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 concludes eight aircraft portfolio sale to Genesis Aircraft Services

18th April 2018:

SMBC Aviation Capital and Genesis Aircraft Services Limited, have today announced the conclusion of the sale of an eight (8) narrow body aircraft portfolio to Genesis

The portfolio is made up of four aircraft from SMBC Aviation Capital’s owned fleet, and four from its managed fleet, comprising of narrow body Airbus and Boeing aircraft on lease to 6 airlines.

Michael Weiss, Head of Aircraft Trading, SMBC Aviation Capital commented “We are very pleased to have concluded this deal with Genesis, a long standing customer.This transaction demonstrates our ability to manage deals of scale across our managed and owned fleet.”

Cian Mackey, Chief Operating & Financial Officer at Genesis commented, “We are delighted to add these aircraft to our portfolio which is in line with our stated objective which is to expand our aviation platform to create a best-in-class leasing company”.


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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 430 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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