12-Jun-2020 Source: Nova Capital
Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter lessor, today announced the acquisition of eight new helicopters in Emergency Medical Services configuration. These latest additions to the Nova Capital portfolio, include 2 Leonardo 139’s, 3 Leonardo 169’s, and 3 Airbus H145’s.
All of the Aircraft are factory new, and are already deployed serving on EMS missions in Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and France. Each Asset benefits from a long-term lease contract. The deliveries occurred in the period between September 2019 and March 2020.
Olivier Piot, Founder and CEO of Nova Capital commented “We are delighted to further re-inforce our presence in the European EMS market with these latest technology assets. In particular, we are very pleased to introduce the Leonardo 169 as a new helicopter type in our fleet. Most importantly, I am very proud of our team and our partners, who through their ongoing efforts are continually supporting our clients to further serve the medical community and the very important work they do on a daily basis conducting critical EMS missions. Indeed, some of these Aircraft were delivered during the height of the European Covid19 crisis peak, providing much needed support at a critical time. This is a further sign that helicopters should be seen more than ever as a resilient investment, especially for on-shore public-backed operations.”
The acquisition of these Aircraft expands Nova’s owned and managed fleet to 85 Helicopters and 14 fixed-wing Aircraft in operation, with a combined total value surpassing US$450 million.
About Nova Capital
Founded in 2002, Nova Capital is a privately owned leasing company, with offices in Ireland, France, and Portugal. The company provides asset financing solutions to Helicopter and fixed-wing Aircraft operators primarily in the on-shore mission critical services space. Nova Capital has established a wide network of business partners including major aircraft and helicopter operators, manufacturers, as well as financial institutions.
The company has ambitious growth plans over the coming years, particularly in the EMS, firefighting, and on-shore utility operations.