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    Helicopter Blades Market Growth Analysis | 2017-2022

    Helicopter Blades Market Growth Analysis | 2017-2022
    Report code - SRAD110 Published On : Jun,2017 No. of Pages: 280
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    Market Insights

    The helicopter blades market was valued at US$ 1,212.5 million in 2016 and is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.5% over the next five years to reach US$ 1,568.4 million in 2022.


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    What are helicopter blades?

    Helicopter blades, also known as rotor blades or rotors, are the essential components of a helicopter that enable it to achieve lift and controlled flight. Unlike fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters rely on rotary wings to generate lift and maneuver in various directions. Helicopter blades are attached to the rotor hub, which is connected to the main rotor mast. The rotation of the blades creates lift and allows the helicopter to ascend, descend, hover, and move in any direction.

    Helicopter Blades Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2016

    USD 1212.5 million

    Market Size in 2022

    USD 1568.4 million

    Market Growth (2017-2022)

    4.5% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Market Dynamics

    The major factors driving the growth of the helicopter blades market are-

    • Increasing delivery of helicopters.
    • An advancement in blade technology such as electric tail rotor systems.
    • A continuous shift from heavy metal blades to lightweight composite blades.
    • Rising helicopter fleet size.


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    Segments' Analysis

    By Helicopter Type

    The helicopter blades market is segmented based on helicopter type as civil and para-public, military, and civil/military. Military and civil/military segments currently dominate the helicopter blades market, driven by high deliveries of helicopters and large fleet size. H125, H135, and H145 of Airbus Helicopters, Black Hawk of Sikorsky, A-64 Apache of Boeing, and AW139 of Agusta Westland are amongst the key helicopter models which are driving the demand for blades in these segments. The civil and para-public segment is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, driven by increasing demand for light single-engine and intermediate & medium twin-engine civil helicopters.

    By Material Type

    Based on the material type, composites are likely to remain the largest and fastest-growing material type during the forecast period. The materials' potential in structural applications has been recognized for a long by Helicopter manufacturers. Military helicopters use composites ranging from 50% to 80% of the total airframe weight. The usage of composites varies significantly in civil helicopters. Some civil helicopter manufacturers use composites extensively, whereas some use them mainly in non-structural applications. Blades are also not untouched by such dynamics and major helicopter manufacturers are increasingly adopting composite blades in their upcoming models. At the same time, there is also an increasing demand for composite blades in the aftermarket.

    By Blade Location Type

    Based on blade location type, the main rotor blade is projected to remain the largest type during the forecast period. Both the main rotor and tail rotor blades are likely to witness similar growth over the next five years. There is increasing penetration of composite materials in both blade types.

    Regional Insights

    Europe is projected to remain the largest and fastest-growing helicopter blades market during the forecast period. The region is the manufacturing capital of the helicopter industry with the presence of Airbus Helicopters, Agusta Westland, and Russian Helicopters. All the major helicopter manufacturers are producing blades in Europe only.


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    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The market is segmented in the following ways:

    By Helicopter Type

    • Civil Helicopter
    • Military Helicopter
    • Both (Civil / Military Helicopter)

    By Engine Type

    • Turbine
    • Piston

    By Blade Location Type

    • Main Rotor Blade
    • Tail Rotor Blade

    By Design Type

    • Symmetrical Helicopter Blade
    • Under Cambered Helicopter Blade

    By Material Type

    • Carbon Composites
    • Hybrid Composites
    • Other Materials

    By Manufacturing Type

    • Sandwich Construction Process
    • Other Processes

    By End-User Type

    • OE
    • Aftermarket

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Middle East, Latin America, and Others)


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    Key Players

    The supply chain of this market comprises raw material manufacturers, helicopter rotor and tail blade manufacturers, helicopter OEMs, MRO, and end users, such as oil & gas companies and military division of countries.

    The raw material manufacturers are-

    • Rio Tinto Group
    • Toray Industries
    • AGY Holdings
    • Owens Corning
    • Hexcel Corporation
    • Evonik Industries.

    The key helicopter OEMs are-

    • Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter Group)
    • Bell Helicopter
    • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    • Robinson Helicopter Company
    • Boeing
    • AgustaWestland S.p.A (now Leonardo).
    • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

    There are independent rotor and tail blade manufacturers as well as OEMs with in-house blade manufacturing capability. Most of the OEMs are currently having captive manufacturing of both rotor and tail blades. They do not sell rotor and tail blades to other OEMs.

    The key helicopter blade manufacturers are-

    • Bell Helicopter
    • Boeing Helicopter
    • Carson Helicopters
    • Airbus Helicopters
    • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    • Kaman Aerosystems
    • Robinson Helicopter Company
    • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    • Van Horn Aviation.

    New product development, collaboration with OEMs, and long-term contacts are the key strategies adopted by the key players to gain a competitive edge in the market.

    Research Methodology

    For calculating the market size, our analysts follow either a Top-Bottom or Bottom-Top approach or both, depending upon the complexity or availability of the data points. Our reports offer high-quality insights and are the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    We leverage a multitude of authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, government sources, trade associations, journals, investor presentations, white papers, and articles to gather the data. More than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts are usually executed to obtain qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report, from Stratview Research, studies the global helicopter blades market over the period 2011 to 2022. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Helicopter Blades Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    10% free customization

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation·

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the helicopter types by design type.

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The helicopter blades market size is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of 4.5% over the next five year to reach US$ 1,568.4 million in 2022.

    Bell Helicopter, Boeing Helicopter, Carson Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Kaman Aerosystems, Robinson Helicopter Company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, and Van Horn Aviation. are among the key players in the market.

    Europe is projected to remain the largest market.

    Composite is expected to remain the largest segment in the market.

    The civil and para-public segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the market during the forecast period.

    Increasing deliveries of helicopters, advancement in the blade technology such as electric tail rotor systems, continuous shift from heavy metal blades to lightweight composite blades are the factors driving the growth of the market.


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