HeliValue$ held its third quarter review of the Blue Book resale pricing data on October 28, 2014. Models updated after our review are listed below. Resale pricing adjustments are based on actual sales transactions and current market conditions. We obtain sales pricing data from owners and operators, lenders and lessors, brokers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. With the information gathered from many different resources, we review each model covered in The Official Helicopter Blue Book®. While we do review all models each quarter, frequently traded models are updated as soon as they begin to show variation from the previously published page. Stay up-to-date on resale pricing changes by subscribing to The Official Helicopter Blue Book® www.helivalues.com.
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General Market Comments
This year HeliValue$ has seen a considerable increase of light single engine helicopters on the market. This is mostly due to the sharp decline in the mining and seismic explorations sectors. Aiding in the flooded light singles market is a shift to replace the popular electronic news gathering machine, the Airbus AS350 series, with the lighter, lower-cost to maintain, Robinson R44 and R66 models. The medium and heavy helicopter markets continue to be very strong with an increasing demand for offshore machines. We expect to see demands at this level continue for at least the next five years. The VIP/Corporate resale market is in a decline in all categories but especially in the medium and large helicopter categories. We still see new deliveries of VIP/Corporate machines, like the Agusta AW139, Bell 429 and Airbus EC145s. However, because there is a low supply of the more desirable offshore configured machines we see discounted prices for VIP/Corporate configured machines in the used market.
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