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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 December

Avolon Delivers One Airbus A320neo to Jazeera Airways

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320neo to Jazeera Airways. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Jazeera Airways.

Avolon Delivers One Airbus A320neo to SAS

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320neo to SAS. This is the second Avolon aircraft on lease to SAS.

Avolon Delivers One Boeing B787-9 to Ethiopian Airlines

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 to Ethiopian Airlines. This is the third Avolon aircraft on lease to Ethiopian Airlines.

SMBC Aviation Capital closes US$1 billion loan facility with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has closed a US$1 billion loan facility with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation The facility has a 10 year term and will be used to finance a proportion of SMBC Aviation Capital’s order book with Airbus and Boeing in the coming years. JBIC is a policy-based Financial Institution owned by the Japanese government which promotes the overseas development of strategically important Japanese owned enterprises. Commenting on the transaction, Barry Flannery, Chief Financial Officer of SMBC Aviation Capital, said “This transaction further expands our relationship with JBIC. This is a strong endorsement of SMBC Aviation Capital’s strategy and the continued success of our partnership with the SMBC Group and Sumitomo Corporation. Our shareholders bring significant financial support and product strength to our business. We in turn, have delivered strong and stable profitability in addition to expanding their financing activities in the global aviation space, so that we have true strategic alignment”.

SMBC Sees Boeing 737 MAX Operational Impact Lasting Into 2021

SMBC Aviation Capital CEO Peter Barrett believes the operational impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding could last into 2021, as airlines face the challenges of reintroducing a dormant fleet reported Aviation Week 26 November.

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