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20/Twenty: Bell 222, The First U.S. Commercial Twin

Bill Carey
February 14, 2024

Credit: Nigel Prevett/Aviation Week

Certified by the FAA in December 1979 and introduced to the market in 1980, the Bell 222 is distinguished as the first U.S.-built light twinturbine
commercial helicopter. Rotary-wing operators or enthusiasts eyeing a pre-owned 222 will find a limited market of less than 60
remaining aircraft.

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Sue Kandefer
January 24, 2024

2024 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Conference


We have sponsored the Meet-Up Lounge again this year, Booth 1602; Sit and relax with friends, colleagues, and clients, and pick up some swag too.



Stop by our Booth 2622  


Show hours:
Feb. 27- Tuesday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Feb. 28 - Wednesday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Feb. 29 - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Happy Holidays From HeliValue$ Inc.

Sue Kandefer
November 28, 2023

Happy Holidays,

HeliValue$’ will be closed during the Holidays from December 22nd, 2023 - January 1st, 2024.  We will be back in the office on January 2nd to resume normal business hours.  

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Happy Halloween

sue kandefer
October 10, 2023
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Helicopter Appraisal Values Increase with a Meridian Helicopters’ Refurbishment

Meridian Helicopters LLC
March 9, 2023


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Heli-Expo 2023 March 7th-9th - Booth B2922

Sue Kandefer
February 15, 2023
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HeliValue$, Inc., Change of Ownership Announcement

Sue Kandefer
January 11, 2023

HeliValue$, Inc., Change of Ownership Announcement


Dear Valued Clients and Colleagues,


As of January 1, 2023, HeliValue$, Inc., is under new ownership by our President, Jason Kmiecik. Jason joined HeliValue$ in 2008 following his United States Marine Corps career. Jason has been the President of HeliValue$ since 2017 and holds accreditations in both Machinery and Technical Specialties, as well as Aircraft.


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Sue Kandefer
January 10, 2023


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OFFICE CLOSED-Thanksgiving Holiday-November 23 and 24

Sue Kandefer
November 17, 2022

Our Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday Novermber 23 and Friday November 24.

We are thinking of you during this season and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, with appreciation for your business and your loyalty throughout the year. Best wishes!

We will resume normal business hours on Monday.

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Sue Kandefer
July 13, 2022


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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 17, 2021

Our Office will be closed for the holidays, December 22 thru January 1, 2024

We will be back in the office on January 2, 2024.


Happy Holidays!!!    May the New Year bring you happiness peace and prosperity.

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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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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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