Waypoint leases 2 H135s to Mackay Helicopters, marks first delivery into Australia

Waypoint Leasing will deliver two Airbus H135 helicopters from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd, an Australian helicopter operator, the company said.

Waypoint´s H135s will operate out of Mackay´s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter marine pilot transfer operations.

Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial-focused helicopter operators. This transaction will further diversify Waypoint´s activity into the utility support segment.

Waypoint´s portfolio includes more than 140 aircraft for 28 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 110 helicopters valued at more than USD 1.3 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. 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.

Mackay Helicopters is part of the Aviator Group of companies, a provider of specialist helicopter services in Australia. The group´s operations include marine pilot transfer, search and rescue (sar), executive charter, utility, contract services, electronic news gathering, tourism, as well as film and photographic work.