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1Q 2022 Blue Book Updates

 

 

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First Quarter 2022 Updates to The Official Helicopter Blue Book®

 

HeliValue$ Inc. has recently reviewed pricing in The Official Helicopter Blue Book®

Adjustments were made for the following helicopter models:

 

Mfg. Model                    Comments:

Airbus

AS350B3 Astar                 Added the 5,225lb Gross Weight Increase

AS350B3e Astar (H125)    Added the 5,225lb Gross Weight Increasse & Cuala Hydraulics

EC155B1 (H155)                Increased Resale Pricing

 

Bell

412EP                                Reduced Resale Pricing & Adjusted EMS Configuration Pricing

412HP                               Adjusted EMS Configuration Pricing

412SP                                Adjusted EMS Configuration Pricing

 

Leonardo

AW109SP                           Adjusted Corporate & VIP Configuration Pricing

AW139 Short Nose            Added the 6.4T, 6.8T, 7.0T Gross Weigth Increases & Adjusted all Configuration Pricing

AW139 Long Nose             Added the 6.4T, 6.8T, 7.0T Gross Weigth Increases & Adjusted all Configuration Pricing

 

MD

500D                                  Increased Resale Pricing

500E                                  Increased Resale Pricing

 

Sikorsky

S92A                                  Added the 27,700lb Gross Weight Increase

 

Resale pricing adjustments are based on actual sales transactions and current market conditions such as overall trends in asking prices, increase or decrease in supply, demand, and sales volume.

We obtain sales pricing data from owners and operators, lenders and lessors, brokers and equipment manufacturers worldwide.

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 values.

Stay up to date on resale pricing changes by purchasing an annual subscription. 

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1Q Market Overview

What a roller coaster we are experiencing with the current market. Q4 2021 we saw an enormous increase in activity and now Q1 2022 we are seeing just the opposite. The supply of cheaper helicopters has diminished for many models, leaving both the higher priced and the less desired aircraft remaining. There are many factors contributing to the change of the market: the Ukraine crisis, inflation, sky rocketing fuel prices, and a shrinking supply of good aircraft. Corporate & VIP aircraft seem to be still leading the way in transactions, followed by aircraft either in EMS configuration or to be converted to an EMS configuration. The offshore market is still sluggish with most operators leaning toward leasing aircraft over buying aircraft. As we enter the fire season, lots of activity and talks are surrounding the Fire Fighting operators and aircraft values. There is almost no supply of the larger aircraft used in this application and the fire seasons are only getting worse each year.

 

Last month we moved over to our new database and have started making improvements to the online Blue Book. This will be an ongoing process, so be on the lookout for improvements when they are released. What type of improvements or new features would you like to see added? We are always looking for more ways to improve our system and your online experience. Please let us know.

 

HeliValues has just added the 2022 Perspectives into The Official Helicopter Blue Book®. Perspectives compiles over four decades' worth of The Official Helicopter Blue Book® resale pricing data. Each data point shows the helicopter model's average base resale prices at the first calendar quarter of each year, regardless of the helicopter’s year of manufacture. Compared to the components’ service-life used, the age of the aircraft has little impact on its value. Price spreads shown are based on the realities of then-current market scenarios. No adjustments have been made for inflation: 1979 values are given in 1979 dollars, 1989 values in 1989 dollars, and so on through the present. All values are given in US dollars and are net retail prices. Data points begin when resale data started to become available for a particular model. For instance, if a model started production in 1990 we may not have received resale transaction information until 1993. HeliValue$' Perspectives, registered as Perspectives: A Helicopter Resale History®, was once sold as a separate publication. In 2014 HV$ made Perspectives part of the Blue Book subscriptions.

 

If by chance you are a helicopter owner or operator and are seeing something other than what we are publishing, please give me a call at 1-847-487-8258 or send me an email at [email protected] and I will be happy to discuss the market with you. If you have any sales you would like us to know about, I would also be happy to discuss them with you. Without your willingness to share information, we wouldn’t be here to keep the industry informed and up to date.

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2022/2023 CONFERENCES- CLICK ON UPCOMING EVENTS FOR DETAILS

 

 

ASA International Conference- September 10-12, 2022

2022 NBAA/BACE Conference- October 18-20

2023 HAI Heli-Expo - Exhibits Open March 7-9, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia- HeliValue$ will have a booth at the show. Booth number is not available at this time.

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4Q 2021 Blue Book Updates

Fourth Quarter Updates to

The Official Helicopter Blue Book® 

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HeliValue$, Inc. has recently reviewed pricing in

The Official Helicopter Blue Book®

Resale pricing adjustments were made for the following helicopter models.

 

Mfg.Model

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Airbus

AS350B2 Astar

AS350B3 Astar

AS350B3e Astar (H125)

AS355N TwinStar

EC135P2/P2+

EC135T2/T2+

EC135P3 (H135)

EC135T3 (H135)

EC145T1 (BK-117C2)

EC145e (BK-117C2e)

EC155B1 (H155)

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Bell

205A/A+/A++

206BIII JetRanger III

206L-1 LongRanger II

206L-3 LongRanger III

206L-4 LongRanger IV

407

407Gx

407Gxi

412EP

430

430 w/skids

505 JetRanger X

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MD

900/902 Explorer

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Leonardo

A109C

A109E

A109S

AW169

AW189

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Robinson

R44 Raven II / Clipper II

R66 Turbine

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Sikorsky

S76C++

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ALL CONFIGURATION MODIFIERS WILL BE UPDATED IN THE COMING WEEKS TO REFLECT 2022 PRICING

 

Resale pricing adjustments are based on actual sales transactions and current market conditions such as overall trends in asking prices, increase or decrease in supply, demand, and sales volume. We obtain sales pricing data from owners and operators, lenders and lessors, brokers and equipment manufacturers worldwide.

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 values. Stay up to date on resale pricing changes by purchasing an annual subscription. 

 

4Q Market Overview
 
It appears that we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Supply is on a steady decline over the past quarter with much anticipation that it will continue on the same track for 2022. Overall we are starting to see a turnaround in the market that we have not seen in some years. Every manufacturer of helicopters has had inventory levels decrease, some more than others.
 
The average time on market for the Piston sales is currently 9 months, while the average time on the market for the Turbine sales is currently 15 months. With both markets, the average age of the aircraft transacting is between 2003 and 2005 vintages. Because of the increasing transactions taking place, the nicer aircraft are disappearing, thus driving the values up on them since there are fewer desirable aircraft to be found. We are still seeing our fair share of distressed sales, but these are mainly due to the fact that they have been on the market for years now and are not in a flyable condition.
 
This quarter we are raising the values on 14 models and lowering the values on 12 models, and 3 models have mixed pricing drops and increases depending on their age. All movements are due to recent trading activity. The Corporate / VIP markets seems to be the winner of the most traded aircraft this past quarter with EMS and Utility following. Offshore is still trailing behind with resales but we are starting to see an increase in new aircraft purchases taking place again.
 
In other news, after 64 years of producing aircraft, Enstrom Helicopters has filed for chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy and has stopped all product support after closing its doors on January 21, 2022. 
 
We are currently still in the process of updating all 2022 configuration pricing and will have it live over the next few weeks.     
 

If by chance you are a helicopter owner or operator and are seeing something other than what we are publishing, please give me a call at 1-847-487-8258 or send me an email at [email protected] and I will be happy to discuss the market with you. If you have any sales you would like us to know about, I would also be happy to discuss them with you. Without your willingness to share information, we wouldn’t be here to keep the industry informed and up to date.

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4th Quarter HeliValue$, Inc Pricing Meeting Update

We recently concluded the 4th quarter pricing meeting.  Resale values are heading in the right direction, upward for the most part.  Please click on the  "Blue Book Updates" tab on the website homepage to view changes.

 

NewYear

Happy New year!

We are looking forward to a new year filled with plenty of work and opportunities, once again wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New year!

Congratulations!!!

HeliValue$, Inc., is proud to reveal the election of its Chairman, Sharon Desfor, to the College of Fellows of the American Society of Appraisers.

The ASA College of Fellows is comprised of Accredited Senior Appraisers who have been recognized by their peers for their contributions to ASA and the appraisal profession. These members are conferred the designation of Fellow (FASA) - the highest honor ASA bestows. ASA’s International President, David Crick, told her, “Your commitment to excellence in your practice and in every task you have undertaken on behalf of the Society has contributed to the advancement of the valuation profession in the minds of those who use, practice and regulate appraisal services.”

Sharon reacted to the honor with a (slightly immodest) amount of pride, but also quite a lot of wonder. “I’m not really sure what I did to earn such a tribute. I’ll just have to do my best to continue to deserve it.”

Sharon previously served ASA as a past president and on many committees. She also spent a decade or so on committees for the Helicopter Association International, and on the Board of the Helicopter Foundation International.

HeliValue$, Inc., is the world’s most trusted helicopter appraisal firm, and publisher of The Official Helicopter Blue Book®, the accepted standard for helicopter resale pricing information.

 

For further information, contact HeliValue$’ Chairman, Sharon Desfor, at [email protected].