Avinco founder and CEO Francois Gautier said that the company expects a more favorable market for pre-owned helicopters in the third and fourth quarters of 2013. Monaco and Dublin-based Avinco specializes in rapid procurement and retrofit of pre-owned helicopters in a worldwide market. The company (Booth No. C4114) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary at Heli-Expo.
“We have proven ourselves over the decade to be able to find the financing and buy at the right price and efficiently for our customers,” Gautier said. “We can handle large deals and complex deals, such as when we purchased 17 Be105s from the German police and retrofitted them to our customers’ needs.
“It is important for us, a relatively small company, to be at Heli-Expo to network and expand our contacts worldwide. We use the event to enhance our business and increase our exposure.”
Avinco expects to expand its leasing activities and to offer an even wider range of services, including developing spare parts sales capability. The company is also re-launching its website to offer more sophisticated advanced search capabilities.