NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 edition of the report provides a Comprehensive & Insightful Comparative SWOT Analysis and analyzes the Near to Medium Term Strategy Focus for the Global Top 5 Civil Helicopter manufacturers amid an emerging market scenario with the Global Civil Helicopter market impacted significantly by the ongoing downturn in global energy sector and disparate economic & market conditions across key geographic regions with traditional markets, led by North America, witnessing steady growth while emerging markets, led by Brazil, China & Russia, face a a host of complex economic challenges & pressures against the backdrop of a difficult global macroeconomic environment marked by financial markets volatility, continued weakness in commodity prices, plummeting of crude oil prices and continued geo-political conflict. The U.S. Economy continues to prove itself as the stable cornerstone of the global economy with steady economic growth momentum followed by EU which, too, continues to make slow economic recovery. The economic growth in China has slowed down to the lowest rate in over 25 years accompanied by continued financial markets volatility as the country strives to transition to a more consumption driven economy with limited reliance on manufacturing & heavy industries which has impacted the growth significantly. Brazil & Russian economies, on the contrary, have been impacted severely by the energy sector downturn and are in recession, in addition, to the ongoing political crisis in Brazil with pressures likely to prevail across these economies over near term. The OECD & IMF have already issued stress signals and have cut their global economic growth forecasts for the global economy for 2016 and the IMF has described the global economy as being highly vulnerable to adverse shocks. The near-term demand outlook for civil helicopters is, however, difficult with the sector impacted significantly by the ongoing downturn & consolidation in the offshore oil & gas exploration sector, which accounts for a major 40% share of the annual demand for new civil helicopters globally followed by law enforcement & EMS segments respectively. The sustained slump in crude oil prices is likely to continue to have an impact on demand and activity across the global in-service civil helicopter fleet over near term with limited activity across key exploration sites. However, other market segments, including, law enforcement, EMS, firefighting, tourism & training are witnessing an increase in utilization rate & replacement cycles which should keep the overall demand for civil helicopters stable over near term along-with continued growth in aftermarket sales, MRO & other services amid a favorable & sustained low oil price environment. Also, the medium to long term view of the Global Civil Helicopter market is promising, albeit near term pressures, with presence of strong fundamentals and long term, sustainable growth drivers & enablers with the Global in-service Civil Helicopter Fleet projected to increase by 50% by 2034.