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Waypoint Delivers One H145 Helicopter to Los Andes

Waypoint Delivers One H145 Helicopter to Los Andes

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo that it has delivered an Airbus H145 to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (also known as Andes) in Peru in support of contracts within the onshore oil and gas sector. Waypoint and Servicios Aéreos de los… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 18-Oct-18

Waypoint Leasing Increases Customer Count

Waypoint Leasing Increases Customer Count

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo that it has so far this year signed 33 leases, expanded Waypoint’s customer base to 35, and delivered its first aircraft to Colombia and Taiwan. Within the last two months Waypoint has executed twelve leases for S-92, AW139’s,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 17-Oct-18

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Lack of Credit for Helicopter Market

Lack of Credit for Helicopter Market

Waypoint Leasing has had to look for help from financiers after breaching loan covenants. Waypoint has received finance from roughly 26 institutions, with many now closed for any new deals. They are currently restructuring, but even this will take time, reports Helicopter Investor. The oil downturn has affected the industry so badly that finding a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-18

Waypoint Leasing to Discuss Loan Restructure

Waypoint Leasing to Discuss Loan Restructure

Waypoint Leasing is having to discuss with banks on loan restructuring. The oil downturn that began in 2014 has caused their three main shareholders; MSD Capital, Cartesian Capital and Soros Fund Management to all agree on withholding from investing more equity. Boutique investment Houlihan Lokey and law firm Weil Gotshal have been brought in to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-18

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Jul-18

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT…. Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 25-Apr-18

Waypoint Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139

Waypoint Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a purchase and lease-back for one AW139 helicopter to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) in Morocco to be used in support of the offshore oil and gas sector.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s fourth lease with Heliconia. Con Barber, Waypoint’s… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 03-Mar-18

Waypoint & Leonardo announce new service offerings

Waypoint & Leonardo announce new service offerings

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in partnership with Leonardo Company (“Leonardo”), the launch of a comprehensive maintenance and training services offering in support of Waypoint’s Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”) reconfiguration program. The Waypoint MUH, a utility re-configured AW139, leverages the performance capabilities of the AW139 platform… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 28-Feb-18

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Waypoint Opens new Office in Hong Kong

Waypoint Opens new Office in Hong Kong

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has opened an office in Hong Kong to support its operations and customer base in China and the Asia Pacific Region.  Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President of Sales & Relationship Management, Asia Pacific, will lead the relocation of Waypoint’s Singapore Office… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 06-Feb-18

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HeliInvestor 2018: Alliances or Band-Aids?

HeliInvestor 2018: Alliances or Band-Aids?

When helicopters are not needed and put into long term storage, either by lessors or operators, they are wrapped in a cover that protects them from the effects of humidity.  Steve Hanna is the CEO of the company that provides these covers, over 300 of them so far, and his business success and attendance for… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 05-Feb-18

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Big shake-up at Waypoint Leasing

Big shake-up at Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint” or the “Company”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced changes to its executive team as part of its ongoing efforts to better serve customers and pursue new growth and other strategic opportunities. Hooman Yazhari, most recently CHC Helicopter’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, has been named… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 05-Feb-18

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Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to CAF Táxi Aéreo (“CAF”) in Brazil to be used in private charter transportation within São Paulo.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s 15th H145 delivery, and the first lease Waypoint has… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Jan-18

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Waypoint Places H145 with Ecocopter Chile

Waypoint Places H145 with Ecocopter Chile

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to Ecocopter in Chile to be used in support of the operator’s wide range of utility work.  The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s 14th H145 delivery and the entry of the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Nov-17

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Waypoint Publishes Analysis of Super-Medium Class of Helicopters

Waypoint Publishes Analysis of Super-Medium Class of Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced results of a study conducted to measure the value proposition of the super medium helicopter model in a changing oil and gas industry. Highlights from the report, which will be shared via publication and a series of Waypoint-hosted webinars, include an… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 06-Nov-17

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Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China.   Philip Stransky, Vice… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 18-Oct-17

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Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the HeliTech International Helicopter Expo that its fleet has surpassed 150 helicopters.    Waypoint’s fleet growth, in the form of order book placements and sale-leaseback transactions, is supported by over 40 employees based in seven offices worldwide.  With growth of its global… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Oct-17

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Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced a Waypoint Airbus H225 helicopter, operating on lease to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), will be used as a demonstrator and display aircraft at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo (“Helitech”), to take place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, London from 3-5 Oct… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 03-Oct-17

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Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the establishment of a Leasing Platform in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP Area (“DFTP”) in China. Working in close collaboration with the highly experienced team at the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP, the establishment of this Leasing Platform will allow Waypoint to… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Sep-17

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Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a new US$87.5 million term loan facility led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG with further accordion capacity to upsize the transaction in the future. The company will use the proceeds to refinance aircraft from its… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Sep-17

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Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL’), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia.  This is Waypoint’s… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 16-Aug-17

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Waypoint Leasing extends Revolving Credit Facility Commitments

Waypoint Leasing extends Revolving Credit Facility Commitments

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has extended the maturity on two of its existing revolving credit facilities.  In aggregate over $390m of revolving credit commitments extended across seven lenders, with over $100 million now maturing in late 2019 and over $280 million in late 2020.  The… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 16-Jun-17

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Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

Waypoint Delivers 2 helicopters to Omni

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil.  Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-May-17

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Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Apr-17

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Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration and repurpose program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas,… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 06-Apr-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places Airbus H145 on Lease with Acher Aviation

Waypoint Leasing Places Airbus H145 on Lease with Acher Aviation

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to lease an Airbus H145 helicopter to Acher Aviation (“Acher”), a leading operator in South Africa, supporting offshore oil and gas operations. Con Barber, Director of Middle East & Africa Sales and Relationship Management at… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with PT. Air Born Indonesia (“Air Born”), a provider of air transportation services in Indonesia, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of mining… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

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Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas, including: firefighting,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters.  The agreement, for more than € 100 million, covers the purchase… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services.  Separately,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solution provider, to establish a new ‘Global Asset Management Services’ platform, which will provide a comprehensive offering of fleet management solutions for third party asset owners such… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will deliver two Airbus Helicopters H135s from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd (“Mackay”), a leading Australian helicopter operator.  Waypoint’s H135s will operate out of Mackay’s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter marine pilot transfer operations. Ian… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 03-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (“Andes Air”), a leading Peruvian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H145 will be the first variant of its type to operate in Latin America and will support MMG/Las Bambas’… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 17-Feb-17

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Waypoint Leasing Sees Evidence of Market Recovery with Improved Demand for Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing Sees Evidence of Market Recovery with Improved Demand for Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today published its ‘January 2017 Oil Report,’ which reflects positive fundamental shifts in the market.  Link to this report can be found here: oil report link. Ian Gurekian, Chief Risk Officer of Waypoint said, “As highlighted in our recent Oil Report, sentiment shifted… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 06-Feb-17

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Waypoint sees market recovery with Improved demand for helicopters

Waypoint sees market recovery with Improved demand for helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today published its ‘January 2017 Oil Report,’ which reflects positive fundamental shifts in the market. Ian Gurekian, Chief Risk Officer of Waypoint said, “As highlighted in our recent Oil Report, sentiment shifted in the oil and gas market in the fourth quarter of… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Jan-17

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Waypoint leases Airbus H225 to GHS for ops in Africa

Waypoint leases Airbus H225 to GHS for ops in Africa

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions. Con Barber, Director of Middle East & Africa Sales and… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 13-Jan-17

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China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

During Zhuai Air Show in Shanghai, on November 2nd, 2016, Skyway General Aviation Co. Ltd signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Bucher Leichtbau AG and Waypoint Leasing Co. Ltd for one H135 HEMS. After extensive research, Skyway decided to develop the air rescue market together with local government, insurance companies and hospitals starting operation first… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 03-Jan-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed a lease with Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on lease to support of oil and gas operations… Read more »

Source: MorWaypoint Leasing, 21-Oct-16

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Waypoint tries to scupper CHC marriage to Milestone

Waypoint tries to scupper CHC marriage to Milestone

In Helitech 2016: Shaking Up the Offshore Helicopter Business I commented that: “some lessors are definitely not welcoming the recently announced Milestone (part of GE) relationship with CHC…have no doubt that the position is pretty dire for those lessors focused on heavy aircraft in the offshore oil and gas market and those with CHC exposure… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 17-Oct-16

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease with HNZ

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease with HNZ

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with HNZ Group (“HNZ”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of oil and… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 13-Oct-16

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Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will transition from firefighting operations in Europe to high altitude utility missions in the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia, respectively. The aircraft are currently being returned from CHC and will be re-deployed with the new customers in support of oil and gas operations. Waypoint also announced… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 03-Aug-16

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Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

The following press release from Waypoint follows this story from VNH South which we ran last week Waypoint Leasing announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will support Premier Oil offshore operations from Vung Tau, Vietnam. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President, Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-16

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Waypoint places two new S-92s

Waypoint places two new S-92s

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has placed two new Sikorsky S-92s on lease with a global helicopter operator. Waypoint also announced today that it has successfully re-leased 16 aircraft with legacy operators, further demonstrating continued global demand for certain medium and heavy aircraft. Clark… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 24-Jun-16

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Waypoint increases revolving credit facility by $37M

Waypoint increases revolving credit facility by $37M

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), today announced that it has closed a revolving credit facility led by the Specialty Finance Lending unit of KeyBank, N.A. This facility provides additional revolving capacity to increase Waypoint’s total revolving credit facility commitments by $37 million to $575 million.  The company will use the proceeds of this transaction to… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-May-16

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Waypoint closes $100 million term loan facility

Waypoint closes $100 million term loan facility

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited has closed on a $100 million term loan facility led by Lombard North Central Plc. The facility has a maturity of approximately six years and provides for USD, EUR and GBP funding capacity on a delayed draw basis. The company will use the proceeds of this transaction to refinance certain aircraft… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 19-Apr-16

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DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with DRF Luftrettung (“DRF”), one of the largest non-profit air rescue services in Germany, for the purchase and leaseback of two Airbus H135P2 helicopters. Both helicopters will operate in Germany, supporting civilian emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 06-Mar-16

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Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company has officially surpassed $1.5 billion in total helicopter assets. Waypoint’s fleet, comprised of a diverse mix of assets ranging from light-twin to heavy helicopters, now includes more than 120 aircraft. Additionally, Waypoint has… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 04-Mar-16

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Bristow sells three AW139s to Waypoint on leaseback

Bristow sells three AW139s to Waypoint on leaseback

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for the purchase and leaseback of three AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. All three helicopters will operate offshore in crew change and limited Search and Rescue roles, on long-term contract in… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 01-Mar-16

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Waypoint to open offices in Australia and South Africa

Waypoint to open offices in Australia and South Africa

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of two new regional offices, covering the company’s operations in Australia and Africa/The Middle East, respectively. Waypoint’s Australia office, located in Brisbane, will be launched in April 2016 and led by Waypoint executive Chris Wakefield. Establishing the office will… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 16-Feb-16

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Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing have announced that they have closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group.  The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA), Brazil’s largest helicopter service operator to the offshore industry by fleet size.   All aircraft operate in support… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-15

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Waypoint Leasing Expands Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Waypoint Leasing Expands Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has expanded and extended its unsecured revolving credit facility through the addition of Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs Bank USA as lenders to the existing co-leads, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. The company will use the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 22-Oct-15

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Waypoint to acquire 18 AgustaWestland helicopters

Waypoint to acquire 18 AgustaWestland helicopters

AgustaWestland announced today that Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has agreed to acquire an additional 18 helicopters from the AW Family, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are expected to be delivered from 2016 through 2019 and will operate… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Oct-15

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Waypoint to acquire 20 Airbus H135

Waypoint to acquire 20 Airbus H135

Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has agreed to acquire up to 20 Airbus H135 aircraft over the next three years. Waypoint is the first lessor to acquire and lease the H135, and currently owns 25 Airbus aircraft in its global fleet. The… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Oct-15

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Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd. (“Pacific”), a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint Leasing, said, “This transaction… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 29-Sep-15

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Waypoint Leasing Closes $200 Million Inaugural Capital Markets Financing

Waypoint Leasing Closes $200 Million Inaugural Capital Markets Financing

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on the private placement of US$200 million of senior secured notes, representing Waypoint’s inaugural capital markets financing. The senior secured notes have a maturity of seven years, split across three tranches, providing for both USD and EUR funding capacity… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Sep-15

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Waypoint Leasing to open Rio de Janeiro office in January

Waypoint Leasing to open Rio de Janeiro office in January

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint Leasing”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Latin American office in January 2016, which will be headed by Waypoint Leasing executive, Steffen Bay.  Waypoint Leasing’s Latin American office, which will be located in Rio de Janeiro, will further bolster the firm’s presence across… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 13-Aug-15

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Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent helicopter lessor, announced that it has closed its second transaction with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The transaction included the purchase and leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which will operate in support of offshore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Aug-15

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Offshore Helicopter Leasing – an Existential Risk?

Offshore Helicopter Leasing – an Existential Risk?

The recent announcement by the Bristow Group that 130 jobs are at risk in the UK Sector of the North Sea is an ugly enough headline for an industry that, up until 12 months ago, couldn’t get enough pilots to fill helicopter cockpits around the world. But underlying that announcement, the structural effects on the… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 28-Jul-15

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Waypoint does S76/AW139 lease deal with Titan Helicopters

Waypoint does S76/AW139 lease deal with Titan Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached a lease agreement for two helicopters with Titan Helicopter Group (“Titan”), a leading provider of helicopter services with operations spanning South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Peru, Antarctica, Mozambique, India and the Ivory Coast. The AW139… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) LimitedTHG, 11-Jun-15

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Waypoint Leasing Surpasses 100 Aircraft Acquired and on Lease

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses 100 Aircraft Acquired and on Lease

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired and placed on lease over 100 aircraft, less than 24 months since launch. Additionally, Waypoint raised a further $185 million in the first quarter of 2015 through the execution of three debt facilities, including the company’s first unsecured facility…. Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 21-Apr-15

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Waypoint Leasing opens Singapore office

Waypoint Leasing opens Singapore office

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Singapore office, which is headed by Waypoint executive Philip Stransky. Waypoint’s Singapore office will further bolster the firm’s presence across the Asia Pacific region, where it has already delivered nine aircraft to leading regional operators, including Bond… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Apr-15

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Waypoint Leasing Closes $85 Million Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Leasing Closes $85 Million Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a five year US$85 million term loan facility led by Deutsche Bank AG. The company will use the proceeds to support its customers through the provision of further liquidity into the global helicopter market. Alan Jenkins, CFO of… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Mar-15

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CHC Global Head of Aviation Financing to Join Waypoint

CHC Global Head of Aviation Financing to Join Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Clark McGinn, Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing, will join Waypoint as Senior Vice President of Sales in the second quarter of 2015. Mr. McGinn will be responsible for leading the Company’s origination, sales and business development operations…. Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 04-Mar-15

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Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-15

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Waypoint announces AW139/B412 Leasing Transaction with Caverton Helicopters

Waypoint announces AW139/B412 Leasing Transaction with Caverton Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”), a leading provider of aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria, to lease one new AgustaWestland AW139 and one Bell 412EP, both of… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Feb-15

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Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with RLC, the largest privately held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico. The initial transaction includes the purchase and leaseback of 10 helicopters, including the Bell 407 and Bell 206L4, supporting near-shore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Feb-15

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Lider sells two S76C++ to Waypoint, then leases them back

Lider sells two S76C++ to Waypoint, then leases them back

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed its first two aircraft under a multi-aircraft agreement reached with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The initial transaction included the purchase and leaseback of two Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 19-Dec-14

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Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft from First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 19-Dec-14

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Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, to acquire a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 04-Nov-14

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Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Helicopter leasing customers around the world rely on Waypoint Leasing to help them modernize, grow and manage their fleets. Waypoint, in turn, depends on Heli-One to skillfully and efficiently provide mission-ready helicopters that their customers demand. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). Waypoint recently chose Heli-One,… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 17-Oct-14

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Waypoint announces first leasing transaction with Bristow

Waypoint announces first leasing transaction with Bristow

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for the sale and leaseback (SLB) of two Sikorsky 92 (“S-92”) helicopters. Both S-92s operate offshore in crew change… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Oct-14

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Waypoint Leasing Increases Capital Base Further Through $300 Million Term Loan

Waypoint Leasing Increases Capital Base Further Through $300 Million Term Loan

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has raised a further $300 million in term loans to refinance existing assets previously funded under its Revolving Credit Facility.  BNP Paribas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities acted as Lead Arrangers and were joined by asset… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 04-Sep-14

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Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $500 Million in Assets

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $500 Million in Assets

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, marked its first full year of operations and provided a business update to the market. Waypoint’s fleet, which ranges from light single engine to heavy twin engine helicopters, now includes more than 40 aircraft on lease and delivered from Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Jul-14

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Waypoint Leasing Expands Revolving Credit Facility to $468 Million

Waypoint Leasing Expands Revolving Credit Facility to $468 Million

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has increased the committed borrowing capacity under its five year revolving credit facility from $335 million in November 2013 to $468 million as of June 30, 2014. The facility bolsters Waypoint’s ability to continue adding attractive and diversified helicopter assets to its… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 01-Jul-14

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