Purchasing a helicopter?
If you are considering purchasing a helicopter, chat with us about it. We operate a number of different types of aircraft, and “We’ve seen the bills”. Our advice is free, and we want to make sure you purchase the rotorcraft that helps you achieve your travel objectives while not punishing you financially in the process.
Purchasing Rule of Thumb:
Older helicopters cost considerably less to purchase but more to operate per hour thereby putting pressure on charter revenue earned, if charter is an objective. The older an aircraft gets, the more parts it consumes, which requires more scheduled and un-scheduled maintenance and downtime.
Newer helicopters cost more to purchase but offer lower operating costs because of their design, avionics and engine efficiencies. Many new aircraft are also covered under warranty. This equates to lower overall costs of operation and greater margins if the aircraft is put out for charter.