Waypoint delivers three AW169s to Emerald
July 25, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Waypoint Leasing Limited of Ireland, self-described as the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 aircraft to Emerald Pacific Airlines in Taiwan. The three helicopters are to be used in EMS operations and other missions. This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as well as its first helicopter lease in Taiwan.
“This is a very important transaction for Waypoint as it marks the beginning of a collaborative partnership with a new, well-respected customer, and the entry into a very important market – Taiwan,” said Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s vp of sales & relationship management, Asia Pacific. “Emerald Pacific is well positioned to take advantage of the growth in demand for EMS services in Taiwan.”
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 160 aircraft for 35 customers in 34 countries with total assets in excess of $1.6 billion. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 70 helicopters valued at more than $750 million, to be delivered over the next four years.