|Helicopter buyers tend to be more
knowledgeable about the aircraft they want to buy than their
general aviation market counterpart. When comparing
professionalism, experience, knowledge, reliability, accuracy,
technique, acceptance of reports by financial and government
institutions, and overall quality of work, Chesapeake Aircraft Appraisal
far above the competition.
Helicopters must use forces acting on the airframe to generate
lift. As a result helicopters have more complicated maintenance
requirements and more time limited components. Consequently,
maintenance plays a larger role in estimating value than in fixed wing
aircraft. As with fixed wing aircraft, helicopters with a damage history have less value than
helicopters with a clean history. The NAAA appraisal process
and software fairly and objectively assess the value of of
components requiring routine maintenance and damage history.
typically have fewer avionics components than an a fixed wing aircraft in
a similar mission, avionics still comprise a significant portion of a
helicopters value. Failure to consider the
avionics would be a major error. The NAAA
process does it right!
Quality of exterior finish:
What is the engine worth:
Whether used for dusting
crops or transporting executives across Manhattan, appearance
value. Again, the NAAA appraisal
process does this objectively and fairly.
A fixed wing owner must consider the cost of
overhauling engines and props. The helicopter owner has engines,
main rotor, rotor head, tail rotor, swash plates, gear boxes,
actuators, and other time
limited components. Depending on the configuration, the same
component has different life cycles and overhaul costs.
These costs can affect the value by $1,000,000 and more. The NAAA
appraisal process utilizes an extensive data base of component costs
and the configured life cycles to develop a correct value for the
residual life in the aircraft's time limited components.