First time buyers looking to acquire a good secondhand helicopter with
nothing to trade in will find some great deals available in today´s market,
according to PremiAir. The company is maximising its presence at Europe´s
leading helicopter show, HeliTech (Stand 1206) at Duxford next week to
showcase a number of aircraft that sister company PremiAir Global has for
For example, in its 22-strong portfolio it has a VIP Sikorsky S76A+ for sale
- the first executive S76A to be delivered to Europe back in 1980. The
aircraft was later converted to an A+ and has always operated in the UK on
the G register. Offered with fresh exterior paint scheme and refurbished
interior for US$1.5 million, this really is an ideal buying opportunity at a
significant 40% discount on pricing compared with this time last year.
PremiAir Global has a diverse inventory of executive helicopters and fixed
wing aircraft on its books. It is also marketing a limited edition
Eurocopter EC135 designed in association with Hermes, the French design and
fashion house. That aircraft is positioned in Abu Dhabi where PremiAir is
seeing increased interest among potential buyers.
"Inventory levels of pre-owned aircraft on the market have stabilised over
the past few months - a sea change from what we have observed over the last
18 months," said PremiAir Global´s Managing Director Tim Blockley. "This
could be the beginning of the end of the downturn and the remainder of 2009
may well present some excellent opportunities to purchase high quality
machines at attractive prices.
We are representing four helicopters which can be considered "almost new,"
including the EC135 Hermes, two VIP AS365N3´s and a superbly equipped
offshore configured AW139. We are also dealing with a greater number of
enquiries now that the summer holiday season is over."