Milestone Aviation (“Milestone”) is a global aviation leasing company.

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Investment Date

August 2010




Dublin, Ireland



Milestone was formed in August 2010 by the management team and an investor group led by The Jordan Company. Milestone is a specialty finance leasing company focused exclusively on providing operating leases on civil helicopters. The Company is focused on clients requiring rotorcraft as a fundamental part of their business operations – not those who acquire helicopters for convenience. Milestone provides aircraft owners and operators 100% financing on new, pre-owned and sale-leaseback transactions.

Investment Highlights
* Identified an untapped global market opportunity
* Supported a world-class management team
* Grew assets from $0 to over $3.0 billion during the investment
* Provided access to capital markets

When I decided to create Milestone, I knew I needed a partner to provide capital, but who would also share in my strategic vision. The Jordan Company was that perfect partner. Together, with their patience and insight, we built the business from the ground up which ultimately ended in a successful sale of the business.
Rich Santulli, Chairman and CEO, Milestone Aviation