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The State of the Commercial Russian Helicopter Fleet

How the market may shift between Russian and Western manufactured helicopters has now been in question for an extended period of time. When conflict in the Ukraine first began and embargoes came down on Russia, we initially thought the impact on the helicopter industry to be immediate due to operators and foreign militaries seeking Western machines as a solution. However, this was not the case.
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Resurgence in Heavy & Super-Medium Offshore Helicopter Utilisation

The latest census of active offshore crew transfer helicopters in the heavy & super-medium segment shows a substantial recovery in active aircraft and number of flights flown.
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U.K. Requires CHC to Unwind Helicopter Services Deal

The CHC must unwind its completed acquisition of Babcock’s oil-and-gas offshore helicopter services to address competition concerns. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision follows an in-depth Phase 2 investigation into the deal.
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Why Some Sellers Don’t List Prices

A lack of real prices is one of the biggest frustrations voiced by visitors. In our instant gratification, need-details-now society, people want to know the price. In fact, listings with prices see more than three times the traffic, seeming to suggest increased interest. Or does it?
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Rocket Lab to attempt first mid-air helicopter capture of Electron rocket

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. a leading launch and space systems company, has announced that during its next Electron launch, a commercial rideshare mission currently scheduled in April 2022, the company will attempt a mid-air helicopter capture of the Electron launch vehicle for the first time.
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Sikorsky Stops Taking S-76 Orders; Looks to License Production

Sikorsky will no longer be taking orders for the S-76D following a period of low demand and high production costs that the manufacturer said made the type hard to build and deliver profitably.
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PHI & Shell discuss 8-month ‘route-proving’ program with H160 in the U.S.

Petroleum Helicopters International and Shell have released more details of the innovative “route proving” program they will begin with Airbus later this year to launch the H160 in the U.S.
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CHC, Babcock Merger Raises Competition Concerns in the UK

Offshore helicopter operator CHC's acquisition of Babcock's oil and gas aviation business has raised competition concerns in the UK.
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Helicopter Offshore Sector Begins Slow Ascent

The offshore helicopter industry has endured a long and highly publicized downturn, but with a consolidated playing field and rising oil prices, is it finally set for a re-emergence?
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Milestone Aviation Partners with Helitak to Develop Aerial Fire-Fighting Mission Capabilities for the S-92A

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has partnered with Australian firefighting equipment designer, Helitak Firefighting Equipment Pty Ltd (“Helitak”), to develop a new mission for the Sikorsky S-92A as a next-generation, multi-purpose fire-fighting platform.
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AS332 L2 Super Puma certified in Canada

About two years ago, Questral Helicopters of Edson, Alberta, decided it was time to introduce the Airbus AS332 L2 Super Puma to Canada.
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The Art of Buying a Helicopter

Helicopters are really cool! Given you are reading this article, I think that we can all agree on that. They are amazing machines that can perform everything from critical missions a hundred miles offshore to leisure trips to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. But where do you start shopping?
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THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY: ONE YEAR POST COVID-19

When we first wrote about how Covid-19 was impacting the helicopter industry 6 months ago, we anticipated that there would be numerous bankruptcies. While the bankruptcies or full-blown bank repossessions have not materialized, we have seen more mergers, restructuring, business model modifications, and voluntary exits from players in the space...
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International Aviation Marketing Enhances Presence in EMEA with the Addition of Guillaume Guehenneux as Commercial Director

International Aviation Marketing (IAM), a global leader in aircraft sales, has announced the addition of Guillaume Guehenneux as Commercial Director to their Sales and Business Development team for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region... Read more
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Brad Shaen Quoted in Vertical Magazine on the Pre-Owned Helicopter Market

Our very own Director & Founder of International Aviation Marketing, Brad Shaen was recently asked to provide his opinion in the latest Vertical Magazine feature covering the pre-owned helicopter market.
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Lease Finance Helicopter Transactions: Finding Creative Solutions During Covid-19

The ultimate objective in any aircraft disposal is the outright sale of a helicopter for cash. To make that happen, the buyer either has to have the capital themselves or have access to that capital through a lending facility. Needless to say, a helicopter is a highly capital intensive purchase and therefore self-funded cash buyers are hard to find...
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The Tax Incentive: Why You Should Buy an Aircraft Before the End of 2020 in the United States

We are now three weeks into the fourth quarter, which means there are few days left in 2020 to take advantage of some extremely significant tax breaks in the United States for purchasing an aircraft.
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Interview with Air & Sea Analytics – Helicopter Market Perspectives from Brad Shaen

Air & Sea Analytics recently interviewed Director & Founder of International Aviation Marketing, Brad Shaen. They discussed the challenges that need to be overcome when doing business during the Covid-19 pandemic, the current state of the offshore helicopter business, Sikorsky S-92 helicopter resales & valuation, and the long-term resiliency of the helicopter market.
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The IAM Banker’s Playbook

It goes without saying that the global coronavirus pandemic has and will continue to impact almost every aspect of every industry around the world. This is an extremely challenging time for everyone, especially for banks working with helicopter assets. There is so much uncertainty, so many questions, and (perhaps counter-intuitively) so many options...
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Watching the Oil Price Crash

As someone who does business in the offshore helicopter sector, it is no surprise that the oil price crash is a particularly concerning development that I've been carefully monitoring.
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Mitigating COVID-19 Related Risk Through Proactive or Distressed Aircraft Sales

Reducing COVID-19 related risk through proactive or distressed aircraft sales ➤ If you are in a position where you need to generate cash from a helicopter sale, we have buyers with funding available to acquire assets quickly. We can help you value your asset and evaluate other options, such as sale leaseback.
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How Coronavirus is Impacting the Helicopter Industry

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the world, the impact of this global pandemic on the helicopter industry has been on the top of my mind. Sharing my thoughts on how COVID-19 will affect helicopter transactions both short- and long-term.
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