February 14, 2022
Milestone Aviation Signs Lease Agreements with Omni Helicopters International for 11 Aircraft
DUBLIN – February 14, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced that it has signed 11 lease agreements with Omni Helicopters International (“OHI”), the largest helicopter operator in Brazil.
The 11-aircraft deal comprises AW139 helicopters which were recently delivered to OHI, and S92 helicopters which are already in operation and will continue to support OHI multi-year contracts with its valued customers. OHI continues to lead the industry in deploying the most diverse fleet in Brazil.
The delivery of the AW139s marks the first of the type to go on lease to OHI from Milestone and will be deployed on critical missions across OHI Latin American and African operations.
Pat Sheedy, President & CEO, Milestone, said, “Omni was Milestone’s very first customer and we are incredibly proud to extend that partnership which has spanned more than a decade. We are delighted to continue to support the diversification of their fleet and the growth of their operations across Latin America and Africa.”
Jeremy Akel, OHI Group CEO, said, “Milestone is a strong and reliable partner. Their teams’ market insights, creativity, and responsiveness are complementary to ours and we work very well together. We are deeply appreciative of their support that has enabled our consistent growth which started when we leased the first helicopter from them in 2010.”
Milestone has a long-standing relationship with Omni that now totals 22 aircraft comprising 4 different fleet types.
Milestone Aviation Group, an AerCap company, is the world’s leading helicopter leasing and financing company. Milestone partners with helicopter operators worldwide, providing a wide array of financial and productivity solutions, including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, engine leasing and fleet advisory. The company supports over 40 customers in more than 35 countries serving a variety of industries, including offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency medical services, police surveillance, mining and other utility missions. www.milestoneaviation.com
OHI is the largest vertical air mobility provider in Brazil operating a diversified fleet of 75 medium equivalent aircraft out of 10 strategically located bases across Brazil. OHI aims to continuously innovate to deliver best in class customer focused solutions, backed by industry leading safety standards and unique entrepreneurial mindset.
AerCap is the global leader in aviation leasing with one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 300 customers around the world with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and is based in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Miami, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle, Toulouse and other locations around the world.
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