Waypoint Leasing said it has expanded and extended its unsecured revolving credit facility through the addition of Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs Bank USA as lenders to the existing co-leads, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
The company said it will use the proceeds to support its aircraft order program and to continue to facilitate efficient closings for its customers.
Alan Jenkins, CFO of Waypoint, said, “Waypoint appreciates the continued support of our financing partners. These recent modifications to our unsecured revolver improve the company´s financial flexibility and further extend our debt maturity profile. We are very pleased to expand and extend this facility, which is another validation of Waypoint´s strong market position and performance in the helicopter leasing market.”
To date, Waypoint has accessed secured and unsecured financings in the bank, export credit and debt capital markets. Waypoint´s acquired fleet is on lease and operating in 26 countries, with total assets in excess of USD1.3 billion. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 125 helicopters valued at more than USD1.7 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.
Waypoint Leasing is a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators worldwide. Headquartered in Limerick, Ireland, Waypoint Leasing differentiates itself with a senior management team that has direct helicopter operating and leasing experience in key helicopter markets around the world, having leased helicopters across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.