The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

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

Read Full Article
Heli Expo 2018: Talking to Waypoint Leasing CEO Hooman Yazhari

Heli Expo 2018: Talking to Waypoint Leasing CEO Hooman Yazhari

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

Read Full Article
A Lessor’s Perspective: LCI’s Crispin Maunder

A Lessor’s Perspective: LCI’s Crispin Maunder

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

Read Full Article
Offshore opportunities

Offshore opportunities

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

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

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

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

Read Full Article
Airbus investigation shines light on Avinco ownership

Airbus investigation shines light on Avinco ownership

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

Read Full Article
Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

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

Read Full Article
Market perspective: Helicopter Values 2017

Market perspective: Helicopter Values 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

Read Full Article
HeliValue$: Oil market overview and the effect on used Sikorsky S-92As

HeliValue$: Oil market overview and the effect on used Sikorsky S-92As

Originally written for HeliValue$ by Ben Mooore, ASA. I recently had a conversation with a marketing member of one OEM. We were in agreement that many of us did not see a continuation of low activity for this long. We

Read Full Article
Clark McGinn – “it’s the Cycle, stupid!”

Clark McGinn – “it’s the Cycle, stupid!”

While the mood of our industry may not be truly optimistic, it’s certainly nowhere near as pessimistic as in the last two years. However, two things worry me. First, a basic principle: it’s the Cycle, stupid! I know it’s axiomatic

Read Full Article

Newsletter sign-up

 

The latest video from Helicopter Investor

Follow us on Twitter