Category: Insight

Market perspective: Helicopter Values 2017

Last week, HeliValue$ released their latest Helicopter Blue Book, in which they reported the first increase in helicopter values since 2009. This has got people talking. At Helicopter Investor 2017 in January, the general market outlook...

CHC May Cut Fleet By Two Thirds

It is less than a week since CHC filed for bankruptcy protection – so too early to see exactly how the company will look when it (surely) emerges from Chapter 11. But early court...

CHC sets hard deadline

CHC Group, one of the world’s two largest helicopter operators, this week announced that it had decided not to make an interest payment on its bonds that mature in October 2020. It was due to...

Attack of the drones

This week saw the first flight of the Volocopter, a manned drone/helicopter hybrid. We also witnessed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg toying with an unmanned drone on stage at his Facebook futureology festival F8. The piloted drone is simply...

It’s a wrap

One of the most striking images this week came from Protective Packaging Corp (PPC). The Dallas company has just wrapped a Sikorsky S-92 for Bristow. PPC has used flexible moisture barrier films to protect...

Flying High At Festivals

Let’s face it, many of us have had that dream…flying high in to a glamourous festival and glamping (not camping) and returning to tell our friends about it all. Well, this week Blade, the...