We are a leading global aircraft leasing company. Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a clear focus on young commercial jet aircraft of the types most popular with our customers.

Every minute, an aircraft managed by SMBC Aviation Capital takes off or lands somewhere in the world. With the strength of our shareholders, we give our airline and investor customers access to an exceptionally broad range of financial solutions. We also provide investment and aircraft management services.

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SMBC Aviation Capital delivers first of three Boeing B737-800s to Jet Airways in a three aircraft deal

Istanbul: SMBC Aviation Capital announces that it has delivered a Boeing B737-800 aircraft MSN 37743 to Indian airline, Jet Airways.

This delivery forms part of a three aircraft deal with Jet, with the remaining two aircraft (MSN 37745 and MSN 37746) scheduled to deliver at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018.

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SMBC Aviation Capital Receives ‘A-’ Rating From Fitch

11 May 2017

SMBC Aviation Capital (“the Company”), one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing
companies, announces that its credit ratings have been upgraded to ‘A-’ from ‘BBB+’ by Fitch
Ratings (“Fitch”).

The upgrade reflects Fitch’s recognition of SMBC Aviation Capital’s proven track record of
profitability and integrated strategy with its majority shareholder Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Inc. (SMFG), in its five years of ownership.

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660+ Aircraft

Average fleet age of 4.5 years

We have A- (Fitch) and BBB+ (S&P) ratings

We have over 15 years experience

Our fleet strategy

Our strategy is to focus on the most modern, efficient and desirable aircraft types, working closely with our airline and investor customers to meet their specific requirements. Our portfolio of 451 owned and managed aircraft has a weighted average age of just 4.5 years, one of the youngest fleets in the commercial aircraft operating lease industry.

Our order book of 110 Airbus A320neo and 90 Boeing 737max are some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. While our focus is primarily on narrowbody aircraft, we also invest in the most technologically advanced widebody aircraft, including the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 families of aircraft.

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We offer excellent career opportunities, whether you're a seasoned professional or a bright, capable, ambitious young graduate. Our well-structured two-year graduate programme is open to people with a variety of skills.

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