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 737-800 to Jeju Air

Dublin, 3rd February 2017: SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies has delivered a Boeing 737-800 (MSN 37541) to Jeju Air while the aircraft was located at Dublin Airport following a significant modification programme.

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SMBC Aviation Capital Awarded European Deal of the Year

Dublin January 17th 2017:

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies has been awarded the European Deal of the Year Award in the Aviation 100 Awards for its $500m Senior Unsecured Notes Issuance.

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660+ 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 459 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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