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Oct
17
2017

Waypoint Leasing Receives Structured Innovation Award for Establishing Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone, China

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October 17, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China.

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Oct
05
2017

Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

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Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the HeliTech International Helicopter Expo that its fleet has surpassed 150 helicopters.

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Sep
06
2017

Waypoint Leasing Closes $87.5 Million Term Loan Facility

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Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a new US$87.5 million term loan facility led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG with further accordion capacity to upsize the transaction in the future. The company will use the proceeds to refinance aircraft from its warehouse facility to support its customers and global market growth with additional liquidity.

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Jun
15
2017

Waypoint Leasing Extends over $390M in Revolving Credit Facility Commitments

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15 June 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has extended the maturity on two of its existing revolving credit facilities. In aggregate over $390m of revolving credit commitments extended across seven lenders, with over $100 million now maturing in late 2019 and over $280 million in late 2020. The company will use the proceeds to support its aircraft order program and to continue to facilitate efficient closings and financing solutions for its customers.

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May
15
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING DELIVERS S-92 AND S-76C++ HELICOPTERS TO OMNI IN BRAZIL

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil. Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as part of CHC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Apr
05
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES TWO ADDITIONAL AW139 AIRCRAFT WITH HELICONIA

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Limerick, Ireland – April 4, 2017 –Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in Northwest Africa. Over the last month, Waypoint has placed eight aircraft on lease with operators, demonstrating improving market conditions and Waypoint’s success in remarketing aircraft.

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Mar
07
2017

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

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Limerick, Ireland – March 7, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services. Separately, Waypoint announced that it has agreed to lease an Airbus AS350B3 helicopter from its existing fleet to another operator in China.

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Mar
07
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING AND EAGLE ANNOUNCE REPURPOSED AW139 SPECIALLY CONFIGURED FOR UTILITY CUSTOMERS

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”) for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas, including: firefighting, light EMS/SAR, mining, powerline support, and general aerial work and transportation services.

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Mar
07
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING ANNOUNCES NEW ‘GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES’ PLATFORM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EAGLE

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solution provider, to establish a new ‘Global Asset Management Services’ platform, which will provide a comprehensive offering of fleet management solutions for third party asset owners such as banks and other institutions.

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Mar
01
2017

Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

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1 March 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will deliver two Airbus Helicopters H135s from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd (“Mackay”), a leading Australian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H135s will operate out of Mackay’s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter marine pilot transfer operations.

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Feb
16
2017

Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

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16 February 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (“Andes Air”), a leading Peruvian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H145 will be the first variant of its type to operate in Latin America and will support MMG/Las Bambas’ mining operations from Andes Air’s Cusco Base.

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Jan
11
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES AIRBUS H225 ON LEASE WITH GHS

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions.

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Oct
17
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed a lease with Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on lease to support of oil and gas operations in North Africa.

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Oct
11
2016

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES AW139 ON LEASE TO HNZ

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Limerick, Ireland – October 11, 2016 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with HNZ Group (“HNZ”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of oil and gas operations in Asia.

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Aug
31
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places Helicopter on Lease to Grupo FAASA

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will transition from firefighting operations in Europe to high altitude utility missions in the Andes Mountains. This transaction represents Waypoint’s 17th aircraft re-lease event and underscores the company’s commitment to expanding into the utility market.

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Aug
26
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Ornge Supporting EMS Operations in Ontario

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26 August 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order book, and will operate out of Ornge’s Moosonee, Ontario base in support of the company’s EMS operations in the province.

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Aug
04
2016

Waypoint Leasing to Re-Deploy Aircraft from CHC to Operators in Africa and Asia

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia, respectively. The aircraft are currently being returned from CHC and will be re-deployed with the new customers in support of oil and gas operations.

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Jul
13
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places New Delivery AW189 on Lease to Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (“VHC”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will support Premier Oil offshore operations from Vung Tau, Vietnam.

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Jun
23
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places Two New Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters

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23 June 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has placed two new Sikorsky S-92s on lease with a global helicopter operator. Waypoint also announced today that it has successfully re-leased 16 aircraft with legacy operators, further demonstrating continued global demand for certain medium and heavy aircraft.

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May
11
2016

Waypoint Leasing Closes Further Revolving Credit Facility

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11 May 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a revolving credit facility led by the Specialty Finance Lending unit of KeyBank, N.A. (“KeyBank”). This facility provides additional revolving capacity to increase Waypoint’s total revolving credit facility commitments by $37 million to $575 million. The company will use the proceeds of this transaction to refinance certain aircraft currently funded through cash.

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Apr
19
2016

WAYPOINT LEASING CLOSES $100 MILLION TERM LOAN FACILITY

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Limerick, Ireland – April 19, 2016 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a $100 million term loan facility led by Lombard North Central Plc (“Lombard”). The facility has a maturity of approximately six years and provides for USD, EUR and GBP funding capacity on a delayed draw basis. The company will use the proceeds of this transaction to refinance certain aircraft in its revolving credit facility, further expanding capacity to support its customers and the expansion of the business.

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Mar
08
2016

Waypoint Leasing Signs Purchase and Leaseback Agreement with Bristow Group Inc

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for the purchase and leaseback of three AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. All three helicopters will operate offshore in crew change and limited Search and Rescue roles, on long-term contract in Guyana.

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Mar
03
2016

Waypoint Leasing Signs Multi-Aircraft Purchase and Leaseback Agreement with DRF Luftrettung

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3 March 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with DRF Luftrettung (“DRF”), one of the largest non-profit air rescue services in Germany, for the purchase and leaseback of two Airbus H135P2 helicopters. Both helicopters will operate in Germany, supporting civilian emergency medical services (“EMS”).

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Mar
02
2016

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

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2 March 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company has officially surpassed $1.5 billion in total helicopter assets. Waypoint’s fleet, comprised of a diverse mix of assets ranging from light-twin to heavy helicopters, now includes more than 120 aircraft. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 125 helicopters valued at more than $1.7 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.

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Feb
17
2016

Waypoint Leasing Opens Regional Offices in Australia and Africa/Middle East, Further Expanding Global Reach

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of two new regional offices, covering the company’s operations in Australia and Africa/The Middle East, respectively.

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Dec
15
2015

WAYPOINT LEASING SIGNS PURCHASE AND LEASEBACK AGREEMENT WITH OMNI HELICOPTERS INTERNATIONAL S.A.

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Limerick, Ireland – December 15th, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA), Brazil’s largest helicopter service operator to the offshore industry by fleet size. All aircraft operate in support of long-term contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil.

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Oct
22
2015

Waypoint Leasing expands Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

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Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has expanded and extended its unsecured revolving credit facility through the addition of Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs & Co. as lenders to the existing co-leads, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. The company will use the proceeds to support its aircraft order program and to continue to facilitate efficient closings for its customers.

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Oct
12
2015

Waypoint Leasing to acquire 20 H135s from Airbus Helicopters as first lessor for this rotorcraft

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London, England – Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has agreed to acquire up to 20 Airbus H135 aircraft over the next three years. Waypoint is the first lessor to acquire and lease the H135, and currently owns 25 Airbus aircraft in its global fleet.

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Oct
12
2015

Waypoint Leasing to Acquire 18 AgustaWestland Helicopters

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Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has agreed to acquire an additional 18 helicopters from the AW Family, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are expected to be delivered from 2016 through 2019 and will operate across a range of missions, including EMS, search and rescue, and oil & gas. Waypoint currently owns 31 AW Family aircraft in its global fleet.

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Sep
28
2015

WAYPOINT LEASING ANNOUNCES FIRST HELICOPTER LEASING TRANSACTION WITH PACIFIC HELICOPTERS LTD.

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Limerick, Ireland – September 28, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd. (“Pacific”), a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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