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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced a Waypoint Airbus H225 helicopter, operating on lease to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS), will be used as a demonstrator and display aircraft at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo (Helitech), to take place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, London from Oct. 3-5, 2017.
Allan Rowe, managing director and head of commercial at Waypoint said, “We are excited to display the H225 at Helitech in close cooperation with Airbus Helicopters and GHS. This static display highlights the significant capability of the H225 in multiple missions around the world and opportunity for this aircraft to displace older, less capable aircraft in the market. Waypoint and GHS have invested in the future of the H225 and we are appreciative of the strong support that we have received from Airbus Helicopters.”
Con Barber, director of Middle East and Africa sales and relationship management at Waypoint added, “Waypoint’s H225 lease to GHS demonstrates the improving market confidence in the H225 in multiple mission segments. Waypoint’s recent lease with GHS has given Airbus Helicopters, Waypoint, and GHS the opportunity to jointly present the H225 at Helitech. The H225 is increasingly being recognized for its excellent multi-mission capability and strong performance in utility other market segments. At Waypoint, we are committed to providing our customers with bespoke solutions, and our H225 helicopters are uniquely configured to meet customer needs.”
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 32 customers in 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.