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 Airbus A320-251neo to Sky

Hamburg, February 2019: SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce the delivery of one (1) Airbus A320-251neo aircraft (MSN 8691) equipped with two (2) CFM Leap engines to Sky Airline S.A.

The aircraft was delivered on Wednesday, 13th February while the aircraft and associated engines were located at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.

This is the fifth and last aircraft to deliver to Sky as part of a five (5) aircraft deal.


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SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Boeing 737-8 MAX to Icelandair

Seattle, February 2019: SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce the delivery one (1) Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft (MSN 44356) to Icelandair ehf. (“Icelandair”).

The aircraft was delivered on February 13th at the Boeing facilities in Seattle.

This is the first of two aircraft delivered to Icelandair as part of this SLB transaction and also marks a new customer for SMBC AC in Icelandair. The second aircraft is currently scheduled to deliver in April 2019.


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Fast Facts

660+ Aircraft

Average fleet age of 4.5 years

We have A- (Fitch) and A- (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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