The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has provided updated rotorcraft shipment data through the third quarter of 2014 to augment the general aviation airplane shipment data published last week.
The rotorcraft industry delivered 648 helicopters in the first nine months of 2014, a decline of approximately one-third in deliveries compared to the same period last year.
The billings of these aircraft deliveries totaled $2.6 billion, a decline of 20.1%.
GAMA’s airplane shipment data has been published since 1947 and starting in 2011 the association began publishing data about rotorcraft deliveries. The 2014 report covers more than 80% of the civil and commercial rotorcraft market’s worldwide aircraft shipments.