Chesapeake Aircraft Appraisal
North America and Caribbean         800-757-3050
Fast, Reliable, Accurate, and Professional Aircraft Appraisal Services
USPAP trained and endorsed. Qualified Buyer's Agent.
Certified Senior Member : National Aircraft Appraisers Association
The aviation industry leading source for Certified Appraisals since 1980

Dan Otto, your senior NAAA certified appraiser, has over 30 years of Aviation Experience.
His credentials include Airline Transport Pilot, A&P Mechanic, Certified Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer, Advanced Ground Instructor and Aircraft Dispatcher.

If it doesn't say NAAA on the report, it isn't an appraisal!

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Helicopters

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 stands far above the competition.

Maintenance Counts:  
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.

Avionics:  
Although helicopters 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: 
Whether used for dusting crops or transporting executives across Manhattan, appearance significantly affects value.  Again, the NAAA appraisal process does this objectively and fairly.

What is the engine worth:
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.
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Chesapeake Aircraft Appraisal
Providing Nationwide Appraisals from
Annapolis, MD 21401-5720
Tel: 800-757-3050
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