25-Feb-2014 Source: Macquarie
Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter leasing business of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), announced today its first purchase and lease back transaction for Bond Offshore Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Avincis Group (Avincis), for two new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be configured for offshore oil-and-gas crew change operations. The two S-92 helicopters will be delivered in the second calendar quarter of 2014.
Avincis is one of the world’s leading providers of mission-critical helicopter support for life and rescue, safety and environment and energy support services to major corporations and government entities.
“We are pleased to be working with Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing and truly appreciate their total industry understanding and attention to detail,” said Martin Whittaker, Avincis Group Fleet and Engineering Director. “The Macquarie team understands helicopters and the special nature of our business.”
“Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing is focused on owning and leasing medium and heavy twin-turbine helicopters, offering operators such as Bond solutions that fit their businesses and the critical service requirements of their operations. Working with key industry leaders such as Bond gives us the opportunity to show the difference that Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing offers,” said Jeff Pino, CEO of Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing. “When it comes to flexible and customized solutions, we have the experience and resources to support operators like Bond.”
Visit with Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing representatives in Exhibit 7802 during Heli-Expo 2014, Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim, Calif.
About Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing
Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing (MRL) is a full-service helicopter operating leasing business focused on the growing, worldwide demand for commercial helicopters in industries such as offshore oil and gas, medical transport, search and rescue, utility and executive transport. MRL provides operators a progressive new approach to helicopter leasing and financing, designed to optimize fleet management and operational success. For more information, visit www.macquarierotorcraft.com.
About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 13,900 people. Assets under management totaled approximately $359 billion as of September 30, 2013. For more information, visit www.macquarie.com/us.