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Los Andes leases second H145 for onshore oil and gas
Flying around the Amazon jungle and the Andes mountain range can be hard in a helicopter, owing to the hot and high requirements. Peruvian operator Andes believes that the H145 makes the perfect platform.

Servicios Aereos de Los Andes (Andes) in Peru has taken delivery of an H145 helicopter from Waypoint Leasing. The aircraft will support contracts within the onshore oil and gas sector.

Andes was the first operator to introduce the H145 to Latin America when it leased one from Waypoint in 2017, and that aircraft is currently flying for a mining company in high altitude conditions in the Andes. The new helicopter will fly in extreme heat over the Amazon jungle.

Andes general manager Luis Fontenoy says: “It is critical to our company that we have reliable helicopters capable of performing in the typically extreme conditions found in Peru. Waypoint has a strong understanding of our region, our business and our challenges, and is therefore an ideal strategic partner.”

Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial helicopter operators but is increasingly targeting the EMS, parapublic, humanitarian and wind farm support sectors. Waypoint's portfolio includes more than 166 aircraft for 35 customers in 34 countries with total assets in excess of $1.6 billion. It also has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 70 helicopters valued at more than $700 million, to be delivered over the next five years.

Director of sales and relationship management for Latin America Steffen Bay says, “From our first transaction together, Waypoint has believed that the H145 is ideally suited for the operational conditions prevalent in Peru. We're pleased to have the continued confidence of Andes backing our ongoing partnership.”

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