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.

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.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited (SMFL) and Sumitomo Corporation.

Over 160 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and at locations in China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.

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 15 consecutive years of growth and profitability. Our customers are at the heart of our business.

Ireland's prominent position in aircraft leasing

In the space of 20 years Ireland has established itself as a major operational base for 14 of the 15 largest aircraft leasing companies globally, most of which are headquartered here. Irish-based lessors manage over 5,000 commercial aircraft, representing more than $130 billion by asset value. That represents over half of all leased aircraft worldwide and one in five of the global commercial fleet.

Our shareholders

Our direct shareholders both have long histories of co-operation and joint venture investment and track records of successful co-investment in aircraft leasing.

About our ultimate parent companies