Category: Insight

China waits for helicopter boom

I have been in Hong Kong this week at our third Corporate Jet & Helicopter Finance Conference to be held in Asia. While China’s business jet fleet has grown considerably in the last three...

The first helicopter cycle

Although I did not make it to the Paris Airshow, I did  visit Eurocopter UK a few weeks ago. It is one of Eurocopter’s design centres of excellence and where they customise helicopters for...

EC225 comes back

Eurocopter is confident that it fully understands the technical problems with the EC225 gear shaft and says that the aircraft will be able to return to service in the North Sea by mid-July at...

AgustaWestland and Embraer sign a MOU to build helicopters in Brazil

AgustaWestland and Embraer sign a MOU to build helicopters in Brazil

What do you get when Italians, Brazilians and Brits join together? Well we should find out soon when AgustaWestland teams up with Embraer to build helicopters in Brazil. The two have signed a MOU to build twin engine, medium lift helicopters.

Why commercial aircraft financiers should look at business jets and helicopters

Why commercial aircraft financiers should look at business jets and helicopters

Commercial aircraft are great assets to finance. However, your aircraft financing skills are transferable to other markets including business jets and larger utility helicopters (we are not talking about small owner pilot ones). Lots...

Opinion: First Milestone in business jet and helicopter leasing

Opinion: First Milestone in business jet and helicopter leasing

When Richard Santulli launched his NetJets fractional ownership scheme it did not take long for others to follow.  It will be the same with Milestone Aviation his new helicopter and business jet lessor.