Waypoint delivers additional AW139s


Waypoint Leasing has delivered two additional AW139s to Heliconia Group, a regional helicopter transport and support service.

This follows the delivery of one Aw139 to the group. The three aircraft will be used to support oil and gas operations in Northwest Africa.

Con Barber, Waypoint director of sales and relationship management for the Middle East and Africa, said: “We are excited to place two additional AW139s with Heliconia, further strengthening our relationship with the operator and underscoring Waypoint’s focus on providing mission critical helicopters to operators in need. We continue to be encouraged by the market demand in Africa as well as emerging markets broadly, as evidenced by this transaction and our recent placement of two remarketed aircraft in South America – a Sikorsky S-76C++ and Sikorsky S-92.”

This is the eighth aircraft Waypoint has placed on lease this month. Waypoint suggests this represents “improving market conditions and Waypoint’s success in remarketing aircraft”

Daniel Sigaud, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heliconia, said, “We are pleased to partner with Waypoint on this transaction, which allows us to bolster our existing fleet and operating capabilities in Northwest Africa with two versatile and well-equipped aircraft. Waypoint was able to efficiently mobilize the aircraft from one operator to another while providing the maintenance and support services required for the transfer. Waypoint clearly understands our needs as an operator, and we look forward to partnering with them on similar transactions in the future.”