Global Helicopter Simulator Market


Industry Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2022)

  • Market Trends, Dynamics and Regulatory Framework
  • Regional and Cross-segment Sales Figures
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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A flight simulator is a device that artificially re-creates aircraft flight and the environment in which it flies, for pilot training, design, or other purposes. It includes replicating the equations that govern how helicopter fly, how they react to applications of flight controls, the effects of other helicopter systems, and how the helicopter reacts to external factors such as air density, turbulence, wind shear, cloud, precipitation. Flight simulators are of two types-FFS and flight simulation training devices (FSTD). A flight simulation covers three areas-aircraft, environment, and cueing simulation.


Flight simulation is used for training purposes (mainly of pilots), the design and development of the helicopters itself, and research into helicopters characteristics and control handling qualities.

Market Dynamics

One of the key market drivers for this market is the increased need for safety and cost effectiveness in the aviation sector. Simulator-based training services are gaining popularity as they help aspiring pilots to learn more in an hour as compared to multiple hours of real flying. Since safety is always an important aspect of flying, regulatory bodies have made the use of simulators mandatory for novice pilots. This recent focus on cost effectiveness and safety will help in the growth of the simulators market during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

The market has been segmented by

User type – into commercial and military

Geography – into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific.

The commercial segment of the helicopter simulator market was the largest in 2015 with a market share of approximately 63%. The demand for trained helicopter pilots will grow steadily to keep pace with the demand from the oil and gas sector. Since civil helicopter pilots are also required to do general service jobs like commercial flying and emergency medical services, the demand for helicopter simulators in the commercial sector will grow rapidly over the next few years.

Regional/Geographic Analysis

The Americas currently dominate the global helicopter simulator market and an increase in the number of civilian helicopters in this region coupled the rising demand from military forces will contribute towards market growth during the forecast period. India, China, and Indonesia would be the growth drivers of the simulator market in Asia Pacific.


Benefits offered by these devices like offering near real world experience and the growing importance for safety as well as the need for substantial training are anticipated to offer avenues for market growth over the next few years. Advancements in computing technology have significantly resulted in incorporation of better visual and motion systems for enhanced fidelity and smoothness, which will also drive the growth of the flight simulator market demand over the forecast period.

Key Players

CAE, Elite Simulation Systems, FRASCA International Rockwell Collins
Thales, Indra Sistemas, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Link Simulation and Training, Northrop Grumman, Tru Simulation + Training

Report ContentsRegional AnalysisReport Highlights
  • Market segments
  • Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
  • Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
  • Supply & Demand Value Chain
  • Market – Current Trends
  • Competition & Major Companies
  • Technology and R&D Status
  • Porters Five Force Analysis
  • Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players
  • North America
    • US and Canada
  • Latin America
    • Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
    • Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
    • Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia and New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
    • South Africa
    • North Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides details on market segmentation which is derived from several product mapping exercises, macroeconomic parameters and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors is delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.

  • Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
  • Consumer and Pricing Analysis
  • Market dynamics of the industry
  • Market Segmentation
  • Estimated Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
  • Recent trends in Market and impact
  • Research Status and Technology Overview
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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