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 fourth Airbus A320neo to Scandinavian Airline, SAS

SMBC Aviation Capital has announced that it has delivered an Airbus A320neo (MSN 7755) to Scandinavian Airline SAS on sale and leaseback.

This is the fourth of a five aircraft deal, originally announced in December 2016. The fifth and final aircraft is scheduled for delivery in February 2018.

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Second Airbus A350 XWB for Asiana Airlines

25th July 2017:

SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce that it has delivered its second Airbus A350 XWB (MSN 0117) to Korean airline, Asiana Airlines. This is the second of a six A350-900 sale and leaseback deal which also includes the financing of Pre-Delivery Payments due to the aircraft manufacturer.

The aircraft is fitted with Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. SMBC Aviation Capital’s first A350 was delivered to Asiana in April 2017. Two more A350 XWB aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and two in 2018.

Asiana was one of SMBC Aviation Capital’s first customers in Asia. Both companies have now worked together for over 14 years.


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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 452 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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