Waypoint will open Rio de Janeiro office in 2016

Waypoint Leasing will open its Latin American office in January 2016. The new office will be headed by Steffen Bay.

The new office will be in Rio de Janeiro. The company has already 10 helicopters to leading operators, including Lider Taxi Aereo S/A, BHS (Brazilian Helicopter Services Táxi Aéreo).

Bay will report to Clark McGinn, SVP of Sales and Relationship Management. Waypoint Leasing now has offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

“We are excited to officially announce our presence in Brazil after serving the growing Latin American market and working with local and multinational operators, such as CHC/BHS and Lider, since our inception in 2013.”

Ed Washecka, chief executive officer of Waypoint Leasing said: “We are excited to officially announce our presence in Brazil after serving the growing Latin American market and working with local and multinational operators, such as CHC/BHS and Lider, since our inception in 2013.  I have worked with Steffen since 2006 when he first joined Era Helicopters and can attest to his extensive knowledge of the region and the helicopter leasing landscape.  Over his 5 years spent in Brazil, Steffen has established strong relationships with all of the country’s major  helicopter operators.  I am confident that under his supervision, we will deepen our existing relationships in the region, develop new ones and continue expanding throughout Latin America.”

Steffen Bay, vice president Sales & Marketing, said, “I am thrilled to return to Brazil to run Waypoint Leasing’s Latin American operations.  As regional operators increasingly seek customized financing solutions, we remain well-positioned to meet that demand in this global hub of helicopter activity.”

Before to joining Waypoint in 2014, Bay served as general manager of Aeroleo Aero Taxi, a large Brazilian helicopter operator.

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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