Key Facts

  1. 2019

    • LCI successfully closes a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of US$135M with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc.
    • LCI expands its Asia-Pacific fleet with the delivery of two helicopters to Weststar in Malaysia, and the transition by Babcock International of two helicopters from Aberdeen to Australia.
  2. 2018

    • LCI announces its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. each configured for Emergency Medical Services operations.
    • LCI closes its inaugural capital markets term loan financing, with a value in excess of US$55m.
  3. 2017

    • LCI expands its future fleet with an order for a further nine next generation helicopters from Leonardo valued at over US$120 million.
  4. 2016

    • LCI increases their freighter fleet and signs a new deal with Turkey's ACT Airlines
    • LCI 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 delivers the first of three AW169’s to Elitaliana support their emergency medical services and search and rescue operations in Italy.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2013

    • LCI schedules delivery of fifth AW139 to Bond Offshore Helicopters (Scotland)
    • International deliveries made to Avincis, Weststar (Malaysia) and SFS Aviation (Thailand)
  8. 2012

    • LCI enters helicopter leasing market with a $400m order for a fleet of Leonardo helicopters (AW139, AW169, AW189)
  9. 2011

    • Appointment of Crispin Maunder as Executive Chairman with Michael Platt joining the company as CEO
  10. 2010

    • LCI acquires new Boeing 777-LRF freighter on lease to AeroLogic
    • Delivery of remaining Airbus A330-300 aircraft leased to Singapore Airlines
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 2004

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