Helicopter Engines Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Helicopter Engines Market is segmented by Application (Commercial Helicopters and Military Helicopters), Type (Piston Engine and Turbine Engine), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

helicopter engines market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >3 %

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Market Overview

The helicopter engines market is expected to register a CAGR of over 3%, during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

Increase in the demand for helicopters for various military and commercial applications is the main driver for the market. Procurements are being done on a large scale in the military for rotorcraft. Additionally, the helicopters find their use in many applications nowadays, even in the commercial sector.

The necessity for enhancing the helicopter engine performance has become one of the main areas of concentration for the helicopter manufacturers, as fuel economy is also one of the main factors that reduce the operating costs of the helicopters.  This is likely to make way for the manufacturers to produce more efficient new generation helicopter engines in the future.

Scope of the Report

The study includes the revenues from both OEM and aftermarket services. Moreover, it includes the following aspects:

By Application
Commercial Helicopters
Military Helicopters
By Type
Piston Engine
Turbine Engine
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Military Helicopters Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

  • By application, the military helicopter engines segment holds the maximum revenue share, followed by commercial helicopter engines. The advantages offered by the helicopters in the military, like quick response in transporting personnel and cargo for frontline support, their vertical take-off and landing capabilities (which eliminates the requirement of long runways), and the ability to be deployed in almost any open area in cases of emergency assistance, increase their utilitarian value in the military.
  • Thus, the usage of helicopters is more in the military compared to commercial applications, hence, the market for military helicopter engines is expected to increase. The military helicopter engines segment is also expected to continue its dominance in the market, during the forecast period.
Helicopter Engines Market_Application

Asia-Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market for Helicopter Engines in the Forecast Period

  • Globally, North America holds the highest market share in the helicopter engines market, with the United States being the major market for the helicopter engines. The demand from the United States is likely to continue, thereby, becoming the driving factor for the helicopter engines market during the forecast period.
  • Currently, the United States is having the largest helicopters fleet in the world, with more than 9,000 commercial helicopters in the country alone. The aftermarket and maintenance services, along with the need to replace parts of the engines for these helicopters, may drive the market for the helicopter engines in the future.
  • The huge budgets of the United States toward military are enabling the procurement of new helicopters by the US military. This may also drive the production of new helicopter engines by the engine suppliers for these helicopters. Thus, the demand from the United States is expected to drive the share of the North American helicopter engines market, during the forecast period.
  • However, the market in Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR, during the forecast period. Currently, India is taking the deliveries of Chinook and Apache helicopters. Moreover, China is ordering new helicopters from various foreign OEMs, in addition to its indigenously manufactured helicopters. Australia is also expected to procure helicopters for commercial and law enforcement purposes in the future. All these factors are expected to increase the growth of the market studied in the region, during the forecast period.
Helicopter Engines Market_Geography

Competitive Landscape

  • Safran SA, United Technologies Corporation, General Electric Company, Rolls-Royce Holding PLC, and United Technologies Corporation are some of the major players in the market. Efforts are being made by the existing players for increasing the efficiency and time between overhaul of the engines, which may help them to grab new contracts with the helicopter OEMs.
  • In the military sector, many local manufacturers are trying to produce new generation indigenous turboshaft engines for their military helicopters. For example, Turkey and India are developing their own indigenous helicopter engines. As the relatively new players are capturing the market share, established players, in order to maintain their market dominance, need to expand in the untapped markets and increase their product innovation through significant R&D investments.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Commercial Helicopters

      2. 5.1.2 Military Helicopters

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Piston Engine

      2. 5.2.2 Turbine Engine

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Safran SA

      2. 6.2.2 United Technologies Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 General Electric Company

      4. 6.2.4 Rolls-Royce Holding PLC

      5. 6.2.5 Honeywell International Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

      7. 6.2.7 Turkish Aerospace Industries


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Helicopter Engines Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Helicopter Engines Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Safran SA, United Technologies Corporation, General Electric Company, Rolls-Royce Holding PLC, Honeywell International Inc. are the major companies operating in Helicopter Engines Market.

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