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  • Writer's pictureDavid R. Santoro

Into the Future of Financing in the Rotorcraft Sector: A CEO's Perspective on the Past and the Bright Future, of an entire Industry.




We sat down for an allotted few minutes to speak with Mr. Green, Managing Partner of the APEX Rotor Fund, and Chairman and CEO of Blade Logistics Capital, Inc. for his view of the future of the rotorcraft financing and leasing industry sector, and what brought about the development to increase #APEXRotorFund to a $400.0 Million dollar capital raise. A significant investment by any standard yet alone in this specialized finance sector.


Q: How has financing and leasing in the helicopter industry evolved over the years?


A: The evolution of financing and leasing in the helicopter industry has been significant. Initially, traditional banks were the primary source of funding for helicopter acquisitions. However, as the industry grew and became more specialized, the need for tailored financial solutions emerged. This led to the rise of specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund, which revolutionized the way helicopters were financed and leased. These funds offered more flexible terms, faster approvals, and a deep understanding of the industry's unique challenges.


Q: What sets specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund apart from traditional financing options?


A: Specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund offer a deep industry expertise that traditional banks often lack. They understand the specific needs of helicopter operators and can tailor financing solutions accordingly. Moreover, these funds are more agile and can respond quickly to market changes, providing operators with a competitive edge. Additionally, specialized funds often have a more nuanced understanding of the risks involved in helicopter financing, allowing them to offer more favorable terms to their clients.


Q: How does the APEX Rotor Fund differentiate itself from other specialized funds in the industry?


A: The APEX Rotor Fund stands out for its driven development of innovative financial products tailored to the helicopter industry. One of our key initiatives is the Blade Logistics Capital, Inc., which focuses entirely on providing financing solutions for the rotorcraft sector only. We don't look at any fixed wing assets. This company is geared exclusively to provide strategic guidance to help operators optimize their fleet management and operational efficiency through its specialized finance programs.


Q: What does the future hold for specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund in the helicopter industry?


A: The future looks promising for specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund. As the helicopter industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for flexible and tailored financing solutions will only increase. We are committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and developing new products that meet the changing needs of our clients. With our deep industry knowledge and strategic partnerships, we are well-positioned to support the growth and success of helicopter operators around the world.


Financing and leasing rotorcraft has been marked by the rise of specialized funds like the APEX Rotor Fund. These funds offer unique advantages over traditional financing options and are poised to play a crucial role in the industry's future. By staying agile, innovative, and customer-focused, the APEX Rotor Fund is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of helicopter operators driving an industry forward.


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