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India – LCI delivers two AW139s to Heligo

India – LCI delivers two AW139s to Heligo

21-Oct-2021

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, has placed two Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term operating leases with its newest customer, Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art aircraft were recently delivered to Heligo’s base at Juhu Airport in Mumbai, from where they will provide crew transfer services for India’s largest energy company, ONGC. Nigel Leishman, Executive Vice President... Read more

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

2-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few countries where the national registration authority openly lists a registration cancellation as being due to an IDERA (Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation).  The website of CAA in Australia describes an IDERA as “a voluntary measure that provides greater security to creditors by preventing a debtor from flying an aircraft to... Read more

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

10-Aug-2021Source: Hausfeld

The UK Commercial Court sided with the claimant in Iris Helicopter Leasing Limited v Elitaliana Srl [2021] 7 WLUK 499, in a claim under a lease of a AgustaWestland AW139 health and emergency services helicopter. The judgment is the latest in a series of decisions over the last 12 months where the Court has rejected frustration... Read more

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. Since 2019, Convers Avia has been the current lessee of STLC; earlier, three leasing agreements were concluded under the state program for Mi-8 helicopters. In June 2021, STLC and Convers... Read more

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) has leased the Ansat helicopter to RusAvia on the sidelines of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. RusAvia is a new client for STLC, the first lease agreement under the STLC program with state co-financing for the Ansat helicopter was concluded in June 2021. One of the main... Read more

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV1 helicopter to KrasAvia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. KrasAvia is a long-time partner of STLC; since 2012, five leasing agreements have been concluded with the airline for 3 L-410 aircraft, 2 Robinson R-66 helicopters and a Mi-8 helicopter. In... Read more

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) and CJSC Aviation Enterprise Yeltsovka signed an agreement of intent to lease 8 Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters in 2022-2023. The agreement was signed within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The delivery of new aircraft will allow Yeltsovka to modernize and expand its aircraft fleet, increase... Read more

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

14-Jul-2021

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has signed a Purchase/Leaseback (PLB) arrangement for a AW169 helicopter with Belgian-based operator, NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services. The AW169 helicopter delivered earlier this month will support missions in the UK for Italian oil and gas company, ENI. It will be based in Blackpool, United... Read more

World’s largest eVTOL aircraft order announced

World’s largest eVTOL aircraft order announced

11-Jun-2021

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, and Vertical Aerospace (‘Vertical’), the most advanced electric vertical take-off and landing (‘eVTOL’) company in the world, announce a ground-breaking US$2 billion order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft. This agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation, a... Read more

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

5-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023. “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we... Read more

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

23-Sep-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and... Read more

GE writes off $729M of goodwill in Milestone Aviation

GE writes off $729M of goodwill in Milestone Aviation

30-Jul-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In it’s 2020 Q2 report released yesterday, US conglomerate General Electric has written off $729 million of their valuation of the Milestone Aviation helicopter leasing business they acquired in 2015 for $1.775 billion plus the assumption or payoff of the company’s existing debt. GE normally carries out an annual test for goodwill impairment in their... Read more

Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

18-Jul-2020Source: Thora Capital

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, announced the acquisition of six lease-attached Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) helicopters from Milestone Aviation.  The aircraft are leased and operated by Life Flight Network (“Life Flight”) headquartered in Oregon. “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition, one of several deals we anticipate consummating over the... Read more

GA Telesis launches helicopter leasing company with seven Bell 206L4s

GA Telesis launches helicopter leasing company with seven Bell 206L4s

25-Jun-2020Source: GA Telesis

GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announces the formation of GA Telesis Rotorcraft (“GATR”) to provide lease and finance solutions in the helicopter sector. GATR closed its first helicopter transaction, a portfolio of Bell helicopters. GAT completed the acquisition of seven Bell 206L4 helicopters, four of which are subject to multi-year leases. Regarding the other three helicopters,... Read more

Nova Capital expands fleet with 8 new EMS helicopters

Nova Capital expands fleet with 8 new EMS helicopters

12-Jun-2020Source: 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... Read more

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

11-Jun-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced today that they have completed their combination (the “Merger”), creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification. The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name (“Bristow”) and will remain a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.  The newly combined company’s common... Read more

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

7-May-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has strengthened its leasing platform with the establishment of a new co-investment vehicle with Thora Capital, LLC. and RIVE Private Investment as partners. The transaction covers six Leonardo AW139s and three Airbus H130 helicopters, all of which have long-term, secure debt financing... Read more

LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

28-Jan-2020Source: LCI

 LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has sealed new partnerships with two leading financial institutions as it continues to grow its fleet. The lessor has just taken delivery of a Leonardo AW169 helicopter with financing arranged from new partner, Investec. The state-of-the-art aircraft is being placed with a leading... Read more

LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

23-Jul-2019Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI),a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of US$135 million with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc. as agent. The new facility, which has been agreed with CIT, National Westminster Bank Plc, National... Read more

Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

3-Jul-2019Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, is growing the breadth of industry talent and experience within its organisation with the appointment of Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to its advisory board. The board, which was first established in 2013, is made up of senior industry executives... Read more

Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

13-Mar-2019Source: Macquarie

Macquarie Group Limited (ASX; MQG; ADR: MQBKY) announced today that Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing has completed the acquisition of a helicopter portfolio from Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd. (“Waypoint”) and its subsidiaries. The portfolio acquired from Waypoint comprises 120 medium and heavy helicopters leased to approximately 30 operators as well as a number of firm and option... Read more

LCI Grows Australia-Based helicopter fleet

LCI Grows Australia-Based helicopter fleet

12-Mar-2019Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has grown its Australia-based fleet of helicopters to 14 Leonardo AW139s with the arrival of two aircraft. The two AW139s are being transitioned by LCI customer, Babcock International Group company, from Aberdeen, United Kingdom to Karratha, Western Australia, where they will be operated by... Read more

Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

6-Mar-2019Source: Era Group

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter 2018 after the market closes on Thursday, March 7, 2019. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Friday, March 8, 2019, to... Read more

LCI expands Weststar relationship

LCI expands Weststar relationship

6-Mar-2019Source: Lease Corporation International

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (Weststar) with the recent delivery of two additional helicopters on operating leases in Malaysia. Weststar, one of the global leaders in offshore helicopter aviation services, has recently taken delivery of two helicopters –... Read more

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys Waypoint for $650 Million

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys Waypoint for $650 Million

8-Dec-2018Source: Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd., the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it and certain subsidiaries (“Waypoint”) have entered into an agreement to be purchased by Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) for approximately $650 million. Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing will combine the Waypoint helicopter assets and management platform with its own portfolio and employ the Waypoint... Read more

LCI completes AW139 transition with Elitaliana

LCI completes AW139 transition with Elitaliana

24-Oct-2018Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has completed the transition of a Leonardo AW139 helicopter to enter service with Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy. The helicopter, which is being converted for full emergency medical services (EMS) operations from Oil and Gas (O&G) operations, is the second of its type operated... Read more

Kaman annonces new K-Max Leasing Partnership

Kaman annonces new K-Max Leasing Partnership

30-Jul-2018Source: Kaman Aerosystems

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Rainier Heli International Inc. (Rainier), of Kirkland, Washington, under which Rainier will offer K-MAX® leasing solutions to customers. Rainier specializes in providing lease and lease-to-purchase programs tailored to meet the specific needs of helicopter operators around the world. “Rainier... Read more

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

11-Jul-2018Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The helicopter enters service with Elitaliana on a long term operating lease from LCI, and joins two other AW169s delivered by... Read more

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

3-Jul-2018Source: Lease Corporation International

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, today announces its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. (“Kingwing”), each configured for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. This latest announcement reinforces LCI’s long-held strategy of curating a balanced and diverse... Read more

Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

8-Jun-2018Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has completed the purchase and lease back of four S-92® aircraft. The acquisition of these aircraft expands Milestone’s owned and debt financed fleet of S-92 helicopters to over 95 — more than one... Read more

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

28-Feb-2018Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK. This... Read more

HeliInvestor 2018: Alliances or Band-Aids?

HeliInvestor 2018: Alliances or Band-Aids?

5-Feb-2018Source: Allan Blake

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

Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

3-Oct-2017Source: Waypoint

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

Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

15-Sep-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

7-Mar-2017Source: Airbus

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters including H145, H135 and H175 helicopters. Delivery of the aircraft on order is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 with deployment into emergency medical service and other parapublic segments. Milestone’s current helicopter fleet includes over... Read more

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

7-Mar-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with... Read more

Babcock set to return two UK AW139s to lessor

Babcock set to return two UK AW139s to lessor

2-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore is preparing to return two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to lessor Era Helicopters.  Registered G-PERA and G-PERB were imported to the UK in full Era colours in March 2011, and shortly after were repainted to the traditional red Bond Offshore Helicopters scheme – as the company was known at that time. ... Read more

Ontario Provincial Police Lease SAR Helicopter

Ontario Provincial Police Lease SAR Helicopter

31-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Ontario Provincial Police now have access to a helicopter to use in the Thunder Bay area for police and search and rescue missions. They entered into a six-month leasing contract in November with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, reports TB News Watch. They have used the Ministry’s helicopters in the past and because... Read more

Waypoint sees market recovery with Improved demand for helicopters

Waypoint sees market recovery with Improved demand for helicopters

30-Jan-2017Source: Waypoint

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

Leasing company signs for 27 helicopters

Leasing company signs for 27 helicopters

9-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters has recently signed a contract for 27 new helicopters from GTLK State Transport Leasing Company. The contract includes 10 Mi-8MTV-1 variants, 13 Mi-8AMTs and 4 Ansats. The Mi-8/17 helicopters have proven to be the best selling, being able to fly in temperatures from -50C to +50C, reports Russian Aviation Insider.  ... Read more

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

Australia – Milestone to Lease AW139 to LifeFlight

25-Oct-2016Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has recently leased a new, EMS equipped Leonardo AW139 helicopter to LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight) to support emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) missions in Queensland, Australia. “We are delighted... Read more

Parilease asks Avinco to manage 21 ex CHC EC225s

Parilease asks Avinco to manage 21 ex CHC EC225s

20-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter marketing company Avinco has been asked to recover, manage and remarket a fleet of EC225s previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11.  Avinco report that they have already completed a “lengthy and complex” initial phase consisting of centralising 21 machines spread about the world to one European location.  HeliHub.com research... Read more

Milestone gets in bed with CHC

Milestone gets in bed with CHC

12-Oct-2016Source: CHC

CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) (OTC Pink Sheets: HELIQ) today announced that it has entered into a plan support agreement (the “PSA”) with respect to the terms of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). The PSA contemplates a comprehensive recapitalization of the Company that will provide $300 million in new capital from... Read more

LCI appoints new EMEA Marketing leader

LCI appoints new EMEA Marketing leader

5-Sep-2016Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has appointed Christopher Grainger to the role of Vice President Marketing for the EMEA region. Mr Grainger joins LCI with 30 years’ experience in the civil helicopter industry, and was previously Vice President of Oil & Gas Sales for Airbus Helicopters. During his career,... Read more

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

Waypoint leases AS350B3 to Calquin Helicopters in Chile

30-Aug-2016Source: Waypoint

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

Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

30-Aug-2016Source: Waypoint

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

Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

3-Aug-2016Source: Waypoint

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

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

12-Jul-2016Source: AgustaWestland

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

Waypoint places two new S-92s

Waypoint places two new S-92s

24-Jun-2016Source: Waypoint

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

Waypoint increases revolving credit facility by $37M

Waypoint increases revolving credit facility by $37M

11-May-2016Source: Waypoint

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

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

An official court-filed statement provides a lot more information about the situation at CHC.  It was filed by Michael B Cox, Global Head of Seabury’s Corporate Advisory Services.  Seabury was retained by CHC Group and each of the other debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) in early 2016 to provide strategic business advice with respect to restructuring... Read more

Waypoint closes $100 million term loan facility

Waypoint closes $100 million term loan facility

19-Apr-2016Source: Waypoint

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

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

14-Apr-2016Source: VNH South

On 1st March 2016, at Vungtau airport, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) signed two Mi-172 helicopters wet lease contract with Komala Indonesia for passenger, cargo transport and fire fighting in Indonesia. The contract lasts 6 months, starting from 15th April 2016. This is the first time VNH South provides a full package including aircraft,... Read more

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

DRF completes sale and leaseback of two EC135s with Waypoint

6-Mar-2016Source: 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

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

4-Mar-2016Source: Waypoint

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

LCI touches down at HAI Heli-Expo 201

LCI touches down at HAI Heli-Expo 201

2-Mar-2016Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, touches down at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo with a fleet of 21 helicopters in service, and expects to double this number before the end of 2016. LCI grew extensively in 2015, introducing the AW189 into service in its fleet alongside the AW139. Throughout the year, it... Read more

Bristow sells three AW139s to Waypoint on leaseback

Bristow sells three AW139s to Waypoint on leaseback

1-Mar-2016Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

Meridian Helicopters to lease Bell 206L4 to Nicaraguan operator

Meridian Helicopters to lease Bell 206L4 to Nicaraguan operator

29-Feb-2016Source: Meridian Helicopters

Looking to international markets for additional lease customers, Meridian Helicopters provided a Bell 206L4 to a Nicaraguan private operator in the first quarter of 2016. Terms include an option to purchase the aircraft or renew after two years. “Our entrance into international leasing markets has been a long thought out approach” comments Michael Bashlor –... Read more

Waypoint to open offices in Australia and South Africa

Waypoint to open offices in Australia and South Africa

16-Feb-2016Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

12-Jan-2016Source: Lobo Leasing

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the rotor industry and in building and managing highly... Read more

Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

Omni does sale and leaseback deal with Waypoint

15-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

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

JSSI launches Asset Monitoring Platform to Aircraft Finance Community

JSSI launches Asset Monitoring Platform to Aircraft Finance Community

19-Nov-2015Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced the launch of its new Asset Monitoring Platform (AMP) today.   Developed specifically for business aircraft lenders, JSSI is offering this unique web-based platform as a complimentary service to assist financial institutions with the management of... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation commits to 15 AW helicopters by 2019

Abu Dhabi Aviation commits to 15 AW helicopters by 2019

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA)has agreed to acquire 15 helicopters from the AW Family, comprising the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2016 through to 2019 and will be used for a variety of missions, including offshore transport. ADA... Read more

Waypoint Leasing Expands Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Waypoint Leasing Expands Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

22-Oct-2015Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

LCI signs China deal with CM International Financial Leasing

LCI signs China deal with CM International Financial Leasing

14-Oct-2015Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd (CMIFL). LCI, which has a fleet of 90 ordered and delivered AgustaWestland and Airbus helicopters, has chosen CMIFL as the partner to help it grow in the burgeoning helicopter leasing market in China. CMIFL,... Read more

LCI finalises $200M long-term debt facilities

LCI finalises $200M long-term debt facilities

9-Oct-2015Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has finalized two long-term debt facilities to support over US$200m of incremental fleet growth in Australia. Westpac Banking Corporation will act as sole lender, security trustee and agent to support LCI’s recent multi-year agreement to lease four new AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter... Read more

Waypoint to acquire 18 AgustaWestland helicopters

Waypoint to acquire 18 AgustaWestland helicopters

8-Oct-2015Source: AgustaWestland

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

Waypoint to acquire 20 Airbus H135

Waypoint to acquire 20 Airbus H135

8-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

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

Helitech opens with only three manufacturers present

Helitech opens with only three manufacturers present

6-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Helitech International, the world’s third largest dedicated helicopter trade show (after Heli-Expo and Heli-Russia) opens today with just three manufacturers booking space on the show floor. AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters and Bell are the only manufacturers with floor space, with Sikorsky conspicuous by its absence despite being one of the four manufacturers who reportedly insisted on... Read more

LCI touches down at Helitech

LCI touches down at Helitech

2-Oct-2015Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, will be exhibiting at this year’s Helitech International 2015, Europe’s largest rotorcraft exhibition.  LCI are at stand E10 With 21 countries represented, Helitech International provides an opportunity for LCI to engage with customers and partners, and showcase the latest developments at the company which is taking... Read more

Lobo Leasing hires offshore veteran as Technical Director

Lobo Leasing hires offshore veteran as Technical Director

29-Sep-2015Source: Lobo Leasing

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Stuart Jackson, Technical Director, to its global headquarters in Dublin. Jackson brings a wealth of technical and operations expertise with over 35 years in the aviation business in both commercial and parapublic. Jackson has held senior management positions with major helicopter and fixed... Read more

LCI Leasing appoints new Sales & Marketing VP for the Americas

LCI Leasing appoints new Sales & Marketing VP for the Americas

29-Sep-2015Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has hired Malcom MacGregor to the new role of Vice President Sales and Marketing, Americas. Mr MacGregor recently joined LCI with over 20 years’ experience in the aviation sector. He was previously Milestone Aviation Group’s Vice President of Sales – Europe, Middle East, India & Africa.... Read more

Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

29-Sep-2015Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

Chinese leasing company signs for 100 H125/H130s over five years

9-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd. (CMIFL) is to acquire 100 Airbus Helicopters Ecureuil-series rotorcraft over five years, with the initial order of 10 units to be delivered in 2016. CMIFL plans to offer these light single-engine helicopters to operators complete with financing solutions, paving the way for easier and faster development of China’s burgeoning... Read more

Waypoint Leasing Closes $200 Million Inaugural Capital Markets Financing

Waypoint Leasing Closes $200 Million Inaugural Capital Markets Financing

9-Sep-2015Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

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