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The Official Helicopter Blue Book® Subscriptions

Online access to The Official Helicopter Blue Book® includes The Official Helicopter Specifications®, current resale pricing, current and historical manufacturer pricing, Perspectives: A Resale History®, average resale trends, and component overhaul and retirement cycles for over 200 civilian helicopter models.


Subscription
Duration
Resale Pricing
Perspectives
Specification
Components
Compare Tool
Residuals
Add Ons
Additional Users
One Discounted Residual Bundle with subscription
Additional Residual Bundles
 

Components: Each model has data for major drivetrain component intervals and schedules.

Hourly Maintenance Costs (HMC): HMCs can be found on the components tab of the Blue Book. Hourly Maintenance Cost (HMC) is the expense of running a helicopter’s major components for one hour. The HMC includes the parts and labor required for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and inspections that are performed every twenty-five flight hours or greater. Maintenance intervals less than twenty-five flight hours are not considered. HMCs are determined by computing the cost of each major-drive train component’s overhaul and retirement interval, with its associated labor costs, then dividing that sum by its allowable flight hours. The resulting perhour costs are then totaled. HMCs are given as a range due to the variation of parts costs, transportation and labor charges, and discounts. Operators that do not employ in-house certificated maintenance technicians will likely have a higher HMC.

Current Resale Pricing: Resale pricing is based on actual sales transactions and current market conditions such as overall trends in asking prices, increase or decrease in supply, demand, and sales volume. We obtain sales pricing data from owners and operators, lenders and lessors, brokers and equipment manufacturers worldwide.

Compare Tool: The compare tool provides a side-by-side comparison of Resale Trends, Perspectives, and Specifications for up to three models.

Residual Worksheets: Residual worksheets give an appraiser’s opinion of the estimated prospective value of a helicopter. Worksheets are available to Enterprise subscribers at discounted rates or for individual purchase.

Specifications: Specification pages detail the performance and physical specifications in English and metric forms of measurement and contain over 100 “facts” about each helicopter.

Perspectives: A Helicopter Resale History® compiles The Official Helicopter Blue Book® pricing data from 1979 to present. Each data point combines all model years to show the helicopter models’ average resale prices for the first calendar quarter of each year. No adjustments have been made for inflation: 1979 values are given in 1979 dollars, 1989 values in 1989 dollars, and so on to present. All values are given in US dollars.

Residual Values provide an appraisers opinion of the prospective depreciation schedule of a helicopter based on details provided such as model, year of manufacture, configuration, purchase price, and return conditions.  Residual Values may be purchased individually for $500 each.  Enterprise subscribers have the benefit of purchasing Residual Value Bundles (10 worksheets) for $1,600.   New or renewing Enterprise subscribers will be offered a one-time discounted Residual Value Bundle for $600.  

Enterprise
12 Months
$2,250
$500 Each
$600
$1600 each
Add Additional Users
Toggle for a Discounted Residual Bundle
Add Additional Bundles

Designed mainly for financiers and lessors, our Enterprise subscription allows users to purchase residual value bundles and additional Blue Book user licenses.  At the time of purchase or renewal the first residual bundle is available for purchase at a discounted rate.  *Unused Residuals will expire unless your base Enterprise subscription is renewed.

 

Annual
12 Months
$1,325
$500 Each
Add Additional Users
Semi-Annual
6 Months
$900
Add Additional Users
Quarterly
3 Months
$450
Single Model
7 Days
$200
Perspectives
12 Months
$300

Perspectives: A Helicopter Resale History® compiles The Official Helicopter Blue Book® pricing data from 1979 to present. Each data point combines all model years to show the helicopter models’ average resale prices for the first calendar quarter of each year. No adjustments have been made for inflation: 1979 values are given in 1979 dollars, 1989 values in 1989 dollars, and so on to present. All values are given in US dollars.

Specifications
12 Months
$250

Specifications: Specification pages detail the performance and physical specifications in English and metric forms of measurement and contain over 100 “facts” about each helicopter.

Blue Book

The Official Helicopter Blue Book® has been continuously published since 1979. During this time, HV$ has developed relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), overhaul facilities, brokers, finance and lease firms, and many operators that aid in our data collection. These relationships, in combination with the 2,500 appraisal HV$ performs annually allows HV$ to provide accurate current and historical resale data for more than 200 civilian helicopter models. Online access to The Official Helicopter Blue Book® includes specifications, current and historical resale pricing, current and historical manufacturer pricing, Perspectives: A Resale History®, average resale trends, and component overhaul and retirement cycles for over 200 civilian helicopter models.