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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.
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.
HeliValue$, Inc. is best known for its publication, The Official Blue BookⓇ, which has been sold around the world continuously since introduced in 1979. HeliValue$ 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$’ services go well beyond the “appraiser” role. In fact, 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, by signifying changing the lending/credit industry’s opinion of helicopters’ long-term values through our 37+ years of evaluations, advice and counsel. As well as in person and telephone presentations for senior management, asset and credit personnel.
We continue to enhance the helicopter industry’s position in the finance arena by participating with the HAI’s Finance and Leasing Committee. We also provide guest speaker engagements to the National Aircraft Finance Association, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the Helicopter Association International, Airtec, the American Society of Appraisers (and of course, Corporate Jet Investor!) as well as by writing articles for helicopter, appraisal and finance-industry publications around the globe.
ITC-Leasing and its sister company ITC-Aerospace merged to form ITC-AeroLeasing in 2016. Our core services are aircraft leasing, sales and investment in commercial, private and government aircraft.
As a boutique lessor with over three decades of experience and expertise, our activities are driven by the international General Aviation industry and our relationships with our clients. We offer reliable and flexible services to our clients, with our lessees currently spread over 15 countries.
Our leased fleet is comprised of fixed and rotary wing aircraft; including single and twin-engine turboprop powered aeroplanes, corporate and regional jets. Our helicopter fleet varies from light single and twin-engine, medium and heavy class aircraft. In recent years, we have been strategically focusing on EMS operations, however ITC's experienced team can provide tailored leasing solutions to meet most operational requirements and mission profiles.
Our sales and trading division sell our own aircraft and spare parts, along with those owned by third parties. We specialize in selling Japanese registered pre-owned aircraft, many of which are ex-government owned, maintained to exceptionally high standards and available via auction. ITC is a Japanese government approved bidder and has been for the past 30 years.
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, 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 innovative AW009, 1.8-ton single engine to the AW101, 16-ton three-engine helicopter. Other products include the compact and capable SW-4, the fast and flexible AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light-twins, the brand new AW169 twin engine, the multi-role AW159, the bestselling AW139 intermediate twin, the Sokol and the AW149 medium twin, the latest generation AW189 and the NH90.
Leonardo 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, 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 Avaition 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
Patria Group provides defence, security and aviation life-cycle support. Services include:
• Life cycle support services for aircraft and helicopters as well as pilot training.
• Maintenance of army material for the Finnish Defence Forces.
• Development and integration of systems for command and control and situational awareness as well as their life cycle support services.
Patria employs 3000 personnel across the group and has a turnover of 500 M€/year.
Patria’s aviation offering comprises assembly, parts manufacturing, maintenance, and modifications of aircraft and helicopters, as well as pilot training. The company’s 90+ years of experience guarantees solid know-how and commitment to developing the aviation industry.
The Aviation and Aerostructures business units offer life-cycle support services for aircraft and helicopters. Life-cycle support services cover fuselage, engine, and equipment repair; maintenance and modification; and pilot training. Additionally, Patria offers design and manufacture of composite structures.
Patria will continue to provide its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability and continuous performance development. Growth areas include helicopter maintenance and modification services. Even more emphasis will be placed on the internationalisation of these services.
Our promise to the customers: “When if is not an option”.
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.
Société Générale Equipment Finance
Société Générale Equipment Finance, has a deep industry, product and asset knowledge in the corporate aviation and helicopter market. We operate with recognized local expertise and can support your needs for financing corporate aircraft all over Europe and provide helicopter financing in USA and Brazil too.
Managing a global portfolio of more than 380 aircraft, of which more than 150 helicopters. Our dedicated staff has over 32 years of experience and has an in-depth know-how in the field.
Societe Generale Equipment Finance has originated more than 1,100 aircraft and helicopters over the last 12 years. Consider us as our first choice in corporate aircraft and helicopter financing. You can count on our consistent customer focus, innovation and professionalism.
• Financing of new and pre-owned corporate aircraft
• Flexible financing structures matched to your individual needs
• Experts in international financing solutions
• Finance and Operate Leases
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.
Bell Helicopter is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell Helicopter's global workforce serves customers flying Bell Helicopter aircraft in more than 130 countries.
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.
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.