2020 was a tough year for helicopter sales in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, civil-commercial turbine helicopter deliveries for 2020, when compared to 2019, saw a decline of approximately 16.9%, with 532 delivered, while piston helicopter deliveries saw a decline of 20.7%, with 142 delivered. But even in a tough year, there are some models that outsell others.
Airbus, Robinson Helicopters, Bell Helicopters and Leonardo made the list of Top 10 best-selling rotorcraft of 2020, with most companies grabbing more than one spot:
1) Airbus H125: 63 sold 3) Robinson R66: 54 sold 5) Airbus H145: 53 sol 7) Robinson Raven I: 32 sold 9) Leonardo AW139: 21 sold
2) Robinson Raven II: 61 sold 4) Bell 407Gxi: 53 sold
6) Bell 505: 49 sold
8) Bell 429: 27 sold
10) Robinson Beta II: 18 sold
GAMA’s complete 2020 year-end report can be found at GAMA.aero, which includes a breakdown by each manufacturer and each model.