Nova Capital is a privately owned leasing company founded in 2002, with offices in Ireland, France, and Portugal. The newest additions to Nova Capital’s portfolio include two Leonardo 139s, three Leonardo 169s, and three Airbus H145s.
In a statement, Nova Capital said: “All of the aircraft are factory new and are already deployed serving on EMS missions in Italy, Sweden, the UK, and France. Each asset benefits from a long-term lease contract. The deliveries occurred in the period between September 2019 and March 2020.”
With the latest additions, Nova now owns and manages a fleet of 85 helicopters and 14 fixed-wing aircraft, with a combined total value surpassing $450 million.
Olivier Piot, Founder and CEO of Nova Capital, told Helicopter Investor: “We are delighted to further re-enforce our presence in the European EMS market with these latest technology assets. In particular, we are very pleased to introduce the Leonardo 169 as a new helicopter type in our fleet.
“Helicopter leasing is – and will remain – a niche market within the global aviation industry. The goal of a lessor should be to answer demand, not to make sure that you increase the number of helicopters in the market. You need to maintain the balance of growth and meeting demand.”