HeliValue$, Inc. has recently reviewed pricing in
The Official Helicopter Blue Book ®
Resale pricing adjustments were made for the following helicopter models:
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 [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.