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Waypoint Leasing, an independent global helicopter leasing company based in Ireland, announced on Nov. 7 that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to Ecocopter in Chile to be used in support of the operator’s wide range of utility work.
The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s 14th H145 delivery and the entry of the aircraft into Chile.
Steffen Bay, Waypoint’s vice president of sales and relationship management, Latin America, said, “We are pleased to complete our first transaction with Ecocopter, an important new customer for Waypoint, and to facilitate the entry of the H145 to the Chilean market. Waypoint prides itself on our ability to provide technical leadership and flexible solutions to our customers, and we look forward to supporting Ecocopter’s utility work in Chile and Peru.”
Marcelo Rajchman, general manager of Ecocopter, said, “As a growing regional operator, we offer our customers the best aircraft and crew for a dynamic range of utility missions. Waypoint offers us the best technical expertise and flexible lease structure to support us in our efforts. The Waypoint experience has been great in this process, and we look forward to working more with Waypoint 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 150 aircraft for more than 30 customers in over 30 countries with total assets in excess of $1.6 billion.
Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 90 helicopters valued at more than $1.2 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.