Waypoint Leasing, Leonardo offer new utility helicopter reconfiguration program

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced in partnership with Leonardo Company the launch of a comprehensive maintenance and training services offering in support of Waypoint´s Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”) reconfiguration program, the company said.

The Waypoint MUH, a utility re-configured AW139, leverages the performance capabilities of the AW139 platform to serve a wide range of utility mission areas, including: firefighting, light EMS/SAR, mining, powerline support, cargo & utility transport, and general aerial work. With these added support services, the MUH program becomes a replacement opportunity for customers operating in the utility segment.

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, having leased helicopters across Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, 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, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia. Further information is available at www.waypointleasing.com.

Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy´s main industrial company. As a single entity from January 2016, organised into seven business divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2016 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of 12 billion Euros and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Poland.