What we do


SMBC Aviation Capital works closely with its airline customers to provide them with the capital and aircraft they require to successfully grow their businesses. We lease aircraft to airlines across the globe, from long-established national flag carriers to dynamic start-ups. We are a solutions orientated partner with an emphasis on helping our airline customers manage their dynamic fleet and aircraft financing requirements.


We actively trade aircraft to investors and if required, offer the full services of our platform as lease manager. We also acquire portfolios of aircraft from investors who may be looking to realise their investment.

The many investors who acquire assets from us know that they will benefit from a combination of good quality, well maintained and well placed aircraft on good contracts.

Trading helps us manage the metrics of our portfolio, including aircraft age enabling us to keep our portfolio of aircraft assets dynamic, active and relevant to our customers.

Asset Management

SMBC Aviation Capital is a full-service leasing platform and we can offer these capabilities to investors looking to acquire, manage or sell aircraft. We currently provide a broad range of lease management and remarketing services for investors worldwide.

Secured Aircraft Financing

At SMBC Aviation Capital we also have the financial ability, skills and product range of our shareholders. Working together we can bring a wider range and combination of leasing, financing and investor products to our customers. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and its subsidiaries can provide secured aircraft financing, export credit financing, Pre-Delivery Payment financing as well as arranging Japanese Operating Leases together with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Lease Co.

Technical Asset Management

In a typical year, we deliver in excess of 60 new and used aircraft to our customers around the world. Our Technical Asset Management team consists of 20 engineers with a variety of backgrounds who are responsible for managing the aircraft across its lifecycle from the manufacturers delivery centre until it reaches the end of its lease or economic life. We will manage every aspect of the delivery process to the airline and work closely with the OEM on the detailed technical aspects of the delivery, the quality control and the oversight of all of the associated documentation. The team also monitors aircraft when they are on lease with frequent technical reviews.