Area of focus

Helicopter Financing

Helicopter financing shares many key features with conventional aircraft financing but there are a number of important differences that influence both the way in which financings are structured and the identity of the key players in the market. 

Our experienced team acts for operators, financiers, borrowers, brokers,...

Representative experience

Representing Babcock Mission Critical Services Group, one of the world's largest helicopter operators, on a wide range of helicopter operating lease and financing transactions across Europe and Australia.

Acting for Societe Generale Equipment Finance on a secured financing of a UK-registered AW169 VIP helicopter.

Advising a high net worth individual on a contract for the purchase of a new Eurocopter VIP helicopter and its importation into the EU through the Isle of Man.

Advising a Middle Eastern client on the purchase of a batch of Sikorsky helicopters and on temporarily registering them with the UK CAA and deregistering them.

Advising Lombard North Central Plc as lender on a US$100m term loan facility for Waypoint Leasing, the largest independent global helicopter operator.

Advising Luxaviation on its acquisition of Starspeed Limited, a UK VIP helicopter operator.

Advising a head of state on the acquisition of a new VIP helicopter and its importation into the EU, the appointment of its manager and operator, and on support contracts for the airframe and the engines.

Representing Heli Service International, a German helicopter operator, on its lease of an AW139 helicopter from LCI.

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