About Us

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.

Our approach

We are always mindful of the advantages we enjoy and the hard work that has gone into building the professional reputation that has enabled us to deliver 18 consecutive years of growth and profitability. Our customers are at the heart of our business

We communicate openly.

Our relationships and networks benefit from sharing information and feedback clearly, consistently and in a timely manner.

We have a can-do attitude.

Our energetic, enthusiastic and ambitious team work hard to deliver results and be the best. We take ownership of both our successes and our failures.

We do the right thing.

We make decisions with due-care for the communities in which we operate and build trust by championing corporate integrity and accountability.

We lead by example.

Our business success relies upon sound commercial judgments, confident risk management and our high performance culture.

We work together.

We foster a culture of respectful, constructive and supportive collaboration encouraging adaptable, flexible innovation.

Every minute one of SMBC Aviation Capital's aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world.

Our shareholders

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

SMBC was established in 2001 through the merger of two leading Japanese banks, The Sakura Bank, Limited and The Sumitomo Bank, Limited. SMBC has more than 400 years history and today is one of the largest banks in Japan. SMBC's competitive advantages include a strong customer base and an extensive line-up of financial products and services that leverage the expertise of strategic Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group companies in specialised areas.

Financial ratings: Moody's A1; S&P A; Fitch A; R&I AA-; JCR AA.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL)

SMFL was created in 2007 through the merger of two leasing companies owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) to provide equipment finance and operating lease products. SMFL is the primary vehicle through which SMFG and SC have invested in SMBC Aviation Capital.

Financial ratings: R&I A+; JCR AA ; S&P A-.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG)

SMFG was created in 2002 as a holding company for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and is one of the largest financial services institutions in the world. It had assets of over Japanese Yen 180 trillion (US$1.6 trillion) at end March 2016 and close to 70,000 employees and it is listed on the Tokyo, New York, and Nagoya stock exchanges. The companies within SMFG offer a diverse range of financial services, centering on banking operations and include credit card services, leasing, information services and securities.

Financial ratings: Moody's A1; S&P A-; Fitch A; R&I A+; JCR AA-.

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Sumitomo Corporation (SC)

SC is one of the largest trading companies in the world with total assets of $75 billion and over 75,000 employees in 66 countries. The company can trace its roots back to the 17th century and today operates in a variety of business fields, with investments in 800 companies globally. SC has engaged in the aircraft leasing business since the 1990's.

Financial ratings: Moody's Baa1; S&P A-; R&I A+.

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