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 Boeing B737-800 to Jeju following successful modification programme

Dublin March 24th: 2017 SMBC Aviation Capital has delivered a further Boeing B737-800 (MSN 37540) to Jeju Air. This follows a successful modification programme at Dublin airport to transition the aircraft to a new operator, project managed by our technical asset management team in conjunction with Dublin based MRO companies.

This aircraft is the third of a four aircraft deal to deliver to Jeju, with the final delivery scheduled for April, 2017.

Today’s delivery brings the total number of aircraft on lease to Jeju to ten.

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SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Boeing B787-8 to Avianca

-bringing total number of B787-8 in the SMBC Aviation Capital portfolio to eight-

Everett, Washington USA: SMBC Aviation Capital, announces today that it has added an additional Boeing 787-8 (MSN 39406) to its fleet which has been delivered to Aerovias Del Continente Americano S.A (Avianca) on sale and leaseback.

This is the tenth aircraft from SMBC Aviation Capital on lease to Avianca and the third Boeing B787-8. The transaction was completed at the Boeing facilities in Everett, Washington, USA.

In total, it brings to eight the number of B787-8 aircraft which are currently part of the SMBC Aviation Capital owned fleet.

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670+ Aircraft

Average fleet age of 4.5 years

We have BBB+ 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 460 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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