Honeywell forecasts 4,000-plus turbine deliveries in four years
Honeywell’s annual Turbine-powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook forecasts that 4,000-4,200 new civilian helicopters will be delivered between 2018 and 2022.
It predicts that over the next twelve months helicopter fleet utilisation will increase significantly in North America and modestly in Europe and Latin America.
‘Operators purchasing new aircraft are largely considering factors like brand experience and performance when choosing make and model,’ Honeywell says. ‘The outlook shows stable new purchase-plan rates for the next five years for North America, Europe and Asia. Latin America shows higher growth rates for the next five years, with lower rates in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to better global economic conditions expected in the coming years, potential positive impacts of US tax reform on new helicopter demand and lower volatility in oil- and gas-related markets have helped fleet managers confirm what they told us last year.’