Key Facts

  • February 2014: LCI announces contracts for new helicopters approaching a total value of $1 billion at the HAI Convention in California
  • Early 2014: KKR takes strategic minority stake in LCI with an investment of over $100m
  • Late 2013: LCI schedules delivery of fifth AW139 to Bond Offshore Helicopters (Scotland). Other deliveries made to Avincis, Weststar (Malaysia) and SFS Aviation (Thailand)
  • Early 2012: LCI enters helicopter leasing market with an order for a fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters (AW139, AW169, AW189)
  • 2011 sees appointment of Crispin Maunder as Executive Chairman with Michael Platt joining the company as CEO
  • Acquired new Boeing 777-LRF freighter on lease to AeroLogic in 2010
  • 2010 sees delivery of remaining Airbus A330-300 aircraft leased to Singapore Airlines
  • Further fleet growth in 2009 with acquisition of Airbus and Boeing aircraft including new Airbus A330-300s, bringing total to 32 aircraft acquired in 2009
  • March 2009: landmark acquisition by LCI of 20 Bombardier CSeries aircraft valued at $1.44 billion with options to purchase a further 20
  • Early 2009: LCI purchases 11 Airbus A330-300 aircraft
  • 2008 sees expansion of Asia-Pacific presence through Singapore affiliate, Singapore Commercial Leasing
  • LCI and its management have established close working relationships with leading manufacturers and airlines from around the world
  • Late 2007: landmark $1 billion sale of a total of 21 aircraft initiating major renewal of what was already one of the industry’s youngest fleets
  • Aircraft leased to highly reputable airlines, including Singapore airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Finnair and Iberia
  • By 2007 management team of LCI brings over 100 years’ experience in global aviation and transport. Embarks on further expansion of management team in 2008
  • Within three years of formation LCI becomes world’s largest privately owned aircraft leasing company with a fleet of 22 aircraft leased to leading global airlines
  • In 2007 LCI appoints Crispin Maunder as CEO
  • Between 2004 and 2006 LCI acquires 22 aircraft
  • LCI founded in 2004 by the Libra Group, a privately owned conglomerate with 30 years’ experience in global transportation markets