HI talks to Sikorsky’s Dana Fiatarone – Weathering the downturn

HI talks to Sikorsky’s Dana Fiatarone – Weathering the downturn

🕔15:30, 24.Apr 2018

If any single helicopter manufacturer has turned the drop off in oil and gas missions into a positive, that one is Sikorsky. The manufacturer has weathered the oil-and-gas downturn, but instead of moving away from the market and diversifying, it

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HI talks to Frédéric Lemos, CEO of Airbus Corporate Helicopters

HI talks to Frédéric Lemos, CEO of Airbus Corporate Helicopters

🕔17:02, 29.Mar 2018

At every industry event these past few years, people have talked about diversification. Outside of the biggest operators, who have a secure foothold in the market, operators are looking outside of oil and gas to bring in revenue from less-volatile

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The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

🕔16:28, 23.Mar 2018

Whenever you hear the phrase “helicopter pilot shortage”, you probably roll your eyes. Dire warnings have been sounded across all aviation markets for a good 10 years. But way back in 2008 any shortage of pilots was not obvious as

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Heli Expo 2018: Talking to Waypoint Leasing CEO Hooman Yazhari

Heli Expo 2018: Talking to Waypoint Leasing CEO Hooman Yazhari

🕔17:12, 12.Mar 2018

Waypoint Leasing, one of the largest helicopter lessors, recently saw a switch up in its management. The lessor’s founder and CEO Ed Washecka left the company and was replaced by CHC Helicopter’s Hooman Yazhari – who was general counsel and

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A Lessor’s Perspective: LCI’s Crispin Maunder

A Lessor’s Perspective: LCI’s Crispin Maunder

🕔17:45, 6.Mar 2018

Lease Corporation International (LCI) has found a niche in the helicopter leasing market, focusing purely on medium-category helicopters – especially the Leonardo AW139s and AW169s – and spreading them far and wide across different operations, with only 30% of its

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Offshore opportunities

Offshore opportunities

🕔12:52, 14.Dec 2017

After a rough few years, the offshore oil and gas market might be recovering. Early 2018 figures from Westwood Global Energy show the market starting to recover next year, with global expenditure increasing to approximately $3 billion from around $2.7

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Ray Weiser interview: “The glass is always half full”

Ray Weiser interview: “The glass is always half full”

🕔14:05, 14.Nov 2017

Earlier this year, Raymond Weiser Jr was promoted to senior director of helicopter services for JSSI. JSSI is a consumer of MRO services and offers an independent option to the OEM for hourly cost maintenance programs. They are a financial company

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Airbus investigation shines light on Avinco ownership

Airbus investigation shines light on Avinco ownership

🕔11:58, 22.Sep 2017

Airbus has launched an internal investigation into allegations of €16.2 million worth of payments by two companies associated with the manufacturer after the Guardian newspaper uncovered the “questionable financial transactions”. One of the companies is Avinco Holdings, which holds 14,999

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Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

🕔12:48, 20.Sep 2017

Although helicopter usage in China has largely been limited by tight government controls of airspace and a lack of infrastructure to support them, recent mega orders by Chinese customers show a willingness to grow, and a belief that the operating

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Market perspective: Helicopter Values 2017

Market perspective: Helicopter Values 2017

🕔15:17, 2.May 2017

Last week, HeliValue$ released their latest Helicopter Blue Book, in which they reported the first increase in helicopter values since 2009. This has got people talking. At Helicopter Investor 2017 in January, the general market outlook was not cheery. Whilst a few voices

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