HeliValue$, Inc. held its second quarter Blue Book resale pricing review on July 20, 2015. The models affected are listed below. If you are a current subscriber, please login to your account and visit the resale trends page for each model to view the adjustments.
Agusta AW109E, AW109SP, AW139.
Airbus AS350B2, AS365N2, EC225LP.
Bell 206L-3, 214B, 407GX, 427, 429, 430.
Robinson R22 Beta II, R66.
General Market Comments
Light singles like the Bell 206L-4 and 407 are a seeing a little boost in the short range offshore market. With the slowing of new deep water offshore exploration contracts, we are seeing some of the mediums (AW139 & B412EP) and the heavies (S92 & EC225LP) being parked until oil prices recover. Older aircraft such as the Airbus AS332L, AS332L1 and L2, Sikorsky 61N, and the Bell 212 are being replaced with newer aircraft as they become available. These older aircraft are being moved to an almost nonexistent secondary marketplace. The Airbus AS350 series and older Bell 407 models continue to have a depressed market. We have seen some AS332, AS350 series, and AS355 series being parted out due to very low demand and declining resale prices. The used corporate/VIP market continues to be very weak.
Resale pricing adjustments are based on actual sales transactions and current market conditions such as overall trends in asking prices and increase or decreases in supply, demand, and sales volume. We obtain sales pricing data from owners and operators, lenders and lessors, brokers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. With the information gathered from many different resources, we review each model covered in The Official Helicopter Blue Book®.
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 to The Official Helicopter Blue Book®.
We are interested in any recent sales transactions you would like to report. Every time you buy, sell, lease, finance, or trade a helicopter, and report this information to us, you help update The Official Helicopter Blue Book®. Sales transactions can be reported by emailing [email protected]. All information received is held in the strictest confidence and is only used for our internal review. The next pricing review is scheduled for October 5, 2015.