LCI is supporting the re-launch of BondHelicopters with the transition of three AW139s from operations in South America to Norwich, UK, where they will be operated by Bond in support Perenco’s gas operations in the North Sea.

The complex lease re-delivery and logistics were managed by LCI in close cooperation with the other technical, legal and operational teams, and involved the careful preparation of the aircraft in Brazil, transportation by sea from Rio de Janeiro, re-painting and preparation for operations in the UK.

The ability to plan, manage and complete aircraft transitions is an integral part of a lessor’s operations.

Over the previous twelve months, the LCI team have been working on a complex but rewarding transition of aviation assets from South America to the UK.  These will support the re-launch of Bond Helicopters.  LCI and Bond Helicopters have worked together successfully in the past, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver the first three aircraft for their new fleet.

In 2024, three Leonardo AW139s will commence operations with Bond Helicopters from their base in Norwich, UK, where they will support Perenco’s gas operations in the North Sea. Getting Bond’s distinct red helicopter livery to market on time and within budget was not something LCI took lightly, and is one we are delighted to have delivered on.