Waypoint acquisition marks entry into Colombian market

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has agreed to terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL´), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia, the company said.

This is Waypoint´s first lease transaction with HELICOL and first in Colombia.

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 32 customers in 30 countries with total assets in excess of USD 1.6 billion.

Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 95 helicopters valued at more than USD 1.2 billion, 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. Headquartered in Limerick, Ireland, Waypoint differentiates itself with a senior management team that has direct helicopter operating and leasing experience in key helicopter markets around the world.

Founded in 1955, Helicol is the oldest helicopter company in Latin America. HELICOL provides a wide range of aeronautical services such as rotary wing, fixed wing, MRO, and FBO in support of contracts in the hydrocarbons sector such as pipeline construction, offshore exploration, seismic studies, transport of securities, transport of executives, fumigation and more.