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Helicopter company leasing rankings 2018

Helicopter company leasing rankings 2018

After almost a year of slow business in the helicopter leasing space, 2018 closed with the largest independent helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing being acquired by investment bank Macquarie and merged with its leasing arm. With such a shake up to

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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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Bloomberg says GE shares fell because of analyst concerns about helicopter leasing

Bloomberg says GE shares fell because of analyst concerns about helicopter leasing

Bloomberg is reporting that GE shares fell 4% over concerns about Milestone Aviation, following Waypoint Leasing’s filing for Chapter 11. GE Capital Aviation Services acquired Milestone Aviation, the largest helicopter leasing company and Waypoint Leasing’s biggest competitor, for $1.8 billion

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Milestone Aviation completes purchase and leaseback of four S-92 helicopters

Milestone Aviation completes purchase and leaseback of four S-92 helicopters

Dublin, Ireland, May 31, 2018 – Milestone Aviation Group Limited, 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

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Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2017: Top of the Ops

Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2017: Top of the Ops

The big players in the helicopter market have remained unchanged since our last update in 2015. Milestone remains at the top of the ranking, with a fleet value now surpassing $4 billion. Helicopter Investor readers have asked us to provide

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Milestone delivers Omni H225 to Bond Offshore Helicopters

Milestone delivers Omni H225 to Bond Offshore Helicopters

Leasing company Milestone has delivered a new Airbus H225 to Bond Offshore Helicopters, who will put it to work on the North Sea. The helicopter was one of 16 that Milestone contracted for in early 2012, for delivery between 2013

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Helicopter Leasing: “It’s not subprime yet but it won’t take much of a shock to make it one”

Helicopter Leasing: “It’s not subprime yet but it won’t take much of a shock to make it one”

Simon Sparkes of Nova Systems has written a provocative piece titled “Offshore Helicopter Leasing – an Existential Risk?” on HeliHub. He arguing that leasing companies will struggle to cope with low oil prices. It is definitely worth reading in full here. Sparkes writes:

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CHC shares slide, Milestone buys, Singapore Swings

CHC shares slide, Milestone buys, Singapore Swings

NOTE: The below originally appeared as the editorial in our July 9 Helicopter Investor News. To find out more, and sign up for free, please click here. You could, in theory, now buy CHC, one of the world’s largest helicopter

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Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2014: Top of the Ops

Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2014: Top of the Ops

Less than five years after the launch of Milestone Aviation Group it is astonishing how fast the market for dedicated helicopter operating lessors has grown.We are asked a lot to provide a ranking for operating leasing companies. This ranking below

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Milestone Aviation Group’s shareholders more than doubled their investment

Milestone Aviation Group’s shareholders more than doubled their investment

JZ Capital Partners, a London listed private equity fund, has said that it is expecting to make $40 million from the $15.1 million that it invested in Milestone Aviation when the sale of the helicopter leasing company to GE Capital

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