Helihub’s Founder Jeremy Parkin on the Adaptation of the Rotary Industry during COVID-19

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Jeremy Parkin, founder of the world’s first helicopter industry news website (helihub.com) and now Parapex Media, returns for a second episode on Asian Skycast. This time he speaks with ASG’s Jeffrey Lowe on all things helicopter related. The two talk on how the industry & its sectors are coping with COVID-19, the impact on OEMs; the pandemic’s effect on specific aircraft types and on different mission segments. Jeremy then speaks on the O&G market, gives his comments on the promise the APAC market holds and lastly, discusses current trends like E-delivery that could remain with us after the pandemic.

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Parapex Media and how Jeremy keeps a close eye on the global changes in the helicopter market & industry


Helihub.com - Jeremy as a Pioneer in delivering helicopter news and the ‘man in the know’


The various factors currently impacting the rotary industry, from the collapse of oil prices, potentially record wildfire seasons, and the pandemic


Current status of multi-turbine, single-turbine, and piston market segments, each impacted differently by the pandemic


Why the piston market (dominated by private pilots & training schools) has been hit the worst


The other end of the market: multi-turbines less impacted due to long-term work & contracts


Single-turbine market … somewhere in between


Increased demand for corporate jets during COVID-19 may spill over into the helicopter charter market…but not too much


OEMs, like Airbus, have slowed production down and have had to change the way they delivery during the pandemic


More orders for the H145 and an 18 month backlog


Social distancing and travel restrictions’ impact on production rates: Q2 down but Q3 may be higher


How do you adapt when lockdown restrictions change day to day


The most resilient pre-owned helicopter types


How is the O&G sector coping with COVID-19?


Telling stats: a 20-year low for the number of O&G wells


More work in China due to drive for self-sufficiency


No demand for new aircraft as helicopters are parked around the world – 30 S92s


Heavy end of the market to suffer from low demand from O&G


Optimism from the H225, its grounding, and eventual comeback – a second life awaits


Which sectors pick up the slack when O&G utilization drops – Wind Farms!


The EMS & Law Enforcement markets – Carry On with some mods


Not the same idle fleet issues as the airlines


Long distant helicopters and the 609


The different outlooks for corporate charter and private flying


Jeremy’s comments on the APAC market and upcoming opportunities


Future of Sikorsky in China


Got to adapt


The interesting concept of E-Delivery & remote appraisals – long term trends or here to stay


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