For many years, the civil helicopter market made up a fairly small part of the global aerospace sector. However, over the last decade it has shown healthy growth, with its value reaching US$7.4bn in 2015. There may be a number of challenges on the horizon, but there are also opportunities for businesses to continue growing.
An essential part of sustaining growth is identifying key trends and sourcing innovative solutions from across the globe. Trade shows present the perfect opportunity to network with customers, find new equipment and build new relationships. Attracting hundreds of businesses and 1000s of key buyers and decision makers, they provide a platform to do business on a scale unachievable by simply sitting at a desk or taking it on the road.
Helitech International provides this opportunity perfectly, bringing together the global rotorcraft community and inspiring new ways of operating civilian and parapublic services in different vertical markets. With a number of leading European companies, like Marenco Swisshelicopter, DART Aerospace, LORD Corporation and LCI Helicopters, already confirmed, the exhibition gives international businesses an ideal platform to engage with existing customers and develop new relationships.
With buyers and operators from more than 66 countries visiting the event in 2015, Helitech International attracts the global rotorcraft industry to Europe. In addition to sourcing products, the event’s highly informative, business-focused Conference Programme – which includes seminars from the European Helicopter Association – allows all those present to gain a better understanding of the opportunities and threats facing the industry.
With the industry gathering at Heli-Expo next week, it’s important not to forget about the industry outside the US. There are huge opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, many of which will not be discussed or even highlighted in Louisville. The UN’s missions to Africa and the increase in regular helicopter border patrols, represent a chance for the entire supply chain to grow their businesses, be it operators, manufacturers or systems providers.
Ultimately, the rotorcraft sector is an international industry, and for business to flourish it’s essential to be doing business across the world. Opportunities exist everywhere, from new contracts to finding a niche piece of equipment that improves operational efficiency. The only way to ensure that your businesses stands out against the competition is to ensure you’re looking at all four corners of the globe.
For that reason, we’ll be at Heli-Expo to highlight the unique benefits that Helitech International brings to the rotorcraft community and demonstrate how we complement the activity happening in Louisville next week. Pop by our stand (6743) to find out more.