twins. The value of production for the single-engine turbine market is projected to be $14.6 billion. The value of production of twins is projected to reach $42 billion. The high list prices of twins result in a far higher value of production even though they are produced in lower numbers. Thus, almost 75 percent of the value of production in the turbine segment will come from production of twin-engine rotorcraft.

Forecast International, Inc. (www.forecastinternational.com) is a leading provider of Market Intelligence and Analysis in the areas of aerospace, defense, power systems and military electronics. Based in Newtown, Conn., USA, Forecast International specializes in long-range industry forecasts and market assessments used by strategic planners, marketing professionals, military organizations, and governments worldwide. To arrange an interview with Forecast International’s editors, please contact Ray Peterson, Vice President, Research & Editorial Services (203) 426-0800, ray.peterson@forecast1.com. Proprietary Special Research is also available. Contact Jonathan Watson, Managing Director, The Forecast Consulting Group (j.watson@forecast1.com). Questions regarding sales may be directed to sales@forecast1.com.



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