18-Mar-2013 Source: Avinco
Avinco experiences sustained growth and secures its leading position in the pre-owned helicopter sector through an extensive portfolio and solutions tailored to today’s market
This year Avinco proudly celebrates its 10 year anniversary as one of the world’s leading pre-owned helicopter specialists. Avinco is a 20-strong company, with operations in Monaco, Ireland and Germany, complemented by representatives worldwide. Avinco has steadily grown despite various industry upheavals.
Avinco has successfully transacted over 220 helicopters in its 10 years in business, with more than 50% on trade. 2012 transactions included 21 helicopters sold- covering Asia, South America, North America, Europe and Africa.
During its evolution, Avinco has demonstrated its understanding of the worldwide market and adapted its offer and services. Avinco attributes its continued success to offering customers tailored solutions in a rapidly changing market. With access to a wide network, Avinco provides a reliable resource for buyers, lessees and aircraft owners while delivering qualified services in even the most complex scenarios.
This is possible through a mix of on-going market intelligence, extensive product knowhow, innovative financial structures/solutions, and the key ability to offer technical services that such as configuration modifications and equipment upgrades.
“Over the past decade, Avinco has taken great pride in making aircraft acquisition and disposal easier by offering tailored solutions to its clients, small and big alike”, says François Gautier CEO, “Though we expect a more favorable market in the second half of 2013, the first half should be as challenging as last year. According to our market analysis, Oil & Gas shows steady growth and new opportunities, and a growing market for mining with heavy utilities. The Corporate market promises limited scope this year again outside Russia and Brazil. In our view opportunities will lie with EMS replacements only in the USA.”
“Today’s market can be daunting and customers need a partner they can trust, “François Gautier concludes, “customers need to find finance, buy at the right price and be in a position to react quickly to market changing situations – that’s what we’re here for and that’s what we do best.“
Avinco continues to expand its leasing activities to offer an even wider range of services, as well as develop its helicopter Spare Parts sales activity. In addition to an extensive stock of Puma spare parts, it now offers a wide range of used BO105 parts, EC135 avionics and dynamic components for Gazelle, Lama, Alouette III, Ecureuil, Dauphin & Super puma, and more stock is planned for this year.
Avinco is in the process of re-launching its website, already one of the leading second-hand helicopter search engines. The new fully revamped website will offer an even more sophisticated facility for advanced aircraft search and seamless contact with Avinco, accessible in the office and on the go. Launch planned for March 2013.
Avinco is also a major player in the commercial aircraft industry offering remarketing, sourcing, lease management, technical and financial structuring services worldwide. Avinco has successfully sourced, traded or placed nearly 120 large commercial aircraft on all continents. This includes over 90 narrowbodies (A320 family, 737 family and E190s), several widebodies such as A330, A340, 747 and 777s, and a number of large corporate jets (ACJ, BBJ,etc..). Separately Avinco has raised over $200m of debt to support various acquisitions.