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ANALYSIS: Oil prices create super uncertainty

At least three commercial helicopter programmes – the Airbus Helicopters EC175, AgustaWestland AW189 and Bell 525 Relentless – owe their existence to sustained oil prices over $100 per barrel. All three were launched within the last decade to capture demand from oil and gas exploration companies as they pushed drilling sites further offshore, necessitating a new subgenre of “super” medium-sized helicopters weighing 7t-9t.

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