The Russian market of helicopter services is experiencing not the best times. From “air transport review” there are no statistics of Transport clearing chamber for 2018, but we know that from 2013 to 2017 operational flight helicopters HA Russia fell by 14%, to 388 thousand hours is a new record in the current decade. Even before the lowest rate of plaque in the industry were recorded in 2009 403,8 thousand h
In 2017 the implementation of state projects on development of the aircraft added to the market 22 thousand hours of flight, and in 2018 — 25 thousand hours.
The opinions of the operators about the situation on the market of the helicopter industry is slightly different due to the fact that every company has its financial, technical capabilities and business practices. However, some operators are very pessimistic.
It is worth noting that both times the decrease in the number of flying hours of the helicopter happened amid the financial and economic crises of 2008 and 2014-2015, Which is quite natural, as civil aviation is, in fact, mirrors what is happening with the economy.