Waypoint Leasing, December 18, 2014 - Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, 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, the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry.
The initial transaction included the purchase and leaseback of two Sikorsky 76 C++ helicopters. Both aircraft operate in support of offshore oil and gas operations in Brazil under long-term contracts.
“This marks our first transaction with Lider and reflects our efforts to build long-term relationships with operators in Brazil, a significant helicopter leasing market,” said Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed Washecka. “We are pleased to be working with the talented team at Lider and are confident it marks the beginning of a long and productive partnership.”
“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 provided us with customized, flexible terms on operating leases that enable us to consistently meet the needs of our customers.”
About Líder Taxi Aereo: Líder is an aviation company involved in helicopter operations, executive chartering, aircraft management, maintenance, aircraft sales as the exclusive Beechcraft and Bombardier dealer for Brazil, and ground handling services. It offers helicopter services for the oil and gas industry, as well as performing onshore operations and load transportation; as well as fuel pipe and transmission line checking services. Lider provides jet and turboprop airplanes and helicopters for business chartering or air ambulance. It also offers aircraft maintenance services for private companies, government bodies, and civil and military agencies. In addition, the company provides aeronautical insurance products, business aviation training, and maintenance services. Lider was founded in 1958 and is present all over the country.
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.