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Waypoint extends $390 million loan

Waypoint extends $390 million loan

Waypoint Leasing has extended maturity of two revolving credit facilities valued at $390 million, with a $100 million facility pushed back to late 2019 and over $280 million to late 2020. The loans are extended over seven lenders. The proceeds

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WFW advises Société Générale Group on refinancing 10 helicopters

WFW advises Société Générale Group on refinancing 10 helicopters

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Société Générale Group on the refinancing of nine H135 helicopters and one Bell 429. The helicopters are owned by Iris Helicopter, the joint investment of Nova Capital and Rive Private Investment. WFW advised

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Air Methods reports 9.2% increase in fourth quarter revenue

Air Methods reports 9.2% increase in fourth quarter revenue

Air methods generated $297.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 9.2% from $272.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA saw an increase of 1.2% in the last quarter of 2016, from $65.6 million to $66.4

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New consortium invests in Russian Helicopters

New consortium invests in Russian Helicopters

A newly-formed consortium of leading Middle Eastern funds has finalised a deal to acquire minority stake in Russian Helicopters. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) formed the consortium and plans to acquire a 12% stake in the helicopter design and manufacturing company.

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Bristow subsidary enters $200 million agreement with Macquarie Bank

Bristow subsidary enters $200 million agreement with Macquarie Bank

A subsidiary of Bristow Group has entered a $200 million loan agreement with Macquarie Bank. The financing will be secured by 20 oil and gas aircraft and is expected to be fully funded by 31 March 2017. Alongside the five-year

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Bristow Group sees net loss of $21.9 million for Q3

Bristow Group sees net loss of $21.9 million for Q3

Bristow Group reported a GAAP net loss of $21.9 million for the quarter ending 31 December 2016. This is down from $3.2 million in December 2015. Operating revenue is down as well with an annual figure of $324.3 million for

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Milestone agrees to $230m secured term loan to Bristow

Milestone agrees to $230m secured term loan to Bristow

Milestone will be providing a $230m secured term loan facility to a Bristow subsidy as part of a new agreement. The commitment letter will see Bristow extend Sikorsky S-92 leases with Milestone. Also, Milestone will defer lease rentals on select

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Waypoint Leasing acquires a pre-owned AW139 EMS

Waypoint Leasing acquires a pre-owned AW139 EMS

Waypoint Leasing has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and

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Waypoint places two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

Waypoint places two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

Waypoint Leasing has placed two new Sikorsky S-92s on lease with a global helicopter operator. “Despite a period of weak demand for oil and gas globally, and a recent shift in the market for heavy aircraft, we are receiving numerous

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Erickson hires Imperial Capital

Erickson hires Imperial Capital

Erickson Incorporated has hired Imperial Capital, a full-service investment bank, to explore strategic alternatives for the company. In addition to Imperial’s capital markets expertise, it specialises in aerospace, defense and government services, and airline and transportation industries among others. ALSO

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