London 2023 Sponsors

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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 over 50 customers in more than 40 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.

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Aero Asset is a global helicopter trading firm, headquartered in Toronto. It specializes in remarketing & trading preowned twin engine helicopters. Aero Asset also publishes the Preowned Helicopter Market Trends, an comprehensive market report released quarterly.
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.
Baker Donelson’s aviation practice provides tip to tail legal services for clients in all facets of the helicopter industry. Our aviation business attorneys have been strategically advising clients for over 25 years, including as outside general counsel to at one time, the third largest helicopter operator in the world, the second largest helicopter lessor in the world, the biggest independent broker dealer of helicopters in the world, and the largest helicopter aftermarket parts manufacturer and distributor. Our experienced team includes an attorney who ran the world’s third largest helicopter operator as its CEO. Our team is expanding rapidly to support our clients’ needs, adding two new attorneys in the past year. Whether you are a leasing company, lender, investor, air ambulance company, offshore oil and gas operator, charter operator, parts supplier, parts manufacturer, or maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completion facility, we stand ready to assist with all of your legal needs.
LCI is a leading aviation lessor that provides operators worldwide with an attractive alternative to buying, and financing the purchase of, rotary and fixed wing aircraft. LCI’s rotorcraft fleet is focused on the latest technology medium and super medium helicopters manufactured by leading OEMs including Leonardo, Airbus Helicopters and Sikorsky. These are in operation across four continents in multiple sectors including emergency medical services, offshore wind, search and rescue, maritime pilot transfer and energy sector transportation. LCI’s highly experienced management team has built strong relationships with manufacturers, customers and leading financial institutions, and has undertaken in excess of US$8 billion of transactions in the fixed wing and helicopter markets since its inception in 2004.
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 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.


Cirium is the number one source for aviation and air travel data and analytics. Cirium’s insights derive from The Cirium Core, which ingests over 300 terabytes of data from over 2,000 sources across the industry. The business is built from decades of experience and innovation, driven by acquisitions and investments, and operates globally and locally across the UK, Americas, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Cirium’s accurate and trusted data solutions are delivered to global leaders in the airline, airport, travel, technology, government, finance, and aerospace sectors, to enable the acceleration of digital transformation in aviation.
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.
Lobo Leasing is an aviation asset management platform, established in 2011, the company is 100% owned by two management shareholders Dan Roberts and Willian Wolf, 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. The Lobo team combines all key disciplines (legal, technical, finance, accounting, marketing and business development) into a single coordinated service offering for investors.
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.
Nova Capital Aviation Group is a global leading aviation lessor, and associate lease management services provider, dedicate to on-shore mission critical services assets, with a constant growth of its fleets since inception in 2002.
The company was founded in 2002 by Olivier PIOT, acting as company CEO and main shareholder since then. We are focusing in particular on on-shore helicopters operated in such various missions as Emergency Medical Services, firefighting, powerline construction and survey, Arial work, training, passengers transportation, …
At Nova Capital, our unique 20 years history allows our experienced and dynamic team to continually create and nurture flexible financing solutions and long-term business partnerships with our customers, investors, and lenders.
We do this by firstly providing our customers with flexible, pragmatic and innovative helicopter financing solutions that support their fleet strategies and underpin their business growth.
We operate from Paris (2002), Dublin (2013) and Lisbon (2019)
Optima Aero provides solutions for helicopter owners to optimise the economic life of their helicopters. We do this through purchase and part out of serviceable and unserviceable helicopters. Optima Aero sets itself apart in the marketplace by providing the most innovative solutions, a team of technical trusted advisors second to none, and the largest inventory of helicopter parts and engines on the following platforms: AW109 AW119 AW139 Bell 212/412 EC135 AS365 H225
Our mission? Optimization!
🌐 Affordable serviceable parts
🌐 Immediate availability & rapid response time
🌐 Carbon footprint reduction by reusing
🌐 Liquidity solutions (credit, lease, buy back inventory)
Located in Beloeil, Canada, and in Anglet France, Optima Aero Inc. is recognized by Transport Canada and EASA as an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) 35-12 and is currently capable of carrying out engine Fuel Nozzle servicing including Fuel Nozzle exchanges on all of the above platforms. Always true to our values, we base our entire model on sustainable development through repair and reuse, waste & carbon emission reduction, and respect for the environment.
At Pratt & Whitney, we believe that powered flight has transformed – and will continue to transform – the world.

That’s why we work with an explorer’s heart and a perfectionist’s grit to design, build, and service the world’s most advanced aircraft engines. We do this across a diverse portfolio – including Commercial Engines, Military Engines, Business Aviation, General Aviation, Regional Aviation, and Helicopter Aviation – and as a way of turning possibilities into realities for our customers.

This is how we at Pratt & Whitney approach our work, and this is why we are inspired to go beyond
PTERON Valuations is a newly created valuation house aimed at supporting key market stakeholders such as large & niche Lenders, Operators, Title & Escrow firms, Brokers & Dealers, Aviation tax specialists, Aviation attorneys when involved in helicopter transactions.

Convinced that documenting and taking into account all the technical specificities of helicopters is not enough to explain all depreciation trends, PTERON Valuations is committed to sort out the other factors likely to affect values and to address market economics more thoroughly.

Assessing current and future market trends, tackling the detailed features of the relevant secondary markets, evaluating the strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions to helicopters and taking a comprehensive view of the market are some of the key elements to be considered.

Thru genuine and open interactions, PTERON Valuations’ goal is also to help its future customer community to raise their own level of expertise in tackling the subtle interactions between market trends and aircraft values.
Established in 2013, RIVE Private Investment is an independent investment group specialised in real assets.
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.

Leveraging on our strong origination network and prime expertise, we target opportunities across Europe and OECD countries with a specific focus on Sustainable infrastructures and Tangible assets.

As a long-standing responsible investor we firmly believe that sustainability is key to generate long-term performance. Beyond the integration of best practices in our operations, we are an active supporter of sustainability initiatives.

Strongly committed to the success of each of our partners, we have already successfully invested over €2.0 Billion though slightly less than 100 transactions.
With over 70 professionals in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dallas, 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.

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