Japan Helicopter Services Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Light, Medium, Heavy), By Application (Offshore, Air Ambulance, Business and Corporate Travel, Disaster and Humanitarian Aid, Transport, Surveying and Aerial Imaging, Others), By End User (Civil, Commercial, Military), and Japan Helicopter Services Market Insights Forecasts 2023 - 2033

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Japan Helicopter Services Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2023 to 2033.
  • The Japan Helicopter Services Market Size is Expected to Hold a Significant Share by 2033.

Japan Helicopter Services Market

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The Japan Helicopter Services Market size is expected to hold a significant share by 2033, at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period 2023 to 2033. 


Market Overview

A helicopter service is a transportation service that uses helicopters to transport passengers. Helicopters are used for emergency medical services, passenger and cargo transportation, aerial photography and surveying, search and rescue operations, offshore drilling activities, and other specialized tasks such as firefighting, military operations, and medical evacuations. Private companies, government agencies, or military organizations may offer helicopter services. In addition, to transporting passengers and cargo, some helicopter operators offer sightseeing tours that provide passengers with a unique and thrilling aerial view of the surrounding landscape. These services improve situational awareness while also ensuring operational efficiency and safety, which leads to fewer accidents and lower operational costs. The market in the Japan is expected to grow steadily, driven by rising demand for aerial firefighting services, technological advancements, helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), which includes air ambulance services, and sustained R&D investments.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the Japan helicopter services market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Japan helicopter services 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-segment of the Japan helicopter services market.                 


Japan Helicopter Services Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Forecast Period:2023-2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023-2033 :6.3%
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:206
Tables, Charts & Figures:115
Segments covered:By Type, By Application, By End User
Companies covered::GEN Corporation, Kawasaki Aerospace Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Subaru Corporation, and key companies.
Pitfalls & Challenges:Covid-19 Empact,Challenges,Growth, Analysis.

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Driving Factors

The growing demand for emergency medical services (EMS) is expected to propel the market growth in Japan. Helicopters are commonly used for emergency medical transportation because they can quickly reach remote or difficult-to-reach areas and deliver patients to hospitals on time. Furthermore, the increase is due to the rising demand for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). HEMS flights have increased by more than 50% in the Japan over the last decade. In addition, urban air mobility (UAM) refers to the transportation of people and goods in urban areas through aircraft. Several companies are investing in UAM technology, including aircraft manufacturers, technology companies, and transportation firms. They can also take off and land vertically, eliminating the need for runways and requiring less space for landing and takeoff. They can also travel at high speeds, which cuts travel time and improves efficiency. Due to these advantages, the market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.


Restraining Factors

Stringent regulations and safety concerns associated with helicopter services operations are hampering the Japan helicopter services market growth. High operating costs in this industry, such as fuel, maintenance, and insurance, present a significant barrier to industry growth.


Market Segment

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

Based on type, the Japan helicopter services market is segmented into light, medium, and heavy. Among these, the light segment has the largest revenue share over the forecast period. A lightweight helicopter is designed to be small, agile, and simple to fly, with a maximum takeoff weight of less than 6,000 pounds. The segment leads the Japanese market due to rising demand for sightseeing, aerial photography, and other applications.


  • In 2023, the air ambulance segment is witnessing significant growth over the forecast period.

Based on application, the Japan helicopter services market is segmented into offshore, air ambulance, business and corporate travel, disaster and humanitarian aid, transport, surveying, and aerial imaging, others. Among these, the air ambulance segment is witnessing significant growth over the forecast period. Air ambulance helicopters are equipped with medical equipment and accessories, as well as onboard medical personnel, to assist patients with prompt emergency medical care. Air ambulances offer an advantage over regular road ambulance services in that they eliminate long trip times and limited access to distant places. One of the key drivers of market expansion is the rising incidence of accidents across the country.


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

Based on end users, the Japan helicopter services market is segmented into civil, commercial, and military. Among these, the civil segment has the largest revenue share over the forecast period. Due to the growing demand for helicopters in emergency services and air transportation. As populations and urban areas expand, so does the demand for efficient and fast transportation.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the Japan helicopter services 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

  • GEN Corporation
  • Kawasaki Aerospace Company
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Subaru Corporation
  • Others


Key Target Audience

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


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at regional, and country levels from 2022 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the Japan Helicopter Services Market based on the below-mentioned segments:  


Japan Helicopter Services Market, By Type

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy


Japan Helicopter Services Market, By Application

  • Offshore
  • Air Ambulance
  • Business and Corporate Travel
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Aid
  • Transport
  • Surveying and Aerial Imaging
  • Others


Japan Helicopter Services Market, By End User

  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Military

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