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Red Arrows Support Handover to UK’s HeliGroup of First ACH135 Helionix for VIP Charter

UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover event was attended by representatives of global aviation and yachting industries and supported by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, guests of honour&n...

Airbus Corporate Helicopters Displays New ACH135 Helionix at Monaco Yacht Show for the First Time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) Airbus’ dedicated private and business helicopter entity, will display the company’s new ACH135 Helionix for the first time on the rooftop of the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  Fitted with the company’s in-house ACH Lineinterior configuration, the updated, Helionix-equipped provides a technolo...

Boutsen Aviation's summer heats up with over 360 aircraft sold

Summer is in full swing in Monaco, and the heat has only served to rev the engines of the Boutsen Aviation team. The company has just closed its 360th aircraft transaction, another milestone coming quickly on the heels of the 350th that closed earlier this year. In just the first few weeks of July, Boutsen Aviation closed a Falcon 7X, a Dornier 328 Jet, a Challenger 604, a Euroco...

AVINCO awarded exclusive mandate to remarket an Airbus A340-541

Avinco has been mandated by the owners of one Airbus A340-541 as exclusive remarketing agent. The aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 553-61, has been manufactured in 2005 and was last operated by Emirates. It has a MTOW of 372T and the current cabin accommodates 12 First class, 42 business and 204 economy seats equipped with AVOD (Panasonic S3000i). The aircraft is...

Strong 2017 Mid-year results for Avinco with 18 helicopter transactions

Avinco again demonstrated its unaltered ability to perform steadily in spite of global market challenges. 18 helicopters transactions were achieved in the first semester of 2017, of which 2 from its own portfolio. Despite a challenging market in the first half of 2017 Avinco placed a wide range of helicopters of which EC120, AS350’s,H125, BK117,  EC145, AS365’s;  EC...

Qatar Airways partners with Monacair to provide seamless helicopter travel

Service will complement new direct flights to Nice from Doha commencing 4 July Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 July. Qatar Airways' passengers arriving in Nice on board the airline’s newly-launched direct service to N...

Avinco awarded exclusive remarketing mandate from China Airlines to place 3x B747-400F

Avinco has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate to place three Freighter Boeing 747-400F on behalf of China Airlines. MSN 30760 and 30761 are 2000 vintage & MSN 30762 is 2001 vintage. All three aircraft were originally built as freighters with nose cargo door and are GE (CF6-80C2B1F) powered. Avinco is a leading provider of large commercial aircraft placement, inve...

Boutsen Aviation awarded ‘Special Jury Prize’ by Monaco Economic Board

Boutsen Aviation Founders Thierry and Daniela Boutsen were awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 5th Annual “Trophées de l’Eco” at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Hosted by the Monaco Economic Board, six entrepreneurs were awarded prizes based on their contributions to the Principality. There is little doubt that Boutsen Aviation has greatly contributed to the entrepreneuria...

Avinco to manage and remarket 21 ex-CHC H225 fleet

Avinco was recently awarded the largest contract of its kind, in charge of recovering, managing and remarketing a fleet of H 225 superpumas previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11. Further to the lengthy and complex initial phase consisting of centralising 21 machines spread about the world to one European location, last week's news of EASA’s ban...

Bell Helicopter, to debut Bell 525 Relentless at Monaco Yacht Show

Bell Helicopter  will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26thannual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), September 28 through October 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of the company’s VIP modern luxury product line. Show attendees will experience the full-scale mockup of th...

Monaco Airport : A Jetset requirement !

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Helicopter Investor Q+A: Francois Gautier, chief executive, AVINCO

In the second of our series on the high-fliers in the helicopter investment industry, Helicopter Investor talks to Francois Gautier founder and chief executive of helicopter sales and leasing specialist AVINCO. He tells us about his ideal client, his father’s connection to the world famous Concorde project and about what Hollywood royalty would he want to take the lead in a movie about his l...