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What went wrong at Waypoint Leasing?

What went wrong at Waypoint Leasing?

When Waypoint Leasing launched in 2014 it appeared to have all the ingredients that a business needs to succeed. There was an experienced management team combining operators, brokers and experienced commercial aircraft lessors – people who understood the assets, had

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Bristow Group to combine with Columbia Helicopters In a $560 Million transaction

Bristow Group to combine with Columbia Helicopters In a $560 Million transaction

Houston, TX – Bristow Group, the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (“Columbia”) for $560 million. Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia

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Bristow sells flight academy operations

Bristow sells flight academy operations

Bristow has sold all of its flight academy operations in Titusville, Florida, and Minden, Nevada, to help improve its returns, liquidity and credit quality during a down market. The group sold 100% of its interest in Bristow Academy, including all training

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Bristow appoints new Senior VP

Bristow appoints new Senior VP

British operator Bristow Group has appointed Timothy Knapp as the senior vice president  of general counsel, effective from 26 September. Knapp will be heading up all legal business matters, corporate compliance and insurance, and replaces David Searle, who has been

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Erickson files for Chapter 11, Lombard lends to Bristow

Erickson files for Chapter 11, Lombard lends to Bristow

One step forward, one step back. Just as CHC prepares to exit from Chapter 11 early next year, Erickson has entered. Like CHC, Erickson’s filing is not a huge surprise. It has had a few tough years. In retrospect, its

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Sikorsky recognises Bristow Helicopters for lifesaving

Sikorsky recognises Bristow Helicopters for lifesaving

Sikorsky has recognised Bristow Helicopters and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency for excellence in lifesaving achievement with the S-92 helicopter. Bristow Helicopters is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company. The company currently operates

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Bristow invests in Sky-Futures drone company

Bristow invests in Sky-Futures drone company

Bristow has invested $4.2 million in Sky-Futures, a company that specialises in oil and gas drone inspections and data. The two companies both service off-shore oil and gas companies across the world. Sky-Future operates in many of the same regions

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A profit of CFOs – new CFOs at Bristow, CHC and Era

A profit of CFOs – new CFOs at Bristow, CHC and Era

One nice quirk about the English language is the different names given to groups. A collection of things can be taken as a whole. Many of these are unique to a species. A number of dolphins is known as a

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Bristow’s rainy day savings

Bristow’s rainy day savings

Management teams rarely get the credit for being conservative, but Bristow definitely deserves it. In October 2014 BC (before oil crash), Jonathan Baliff said that Bristow was collecting cash for when markets got tougher or interest rates rose. It was

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Helitech 2014: Gecas buys Milestone Aviation

Helitech 2014: Gecas buys Milestone Aviation

The big story at Helitech, this year taking place in a damp Amsterdam, is GE Capital Aviation Services (Gecas) buying Milestone Aviation Group for $1.775 billion. When Gecas said that it was looking at entering the helicopter leasing market earlier

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