What are the advantages of leasing your heli engine rather than buying it?

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What are the advantages of leasing my helicopter engine rather than buying it?

There are three main advantages to leasing your helicopter engine over buying it.

First of all, leasing your helicopter engine avoids a large initial cash outlay, replacing it with lower monthly payments over a certain period of time. Additionally, with Optima Aero’s Sale & Leaseback solution for operating helicopter engines, we will buy your operating PW&C engine for fair market value, before leasing it back to you. This provides you with a major capital injection and allows you to generate revenue with the asset as usual, while improving overall cash flow.

Secondly, your financial ratios will improve since you won’t have a heavy asset sitting on your balance sheets. You’ll instead benefit from fiscal advantages as your lease payments are passed off as expenses.

Lastly, leasing the aircraft engine instead of buying it means that you are not taking any risk on the asset’s residual value. Thus, you won’t be impacted by the market prices. These advantages hold true whether you lease a single PW&C engine or a complete PT6T Twin Pac. For more information, take a look at our Sale & Leaseback service.

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Why Optima Aero?

Optima Aero is your reliable partner for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T, PT6B, PT6C and PW200 engines and the leading provider of innovative engine asset management solutions to help operators achieve the Optimal Balance between cost control, capital efficiency and mission readiness.

  • • Innovative solutions customized to your needs
  • • Best-in-class product knowledge and asset management capabilities
  • • Large inventory of overhauled parts
  • • Extensive industry supplier network, including volume rebates and embodiment discounts

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