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 leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which will operate in support of offshore oil and gas operations in Brazil.
“We are excited to partner again with this world-class helicopter operator and appreciate Lider’s continued confidence in Waypoint,” said Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed Washecka. “This transaction strengthens our presence in a significant helicopter leasing market in Brazil and demonstrates our commitment to delivering operators tailored financing solutions that maximize operational flexibility.”
“As Brazil’s largest oil and gas helicopter operator, we rely on leasing to add strength and diversity to our fleet financing,” said Lider CEO Eduardo Vaz. “Waypoint has the market expertise, flexibility and access to capital to close transactions quickly, allowing us to focus on our continued growth.
About Líder Taxi Aereo
Lider was founded in 1958 as a charter company and has grown into one of the largest business aviation companies in the world with aircraft sales (as the exclusive Beechcraft, Bombardier and Honda Aircraft Company dealer for Brazil), maintenance, charter, aircraft management, helicopter operations and ground-handling services in the most important airports in Brazil. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Lider has earned the internationally recognized IS-BAO (stage 2) designation for charter services and ISO 9001 certification for its handling activities. The company also provides aeronautical insurance products and business aviation training. www.lideraviacao.com.br
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, 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.