HeliService International, a German-headquartered offshore helicopter transportation organisation, has signed lease agreements for four Leonardo helicopters with Milestone Aviation Group. The agreements include the placement of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters. Both aircraft will operate for HeliService’s offshore wind farm operations in the German Bight, the southeastern region of the North Sea.
In addition, Milestone has completed a financing agreement for two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters, which are scheduled to be delivered mid-year 2023. The aircraft will provide offshore services in support of wind projects in Taiwan.
Oliver Freiland, CEO of HeliService, said: “We would like to thank Milestone for supporting HeliService. The Taiwanese offshore wind market is one of the key global growth markets for offshore wind. Helicopters are a crucial element in meeting this growth in demand given the vital role they play in ensuring the maintenance of offshore wind turbines, particularly in the harsh sea conditions of Taiwan.”
Milestone head of Europe and the Americas Sebastien Moulin adds: “We are very pleased to welcome HeliService as a new customer. Offshore wind is an exciting growth area for helicopter leasing, and we are delighted to be able to support HeliService as it expands its fleet and services. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with HeliService.”