Helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing has inked a purchase/leaseback agreement with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia (Helicol) for a Leonardo AW139 that the operator flies in Colombia to support offshore oil-and-gas clients. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with Helicol and its first transaction in Colombia.
“Helicol has been modernizing its helicopter fleet over the last year, and we are pleased to be part of that growth,” said Steffen Bay, Waypoint’s vice president of sales and relationship management for Latin America. “Helicol’s continued demand for offshore-equipped aircraft is a testament to its vision and to improving market conditions.”
Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil-and-gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial-focused helicopter operators. The company’s portfolio includes more than 145 helicopters for 32 customers in 30 countries, with total assets exceeding $1.6 billion. In addition, Waypoint has placed firm orders and options for more than 95 helicopters—worth more than $1.2 billion—to be delivered over the next five years.