Aero Asset Heli Market Trends announces stable sales volume and declining supply
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Aero Asset’s third quarter 2021 helicopter market trends show a decrease in the supply of used twin-engine helicopters and a stable year-over-year retail transaction volume. other.
For the first time, Heli Market Trends publishes global flight data, tracking helicopters equipped with ADS-B transponders. The report also publishes market data for the production twin-engine used helicopter models and variants with recent used sales activity including all configurations (VIP, EMS, OGP, etc.).
“Since the start of the year, retail sales have been stable compared to the same period in 2020,” said Valerie Pereira, vice president of market research for Aero Asset. “During the last quarter, many aircraft for sale were withdrawn from the market and returned to service, resulting in a 24% reduction in the supply for sale year over year, to 196 units at end of the third trimester. “
So far in 2021, 98 used twin-engine helicopters have been sold to retail buyers on and off the market, for a total of $ 263 million. This dollar sales volume was down 26 percent year-over-year, primarily due to a significant decrease in significant retail activity over the same period.
VIP configured twin helicopter sales volume increased eight percent and was the best performing market segment of the year to date. North America has been the best performing region since the start of the year, accounting for a third of all retail transactions.
The most successful used twin-engine helicopter to date is the Airbus EC / H145, followed by the Leonardo AW109S / SP and the Sikorsky S76C + / C ++.
Cooling the transaction pipeline
The number of pending agreements at various stages of the transaction decreased by 24% in the third quarter compared to the second quarter of 2021. However, the number of pending agreements in the third quarter remained 23% higher than in the third quarter. quarter 2020.
Market performance by weight category
Year-to-date, light twin-engine retail sales volume increased 5% compared to the same period in 2020, while medium-twin-engine retail sales increased 43%. Heavy retail sales have declined significantly over the same period.
The number of helicopter flights around the world has rebounded sharply in the first quarter of 2021 and since the start of the year. North America recorded 256,126 helicopter flights in the third quarter of 2021, a 36% year-over-year increase. Europe recorded 192,976 helicopter flights in the third quarter, an increase of 23% from the previous year. South America saw the largest increase in helicopter flights in the third quarter of 2021, reaching 22,048 flights, a 155% year-over-year increase.
Download the report
Go to https://aeroasset.com/report/ to download the Heli Market Trends report. This quarter, you can also find a conversation with Russel Christopher of Thora Capital, an alternative investment fund manager specializing in aviation.
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