LCI Helicopters to lease second AW139 to HeliService

LCI Helicopters has entered into an agreement to lease a second AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter to HeliService International, a leading provider of offshore services in the North Sea and Baltic regions.

The new aircraft will be delivered in March and will join HeliService’s first AW139 delivered in November last year, also on lease from LCI.

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Crispin Maunder, executive ‎chairman of LCI, said: We are pleased to be able to react quickly to HeliService’s need for additional capacity as they expand their operations in Northern Germany.  Their focus on the wind farm industry provides LCI with further diversification within its lease portfolio.”

Eberhard Herr, managing director at HeliService International, added: “Working with the LCI team has been a very positive experience, both in the smooth delivery of our first aircraft and now as they support our continued growth. Our negotiations have been constructive and expedient, driven by the goal of achieving fair solutions for both parties. I am sure we have found the right partner for the expansion of our company.”

Established in 1987, HeliService International was established in 1987 and is based in Northern Germany. The company currently operates a fleet of AW139, S-76, AW Grand and MBB BO 105 helicopters in Northern Europe and in Antarctica and the Arctic.

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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