Sponsors

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LCI Helicopters


LCI Helicopters provides operators worldwide with an attractive alternative to buying and financing the purchase of rotary wing aircraft. We have identified demand in a number of helicopter operating sectors including aero-medical transport, offshore wind, offshore oil and gas, and search and rescue. We work closely with our customers to offer customized and creative solutions that enable them to succeed. Our primary focus is on medium and super-medium, new technology, twin-engine helicopters and we have an order with both Leonardo Helicopters (AW139, AW169 and AW189) and Airbus Helicopters (H175). We plan to enhance the fleet with further acquisitions from leading manufacturers and through purchase and leaseback transactions.

Lead Sponsors

Airbus


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, and is one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

ITC-AeroLeasing, Inc.


Having first entered the aircraft leasing and financing business in 1989, ITC-AeroLeasing offers well established and tailored financing solutions to our clients.

ITC manages a varied fleet of over 50 aircraft leased in more than 15 countries. Our leased fleet is comprised of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, including single and twin-engine turboprops, regional and business jets plus light single and twin-engine, medium and heavy class helicopters. The company’s dedicated team of professionals serves our global partners in the general and business aviation communities to meet most operational requirements and mission profiles.
In addition to aircraft leasing and financing business, ITC offers aircraft sales and investment, aviation consultancy and project management services.

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)


Founded in 1989, JSSI is the only hourly cost maintenance provider covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including jets, turbo-props and turbine-powered helicopters. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors.

Leonardo Helicopters


Leonardo, through its Helicopter Division, performs research, design, development, production, customer support and marketing of the AgustaWestland’s extensive range of products. They cover all the main helicopter weight categories, from the 1.8-ton single engine, to the 16-ton three-engine helicopter.

The AW139, AW189 and AW169 are new generation helicopters serving the market as the AWFamily of products featuring the same design philosophy and providing equivalent safety & technology standards and cost effective solutions. The Family’s models also share many component parts and the same approach to maintenance and training. This translates into significant advantages in terms of operational efficiency and a reduction in through-life costs for the users.

Leonardo Helicopters is also committed to the study and introduction into the market of innovative technologies and platforms, including the AW609 TiltRotor and the remotely controlled/optionally piloted rotorcraft.

A great emphasis to customer satisfaction is placed by Leonardo Helicopters, able to offer a great supportability level for both maintenance and training. Several service centres can provide spares, repair and overhaul throughout the product lifecycle worldwide 24 hours per day around the world.

Milestone Aviation Group


Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company, is the world’s leading helicopter leasing company. Milestone has a fleet of over 225 helicopters worth US $3.9 billion and supports 32 operators in 26 countries on six continents. The company has a forward order book of firm and option aircraft with an estimated aggregate purchase price in excess of US $3 billion. These near-term delivery positions of in-demand helicopters are made available for lease globally. Milestone partners with helicopter operators worldwide and supports them through lease and debt financing. The company provides financing for helicopters serving a variety of industries, including offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency medical services, police surveillance, mining and other utility missions. www.milestoneaviation.com

Pratt & Whitney Canada


As a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of corporate, helicopter and regional aviation with dependable, new generation engines. Approximately 12,000 operators around the globe depend on our engines to power their aircraft. We currently have more than 53,000 engines in service (60,000 including our Auxiliary Power Units – APUs) in over 200 countries and territories. Innovation is the cornerstone of our business strategy. This has given P&WC a solid and enviable position in the global marketplace, leading and shaping the future of corporate, helicopter and regional aviation with proven technologies and dependable new-generation engines.

Protective Packaging Corporation


Protective Packaging Corporation began as a division of an international freight forwarder. Its main purpose was insuring that the customer’s freight was properly packaged to withstand the rigors of exposure to corrosion, mold, static electricity, and other airborne qualities while in transit or outdoor storage.
Over the past 22 years Protective Packaging Corporation has realigned its focus to become a globally recognized provider of expert flexible packaging solutions serving a client base that includes some of the largest corporations in the world. This includes 10 of the top ten largest defense contractors in the World. Protecting helicopters, engines, military/commercial aircraft, weapons systems, missiles, vehicles, high dollar machinery, and expensive parts in nearly all industry sectors.

We are one of the largest manufacturers and converters of U.S. Military Specified Packaging products. And we are one of the few companies in our industry that has its ISO 9001:2001 Certification and is Veteran owned.
Over the years we have created unique methods of preservation packaging that guarantees protection against corrosion for multiple years by controlling the atmosphere around the product. Protective Packaging Corp has extensive experience developing cost effective protective packaging solutions that adhere to the most rigorous requirements. The ease of application, reusable, unique, guaranteed results, and constant monitoring make Protective Packaging Corp the leader in long term preservation packaging systems.

Vedder Price


Vedder Price and our 300-plus lawyers serve a global client base from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Vedder Price enjoys a strong worldwide reputation for legal services related to global transportation finance. We serve a broad base of clients across all transportation sectors, including the aviation, aerospace, railroad and marine industries, and are positioned to serve both US-based and international clients who execute deals under New York and English law.

You can expect to work with creative, experienced attorneys who have both deep practical experience and broad transportation industry perspectives – insight that can support you in matters ranging from simple to highly complex.

With one of the largest and most experienced Business Aircraft Finance practices in the world, Vedder Price is able to provide counsel in all aspects of business aircraft financing transactions, particularly large jet aircraft but also small jets, turboprop aircraft and helicopters.

Sponsors

CAMP Systems International


CAMP Systems is the industry’s leading Aircraft Maintenance and Regulatory Compliance Management solution. CAMP’s product suite includes Maintenance Management, Engine Health Monitoring, Inventory Management, Flight Scheduling and shop floor Enterprise Information Systems. The key to CAMP solutions is our Aircraft Analysts who are experienced aviation professionals with a deep knowledge of your aircraft model and its specific maintenance programs and requirements. Today, CAMP supports 20,000 aircraft, 30,000 engines, and 1,300 maintenance facilities. The company has a long standing history of excellence and is the exclusive factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Airbus ACJ, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Boeing BBJ, Bombardier, Cessna, Daher, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, HondaJet, Piaggio, Pilatus and Quest, and numerous other aircraft. CAMP is the exclusive Engine Health Monitoring provider for all Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and for Honeywell TFE and HTF engines. CAMP is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to the business aviation community across the globe.

Flight Ascend Consultancy


Flight Ascend Consultancy, FlightGlobal’s consultancy arm, is a dedicated team of trusted aviation experts worldwide, with consultants in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our independent, award-winning team are well-placed to help organizations understand and interpret what’s really going on in the dynamic aviation industry. Together we can help organizations create more effective strategies, build key relationships, achieve challenging revenue growth targets and manage future risk scenarios.

Heli-One


Heli-One is a leading global helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company with over 60 years of experience supporting a wide range of helicopters. We have three maintenance facilities totaling over 430,000 sq ft (Canada, Norway, Poland) and have Customer Support Offices and Distribution Hub in key global locations. Heli-One holds certifications and expertise from OEMs including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran, and GE. We provide services offerings from nose-to-tail including: airframe, components, engines, Design Engineering, completions, avionics, and more.

Kopter


Kopter Group was founded for the purpose of developing, manufacturing and supporting a new generation of single-engine turbine helicopters. With this vision in mind, Kopter Group launched the SH09, offering the highest standards of safety, mission capability and cost efficiency. The SH09 delivers best in class hot and high performance, the largest cabin/cargo volumes, outstanding modularity and modern electronic systems. It is built for missions accomplished, from the most demanding to the everyday.

Lobo Leasing


Lobo Leasing works with commercial helicopter operators around the globe to provide creative, innovative and flexible helicopter leasing and fleet management solutions designed to preserve liquidity and to help them grow their business. We are comprised of a diversified team of seasoned helicopter operators, technicians and finance professionals with extensive experience in the commercial helicopter industry.

Lobo is owned by Blackstone/GSO, one of the largest alternative investment firms in the world. Most importantly, we have an operator-centric approach to the market whereby we partner long term with operators to help them acquire the helicopters they need.

Lobo offer a comprehensive range of helicopter leasing solutions including sale and leaseback as well as the leasing of new delivery helicopters. In addition, Lobo assists operators with the sourcing of used helicopters and the sale of surplus machines.