Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT.
Simon Dahm, Waypoint’s Vice President of Sales & Relationship Management, Europe, said, “We are pleased to complete our first transaction with ALT, an important new customer for Waypoint with whom we are delighted to partner. This transaction is representative of our continued fleet diversification and ability to support operators in a wide range of industrial-focused missions, including pilot training.”
Thomas Hütsch, CEO of ALT said, “Waypoint’s technical and operational experience were of great value to our team in sourcing this aircraft. They were able to move thoughtfully and quickly to provide us with the aircraft we needed in a tight timeframe. Waypoint’s strong relationship with Airbus Helicopters was evident in the execution of this transaction, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial-focused helicopter operators. Waypoint’s portfolio includes more than 160 aircraft for more than 35 customers in 33 countries with total assets in excess of $1.6 billion. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 70 helicopters valued at more than $750 million, to be delivered over the next four years.
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.
About ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH
Founded in 1963 as Air Lloyd, ALT developed from an agrarian aviation company to offer aviation engineering, emergency medical services, and pilot training. ALT is a subsidiary of the German Automobile Club (ADAC), one of the largest clubs in the world. ALT provides MRO services to several German Police forces, air rescue organizations, national and international private aviation companies as well as individuals.