Our Q2 2019 Preowned Heli Market Trends report analyses 12 twin-engine models in the light, medium and heavy categories, from Airbus EC135 to Sikorsky S92. Pre-owned helicopter markets are ranked by retail sales volume and absorption rates.
Twin engine retail transaction volume increases across weight classes Q2, except in the
medium twin segment. Absorption rates are also looking better Q2 except in the medium
twin’s, flat YOY. VIP buyers are driving over 60% of all retail trades YTD.
The most liquid preowned twin market Q2 is the EC/H145 and AW109S/SP, with 6 retail trades and respectively 6 and 12 months of supply at current trade levels. The least liquid market is the Bell 412 market with 1 retail transaction Q2 and 6 years of supply at current trade levels. The H225 market continues to improve with two retail transactions Q2 and several s/n’s currently deal pending.
Next quarter we’ll be closely watching medium twin pricing.
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