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HeliValue$ leads the way with remote helicopter appraisals
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.
Residual Values in Helicopter Leasing
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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Coronavirus to hit offshore flight demand
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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Helicopter Valuations in Turbulent Times
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...
Future of the Offshore Heavy Market
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.
Oil Market Overview & Its Effects on the Sikorsky S-92A
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 ..."
Evaluating a Report for USPAP Compliance
New Online Seminar! A Special Offering for Lenders and Other Non-Appraisers
Lending professionals and other non-appraisers will gain a better understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and its applicability to the lending process through this online
Appraising the Appraiser
As originally appeared in Business Aviation Advisor, May/June 2015 (www.bizavadvisor.com)
Finding the Right Appraiser is as Easy as ASA.
After the savings and loan crisis in the 1980s, and again in 2008, the banking industry responded with new
Unions: UK North Sea Workers Give 'Overwhelming' Support For Strike
Pick a letter: U or V
You could get a barrel of West Texas Intermediate oil on Wednesday for just $44.66 (although what anyone would do with one barrel – or enough to fill 3.5 ten-gallon hats – is a mystery). This is the lowest price for six years and shows a fall of about 60 per cent from last summer.
Increased Scrutiny on Residual Reviews
Monitor 100 June 2014. Expanded regulation and concern over past problems have increased the scrutiny auditors are applying to residual reviews, particularly for banks. Shawn Halladay and Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group discuss the impacts additional scrutiny has, including amplified levels of detailed information...
Challenges of "Heavy" Overwater Helicopters
Mechanical failure, perception and confidence, and differing opinions about safety are all factors contributing to the successes and failures of rotorcraft. In this article, we will look at other models that have faced similar mechanical issues, some with distinctly different outcomes, and compare them to...
Your Accountant Says You Need a “Qualified Appraisal”. Where Do You Start?
Your company is being audited. You’re purchasing a company and need to allocate the purchase price across the assets. You’re getting divorced, or married, or your spouse passed away. You bought a helicopter. You sold a helicopter. You donated a helicopter to a museum.