PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 12 March 2014
For the OEMs that had helicopters on display. With a total of 19,038 attendees at this year's Heli-Expo, the show attendance was down by about 1,000 from last year's record numbers, but despite this slight drop the helicopter market appears to be on a positive path.
Heli-Expo closed the doors of the Anaheim Convention Center last week with strong attendance numbers and many contracts closed.
Heli-Expo 2014 Shows Strong Helicopter Market .
The Honeywell forecast for civilian turbine helicopter deliveries, which is based on surveys of more than 1,000 operators worldwide, was released in conjunction with the show and all indications are for a strong, stable trend in the helicopter market. Honeywell is forecasting 4,800 to 5,500 civilian turbine helicopter deliveries in the next five years. On an average, this is a slight increase over "a very strong 2013 performance in which we counted about 1,000 turbine helicopter deliveries," said Charles Park, Honeywell's market analysis director. "That's pretty good after the low point after the recession."