Robert Van de Vuurst

Special Counsel for Legal Affairs and Insurance
Robert van de Vuurst
Mr. Van de Vuurst brings over 30 years of helicopter and aviation industry experience and has overseen and been directly responsible for more than US$1 billion in aircraft purchases and sales. Prior to Waypoint, Robert served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Era Group Inc. for over eight years and between 2010 and 2012 was President of Era Helicopters LLC. Prior to Era, Robert spent much of his professional life as outside general counsel for major aviation industry clients, including 12 years for Edwards and Associates, Inc., which was the largest independent broker-dealer of helicopters in the world at that time. In those positions Robert has spearheaded international aircraft and equipment leases, and the concurrent equipment securitization, in more than 15 countries.

Robert is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis School of Law and is a member of the bar in Tennessee and the United States Supreme Court.

Effective July of 2014 Robert will be a Full Member of the HAI Finance & Leasing Committee.