Hub

Clicking on “Hub” will reveal a menu of recent articles, website upgrades and/or new and improved features. The hub is your source for exclusive and in-depth articles focused on the purchase and sale of helicopters as well as communicating updated functionality and revisions made to the HeliTrader.com platform.

Articles will be released semi-weekly, while website updates will be released as changes and modifications are introduced.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Extra competition in the aviation insurance market brings more flexibility and options for its customers.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Owners discuss the beloved aircraft and what continues to make it one of the most popular and capable rotorcraft in operation today.

FAQS

Helicopter owners face high costs, with temptations to buy cheaper, potentially counterfeit parts. Maintenance experts explain the importance of using OEM or FAA-approved PMA parts.

FAQS

Two helicopter pilot owners share recommendations for preventative maintenance that you can do to keep your aircraft in the best shape possible.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Two pilots share how owning a helicopter has allowed them to explore and enjoy unique experiences, from nature expeditions to time-saving trips.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Using a professional service that has experience in purchasing, packing, shipping, and importing a helicopter can make all the difference.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Helicopter ownership is certainly cost intensive, especially if the aircraft will not be used to create revenue.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Maintenance operating costs are arguably some of the more complicated costs to estimate 
when predicting the overall cost of helicopter ownership.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

The steep cost of purchasing a helicopter can be a considerable barrier to some, but there are still ways to own a helicopter on a budget.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

The benefits of piston helicopters

BUYING A HELICOPTER

It starts with understanding the kinds of maintenance and regulations that require it.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

You’re ready to upgrade your helicopter to something a little more complex with increased capabilities. Don’t forget to factor in upgrading your pilot skills for the make and model you choose as well.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Depending on the aircraft you choose, and the work needed to upgrade it to your specifications, you could even come in under budget.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Often, purchase price is the lowest of all the costs you will encounter when buying a helicopter but with careful preparation you can help control what your hourly maintenance costs will run.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Financing an aircraft is in some ways like purchasing a house, and in other ways like buying a car — but different than both in its complexity.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

A buyer with strong insight into the intricacies of these fees can prepare well in advance of a purchase to minimize costs.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Knowing in advance what your annual insurance costs will be helps you make an informed purchase decision.

HELITRADER UPDATES

While it’s free to list, HeliTrader offers customers the opportunity to get more eyes on listings through the purchase of a featured or premium upgrade.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Your maintainer will be your partner in ensuring your helicopter is safely maintained, meets all applicable maintenance regulations, and continues to run well when you need it.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

While finishing up the paperwork and jumping through the final hoops of purchasing your helicopter, 
you should be researching how you’ll transport your helicopter home.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

If flying it home is not an option, you have three basic shipping options: land, sea, and air.

ROTORTRADE 360

A comprehensive guide to the pre-owned market for the Airbus H125 is now available for download.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Here is a look at what takes place after the sale and what should be thoughtfully considered before making the purchase.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

Regardless of whether a buyer is purchasing a helicopter from down the field or the other side of the globe, the pre-purchase inspection is a vital process.

ROTORTRADE 360

A comprehensive guide to the pre-owned market for the Bell 429 is now available for download.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

The growing number of new buyers face a large learning curve when it comes to purchasing and owning a helicopter.

HELITRADER UPDATES

Instagram and Facebook listings now include a listing ID number. The ID number is a simple way to easily find the associated listing on HeliTrader.

HELITRADER UPDATES

Users can now easily create and manage alerts based on selected manufacturer and models

ROTORTRADE 360

A comprehensive guide to the pre-owned market for the Airbus H225 is now available for download.

SELLING A HELICOPTER

Once a potential buyer views your listing, what you write can determine if they reach out for more information or close the window.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

When considering a helicopter purchase, some buyers can be reluctant to consider looking abroad. While there are key items to be aware of, an openness to overseas purchases can provide savings and increased options.

SELLING A HELICOPTER

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it could also be worth a lot of money if it makes buyers click on your listing.

ROTORTRADE 360

A comprehensive guide to the pre-owned market for the Airbus EC135 is now available for download.

SELLING A HELICOPTER

How a helicopter is presented online can directly affect potential viewer engagement. You may be seeking a workhorse and, in the end, the numbers will sell, but we’re also humans in the helicopter industry. We click on pretty pictures.

SELLING A HELICOPTER

There are a lot of choices when it comes to finding the best partner to help you navigate the marketing, regulatory, tax, customs, import/export, and other aspects of buying or selling a helicopter for the best possible price.

ROTORTRADE 360

A comprehensive guide to the pre-owned market for the Leonardo AW139 is now available for download.

BUYING A HELICOPTER

A lack of real prices is one of the biggest frustrations voiced by prospective buyers. In our instant gratification, need-details-now society, people want to know the price.

SELLING A HELICOPTER

In all the years since Igor Sikorsky took his first flight to introduce the “helicopter” to the world, there has not been a helicopter-focused resource for buyers and sellers.