LEVL Leasing closes leases on six Avincis helicopters


LEVL Leasing, the joint venture between Lobo Leasing and EMP Structured Assets, has closed a €50m sale and leaseback with Avincis.

The joint venture has bought six Airbus H145D2 and H145D3 helicopters from the emergency services operator.

We are very satisfied to be able to successfully support Avincis with this key transaction which came together in an incredibly short timeframe as a result of focused and professional work from all involved,” said Dan Roberts, CEO, Lobo Leasing.

The aircraft are on long-term Emergency Medical Support (EMS) contracts in Italy. 

We are pleased to create a new long-term partnership with Lobo with the addition of these well-equipped EMS helicopters,” said Simon Chartres, group fleet director, Avincis. “Avincis performs critical, life-saving EMS services throughout Europe, and these aircraft, along with our world-class personnel, help make that mission possible”.

The LEVL joint venture was created in June 2022. “This is a big milestone for LEVL, deploying additional equity for helicopters performing life-saving missions on long-term leases with a leading European operator,” said Ulf Hüttmeyer, executive vice president, EMP Structured Assets. “We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with Avincis from this strong basis and continue supporting their EMS operations across Europe.”

LEVL manages a portfolio of 26 assets deployed on EMS, SAR, and firefighting missions in Europe. Watson Farly & Williams advised LEVL’s lenders with 

WFW acted for the lenders. Mason Hayes & Curran advised LEVL.