Helicopter Investor London 2024

June 5th & 6th | The Landmark Hotel London

You would be crazy to miss this conference. This is the essential conference to attend if you are in Helicopters finance. In fact this should be held twice a year.
Crispin Maunder, LCI

Helicopter Investor London is THE ONLY dedicated helicopter finance and transactions event.

Helicopter Investor London 2024 brought together over 245 of the industry’s most senior executives and key decision-makers to discuss and debate the latest topics.

Attendees had the chance to connect with the industry’s most important operators, financiers, OEMs, leasing companies, appraisers, lawyers, investors and all other leading figures involved in growing the helicopter market at a conference like no other to close deals and make new connections!

What was included in your Helicopter Investor Pass?

    •  Exclusive access to the two day conference
    • Pre-conference cocktail reception
    • Cocktail reception
    • Networking lunches
    • All refreshments
    • Conference documentation
    • Event app
    • Delegate list
    • VAT which may be reclaimable

Helicopter Investor is the premier industry event.
William Sturm, Aero Asset

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Speakers

Agenda

All timings are subject to change

Tuesday June 4th

18.00 Pre-conference cocktail reception hosted by Lobo Leasing

 

Wednesday June 5th

08.15 Registration and welcome refreshments hosted by  Milestone Aviation

09.00 Opening remarks
Mike Stones, Helicopter Investor

09.05 Helicopter Leasing – the next 10 years
What is the economic life of a helicopter delivering this year
Are lenders returning to helicopters
How resilient is the offshore fleet if a helicopter is grounded?
Are ESG issues making finding finance harder?
Offshore opportunities versus onshore
Is now the time for lessors to place orders?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor
Jaspal Jandu, LCI
Con Barber, Macquarie Rotorcraft
Pat Sheedy, The Milestone Aviation Group
Olivier Piot, Nova Capital
Dan Roberts, Lobo Leasing
Michael York, GDHF

10.25 Morning coffee hosted by Milestone Aviation

10.55 Helicopters and ESG
Does the sector have a problem
Does the social value get enough focus?
Moderator: Clark McGinn, Uplifting Advice
Michelle Davies, EY
Gerard Deterne, Pteron Valuations
Steve Robertson, LCI Analytics
Pauline Gasquet, RIVE Investment

11.35 What is going on in the US EMS market?
Has consolidation worked?
Are more Chapter 11s on the way?
Moderator: Mike Stones, Helicopter Investor
Oliver Althoff. Seabury  Securities

David Fowkes, FTI Capital Advisors
Joe Hawke, Uniflight Global

12.15 Lunch hosted by Leonardo

13.30 Finding homes for older assets
Do you want to be the last owner
The economics of tear downs
Moderator: David Crick, DavAir Group
Russell Christopher, Thora Capital
Jason Diniz, Eagle Copters

14.10 Finding helicopter debt
How do banks view economic lives?
Do they get comfort from lessors
Is it getting harder to find debt
How are ESG policies impacting?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor
Andy Blundell, Close Brothers Aviation & Marine
Bradley Gordon, Investec
Alan O’Rourke, LCI
Joe Pitzinger, Bristow Group

14.50 The state of the market 2024-2025
What are the hottest models
Where are we in the cycle?
Moderator: Mike Stones, Helicopter Investor
Sara Dhariwal, Cirium  Ascend Consultancy
Steve Robertson, LCI Analytics
Will Sturm, Aero Asset

15.30 Afternoon tea hosted by Milestone Aviation

16.00 Simplifying maintenance programmes
Why assigning maintenance programmes should not be hard
Simplifying the operator, programme provider and investor triangle
Is it time for a standard tri-partite contract
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Helicopter Investor
Jim Bell, Watson Farley & Williams
Nicolas Bonnan, Safran
Sarah Caprani, Lobo Leasing
Fabio Miceli, Bristow Group
James Nohilly, Milestone Aviation

16.40 The heavy helicopter market
What’s driving the market
Looking beyond off-shore
Moderator: Brad Shaen, International Aviation Marketing
Tim Evans, Bell Textron
Roberto Garavaglia, Leonardo
David Prevor, Airbus Helicopters
Leon Silva, Sikorsky Aircraft

17.20 Closing remarks
Mike Stones, Helicopter Investor

17.30 Cocktail reception hosted by Aero Asset

Sponsors

Event Partner

“As the global leader in helicopter leasing, we are excited to be the Event Partner for Helicopter Investor London 2024. Helicopter Investor is a must-attend event for anyone in the helicopter sector and offers a packed agenda of updates and insights from some of the industry’s leading experts. Bringing together end users, financiers, operators and manufacturers from across the globe, it is also a fantastic opportunity to meet with industry leaders. Pat Sheedy, Milestone Aviation”

Milestone Aviation Group, an AerCap company, is the world’s leading helicopter leasing and financing company. Milestone partners with helicopter operators worldwide, providing a wide array of financial and productivity solutions, including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, engine leasing and fleet advisory. The company supports approximately 50 customers in approximately 35 countries serving a variety of industries, including offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency medical services, police surveillance, mining, fire-fighting, and other utility missions. www.milestoneaviation.com

Lead Sponsors

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In the helicopter area, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
The unique operational capabilities of Airbus helicopters enable them to perform vital missions around the world: saving lives, protecting populations, and delivering critical services, thereby contributing to the building of a safe, united and sustainable world.
Aero Asset is a global helicopter trading firm, headquartered in Toronto. It specializes in remarketing & trading preowned twin engine helicopters. Aero Asset also publishes Heli Market Trends, a preowned helicopter market report released quarterly.
Above and Beyond Flight - About Bell

We’re more than aviation experts, we’re pioneers. We challenge what’s possible. From breaking the sound barrier to developing the tiltrotor, we’ve reimagined the experience of flight for more than 85 years. Today, we’re redefining what flight is capable of.

We are pioneers.

We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. Our talented employees come from more than 90 countries to serve customers spanning across six continents. All to deliver exceptional aircraft experiences. Efficiently. Reliably. And, above all, safely.
Eagle Copters is a global one-stop shop for all your helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul, and fleet management needs.
Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Eagle has been providing complete fleet management support to operators since 1975. Historically specializing in Bell Medium Utility helicopters, Eagle has successfully transitioned from a small, family business to a global team of experts, with a network of affiliates across multiple OEM platforms.
Eagle Copters has industry-leading capabilities in helicopter leasing, completions, product development, engineering, and is an MRO provider to major OEM platforms including Bell, Leonardo, Sikorsky, and others.
Eagle is well-equipped to meet your helicopter needs. Our team specializes in:

• Maintenance including aircraft maintenance, inspections, and refurbishment using our extensive inventory of certified parts and components for major OEM models.

• Repair & Overhaul including engine, component, fuel, machining and welding, custom installations, and paint capabilities.

• Logistics including part sales, shipping, and sourcing.

• Eagle Part & Component Solutions (EPCS): Offering operators the ability to obtain parts at a competitive price point and with faster lead times than some traditional OEM new part orders. EPCS provides high-quality certified components (Form-1 or 8130) obtained through Eagle’s part-out and recertification process. With a large inventory of Bell, Sikorsky, and a growing inventory of Leonardo AW139 parts, EPCS is becoming a go-to for operators looking to reduce downtime and spend more time flying.

• Structures including fixture manufacturing, tooling, structures repair, and modification using our custom-built jigs, suitable for specific aircraft models.

• Avionics including repairs, upgrades, and custom installations tailored to your missions.

• Paint offerings including fully customized paint schemes designed to meet and exceed exact customer requirements. This includes three paint booths, custom colour matching, media blasting, and environmentally friendly refinishing technologies.

• Engineering including design approvals as a TCCA Design Approval Organization, the ability to obtain Supplemental Type Certificates, and airworthiness certification approvals.

• Minister Delegate including aircraft import and export capabilities.
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.
LCI is a leading aviation company that is uniquely positioned across the helicopter, commercial fixed-wing and advanced air mobility sectors, with offices in Dublin, London and Singapore. Its young fleet of around 150 aircraft includes many new-generation, medium and super medium helicopters manufactured by leading OEMs including Airbus, Leonardo and Sikorsky. These are in operation across the globe in multiple sectors including emergency medical services, search and rescue, maritime pilot transfer and offshore energy transportation.

LCI’s highly experienced management team has built strong relationships with aircraft and engine manufacturers, customers, and leading financial institutions. Since its inception in 2004, LCI has undertaken approximately US$10 billion of aviation transactions and provides leasing services to operators, governments and end-users.
Lobo is an independent, management-owned platform specialised in the sourcing and management of investments in leased helicopter and specialist fixed-wing aircraft. Headquartered in Ireland with offices in UK, USA, Brazil, The Netherlands and Portugal, Lobo originates and manages aviation investments across the world in both the existing helicopter market as well as the fast-developing eVTOL and advanced air mobility sectors. These aircraft provide critical firefighting, medical support, transportation and search-and-rescue services across four continents.

Lobo team is comprised of a diversified team of seasoned helicopter operators, technicians and finance professionals with extensive experience in the commercial helicopter industry which combines all key disciplines as legal, technical, finance, accounting, marketing and business development into a single coordinated service offering platform for investors and operators.

Sponsors

Cirium is the world’s most trusted source of aviation analytics. It delivers powerful data and cutting-edge analytics to empower a wide spectrum of industry players. Equipping airlines, airports, travel enterprises, aircraft manufacturers, and financial entities with the clarity and intelligence they need to optimize their operations, make informed decisions, and accelerate revenue growth.
HeliValue$, Inc. is best known for its publication, The Official Helicopter Blue Book®, which has been sold worldwide since 1979. HeliValue$ is the trusted advisor and industry-wide interpreter for an international clientele of manufacturers, vendors, helicopter operators, banks, leasing and insurance companies, and aviation law firms.

HeliValue$ is the world's only dedicated helicopter appraisal firm. With the powerful combination of decades of resale data, our internal component pricing data, and insight into the helicopter industry, our accredited ASA appraisers go well beyond the "appraiser" role. Our advice and consultations have helped lenders, lessors, and other funding participants: by advising on final "go/no-go" decisions for many by discussing the pros and cons of participating in helicopter lending, whether in general or in a specific deal, signifying changing the lending/credit industry's opinion of helicopters' long-term values through our 40+ years of evaluations, advice, and counsel.

HeliValue$ continues enhancing the helicopter industry's position with in-person and telephone presentations for senior management, asset, and credit personnel.
Macquarie Rotorcraft was established in 2013 as part of Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie Group), a global financial services group with over $A737 billion of assets under management.

Macquarie Rotorcraft (MR) offers customized leasing and helicopter financing solutions to a global customer base supporting applications in offshore energy, EMS, SAR, and other mission critical segments.

MR’s executive cadre consists of helicopter industry professionals with experience in MRO, OEM, operator and aircraft finance and leasing.

The company has a worldwide presence with offices in Dallas, Limerick, London, and Singapore.
Founded in 2002, Nova Capital is a privately owned aviation leasing company, with offices in Ireland, France, and Portugal. The company provides asset financing solutions and a full service, highly adaptable leasing platform to Helicopter and fixed-wing Aircraft operators primarily in the on-shore mission critical services space. Nova Capital has established a wide network of business partners including major aircraft and helicopter operators, manufacturers, as well as financial institutions and private investors.
Based in Paris, Geneva and Luxembourg, RIVE Private Investment puts its proven and successful experience at the service of its institutional and family offices clients to generate stable returns through defensive and long-term investments in real assets. Through funds or dedicated mandates, we successfully developed long-lasting relationships with our investors and business partners based on trust, transparency and alignment of interests.
With over 70 professionals in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore, Dallas and Miami, the Global Transportation Finance team of Vedder Price is one of the largest, most experienced and best recognized transportation finance practices in the world. Since 2016 Vedder Price has been ranked Band 1 in Private Aircraft (Global-wide) of Chambers High Net Worth, recognizing the world’s leading high-net-worth advisers.

With one of the largest and most experienced Business Aircraft and Helicopter Finance practice in the world, Vedder Price is able to provide counsel in all aspects of business aircraft and helicopter financing transactions, particularly large jet aircraft but also small jets, turboprop aircraft and helicopters. Attorneys in the group are considered to be thought leaders regarding commercial and contract law matters pertaining to aircraft finance and leasing transactions, whether governed by U.S. law, English law or the commercial laws of other jurisdictions, or international treaties. 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.

Attendees

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AerCap | Aero Asset | Aeronautical Financial Ireland | Air Ambulances UK | Airbus Bank | Airbus Helicopters | AIRCORE AVIATION | AirFinance | Avincis Aviation Critical Services | aviner & co. | Babcock International Group | Baker Donelson | Bell Flight | Blueberry Aviation | Bristow Group | Capital Air Services | Capital One Equipment Finance Corp | CHC Helicopter | Cirium | Close Brothers Aviation and Marine | Clyde & Co | Daedalean AI | DavAir Group | Dragonfly Helicopters | Eagle Copters | Emerald Media | EMP Aviation Invest GmbH | Ernst & Young | EUROPEAN ROTORS | Ex-Change Parts AB | F4 Fly Fast Further First | Flexam | Flexjet | FTI Capital Advisors | Gama Aviation | GDAT Group | GDHF | GE Aerospace | Goldman Sachs | Harrods Aviation | Hawke Aerospace Group | Helaba | Heli-One | HeliService | HeliService International | Heliswiss | HeliValue$, Inc. | Hogan Lovells | Hunch Mobility | Infracapital | International Aviation Marketing | International Bureau of Aviation | Investec Bank | Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) | JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd | Kaan Air | LCI | LCI Analytics | Leonardo S.P.A | Lobo Leasing | Macquarie Rotorcraft | Milestone Aviation | NHV | NOVA CAPITAL | Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. | Odi-sé Avocats | Offshore Helicopter Services UK Ltd | Optima Aero | Oros Aerospace | Parapex Media | PHI Aviation | Pratt & Whitney Canada | PRIMUS Aero | Pteron Valuations | PwC | Reed Smith LLP | Rive Private Investment | RotorHub International | Rotortrade | SAF Aerogroup | Safran Helicopter Engines | SBI Leasing Services | Seabury Corporate Finance | SG CIB | Shell Aircraft | Sikorsky Aircraft | Sikorsky Aircraft, A Lockheed Martin Company | Sloane Helicopters | Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing | Tempest Aviation Group | Textron Financial Corporation | The Titan Helicopter Group | Thora Capital | Ultimate Aviation Group | Uplifting Advice | Vedder Price | Veirano Advogados | Vertical Magazine | Watson Farley & Williams | Westair Helicopters

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