Heliconia takes delivery of 2 AW139 aircraft from Waypoint Leasing

Limerick, Ireland-based Waypoint Leasing Limited has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group, a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, the company said.

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.

Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting, and other industrial-focused helicopter operators. Waypoint´s portfolio includes more than 145 aircraft for 29 customers in 31 countries with total assets in excess of USD 1.6bn. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 110 helicopters valued at more than USD 1.3bn, to be delivered over the next five years.

Waypoint is a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators worldwide. The company has leased helicopters across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Waypoint serves a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support. In addition to Ireland, Waypoint has offices in London, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia.

Established in 2008, Heliconia is a helicopter operator in Northwest and Sub Saharan Africa with helicopter capabilities for both onshore and offshore operations. The Heliconia Group, with subsidiaries based in Morocco, Senegal and France, currently operates a fleet of EC130, AS350, AS355, AS365 and AW139 helicopters. Heliconia´s services, include various offshore contracts, EMS services in Morocco, helicopter services supporting the Moroccan power distribution network, and other work such as helicopter support for the Africa Eco Race.