AMCVALUE$, through its founder Kenneth M. Dufour, (ASA) is a recognized leader in developing Appraisal/Valuation and Forecasting Services for the Aerospace Industry.
Each appraisal/ valuation performed by AMCVALUE$ is carefully executed to determine subject aircraft’s Current Market Value (CMV), forecasted and residual values.
AMCVALUE$ has appraised thousands of aircraft on an individual and fleet basis. In addition to the appraisal of Air Transport, Regional and Business/Corporate Aircraft, we also specialize in operational, safety and security reviews.
We conduct a detailed analysis of the aircraft’s specifications during the appraisal process, followed by an on-site inspection, including a detailed valuation of the actual asset, inspection of the operator’s facilities, a thorough review of maintenance and associated historical records. After inspection, our technical and financial analyst take the base value of the aircraft series and adjust it upward or downward, depending upon the aircraft’s condition, maintenance/overhaul status, equipment, modifications and upgrades. To calculate the value of each of these factors, our staff applies precise formulas developed by AMCVALUE$ own appraisal and technical experts. The end result is the most accurate appraisals and forecasted values that can be scientifically achieved and are further supported by what has been traditionally the most accurate, subjective analysis.
Forecasted and residual values are vital elements in determining lease rates, residual insurance commitments and premiums, tax considerations, loan collateral and the worth of an investment portfolio, now or at some future date. Appraisals and Forecasting is our niche in the Aviation and Financial Community.
Our reputation for sound professional American Society of Appraisers practices and ethical conduct precedes us and many lenders and lessors will not complete the transaction unless AMCVALUE$ performs the appraisal.
Integrity involves amongst other things the questions of both the reality and the appearance of conflicts. In order to avoid either, AMCVALUE$ maintains its independent ownership with no interrelation or affiliations with Brokers, Dealers, Investment Bankers, Leasing Companies, Airlines, Manufacturers or other parties who would have a direct, indirect or otherwise vested interest in any service we provide or our reports; our current or future values; or our impact on values in the marketplace in general. It is this commitment to independent services that will continue to assure you of the integrity of our services and products.
We invite you to spend a few moments and review this brief but thorough description of some of the services we offer, and feel free to call us for any questions on your immediate or future needs.
For an accurate appraisal/valuation of your aircraft, equipment or operation, contact: Kenneth M. Dufour, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser), President/CEO or Leo Heidemann, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, Authorized Consultant) at (815) 633-1684. Both are members of the American Society of Appraisers.
Our Responsible Business Practices
AMCVALUE$, through its founder, Kenneth M. Dufour, is recognized as the developer of AMCVALUE$ Appraisal/Valuation & Forecasting System, making this system a stable and responsible business practice. Each comprehensive valuation determines an aircraft’s Current Market Value and/or Forecasted Residual Value, giving our client accurate figures and projections. Over the years, we have appraised several thousand aircraft, individual and fleet, with values in excess of 300 Billion Dollars. In addition to monitoring and appraisals of Commercial Jets, Regional/Commuter and Executive/Business Aircraft, we also specialize in Engines, Spares, Inventories, Support Equipment, Fixed Base Operations and Antique or Museum aircraft and artifacts.
FORECASTED AND RESIDUAL VALUES are some of the vital elements that are used to determine lease rates, residual commitments and premiums, tax considerations, loan collateral, and define the worth of an investment portfolio now and in the future.
THE TIME HONORED AND PROVEN AMCVALUE$’ VALUATION PROCESS involves taking the base value of the aircraft series and adjusting it up or down depending upon the airplane’s condition, overhaul status (as adjusted from half-life), equipment, modifications and upgrades (which are existing or eligible), along with other plus or minus factors. These same services and procedures are applied to the inspection of engines, spares, inventories, support equipment and facilities.
LITIGATION PREPARATION SUPPORT AND EXPERT TESTIMONY: AMCVALUE$ Staff will assist litigating parties in the preparation of their cases. We can prepare detailed analysis and clarification of the facts, which are thoroughly documented. We provide supporting expert testimony. Areas that often require our involvement include: marketability, value (past, current & future), use, taxes, repair costs, and condition.
AMCVALUE$ PROVIDES Appraisals/Valuations under the guidelines of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). AMCVALUE$ Appraisals/Valuations have become the accepted standard within the aerospace/financial community.
Members: American Society of Appraisers
Kenneth M. Dufour, ASA
Accredited Senior Appraiser
Leo Heidemann, ASA
Appraiser / Authorized Consultant