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Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2017: Top of the Ops

Helicopter operating leasing ranking 2017: Top of the Ops

🕔13:37, 16.Nov 2017

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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Volocopter adds btov as new investor

Volocopter adds btov as new investor

🕔17:37, 6.Nov 2017

European venture capital firm btov is investing in Volocopter, the start-up electric multicopter company. It joins car company Daimler, Intel Capital and technology investor Lukasz Gadowski in the round that was first announced in August at Eu25 million. Volocopter is

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Waypoint closes $87.5 million loan facility

Waypoint closes $87.5 million loan facility

🕔12:26, 7.Sep 2017

Irish lessor Waypoint has closed on an $87.5 million loan from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (MUFG). It has the option to upsize the term-loan facility, which it will use to refinance aircraft from a previous

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Waypoint extends $390 million loan

Waypoint extends $390 million loan

🕔15:22, 15.Jun 2017

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

🕔09:47, 10.Mar 2017

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

🕔13:00, 3.Mar 2017

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

🕔12:37, 22.Feb 2017

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

🕔10:32, 7.Feb 2017

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

🕔10:30, 7.Feb 2017

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

🕔16:19, 3.Feb 2017

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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