Aero Asset Acquisitions launched for ‘seamless global helicopter trade’
Helicopter sales and acquisitions specialist Aero Asset has launched Aero Asset Acquisitions to facilitate “seamless global helicopter transactions”, financed by the Indiana-based 1st Source Bank.
This new business unit buys turbine helicopters, single and twin engine, in any configuration and from any region of the world. The aircraft are then relocated and repurposed, according to demand.
“We see global demand for this service because there are complexities in cross border deals and our clients prefer to avoid them,” Emmanuel Dupuy, Aero Asset president, told Helicopter Investor.
“We provide buyers a seamless acquisition process by delivering the asset in a certain delivery condition, configuration and region. We help sellers to dispose of their assets equally seamlessly without costly legal fees & long prebuy inspections.”
Aero Asset Acquisitions recently closed its first acquisition – an Airbus Helicopter EC135P2+, S/N 0534 from Hong Kong. The helicopter is now on its way to the US, where it will be remarketed and sold.
Aero Asset says it has closed hundreds of pre-owned helicopter transactions in recent years and, in the process, built experience in reading pre-owned helicopter markets, understanding its drivers and tracking its value. The business enables clients to access stock from jurisdictions they would not otherwise consider, it said. Clients’ fleet replacement is helped by buying their trade-in aircraft.
“Clients not only want quality preowned helicopters, they also want a quality transaction execution,” said Dupuy. “It is not only about the destination, it is also about the journey. We strive to deliver both.”
Meanwhile, pictured is Aero Asset Acquisitions first acquisition – Airbus EC135P2+, S/N 0534 – now in transit to the US. (Photo: Aero Asset).
Emmanuel Dupuy: “We see global demand for this service.”