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; The overall quality of work, Malara's Aircraft Services stands 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 appraisal process fairly and objectively assess the value of components requiring routine maintenance and damage history.
Although helicopters typically have fewer avionics components than 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 appraisal rocess does it right!
Quality of exterior finish:
Whether used for dusting crops or transporting executives across Manhattan, appearance significantly affects value. Again, the 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. Depending on the size of the helicopter these costs can affect the value by $1,000,000 and more. The appraisal process utilizes an vatious data bases of component costs and the configured life cycles to develop a correct value for the residual life in the aircraft's time limited components.