HeliValue$, Inc. held its first quarter 2015 Blue Book resale pricing review on April 1. Resale pricing adjustments were made on the following models on April 2, 2015. To view the adjustments, please log into your account and visit the resale trends page for each model.
Results of April 1, 2015 resale pricing review of The Official Helicopter Blue Book®
General Market Comments
There has been little change since our last review in January of 2015. As seen in the last two market updates, light single-turbine helicopters continue to flood the world market. At the time of this review, there were over 700 light singles on the market. The Airbus AS350B (H125) series makes up 35% of those 700 plus, followed by the Bell 206B series at 20%. We are also starting to see slight growth in the used light twin inventory. There are roughly 250 light twins on the market. Of those, 66% are listed as corporate/VIP configured, 77% are ten years or older and the A109 series makes up 45% of all light twin listings. There isn’t a strong secondary market for these machines, with the exception of the BK117, which has found some new life in the utility and oil & gas/mineral exploration markets. There is a softening in the heavy market mostly due to the replacement of older models like the S76A, B, C and AS332 series that are now coming onto the market. We continue to see discounted resale values for most VIP configured machines across all categories.
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 page. Stay up-to-date on resale pricing changes by subscribing to The Official Helicopter Blue Book®
As usual, 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 July 20, 2015.
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