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LCI expands Weststar relationship with additional helicopter deliveries

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (Weststar) with the recent delivery of two additional helicopters on operating leases in Malaysia.

Weststar, one of the global leaders in offshore helicopter aviation services, has recently taken delivery of two helicopters – one Leonardo AW139 and one AW189 - which enter service alongside an existing AW189 from LCI already in operation in its fleet.

The newly delivered aircraft will be used to support Weststar’s offshore helicopter operations in Kerteh and Miri in Malaysia.

LCI has partnered with Weststar since June 2013, when it delivered the first two AW139s for Weststar’s international operations.

Nigel Leishman, Global Head of Marketing of Lease Corporation International, says: “Weststar is a longstanding and highly valued partner, and we are delighted to be supporting their regional Asian operations with the delivery of these additional, state-of-the-art Leonardo helicopters.”

General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (Retired), Chief Executive Officer of Weststar, says: “We were pleased to commence our first helicopter lease with LCI in 2013 and, since then, we have taken delivery of additional helicopters which demonstrates LCI’s continued support and commitment to meeting their customer’s needs.”

LCI’s fleet, which comprises approximately US$1 billion of assets in service, on order and under management, is focused on the latest technology light-twin, medium and super medium helicopters manufactured by the leading helicopter OEMs, including Leonardo, Airbus and Sikorsky.

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