Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Joe McDermott


New African deal for Waypoint Leasing

Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters has completed a deal with Waypoint Leasing for a new Agusta Westland AW139 & a Bell 412EP, the first such deal for the Irish lesser in Africa. The aircraft will be used by Caverton for both offshore & onshore oil & gas operations support.

“We are confident that this marks the beginning of a long & productive partnership with Caverton Helicopters” remarked Ed Washecka, CEO at Waypoint.

Caverton operates out of a 10,000sqm facility at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos which includes a dedicated terminal & hangar next to their ramp.

They also own & operate out of several purpose built facilities including Victoria Island’s Ozumba Heliport (downtown Lagos), Port Harcourt (Nigerian Air Force Base), Warri & Cameroon.

Caverton are an established AW139 & DeHavilland Canada Twin Otter operator.  


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Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.

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