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August 15, 2017

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal 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. This is Waypoint’s…
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August 10, 2017

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to deliver one AW139 helicopter to HEVILIFT Group (“HEVILIFT”) to be used in support of the offshore oil and gas sector in the Asia-Pacific region. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President of Sales and Relationship Management for Asia,…
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June 15, 2017

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has extended the maturity on two of its existing revolving credit facilities.  In aggregate over $390m of revolving credit commitments extended across seven lenders, with over $100 million now maturing in late 2019 and over $280 million in late…
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May 16, 2017

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil. Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as…
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April 3, 2017

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in…
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March 9, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – March 9, 2017 – Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters. The agreement, for more than €…
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March 8, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – March 8, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to lease an Airbus H145 helicopter to Acher Aviation (“Acher”), a leading operator in South Africa, supporting offshore oil and gas operations. Con Barber, Director of Middle East &…
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March 8, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – March 8, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with PT. Air Born Indonesia (“Air Born”), a provider of air transportation services in Indonesia, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on…
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March 7, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – March 7, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will…
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March 1, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – March 1, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will deliver two Airbus Helicopters H135s from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd (“Mackay”), a leading Australian helicopter operator.  Waypoint’s H135s will operate out of Mackay’s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter…
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February 15, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – February 15, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (“Andes Air”), a leading Peruvian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H145 will be the first variant of its type to operate in Latin America and…
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January 30, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – January 30, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today published its ‘January 2017 Oil Report,’ which reflects positive fundamental shifts in the market.  Link to this report can be found here: oil report link. Ian Gurekian, Chief Risk Officer of Waypoint said, “As highlighted in our…
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January 10, 2017

Aircraft to be Utilized by GHS for Utility and Humanitarian Support Operations Limerick, Ireland – January 10, 2017 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong…
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October 13, 2016

Limerick, Ireland – October 11, 2016 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed a lease with Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on lease…
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October 13, 2016

Limerick, Ireland – October 11, 2016 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with HNZ Group (“HNZ”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on…
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August 30, 2016

Transaction Marks Waypoint’s 17th Aircraft Re-Lease Event and Further Expansion into Utility Market Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. (“Calquin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo FAASA (“FAASA”), for one Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter, which will…
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August 26, 2016

Lease Transaction Marks Waypoint’s Entry into Canadian HEMS Market 26 August 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario,…
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August 2, 2016

Comprehensive Remarketing Process of Aircraft Returned from CHC, Meeting Market Demand from Operators Globally Across a Range of End Markets 2 August 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia, respectively. The aircraft are…
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July 13, 2016

Transaction Marks Waypoint’s First AW189 Delivery and Entry into the Vietnamese Market Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (“VHC”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will…
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June 29, 2016

Waypoint Experiencing Increasing Demand for AW139s and S-92s Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has placed two new Sikorsky S-92s on lease with a global helicopter operator. Waypoint also announced today that it has successfully re-leased 16 aircraft with legacy operators, further demonstrating continued global…
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May 13, 2016

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a revolving credit facility led by the Specialty Finance Lending unit of KeyBank, N.A. (“KeyBank”). This facility provides additional revolving capacity to increase Waypoint’s total revolving credit facility commitments by $37 million to $575 million. The company…
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April 19, 2016

Limerick, Ireland April 19, 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a $100 million term loan facility led by Lombard North Central Plc (“Lombard”). The facility has a maturity of approximately six years and provides for USD, EUR and GBP funding capacity…
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March 3, 2016

Marks Waypoint’s First Transaction with DRF and Entry into German EMS Market 3 March 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with DRF Luftrettung (“DRF”), one of the largest non-profit air rescue services in Germany, for the purchase and leaseback…
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March 2, 2016

Waypoint Enters 2016 With Expanded Global Footprint, Leading Position in EMS Market, and Significant Available Capital For Growth 2 March 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company has officially surpassed $1.5 billion in total helicopter assets. Waypoint’s fleet, comprised…
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March 2, 2016

Transaction Marks Waypoint’s Continued Partnership with Bristow and Further Expansion into Latin America 1 March 2016 Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for the purchase and leaseback of three AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters.  All three helicopters…
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February 16, 2016

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of two new regional offices, covering the company’s operations in Australia and Africa/The Middle East, respectively. Waypoint’s Australia office, located in Brisbane, will be launched in April 2016 and led by Waypoint executive Chris Wakefield. Establishing the office will…
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December 15, 2015

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo (OTA), Brazil’s largest helicopter service operator to the…
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October 22, 2015

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has expanded and extended its unsecured revolving credit facility through the addition of Deutsche Bank AG and Goldman Sachs & Co. as lenders to the existing co-leads, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.  The company will use the…
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October 12, 2015

First lessor to acquire and lease the H145, now to also include the H135 Actively promoting leasing of light helicopters for EMS London, England, 7 October 2015 – Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has agreed to acquire up to 20 Airbus…
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October 12, 2015

A mix of AW169, AW139 and AW189 types to be acquired with deliveries starting in 2016 Leading helicopter leasing company to receive aircraft suitable for EMS, search and rescue, oil & gas, and other critical missions Strengthens global success of the AW Family of new generation helicopters delivering unprecedented levels of fleet management and operational…
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September 28, 2015

Delivers Airbus H145 Aircraft to Operate in Papua New Guinea Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd. (“Pacific”), a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific…
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September 8, 2015

Limerick, Ireland – September 8, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on the private placement of US$200 million of senior secured notes, representing Waypoint’s inaugural capital markets financing. The senior secured notes have a maturity of seven years, split across three tranches, providing…
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August 12, 2015

Regional Operations led by Steffen Bay, Vice President of Sales & Marketing  Limerick, Ireland – August 12, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Latin American office in January 2016, which will be headed by Waypoint executive, Steffen Bay.  Waypoint’s Latin American…
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August 12, 2015

Closes Sikorsky S-92 Under Multi-Aircraft Agreement Limerick, Ireland – August 11, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent helicopter lessor, announced that it has closed its second transaction with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry.  The transaction included the purchase and…
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June 10, 2015

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached a lease agreement for two helicopters with Titan Helicopter Group (“Titan”), a leading provider of helicopter services with operations spanning South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Peru, Antarctica, Mozambique, India and the Ivory Coast. The AW139…
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April 17, 2015

Order Book Value Exceeds $1.4 Billion; $1.7 Billion of Capital Raised To Date Limerick, Ireland – April 20, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired and placed on lease over 100 aircraft, less than 24 months since launch. Additionally, Waypoint raised a further $185…
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April 14, 2015

Regional Operations led by Philip Stransky, Director of Sales and Business Development in Asia Limerick, Ireland – April 14, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Singapore office, which is headed by Waypoint executive Philip Stransky. Waypoint’s Singapore office will further bolster…
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March 25, 2015

Limerick, Ireland – March 25, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a five year US$85 million term loan facility led by Deutsche Bank AG. The company will use the proceeds to support its customers through the provision of further liquidity into the…
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March 4, 2015

Former Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing  to Join Waypoint as SVP of Sales Limerick, Ireland – March 4, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Clark McGinn, Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing, will join Waypoint as Senior Vice President…
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March 3, 2015

Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options for Additional Aircraft Orlando, FL (March 3, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide…
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February 26, 2015

Limerick, Ireland – [2/25/2015] – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”), a leading provider of aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria, to lease one new AgustaWestland AW139 and…
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February 9, 2015

Transaction Marks Waypoint Entry into U.S. Helicopter Leasing Market Limerick, Ireland – Feb 5, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with RLC, the largest privately held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico. The initial transaction includes…
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December 18, 2014

Closes First Two Aircraft Under Multi-Aircraft Agreement Limerick, Ireland – December 18, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed its first two aircraft under a multi-aircraft agreement reached with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian…
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December 18, 2014

Limerick, Ireland – December 18, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft from First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy.  The portfolio includes 18…
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November 4, 2014

Waypoint Sponsors Increase Equity Commitment from $375 Million to $450 Million Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, to acquire a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft. The…
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October 16, 2014

Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – October 14, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for the sale and leaseback (SLB) of two Sikorsky…
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October 16, 2014

Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – October 14, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, to lease two AgustaWestland AW139s, one of the most successful medium aircraft ever introduced. The aircraft will operate for…
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September 3, 2014

Company Has Raised Over $1.2 Billion of Capital To Date, Driving Continuing Expansion Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – September 3, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has raised a further $300 million in term loans to refinance existing assets previously funded under its Revolving Credit…
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July 14, 2014

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $500 Million in Assets Value of Order Book Exceeds $1 Billion; Raised Over $900 Million in Capital Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – July 14, 2014 – Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, marked its first full year of operations and provided a business update to the market. Waypoint’s…
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June 30, 2014

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has increased the committed borrowing capacity under its five year revolving credit facility from $335 million in November 2013 to $468 million as of June 30, 2014. The facility bolsters Waypoint’s ability to continue adding attractive and diversified helicopter assets to its…
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May 13, 2014

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a five year US$72.5 million term loan facility led by Goldman Sachs. The facility will be used to refinance certain existing helicopters previously acquired and financed under Waypoint’s recently upsized $385 million revolving credit facility. The additional debt capacity…
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February 26, 2014

Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, and Turbomeca (Safran), a leading helicopter engine manufacturer, signed a Framework Agreement today at Heli-Expo under which Turbomeca will provide engine support services to Waypoint Leasing’s current and future customer base, including operators using Turbomeca’s Makila 2A and 2A1 engines and Arriel 1S1 and 2S2 engines. The…
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February 25, 2014

Transaction emphasizes the growing role of lessors in helicopter fleet deployment Airbus Helicopters Two major Waypoint Leasing orders with Airbus Helicopters were announced today as the global helicopter lessor intends to acquire 37 EC225 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft. These key transactions, Waypoint’s first deliveries in 2014, were detailed at the 2014 Heli-Expo industry convention in…
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February 24, 2014

 Anaheim, California Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Helicopter Transportation Group AS (“HTG”), a helicopter lessor based in Oslo, Norway, to acquire certain assets of HTG, including 23 aircraft and affiliated contracts.  Waypoint has already taken delivery of 7 of the 23 aircraft and…
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February 24, 2014

Anaheim, California Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the appointment of four industry veterans to its senior team: Ian Gurekian, Chief Risk Officer David Powell, Vice President Sales Thomas Kelly, Vice President Tax Shane Leonard, Technical Manager Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint, said, “We continue to ramp up Waypoint’s management team…
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December 12, 2013

Waypoint executes sale and lease back transaction with Bond Helicopters Australia for the two EC225s Marignane, France, December 12, 2013 Two EC225s delivered yesterday are the initial Eurocopter-built aircraft in the portfolio of Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company. Waypoint has signed an agreement to provide the aircraft to Avincis Group’s subsidiary, Bond…
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December 12, 2013

Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – December 12, 2013 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with CHC Helicopter (“CHC”), the world’s largest helicopter services company specializing in transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms, to lease to CHC 13 new technology…
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November 13, 2013

Facility Underscores Strength of Waypoint’s Growth Opportunities  Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – November 13, 2013 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a five year US$335 million revolving credit facility that includes the ability to draw euro denominated loans and also includes…
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October 29, 2013

Althoff, former Director of Transportation Lending at CIT Group, appointed as Managing Director of Capital Markets & Treasury – Business Wire – 29 October 2013 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Oliver Althoff, former Director of Transportation Lending at CIT Group, will join Waypoint as Managing…
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September 23, 2013

Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – September 23, 2013 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the appointment of six individuals to its management team who bring key expertise to support Waypoint’s ongoing growth, including: Robert Van de Vuurst, General Counsel; Peter Dahm, Strategic Accounts Executive; Dave Gorsky,…
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May 5, 2013

Funds Global Expansion of Helicopter Leasing Business – Company Well-Positioned to Benefit from Increasing Demand for Helicopter Services Among Oil & Gas Producers, Governments and Other Customers. Limerick, Ireland and Darien, CT – May 5, 2013 – Waypoint Holdings Ltd. (“Waypoint”), the holding company for Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today…
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