Milestone Aviation, June 08, 2021 - Dublin - Milestone Aviation and Wiking Helikopter Service today announced the continuation of their partnership with a three-year lease extension of an Airbus H145 helicopter.
The aircraft, which was delivered to Wiking in June 2018, will continue to be operated across Wiking’s seapilot and offshore windfarm operations in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea regions.
Ernst Nassl, CEO of Wiking, said, “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Milestone through this three-year lease extension of the H145 and appreciate the team’s continued support and expertise. This reliable and high-performance offshore aircraft will help us continue to deliver safe, fast and efficient offshore operations across the North and Baltic sea areas.”
François Arnaud, SVP Commercial Europe and Latin America at Milestone, said: “The renewable energy sector is an exciting market and we have a growing number of helicopters operating in the space. This deal allows us to continue our efforts in diversifying our portfolio which has been a top priority for Milestone. We are also delighted to continue supporting Wiking Helikopter Service and further develop our strong partnership with them.”
About Milestone: Milestone Aviation Group, a GECAS company, is the world’s leading helicopter leasing and financing company. Milestone has a fleet of helicopters worth over US $5 billion plus a loan portfolio of approximately $300 million. Milestone partners with helicopter operators worldwide, providing a wide array of financial and productivity solutions, including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, engine leasing and fleet advisory.
The company supports over 45 customers in more than 30 countries serving a variety of industries, including offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency medical services, police surveillance, mining and other utility missions. www.milestoneaviation.com
About GECAS: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have partnered with our customers to find solutions to their challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and an ability to execute.
GECAS offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, capital markets, and airframe parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order approximately 1,700 aircraft. GECAS serves 220 customers in over 70 countries from a network of 17 offices around the world.