Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (Waypoint), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil-and-gas sector in Brazil. Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as part of CHC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
“We’ve known OTA for many years and are pleased to complete another transaction with a terrific regional operator,” said Steffen Bay, vice president of sales and relationship management for Latin America. “OTA’s resilience and continued demand for offshore-equipped aircraft is a testament to the company and improving market conditions in Latin America. As the recovery continues to gain traction, we look forward to working alongside OTA to support its growth and help the company meet its financial and operational objectives.”
“This is another great example of Waypoint’s successful remarketing efforts, and we have been encouraged by emerging signs of an energy recovery in Brazil and increasing demand for these aircraft globally,” said Clark McGinn, senior vice president of sales and relationship management.