Published on February 15th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Milestone Signs Lease with Omni for 11 Helicopters
Milestone Aviation has announced that it has signed lease agreements with Omni Helicopters International (“OHI”), the largest helicopter operator in Brazil for eleven helicopters. The 11-aircraft deal comprises AW139 helicopters which were recently delivered to OHI, and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters which are already in operation and will continue to support OHI multi-year contracts with its customers. OHI continues to lead the industry in deploying the most diverse fleet in Brazil. The delivery of the AW139s marks the first of the type to go on lease to OHI from Milestone and will be deployed on critical missions across OHI Latin American and African operations. Milestone has a long-standing relationship with Omni that now totals 22 aircraft comprising 4 different fleet types.
Commenting on the deal, the President & CEO at Milestone Aviation, Pat Sheedy said, “Omni was Milestone’s very first customer and we are incredibly proud to extend that partnership which has spanned more than a decade. We are delighted to continue to support the diversification of their fleet and the growth of their operations across Latin America and Africa.”
Also commenting was Omni Helicopters International Group CEO, Jeremy Akel who said, “Milestone is a strong and reliable partner. Their teams’ market insights, creativity, and responsiveness are complementary to ours and we work very well together. We are deeply appreciative of their support that has enabled our consistent growth which started when we leased the first helicopter from them in 2010.”