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Macquaire Rotorcraft Leasing Purchases S-92 Helicopters for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter leasing business of Macquarie Group announces its first purchase and lease back transaction for Bond Offshore Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Avincis Group (Avincis), for two new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be configured for offshore oil-and-gas crew change operations. The two S-92 helicopters will be delivered in the second calendar quarter of 2014.

Avincis is one of the world’s leading providers of mission-critical helicopter support for life and rescue, safety and environment and energy support services to major corporations and government entities.

“We are pleased to be working with Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing and truly appreciate their total industry understanding and attention to detail,” says Martin Whittaker, Avincis Group Fleet and Engineering director. “The Macquarie team understands helicopters and the special nature of our business.”

“Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing is focused on owning and leasing medium and heavy twin-turbine helicopters, offering operators such as Bond solutions that fit their businesses and the critical service requirements of their operations. Working with key industry leaders such as Bond gives us the opportunity to show the difference that Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing offers,” says Jeff Pino, CEO of Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing. “When it comes to flexible and customized solutions, we have the experience and resources to support operators like Bond.”