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3Q 2020 Blue Book Updates

 

 

HeliValue$, Inc. has recently reviewed pricing in

The Official Helicopter Blue Book ®

Resale pricing adjustments were made for the following helicopter models:

 

Mfg.Model

 

Airbus

AS350B

AS350BA

AS350B1

AS350B2

AS350B3

AS350B3e

AS350D

 

Leonardo

A109E

 

Sikorsky

S76A

S76A+

S76A++

S76B

S76C+

S76C++

S76D

 

Resale-Value

 

 

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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. 

 

 

3Q Market Overview

 

Much as we’d all hoped to start seeing some improvement in overall helicopter economics, we’re sadly not there yet. Yes, there is a moderate amount of activity and interest, but values remain stubbornly low and are still falling for the most part. While there are a few models that have so far managed to hold their value, those models are limited to the traditionally-EMS marketplace. The Airbus EC-135P2/T2 & EC135P3/T3 series, Airbus EC145T1/T2/e series come to mind here. In addition, there are a few newer models with little to no active supply on the market which are weathering the storm, such as the Leonardo AW169, Bell 505, and the Bell 407GXP & 407GXi.

 

Sad to see that the AS350 values, which had been holding up surprisingly well, are starting to collapse under the strain of 2020. We are starting to see older Bell 206 and Bell 407 models values decline but the sales volume of them is not large enough for our liking on making an adjustment just yet, possibly next quarter if things keep going the way they are.  And I think it’s no real surprise to anyone that the S-76s are down in value once again. We may see some value modulation in the D market once the world and its economy starts to normalize (I refuse to say “if” here, but I’m thinking it pretty loudly.) But the As, Bs, and Cs are pretty much done.

 

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 shoot me an email at jason.kmiecik@helivalues.com 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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