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 92 (“S-92”) helicopters. Both S-92s operate offshore in crew change configuration out of Scatsta airport on the Shetland Islands in Scotland.
“This marks our first transaction with Bristow and underscores the importance of maintaining strong relationships within the expanding helicopter leasing market,” said Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed Washecka. “We are pleased to be working with a renowned operator in Bristow and are confident it marks the beginning of a long and productive partnership.”
About Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited
Waypoint Leasing is a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators worldwide. Headquartered in Limerick, Ireland, and with operations in Darien, CT, 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. Waypoint Leasing serves a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support.
Further information is available at www.waypointleasing.com.
About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.bristowgroup.com.