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Last week, LCI took part in a panel discussion at the Aviation News Dublin Aviation & The Environment Summit. Thanks to Airline Economics for hosting this and to our industry peers for an insightful conversation.

Advanced Air Mobility will have applications in areas such as cargo, logistics, EMS, humanitarian and relief work, and LCI is excited to be investing in this new era of sustainable flight.

For more information about LCI’s growing commitment to AAM, visit:

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LCI is proud to be partnering with Babcock Australia & New Zealand to deliver mission-critical emergency medical services (EMS) operations for the Queensland Government. Two new Leonardo Helicopters AW139 aircraft from our fleet will be used by Babcock to provide 24/7 EMS cover for the Torres Strait and Northern Cape York Peninsula communities. 
Operating from Horn Island, the two new LCI aircraft, which are worth over US$40 million, will enable the region’s aeromedical retrieval and search and rescue services to go further and faster than before.
Nigel Leishman, LCI’s EVP & Global Head of Marketing, says: “We are delighted to be supporting our longstanding partner Babcock with these vital mission critical operations for remote communities in Queensland. The latest Leonardo AW139 is an innovative and versatile next generation helicopter, well proven across many mission types including emergency medical services. The aircraft type has one of the largest installed fleets in the world and LCI has invested significantly in the programme.”
Over 50% of LCI’s fleet of over 150 aircraft are deployed on mission-critical EMS operations across the globe.

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LCI will be participating in the Aviation News Airline Economics Dublin Aviation & Environment Summit next week from 11th – 12th May. Don’t miss a unique and insightful fireside discussion on eVTOL, where our CEO, Jaspal Jandu, will be joined by Michael Rurik Halaby, FRAeS, Grant Newman, and Victor Lefevre.
We believe that the aviation industry has a critical role to play in reducing its carbon footprint and are determined to be at the forefront of this effort. We’re looking forward to participating in important discussions on ESG initiatives and exploring how new technologies can promote sustainable growth. 
#Aviation #Helicopters #HelicopterLeasing #eVTOL #Sustainability

Breaking news! Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), one of the world’s premier financial institutions, has agreed to acquire a 35% stake in LCI.
SMFL and Libra Group plan to grow LCI’s business by US$1.5 billion over the coming years with significant capital investment by shareholders.
This expands LCI’s established partnership with SMFL which began in September 2020 with the launch of a US$230 million helicopter leasing joint venture. The JV has continued to expand, and now has a portfolio of over 50 aircraft valued at over US$550 million.
Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “LCI is delighted to expand and solidify its relationship with SMFL through this transaction. Given our shared values and culture, they represent an ideal partner as we embark on the next chapter in our development. Together we intend to reinforce LCI’s position as a leading provider of leasing, financing, and investing solutions in the aviation industry.”
To read the full announcement, click here:
#AircraftLeasing #AviationNews

LCI has announced that it will deliver two new Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term lease to Babcock in Australia in early 2024.

The aircraft, which are valued at over US$40 million, will be deployed by Babcock on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. 

Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “The latest Leonardo AW139 is an innovative and versatile next generation helicopter, well proven across many mission types including emergency medical services. The aircraft type has one of the largest installed fleets in the world and LCI has invested significantly in the programme.  

“Many of our AW139s are placed on lease within the Babcock Group and so naturally we are pleased with this incremental business with a long-standing partner.”

Find out more here.

#helicopterleasing #aircraft #EMS

LCI is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan O’Rourke to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 
Previously LCI’s Senior Vice President, Finance, based in the lessor’s London office, O’Rourke was responsible for developing relationships with LCI’s financial partners, to source and originate capital for the organisation.

Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “Alan O’Rourke’s wealth of experience, deep knowledge of our business, and strong relationships with the financial community, make him a natural choice in this important role. I have no doubt he will be a valuable addition to LCI’s senior management team, and will ensure a robust, far-sighted and modern approach to our financial strategy."
Alan O'Rourke, CFO of LCI, says: “LCI is a dynamic, fast-growing aviation lessor, and I’m delighted to be taking this important role at a key stage of its growth. The company’s finance function is vital to underpinning that growth, and I look forward to leading a team of skilled finance professionals to deliver that.”
Effective April, O’Rourke replaces Praveen Vetrivel, who has been appointed CFO of LCI’s parent company, Libra Group. Jaspal Jandu says: “I am personally grateful to Praveen for the invaluable role he has played in growing our business, and wish him well in his new role at Libra Group.”
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In this insightful article in AviTrader Aviation NewsDavid Merrill, CEO of Elroy Air spoke about the recent LCI agreement to sign up to 40 Chaparral aircraft, the current demand for VTOL aircraft and the future of its technologies. 
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Come and meet LCI at the Helicopter Association International’s HAI Heli-Expo 2023 in Atlanta from 7th – 9th March, where our team will be showcasing a range of helicopter leasing and financing solutions.
To arrange a meeting, please email

Crispin MaunderMike PlattJaspal JanduPraveen VetrivelTerri FoleyNigel LeishmanChristopher GraingerChristopher LloydMalcolm MacGregorAlan O'RourkeAngelo Raimondi

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Thanks to a concerted year-end effort from our dedicated team, we are pleased to share that LCI raised over US$200 million in aviation and helicopter financing in the last two months of 2022 alone, taking our total for the full year to over US$500 million. 
Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “The LCI team has now raised over US$1.5 billion of capital since the start of 2019, and this speaks volumes about our ability to raise helicopter and related finance at scale. It also validates the continuing successful engagement of our team with our network of finance partners and other capital sources around the world.”
“This year presents a new interest rate, regulatory and ESG-related environment, but one in which efficient leasing solutions will continue to prove popular with operators, end-users and OEMs.”
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Our Vice Chairman Mike Platt gave an update on developments at LCI and the leasing environment during the recent Helicopter & VTOL Investor Town Hall on The Helicopter Leasing Market in 2023.
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LCI would like to wish our customers, partners and colleagues a Happy Chinese New Year! May the Year of the Rabbit bring you peace, happiness and prosperity.

 #ChineseNewYear2023 #CNY #lunarnewyear

LCI has signed an agreement with Elroy Air, developer of advanced autonomous cargo aircraft systems, to acquire up to 40 of the company’s Chaparral vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
This announcement underpins our long-term commitment to sustainable growth and innovation. 
Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “This commitment for the pioneering Chaparral system will enable us to efficiently support mission critical, remote logistical work and socially responsible humanitarian efforts around the world. It will do so in complement with the wide-ranging capabilities of our existing aviation fleet.”
David Merrill, CEO and Co-Founder of Elroy Air, says: “Through our agreement with LCI, the Chaparral will be available for financing - enabling much broader access to the aircraft. We are proud that the Chaparral will now be part of LCI’s aviation fleet and look forward to providing aerial cargo transport globally.”
Learn more about the announcement here:
#VTOL #AAM #Sustainability

LCI would like to wish all our customers, partners and friends a very Happy New Year.
As 2023 begins, we’d like to acknowledge the importance of Babcock Australia & New Zealand ’s work, especially their partnership with Ambulance Victoria. We feel proud that our ongoing partnership of six AW139 EMS helicopters allow the team to serve the state of Victoria.
Our collective people, efforts and assets help to save lives every day.
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