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HeliValue$ Office Will Be Closed- July 4th

Sue Kandefer
June 21, 2022


On the 4th of July, may we remember our brave heroes who fought for our nation’s independence and those veterans who protected our freedom in all the other wars on this important holiday.

Happy Independence Day!

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Memorial Day

Sue Kandefer
May 26, 2022

In observance of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31st.


Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered.

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March 16, 2022



ASA International Conference- September 10-12, 2022

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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4th Quarter HeliValue$, Inc Pricing Meeting Update

Jason Kmiecik
January 13, 2022

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.


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Sue Kandefer
November 2, 2021

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

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Office Hours


Sue Kandefer
November 1, 2021

Our office will be open Monday-Thursday  9:00am to 5:00 pm CST.


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Valuing the appraisers

Yves Le Marquand, Reporter Corporate Jet Investor
July 14, 2021


As with most appraisers, Sharon Desfor, owner, HeliValue$ tripped and fell into the role.

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HeliValue$ leads the way with remote helicopter appraisals

Jeremy Parkin
July 1, 2020

Long-established helicopter appraisers HeliValue$ has used the opportunity of lockdown, and have pivoted their work to appraise helicopters remotely.  From a recent Helicopter Investor town hall webinar where both President Jason Kmiecik and Owner Sharon Desfor spoke, it is clear that the company is leading the way in adapting to the situation.

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Residual Values in Helicopter Leasing

Sharon Desfor
June 23, 2020


Residual Values in Helicopter Leasing

By Sharon Desfor, ASA, HeliValue$, Inc.


There are two types of residual value analyses, and they do not comfortably co-exist.  One type calculates usage directly on an annual dollar-per-flight hour basis, assuming a constant market, with no past or future inflation taken into account. 

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Sue Kandefer
June 9, 2022


Starting June 3 our office will be open Monday-Thursday  9:00am to 5:00 pm CST.


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Coronavirus to hit offshore flight demand

Alex Baldwin
March 19, 2020

The number of offshore helicopter flights  will be hit heavily by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Air & Sea Analytics research.

Coronavirus has driven down demand for oil and gas and impacted the day-to-day operations on oil rigs, spelling bad news for offshore helicopter operators who have, so far, witnessed an uptick in flight hours in 2020.

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HeliCalc® now live

Are you considering a purchase? Need to establish a competitive asking price? Considering pre-lease commitments? Are you performing an internal company evaluation?

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Helicopter Valuations in Turbulent Times

Jason Kmiecik and co-author Lindsay Moore
September 7, 2018

The dangers and uncertainties of an unstable market are plentiful.  Businesses struggle to find their footing and make all possible adjustments to survive the storm.  We are seeing some recovery, but it’s no secret that the helicopter industry is still trying to cope with a depressed market.  We’ve seen almost every possible...

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Future of the Offshore Heavy Market

Jason Kmeicik, Acting President

Oil prices are slowly on the rise, but supply still remains higher than demand and values continue to decline.  The face of the offshore heavy market has begun to shift.

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Oil Market Overview & Its Effects on the Sikorsky S-92A

Ben Moore, ASA

I recently had a conversation with a marketing member of one OEM.  We were in agreement that many of us did not see a continuation of low activity for this long.  We asked ourselves, "What happened in the last 18 months to cause the continuing excess of heavy helicopter ..."

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