Waypoint delivers one H145 to Andes Air


Airbus Helicopters H145 (Credit: Airbus helicopters)

Waypoint Leasing has delivered one H145 to Peruvian helicopter operator Andes Air. It is the first H145 to operate in Latin America.

The helicopter will operate out of Andes Air’s Cusco Base, supporting MMG/Bambas mining operations.

Luis Fontenoy Miranda, general manager of Andes Air said: “For our company, it is very important to have reliable helicopters that are capable of performing in the extreme conditions that are typical in our region. It is also important for us to have a partner that understands our business and our challenges. We found Waypoint to be a real strategic partner that can relate to our issues and understand our needs. We look forward to continue collaborating with Waypoint on aircraft leases in the future”.

Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 120 helicopters over the next five years. The orders will almost double Waypoint’s current portfolio of 140 aircraft and are valued at more than $1.6 billion.

Clark McGinn, Waypoint’s senior vice president of sales & relationship management, said, “For many years, lessors and financiers have focused primarily on the Brazilian market, so we are pleased to have developed a unique and diversified franchise in Latin America, with multiple aircraft operating in Chile, Peru, and Guyana, as well as Brazil.”