First. And Rising Higher.

Milestone Aviation is an unrelenting team of experts who draws on its vast global resources and deep expertise in helicopter operations and asset management to create long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships for operators of all sizes.

Founded in 2010 by aviation and leasing industry veterans, our team was first to establish global long-term helicopter leasing as an alternative financing option for an underserved sector that lacked access to capital.

In 2021, AerCap acquired GECAS and as part of the transaction, Milestone Aviation became an AerCap company. As the market leader in aircraft, engine, and helicopter leasing, AerCap is a powerful aerospace company that is fully committed to all its customers and the industry segments in which they operate. This scale has added unparalleled financial strength and stability, as well as 50 years of aviation and leasing experience to our already strong team. Pushing past traditional leasing and finance programs, we can now offer comprehensive short-term lease options, long-term asset management programs and flexibility—not available anywhere else in the industry.

Now the leader in every industry category, we refuse to settle. Instead, our legacy will be defined by how much higher we can lift our customers’ businesses.

The Milestone Difference: Taking Action and Solving Problems

At Milestone, our team never stands still. We hustle. We work with you—for you—to solve problems and enable missions. Backed by AerCap’s expertise, we eliminate barriers and bring operators, both big and small, increased possibilities.

Here's What Empowers Our Problem-Solving Capabilities

  • Largest owned civilian helicopter fleet and leader in every industry category
  • Nonstop drive to innovate the industry
  • Most knowledgeable, experienced and customer-focused team in the business
  • An exuberant, relentless, winning attitude and culture
  • Deep leasing and aviation expertise from AerCap, the largest owners of commercial aircraft in the world, with 50 years of industry experience and a managed fleet of over 18,000 aircraft
  • Widest array of leasing and finance solutions in the industry
  • Not reliant on external funding sources and capital markets
  • Vast financial resources and unmatched network of AerCap

Our Management Team