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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 December

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 December

Irelandia Aviation launches AerDrone International

Irelandia Aviation announced the establishment of a new division, AerDrone International, a platform dedicated to commercial drone leasing. AerDrone International will be based in Dublin which is now well established as a global leader in aviation finance and leasing. AerDrone International will leverage the existing leasing ecosystem in Ireland, which includes vast expertise as well as a favourable regulatory environment, to develop a global footprint and marketplace.

Irish Lessor starts all-A380 airline to curb demand problem

According to media reports, the new all-A380 airline is planning to provide wet lease arrangements, supplying the aircraft, cabin crew and pilots to other businesses that would act as air travel brokers, for instance, Airbnb. Amedeo’s CEO Mark Lapidus confirmed the plans to apply for air operator’s certificate in 2018, according to The Financial Times.

NAC delivered two Bombardier DHC8-400s, MSNs 4328 and 4339, to SpiceJet on lease

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced 29 November that it has delivered an additional two Bombardier DHC8-400s, MSN 4328 and 4339, to SpiceJet on lease.

SMBC Aviation Capital announced as the National Gallery of Ireland’s first Corporate Partner

Following the recent refurbishment and reopening of the historic wings, the National Gallery of Ireland has re-launched its Corporate Partnership Programme and is delighted to welcome SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies, as the first to join since the re-opening. Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital said “We are very pleased to announce this partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland, which is recognised as a leading institution of cultural importance, both in Ireland and internationally. The Gallery contributes significantly to our society and we look forward to celebrating this association with our colleagues and customers who visit Ireland from around the globe.”

SMBC Aviation Capital concludes ten aircraft deal with Aeromexico

SMBC Aviation Capital and Aeromexico announced 29 November an agreement for the purchase and leaseback of ten (10) Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which includes a Pre Delivery Payment facility for all ten aircraft. This transaction represents SMBC Aviation Capital’s largest ever transaction with Aeromexico and will support the airline’s transition into today’s newest generation Boeing narrowbody aircraft. The aircraft covered by this transaction are scheduled to deliver between 2018 and 2020 and will be made up of eight 737 MAX 8 aircraft and two 737 MAX 9 aircraft and will be equipped with CFM International LEAP-1B engines.

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