Al Marsh

What’s bad for us is good for helicopters

March 13, 2011 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Here’s a little twist on economic news. I learned at the Helicopter Association International convention in Orlando last week that higher oil prices mean good news for the helicopter industry. When the price of a barrel of oil rises, oil companies go farther offshore and into deeper waters to drill. They need helicopters to do that.

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