Waypoint leases H145 to Andes Air supporting Peruvian mining operations

Limerick, Ireland-based Waypoint Leasing Limited has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (Andes Air), a Peruvian helicopter operator, the company said.

Waypoint´s H145 will support MMG/Las Bambas´ mining operations from Andes Air´s Cusco base, and further diversify Waypoint´s activity into the utility and mining support segment.

Waypoint is a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators worldwide. The company 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.

Waypoint´s portfolio includes more than 140 aircraft for 26 customers in 31 countries with total assets in excess of USD 1.6 billion. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 120 helicopters valued at more than USD 1.5 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.

Andes Air is a Peruvian operator of both fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Founded as a charter airline in 2005, the company specializes in transporting personnel for the mining, oil, and gas industries, and in aerial work in support of seismic, magnetometry, and topography projects. Los Andes operates from multiple strategic bases in Peru.