Key Facts

  1. 2016

    • LCI increases their freighter fleet and signs a new deal with Turkey's ACT Airlines
    • LCI Helicopters delivers the first of four AW139’s to Australia's Westpac Helicopter Service a not-for-profit, community-supported operation providing essential aeromedical, search and rescue services.
    • LCI Helicopters delivers the first of three AW169’s to Elitaliana support their emergency medical services and search and rescue operations in Italy.
  2. 2015

    • LCI completes the world’s first Pre-Delivery Payment financing for helicopters under a unique Islamic finance structure for US $250m of Airbus helicopter assets
    • LCI breaks new ground in Australia leasing 10 AW139s to Australian Helicopters and Westpac Rescue for EMS operations
    • Expansion of helicopter fleet with a further 11 Leonardo aircraft valued at $125m
  3. 2014

    • LCI successfully closes financing facility for $325m with additional $100m optional increase to buy more new aircraft
    • LCI places $645m order with Airbus Helicopters and becomes launch customer for the EC225e model
    • LCI announces contracts for new helicopters approaching a total value of $1 billion at the HAI Convention in California
    • KKR takes strategic minority stake in LCI with an investment of over $100m
  4. 2013

    • LCI schedules delivery of fifth AW139 to Bond Offshore Helicopters (Scotland)
    • International deliveries made to Avincis, Weststar (Malaysia) and SFS Aviation (Thailand)
  5. 2012

    • LCI enters helicopter leasing market with a $400m order for a fleet of Leonardo helicopters (AW139, AW169, AW189)
  6. 2011

    • Appointment of Crispin Maunder as Executive Chairman with Michael Platt joining the company as CEO
  7. 2010

    • LCI acquires new Boeing 777-LRF freighter on lease to AeroLogic
    • Delivery of remaining Airbus A330-300 aircraft leased to Singapore Airlines
  8. 2009

    • Further fleet growth with acquisition of Airbus and Boeing aircraft including new Airbus A330-300s, bringing total to 32 aircraft acquired in 2009
    • Landmark acquisition by LCI of 20 Bombardier CSeries aircraft valued at $1.44 billion with options to purchase a further 20
    • LCI purchases 11 Airbus A330-300 aircraft
  9. 2008

    • Expansion of Asia-Pacific presence through Singapore affiliate, Singapore Commercial Leasing
    • LCI reinvests in new aircraft: B737NG, B747F, A330 and A320
    • LCI and its management begin to refresh the portfolio through established close working relationships with leading manufacturers and airlines around the world
  10. 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
    • LCI becomes the world’s largest privately-owned aircraft leasing company with a fleet on lease to leading global airlines
    • LCI portfolio grows to 22 fixed-wing aircraft
    • LCI appoints Crispin Maunder as CEO
  11. 2004

    • LCI founded by the Libra Group, a privately owned international business group with 30 years' experience in global transportation markets