Airbus Helicopters committed to growing Asia Pacific market

8 February 2018

Confident of growing current 40% market share in civil and parapublic segment
Airbus Helicopters committed to growing Asia Pacific market
Singapore, 8 February 2018 – Airbus Helicopters continues to maintain its market lead in the civil and parapublic market with 40% market share, confident of increasing its share steadily over the next two decades. Despite some captive markets in the region, the helicopter manufacturer currently represents close to 10% of the Asia Pacific military market, which it sees potential for growth.

Asia Pacific currently accounts for nearly one-third of the global civil and parapublic deliveries, and represents 25% of the global military fleet.

In the next 20 years, Asia Pacific fleet will be doubled to reach about 20,000. It is expected to see a significant growth with the military fleet taking about half of the total region’s fleet, through fleet replacement, modernisation and new acquisitions across the region. The region’s civil and parapublic fleet is forecasted to grow at 4.5% annually in the next two decades, through a mix of fleet replacement and significant fleet development across all missions, specifically in Southeast Asia, China and India.

Speaking at its regional market update at the Singapore Airshow 2018, Fabrice Rochereau, Head of Sales, Southeast Asia and Pacific for Airbus Helicopters, believes that Asia Pacific is a very active region for the helicopter industry, showing healthy growth potential across civil and military market segments.

The company is confident of achieving a steady growth with around 2,000 new platforms to be delivered over the next decade to civil and parapublic operators in Asia Pacific, helped by its new medium-lift products H160 and H175 entering the market, and the popular H135 and H145 in the region. It is also counting on the region’s defence budget growth to reinforce its military market position.

Airbus Helicopters has a growing fleet of around 2,000 in service in Asia Pacific, across 25 countries, for over 600 operators and supported by a well-established customer support network spanning three support hubs, 12 customer centres, 20 maintenance centres and four training hubs.

About Airbus
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Guillaume Steuer
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Belinda Ng
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