The Helicopter Market During the Pandemic and In 2021

Listen to the latest Asset Insight podcast with Willaim Sturm, Vice President of Sales for Aero Asset to learn how the helicopter market weathered 2019 and 2020; find out about market conditions during the early months of 2021; and discover whether the market is experiencing more first-time buyers...

Tony Kioussis  |  22nd June 2021
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William Sturm, Vice President of Sales for Aero Asset, and a co-owner of the firm, reviews how the helicopter market withstood the pandemic, and where things might be headed for the remainder of 2021. 

Subjects covered include:

  • How the helicopter market weathered 2019 and 2020.
  • Market conditions during the early months of 2021.
  • Models actively trading.
  • The drivers behind helicopter purchases, historically and today.
  • Is the market experiencing more first-time buyers?
  • Pre-owned inventory availability.
  • Predictions for the second-half of 2021.


About William Sturm

William Sturm, Vice President of Sales for Aero AssetWilliam grew up in business aviation and started selling fixed and rotary wing aircraft for OEM and leading aircraft brokerage firms in 2005. He is a co-owner of Aero Asset, and has overseen in excess of $500M of aircraft transactions.

He resides in Paris, France, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.




Aero Asset

Aero Asset is a Toronto, Canada-based helicopter brokerage firm founded by Sales Directors Emmanuel Dupuy and William Sturm, and Research Director Valerie Pereira. The multilingual group has 100 years of aggregate experience in marketing and selling aircraft worldwide.

The company releases quarterly and annual Preowned Helicopter Market Trends reports based on its proprietary intelligence and market research. Focusing exclusively on twin-engine preowned helicopters, the report ranks the best and worst markets along with trading intelligence.

Aero Asset is a member of the Helicopter Association International, National Aircraft Finance Association, Association of Air Medical Services and the National Business Aviation Association.


To read the transcript for this podcast, click here.


Tony Kioussis

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As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Previously he was VP, strategic marketing, GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; VP, aircraft sales, Jet Aviation Business Jets; and sales director, airframe programs, JSSI, developing the “Tip-to-Tail” airframe hourly cost maintenance program.


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Tony Kioussis

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Editor, Aircraft Value & Maintenance Analysis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Previously he was VP, strategic marketing, GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; VP, aircraft sales, Jet Aviation Business Jets; and sales director, airframe programs, JSSI, developing the “Tip-to-Tail” airframe hourly cost maintenance program.


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