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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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01/05/2019

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A320-200 to Batik Air

Hamburg, April 26th 2019: SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce the delivery of one (1) Airbus A320-200 aircraft (MSN 8748) equipped with two (2) CFM56-5B4/3 engines Batik Air, a member of the Lion Air Group.

The aircraft and associated engines were delivered while located at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.

This is the second aircraft to be delivered to the Lion Air Group as part of a 13 aircraft SLB deal.

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25/04/2019

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers first Airbus A320neo to S7

Hamburg, April 24th 2019: SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce the delivery of one (1) Airbus A320neo aircraft (MSN 8852) equipped with two (2) Pratt&Whitney PW1127G-JM engines to S7.

The aircraft and associated engines were delivered while located at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.

This is the first A320NEO aircraft to be delivered to S7 from an eight (8) aircraft deal. The second delivery is scheduled for August 2019 while the rest of the aircraft are scheduled for delivery through 2020.

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Fast Facts


730+ Aircraft


Average fleet age of 4.3 years


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


We have over 18 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 425 owned and managed aircraft has a weighted average age of just 4.3 years, one of the youngest fleets in the commercial aircraft operating lease industry.

Our remaining order book of 144 Airbus A320neo, 30 Airbus A321neo and 89 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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Careers

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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