Fixed & Rotor Wing Valuations

About us

Aviation Valuation Specialists

Aviation valuations require an aviation specialist

Hangar 247 parent co. Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) provides valuations and appraisals internationally including;

Fixed Wing aircraft valuations
Rotor Wing helicopter valuations
Aviation business, plant and equipment valuations

SASL is frequently consulted in aircraft and helicopter sales, valuation and market advisory and has been providing aircraft and helicopter valuations since 2004, where SASL is only one of a handful of aviation valuation specialists in the Australasia / Pacific region.

SASL / H247 has a combined 20+ years experience in aircraft and helicopter sales including aircraft ownership and operation, that has enabled the business to amass considerable knowledge of aircraft and helicopter values and the global aviation market place.

Our Clients

  • Private owners / operators
  • Government agencies 
  • Banks, financial institutions
  • Insurance / loss assessors
  • Legal and accounting practitioners
  • Agricultural sprayers  
  • Aero clubs and flight training providors
  • Maintenance providors
  • Heavy lift operators
  • Tourisim and air charter operators
  • Parachute / sport / adventure flying 
  • Emergency rescue services 
  • Aerial photography and mapping

Aircraft that we have experience with

Aircraft types
Piston - Turbo prop - Light jet - Competition - Gliders -  Warbirds - Cargo - Parachute - Vintage - Agricultural - Microlight - Experimental - Amateur built

Fixed Wing 
Aerostar - Aero Commander - Aero Vodochody - Alpi - Apia - Airtourer - Avia - Beechcraft - Britten Norman - Cessna - Champion - Cirrus - Commander - Cresco - Curtis - De Havilland - Douglas - Extra - Fleet - Fletcher - GD Convair - Gippsland - Glassair - Grumman - Gulfstream - Hawker Siddeley - Jabiru - Jodel - Kodiak - Lancair - Learjet - Maule - Micro - Mooney - Nanchang - North American - PAC - PZL - Partenavia - Percival - Pilatus - Piper - Pitts - Protec - Rihn - Robin - Rockwell - Rutan - Stearman - Socata - Sukhoi - Tecnam - Vans - Waco - Wilga - Yakovlev - Zlin 

Rotor Wing
Robinson - Bell - Hiller - Hughes - Schwiezer - Sikorsky - Aerospiatial - Eurocopter - Kawasaki - MD - Airbus

Gliders / Sailplanes
Schweizer - Shempp-Hirth - Schliecher - Pipstrel - PZL - Dg Flugzeugbau - Grob - ICA - Schneider - Aeromot - Glasflugel - Centrair - Profe Banjo - Diana - Zd Delta


  • General business sale or purchase
  • Finance
  • Expansion, acquisition or restructure

Which valuation is right for you?

Aviation valuation reports do vary and the right one for you depends on the purpose that the valuation is required to serve. Whilst this doesn't determine the valuation amount, it does determine the scope of information required to be written into the report, as well as any follow up support required.

Types of aviation valuations:

  • General pre-purchase / pre-sale / pre-tender
  • Retrospective
  • Due diligence when buying a business
  • New business start-up / pre-feasibility
  • Financing 
  • Insurance loss or repair
  • Refurbishment, modification or change of operational use
  • Depreciation and taxation
  • Import / export
  • Insolvency and asset recovery


Every business is under pressure to reduce costs and provide their services for less.

However aircraft valuations are like aircraft maintenance – there are no short cuts, and the consequences for these and any oversights can be costly.

Therefore, always consider the following when comparing valuation fee estimates;

1. Valuation reports
The definition of a ‘valuation report’ can be very ambiguous. You should always request to see a sample of the valuer’s standard report so that you can see the scope of information that will be included.

We operate on the basis of new clients frequently remarking "this is far more comprehensive than I was expecting."

2. Desktop vs. full inspection valuation
Desktop valuations can be adequate for any self-serving assessment that does not involve a third party. Even then, caution is required to ensure that a desktop assessment is accurate when the aircraft has not actually been inspected.

Any valuation required to support either a third party financial interest or legal dispute needs to include a full inspection of both the airframe and its logbooks. The condition of an airframe and its maintenance status cannot be accurately determined without an inspection - and this is normally the most significant factor effecting value.

There is only so much that photos can determine about an aircraft's condition, and we have never seen a less expensive desktop valuation that relies only on photos, ultimately hold water when subjected to a judicial test.

3. Inspection waivers
Be very wary when even the manager representing a lender or insurer authorises a desktop valuation not requiring an inspection. Such a call is only from the manager on the day – again, ultimately we have never seen a desktop valuation pass a judicial test, especially if it ends up under the management of a separate insolvency / asset recovery team.

4. Valuation compliance
Ensure that the valuation service will actually meet minimum compliance for third parties such as lenders and insurers. We have seen instances of clients accepting other valuation services based on a lesser price, only to realise once completed that the valuation practitioner does not actually meet the lenders / insurers own minimum criteria.

5. Market knowledge and intel
Always verify how and from where the valuer derives their market intel' from.  It is not enough to just call oneself an aviation valuer as an extension of Plant and Machinery, or base a valuation report purely on a printout from a generic price digest.

Normally a practitioner's core business will be in aircraft sales where valuation services are secondary.  This is the only way a valuer can accurately determine where the market is actually trading, for a specific aircraft type, and in a particular market.