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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Delivery of The First Airbus A350 XWB for Philippine Airlines

Toulouse, 13 July 2018: SMBC Aviation Capital has today announced that Philippine Airlines (PAL) has added its first Airbus A350 XWB MSN 0221 to its fleet. The A350-900 XWB, which is the first of two to be delivered to Philippine Airlines on sale and leaseback includes the financing of Pre-Delivery Payments. SMBC Aviation Capital, together with Airbus and Philippine Airlines celebrated receipt of the aircraft at the Airbus facility in Toulouse. The aircraft will now be deployed on the airline’s long-haul routes including between Manila and New York, thus allowing the airline to fly all year round between the two destinations.

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SMBC Aviation Capital celebrates its first MAX

Seattle and Mexico City, 5th July 2018: SMBC Aviation Capital, a leading global aircraft leasing company, is today celebrating the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft MSN 43706.The aircraft has been delivered to Aeromexico as part of a ten aircraft deal on purchase and leaseback, which also includes a PDP facility, previously announced in 2017.

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Fast Facts

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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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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