Major participants in the helicopter seating market include Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Stelia Aerospace, Zodiac Aerospace, Oregon Aero, Inc., and UTC Aerospace Systems. The helicopter seating market has a high entry barrier as far as capital requirements are concerned, due to the expensive nature of helicopter construction. But due to the widespread demand for helicopters in a rising number of sectors, commercial opportunities are likely to be easy to acquire in the helicopter seating market in the coming years. The high costs of setting up helicopter manufacturing plants could hamper the market’s growth in emerging economies. However, the increasing focus of major players on acquisitions as a growth strategy could help the helicopter seating market in developing regions, as foreign investors could provide stable funding necessary for steady growth.
According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the revenue of the global helicopter seating market was valued at US$1.7 bn in 2017 and is expected to rise to US$4.3 bn by the end of 2025. The helicopter seating market is likely to exhibit a robust 12% CAGR in the forecast period.
Geographically, North America and Europe are likely to remain the leading contributors to the global helicopter seating market in the coming years. North America is likely to account for close to US$1.5 bn in the global helicopter seating market by the end of 2025. The rising number of high net worth individuals in developing countries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East is likely to be a crucial driver for the global helicopter seating market. The demand for VIP helicopter seating is likely to increase in the global helicopter seating market as a result, causing significant commercial impact on the market.
The growth of the aviation sector in developed as well as developing countries in recent years has been a key driver for the global helicopter seating market. Rising participation by indigenous players is likely to remain crucial to the helicopter seating market’s growth in developing regions. Government support to development of the aviation sector has also grown in recent years due to growing awareness of the utility of helicopters in several development initiatives, leading to growing demand from the helicopter seating market.
The increasing use of helicopters in the transportation and tourism sectors is likely to be a vital driver for the global helicopter seating market in the coming years. The diverse utility of helicopters has led to growing use in several countries for transportation to remote areas, whereas helicopters have become a key part of several global tourist attractions due to the high commercial potential of the industry. The rising availability of advanced helicopter components in emerging regions such as Southeast Asia and the Middle East is likely to propel the global helicopter seating market at a robust rate in the coming years.