Europe Helicopter Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Civil & Commercial, Military), By Weight (Light, Medium, Heavy), By Application (Emergency Medical Service, Corporate Service, Search and Rescue Operation, Oil & Gas, Defense, Homeland Security, Others), By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe), and Europe Helicopter Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Europe Helicopter Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2023 to 2033.
  • The Europe Helicopter Market Size is Expected to Hold a Significant Share by 2033.

The Europe Helicopter Market Size is Expected to Hold a Significant Share by 2033, at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period 2023 to 2033.             

Europe Helicopter Market

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Market Overview

A helicopter is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that generates lift and propulsion through one or more horizontal rotors, allowing it to take off, hover, and fly in any direction, including forward, backward, and sideways. There are various types, including civil, commercial, and military. Air ambulance services, search and rescue operations, military missions, oil and gas operations, and business travel are just a few of the numerous uses for helicopters. They can also be used for aerial surveys, photography, and cargo transportation. Their adaptability makes them ideal for operations in hard-to-reach areas like remote locations and disaster zones. A helicopter's main rotor generates lift for the aircraft, while the tail rotor counteracts the torque produced by the main rotor, allowing it to maintain stability and control. The main rotor's blades are shaped like airfoils and positioned to generate lift as they spin. Increased demand from the defense and commercial segments is expected to drive the growth of the Europe helicopter market.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for Europe helicopter market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Europe helicopter market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the Europe helicopter market.


Europe Helicopter Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Forecast Period:2023-2033
Forecast Period 2023-2033 CAGR:4.1%
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Type, By Weight, By Application, By Country and COVID-19 Impact Analysis.
Companies Covered:Airbus SE, Leonardo S.p.A., Bell Textron Inc., Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters JSC, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, MD Helicopters, Inc., Robinson Helicopter Company, Kaman Corporation and Other Key Vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The offshore wind industry is rapidly expanding in Europe, which is expected to increase demand for rotor-wing aircraft for transportation and maintenance. Offshore wind farms require regular maintenance, repair, and inspection services, which can be time-consuming and costly to perform using traditional methods. Rotor-wing aircraft can quickly and safely transport technicians and equipment to and from offshore wind turbines, minimizing downtime and increasing efficiency. Furthermore, an air ambulance is an aircraft that transports sick or injured people to hospitals in an emergency. The need for immediate transportation of critical patients to hospitals has fueled the growth of air ambulance services, with helicopters providing the quickest mode of transportation. Air ambulance services are becoming more common as medical technology advances, and they have gained popularity because they provide quick and efficient transportation for critically ill patients. Their ability to reach remote and inaccessible areas makes them an excellent choice for delivering patients to medical facilities quickly and efficiently.


Restraining Factors

Inflation in fuel and raw materials slowed the European helicopter industry's growth. Fuel prices have been volatile in recent years, increasing the operating costs of rotorcraft. Inflation in raw materials such as aluminum, steel, and titanium has also impacted production costs, leading to an increase in selling prices.


Market Segment

  • In 2023, the civil & commercial segment accounted for the largest revenue share over the forecast period.

Based on the type, the Europe helicopter market is segmented into civil & commercial, and military. Among these, the civil & commercial segment has the largest revenue share over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to increased demand for emergency services and air transportation. As the population and urban areas expand, so does the demand for efficient and fast transportation.  


  • In 2023, the light segment accounted for the largest revenue share over the forecast period.

Based on the weight, the Europe helicopter market is segmented into light, medium, and heavy. Among these, the light segment has the largest revenue share over the forecast period. A lightweight rotorcraft is designed to be small, agile, and simple to fly, with a maximum takeoff weight of less than 6,000 pounds. This segment currently dominates the Europe market due to rising demand for civil and commercial helicopters for sightseeing, aerial photography, and small group and cargo transportation.


  • In 2023, the emergency medical service segment accounted for the largest revenue share over the forecast period.

Based on the application, the Europe helicopter market is segmented into emergency medical service, corporate service, search & rescue operation, oil & gas, defense, homeland security, and others. Among these, the emergency medical service segment has the largest revenue share over the forecast period. Technological advancements in medical services and helicopters are assisting the market growth of emergency medical services (EMS). Various hospitals in Europe are investing privately in the acquisition of EMS, while industry participants are catering to the market by providing unique designs and operational training, thereby significantly improving market expansion prospects.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the Europe helicopter market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Airbus SE
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Bell Textron Inc.
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Russian Helicopters JSC
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
  • MD Helicopters, Inc.
  • Robinson Helicopter Company
  • Kaman Corporation
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Development

  • In December 2022, Airbus S.A.S. launched DisruptiveLab to enhance rotorcraft performance. DisruptiveLab is a flying laboratory dedicated to testing technologies that improve aircraft performance and reduce CO2 emissions from rotorcraft.


Market Segment

This study forecasts country revenue from 2022 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the Europe helicopter market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Europe Helicopter Market, By Type

  • Civil & Commercial
  • Military


Europe Helicopter Market, By Weight

  • Beauty Centers
  • Clinical-Hospitals-Medical SPAs
  • Home Care
  • Others


Europe Helicopter Market, By Application

  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Corporate Service
  • Search and Rescue Operation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Defense
  • Homeland Security
  • Others


Europe Helicopter Market, By Country

  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia

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