Helicopter leasing is more than just Milestone

Cypress Leasing, ITC Leasing, Lease Corporation International and Lobo Leasing are all contributing to making helicopter leasing a lucrative market.
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The winner of Corporate Jet Investor’s Helicopter Financier of the Year award, Milestone Aviation Group, has grown quickly, signed-up lots of assets and made a big impact. But if you are looking for helicopter leases here are the contact details for four other international helicopter leasing companies.


Cypress Leasing

A specialist equipment investor Cypress Leasing has a $1 billion portfolio. It specialises in transportation, energy, and industrial assets and is best known for ship finance. Cypress invested in 10 helicopters in 2011 and is looking to do more in 2012.

Contact:
Corinne Seton
Head of aircraft finance
Cypress Financial Corporation
+1 (415) 281-3042
cseton@cypressleasing.com
www.cypressleasing.com


ITC Leasing

With 30 years’ experience there are few countries that Japan’s ITC Leasing has not leased helicopters into.

Contact:
Tomoo Nakayama
+81-3-3555-3621
nakayamat@itca.co.jp
www.itca.co.jp/indexj.html


Lease Corporation International

LCI’s background is in commercial aircraft leasing but in 2012 it signed a $400 million order with Eurocopter.

Contact:
Crispin Maunder
Executive Chairman
Lease Corporation International
Dublin: +353 1672 8708
London: +44 207 245 8786
crispin.maunder@lciaviation.com
www.lciaviation.com


Lobo Leasing

Another new entrant. Well-backed by Perella Weinberg Partners, Lobo Leasing is open to all enquiries and actively searching for deals.

Contact:
John Contas
+1(603) 498 6374
jcontas@loboleasing.com
www.loboleasing.com

And of course there is:


Milestone Aviation Group

Highly regarded and aggressive, despite being less than two years’ old, Milestone is probably the best know-helicopter lessor in the world.

Contact:
William (Bill) Kelly
+353 1 205 1400
wkelly@milestoneaviation.com
www.milestoneaviation.com

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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