By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007
When it comes to prices for new and used helicopters, the market is expected to stay stable for the foreseeable future. The reason is strong, solid demand; whether for air medical services, utility, corporate, charter services, offshore transport, or just plain sightseeing, new and used helicopters are having no trouble finding buyers. Certain models actually are increasing in value despite the fact that manufacturers are expanding their plants to meet demand.
For those wanting to purchase helicopters, stable prices make for predictable financing. But where can they go to get financing, from a specialized, established company that understands the unique conditions of the helicopter industry?
The answer is Capital Center Corp. Established in 1987, "Center Capital’s team of experienced aviation finance professionals are committed to working directly with you to create individualized and flexible helicopter finance solutions that support your business goals," says Greg Renna, senior vice president and general manager of Center Capital’s General Aviation Div. "We’re a direct lender that knows the U.S commercial helicopter market inside out, and have three regional, dedicated helicopter loan experts on staff to process your loan quickly.
"We also finance every kind of helicopter, from single-engine pistons to large twin-engine models," Renna adds. "From financing to credit, documentation to ongoing customer support, we’re there for you."
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Webster Financial Corp., which has $18 billion in assets, Center Capital has the financial resources to fund the most ambitious business plans. More importantly, "unlike traditional lenders, we have both the financial and helicopter expertise to provide exceptional programs to assist your business growth," says Renna. "We offer attractive and affordable payment plan terms, based on lending agreements that take into account the unique demands and conditions of the helicopter industry, and your company’s own needs."
"Custom-tailored finance solutions backed by in-depth industry knowledge — that’s the Center Capital difference," says Jim Pulie, Eastern Region director of helicopter finance. "Our aviation team is dedicated to you and responsive to your needs throughout the lifetime of the contract — and beyond. Whether you are buying a new or pre-owned helicopter for Part 91 or Part 135 usage, upgrading or modifying your existing aircraft, modernizing your fleet, overhauling your engines, or simply refinancing, we’re here to help you succeed. After all, when you succeed, we succeed."
Center Capital Corp.
3 Farm Glen Boulevard
Farmington, Conn. 06032