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CIT Group Inc. announced its Aviation Lending business, part of its Commercial Finance division, served as sole lender and facility agent on a $35 million secured financing for Icelandair Group, the national carrier of Iceland."We were pleased to... Read Story
December 10, 2019, 07:20 AM


LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has launched its first ever helicopter co-investment vehicle.The new helicopter ownership vehicle contains five aircraft all on long-term lease – three Leonardo AW139 and... Read Story
October 22, 2019, 06:37 AM


Utica Equipment Finance, LLC announced the completion of two transactions during the Oct. 7-11.Utica Equipment Finance completed the funding of a $1,750,000 term loan (CAD $2,300,000) secured by machinery and equipment to a logging-based contractor... Read Story
October 18, 2019, 07:05 AM


Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), an independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has appointed business aviation industry veteran Gary Strapp to the role of Senior Vice President, Global Program... Read Story
September 03, 2019, 07:10 AM


BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) announced, alongside its long-term partner Nomura Babcock & Brown Co., Ltd. (NBB), the closing of a Japanese operating lease with call option (JOLCO) transaction with British Airways for an A350-1000. This is the first... Read Story
August 28, 2019, 07:20 AM


Wings Capital Partners announced the addition of Jakob Gallagher as Vice President – Treasurer & Capital Markets.“Jakob’s strong background in corporate finance and experience in the capital markets will position him well in his new role. We are... Read Story
August 20, 2019, 07:20 AM


DAES Distribution, an aerospace global provider, announced a new strategic partnership with First National Capital, a commercial equipment and aviation finance provider. The partnership leverages the lender advantages of First National Capital and... Read Story
July 31, 2019, 07:20 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), a helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of $135 million with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc. as... Read Story
July 18, 2019, 07:19 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of $75 million.The new facility, led by CaixaBank along... Read Story
July 10, 2019, 07:10 AM


Lease Corporation International, the helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, is growing the breadth of industry talent and experience within its organization with the appointment of Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to its... Read Story
July 02, 2019, 07:09 AM


Marathon Asset Management, a global credit investment manager, announced the closure of its first fund solely dedicated to aviation leasing, the Marathon Aviation Fund. The new strategy, which was oversubscribed, will focus on leasing the most... Read Story
June 03, 2019, 07:17 AM


Wings Capital Partners, a full-service aircraft leasing platform, announced its current shareholders, Corrum Capital and Sightway Capital, have increased their equity commitments to Wings. The additional support from its shareholders positions the... Read Story
May 31, 2019, 07:20 AM


Amazon expanded its Amazon Air fleet by partnering with GE Capital Aviation Services to lease five Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft. The five aircraft will be operated on Amazon’s behalf by Southern Air, an Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. airline.“We... Read Story
April 15, 2019, 07:29 AM


Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a... Read Story
March 15, 2019, 07:10 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (Weststar) with the recent delivery of two additional helicopters on operating leases... Read Story
March 11, 2019, 07:01 AM


Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG), an aircraft operating lessor, announced it has received an additional $200 million investment from its minority shareholder, Tokyo Century Corporation.Tokyo Century has held an investment in ACG since December 2017.... Read Story
March 05, 2019, 07:20 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) and FLYdocs have joined forces to develop a pilot program demonstrating the use of blockchain technology on an open source data sharing platform for aircraft, engine and component records.The two firms are... Read Story
February 22, 2019, 07:01 AM


Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital based in Stuart, FL, announced a successful 2018. While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived.JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70... Read Story
February 11, 2019, 07:10 AM


Alternative investment managers (Alt-IMs) have become increasingly active investors in the aircraft leasing industry as they seek to deploy capital into a growing sector that could provide attractive investment returns. However, Fitch Ratings notes... Read Story
February 04, 2019, 07:15 AM


Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) released a Year in Review and 2019 Outlook for aircraft lessors and secured aircraft transactions.The global aviation industry experienced another eventful year in 2018 amid continuing consolidation and scale building.... Read Story
January 21, 2019, 06:50 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced the closing of a sale and leaseback transaction on ten Airbus A319 aircraft with easyJet Airline. The aircraft are powered by CFM56-5B engines. The deal combines elements from across the Willis Platform... Read Story
January 10, 2019, 06:50 AM


Apollo Global Management LLC is talking to bankers about lining up debt to buy all or part of General Electric Co.’s jet-leasing business, which could be worth as much as $40 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg... Read Story
January 07, 2019, 07:28 AM


Global investment firm KKR and Altavair AirFinance, a leader in commercial aviation finance, announced the two firms have entered into an agreement to form a long-term partnership to pursue the creation of a leading, global portfolio of leased... Read Story
January 04, 2019, 07:20 AM


Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. announced a series of transactions that provide for an expansion of its aviation services business. The deals include the formation of a joint venture between Mammoth and Wexford Capital which purchased Brim Equipment... Read Story
January 02, 2019, 07:20 AM


The American Society of Appraisers announced its Advanced Topics and Case Studies (Aviation Specific) course to be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 20 2019 in Daytona Beach, FL.The Advanced Topics in Aircraft Appraisals course, ME203AS... Read Story
December 11, 2018, 07:00 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has further strengthened its operation with the appointments of John Gumulak as Technical Director and Eric Sherlock as Legal Counsel. These senior hires reinforce LCI’s... Read Story
November 29, 2018, 07:15 AM


Seabury Capital Group LLC announced its role as sole investment banking advisor on the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital.Zephyrus is a fleet management solutions provider to lessors and... Read Story
October 22, 2018, 07:10 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the closing of a $30 million equipment lease facility with a private-equity-owned global market leader in the airport ground services and cargo handling industry. The leased assets consist of new loaders... Read Story
October 15, 2018, 07:05 AM


Encina Equipment Finance announced it has provided a $10 million equipment lease line to an aviation services company. The facility is being used to fund the purchase of new equipment. Launched in June 2017, Encina Equipment Finance provides loans... Read Story
October 11, 2018, 07:10 AM


Virgo Investment Group announced it is expanding its aviation business via Zephyrus Aviation Capital. Several former CIT Aerospace executives have partnered with Virgo to transform Zephyrus into a full-service platform, and Zephyrus is completing a... Read Story
September 24, 2018, 07:25 AM


Natixis announced it has appointed Yevgeniya (Gene) Levitin as Managing Director, Aviation Industry Group. She will report to Gareth John, Global Head of Aviation, and will be based in New York.“We are very pleased to have Yevgeniya join our... Read Story
September 24, 2018, 07:00 AM


First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced the opening of its newest office in San Diego, CA.The San Diego office is led by Brian Crogan, Vice President of Sales. Crogan... Read Story
September 19, 2018, 07:10 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, announced it has entered into an agreement to place a Boeing 747-400F on a long-term lease with Atlas Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings... Read Story
July 13, 2018, 07:15 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations.The helicopter enters... Read Story
July 09, 2018, 07:05 AM


Lease Corporation International, the aviation division of the Libra Group, announced the long-term extension of the lease of one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters to ACT Airlines.  “We’re delighted to be extending our longstanding partnership with ACT... Read Story
July 06, 2018, 07:20 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, announced its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co., each configured for Emergency... Read Story
July 03, 2018, 07:15 AM


Florida-based AerSale, a supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material (USM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced the addition of Christophe Chicandard as Vice President of Leasing & Trading – Asia Pacific... Read Story
June 29, 2018, 07:10 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the closing of a new $500 million revolving credit facility. The facility will provide Stonebriar with committed, multi-year funding for each of its four business platforms: General Equipment, Rail Leasing... Read Story
June 26, 2018, 07:30 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the closing of SCFET 2018-1, a $578 million asset-backed securitization transaction. It marks the fourth equipment securitization transaction Stonebriar has closed in the last 24 months and its first to secure... Read Story
June 01, 2018, 07:30 AM


Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital, based in Stuart, Fla., announced the company completed five aircraft financing transactions in March 2018. The transactions are as follows: Refinancing of a 2002 Citation X with an interest rate of 5.07... Read Story
April 25, 2018, 07:10 AM


EnTrustPermal, a global alternative asset manager, announced the expansion of its private debt opportunities investment platform with the addition of John Morabito, a veteran aviation investor from the CIT Group. EnTrustPermal's private debt... Read Story
March 09, 2018, 07:25 AM


Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced the formation of its new Aircraft Financing Solutions (AFS) group. The AFS initiative will focus on the development and marketing of credit-enhanced financing structures that provide airline customers more... Read Story
March 06, 2018, 07:15 AM


Fly Leasing Limited announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AirAsia Berhad ("AAB") and its subsidiary, Asia Aviation Capital Limited ("AAC"), under which FLY will acquire 54 Airbus narrowbody aircraft and seven CFM engines on... Read Story
March 01, 2018, 07:00 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator.The helicopter is due to... Read Story
February 28, 2018, 06:50 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has closed its inaugural capital markets term loan financing, with a value in excess of US$55 million. The private, senior secured tranches... Read Story
February 13, 2018, 07:00 AM


Global Jet Capital, a world leader in financial solutions for private aircraft, announced the appointment of Jeremy Dials as Vice President Sales, South Central US. He will cover an area taking in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and... Read Story
January 29, 2018, 07:04 AM


Declan Kelly has been named Chief Commercial Officer for GECAS. In this newly created role, Kelly will lead all originations activities for GECAS’ fixed wing aircraft and is responsible for the commercial strategy, building synergy and share... Read Story
January 15, 2018, 07:05 AM


Natixis announced that it has appointed Gareth John as Global Head of Aviation Finance. He reports to Olivier Delay, Global Head of Aviation, Export & Infrastructure at Natixis. Locally John will report to Benjamin Sirgue, Head of Global Finance... Read Story
January 04, 2018, 07:10 AM


Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading world-wide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with global operator CHC Group for one offshore configured AW139 helicopter to be based in... Read Story
December 18, 2017, 07:00 AM


Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced that its parent company, Pacific Life Insurance Company, has closed a transaction with Tokyo Century Corporation (TC) that results in an investment by TC for a 20 percent membership interest in ACG. In... Read Story
December 12, 2017, 07:10 AM


GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announced the launch of its Leveraged Finance Group (“LFG”) to provide secured aircraft financing for lessors, investors, and airlines. GAT has appointed David Lloyd and Nolan Heske as Managing Directors of LFG to pursue the... Read Story
December 11, 2017, 07:20 AM


Boeing anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficient financing for record new aircraft deliveries in the next year.Now in its tenth year, the annual Boeing Current Aircraft Finance Market... Read Story
December 08, 2017, 07:05 AM


Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business in the Americas.Mr. Knittel... Read Story
November 08, 2017, 07:10 AM


Reuters reported that General Electric is considering options for its aircraft leasing operations, including the sale of all or part of the businesss, according to people familiar with the matter. According to the Reuters report, sources stated GE’s... Read Story
November 07, 2017, 07:10 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced the closing of $25MM in lease financing for EMS helicopters. Proceeds of the transaction were used to refinance existing leases following a change in company ownership. Steve White, EVP of Stonebriar stated "... Read Story
October 23, 2017, 07:08 AM


Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc. are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program. A corresponding agreement was signed on October 16, 2017.  The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art... Read Story
October 17, 2017, 07:04 AM


JetLoan Capital arranged funding for four private aircraft in September: An acquisition financing of a new Bombardier Challenger 350 with a loan amount $16 million, a 60-month term, and a 120-month amortization. A refinance of a 2009 Gulfstream... Read Story
October 10, 2017, 07:00 AM


CIT Group announced the expansion of its commercial aircraft lending business. The new Aviation Lending team will be led by Jennifer Villa Tennity who rejoins CIT as president of the business, providing aircraft-backed loans to the commercial... Read Story
October 04, 2017, 07:23 AM


Aircraft lessors continue to consolidate and form new partnerships to improve scale and meet rising demand for air traffic, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest North American Financial Institutions Chart of the Month. In April 2017, Avolon... Read Story
September 28, 2017, 07:05 AM


Generally favorable industry dynamics have been supportive of aircraft leasing company credit profiles thus far in 2017 and should continue to be supportive throughout the remainder of the year and into 2018, according to Fitch Ratings. A combination... Read Story
September 22, 2017, 07:04 AM


Bombardier Commercial Aircraft released its 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment. According to this new 2017-2036 Market Forecast, the 60- to 150-seat seat segment will be a catalyst to further growth, market penetration and... Read Story
September 14, 2017, 07:14 AM


Natixis announced the hiring of Gareth John as Head of Aviation Finance Americas. He reports locally to Benjamin Sirgue, Head of Global Finance Americas and globally to Ramki Sundaram, Global Head of Aviation. Mr. John has 18 years of financial... Read Story
August 08, 2017, 07:10 AM


Air Lease Corporation announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company entered into a joint venture with a co-investment vehicle (the “JV Partner”) arranged by Napier Park Global Capital for the purpose of investing in commercial aircraft and... Read Story
August 04, 2017, 07:22 AM


Aviation finance industry veteran Sam Harris announces Faith Hill joins JetLoan Capital as a sales representative. The company is an independent aviation financial brokerage firm assisting aircraft owners with financing and refinancing jet, turboprop... Read Story
June 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


Acasta Enterprises announced that Stellwagen Group, Acasta’s leading commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, has closed its previously announced acquisition of ECN Capital’s Commercial Aviation advisory and asset... Read Story
June 02, 2017, 07:10 AM


Air Lease Corporation announced the long term lease placement of eight new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft with Primera Air Nordic (Latvia). The aircraft are outfitted with CFM LEAP 1B engines and are scheduled to deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing... Read Story
May 12, 2017, 07:00 AM


Aviation finance industry veteran Sam Harris has launched JetLoan Capital. Melanie Malanowski will head operations. The company is an  independent aviation financial brokerage firm assisting aircraft owners with financing and refinancing jet... Read Story
May 12, 2017, 06:06 AM


CIT Group announced that it completed the sale of its commercial aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings Limited (Avolon), the international aircraft leasing company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co. Ltd., for a purchase... Read Story
April 05, 2017, 07:02 AM


CIT Group announced that it completed the sale of its 30 percent ownership stake in the commercial aircraft leasing joint ventures TC-CIT Aviation Ireland and TC-CIT Aviation U.S., Inc. to its joint venture partner Tokyo Century Corporation (TC). ... Read Story
April 04, 2017, 07:02 AM


CIT Group announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its 30 percent ownership stake in the commercial aircraft leasing joint ventures TC-CIT Aviation Ireland and TC-CIT Aviation U.S., Inc. to its joint venture partner Tokyo Century... Read Story
March 10, 2017, 07:00 AM


Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135... Read Story
March 08, 2017, 07:00 AM


TCF Equipment Finance (TCFEF), a division of TCF National Bank which is a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) announced the appointment of Neil Bennett as national finance manager for its airport ground support equipment  Bennett has more... Read Story
March 01, 2017, 07:15 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace finished 2016 on a strong operating note. During the fourth quarter of 2016, CIT Aerospace signed 26 lease agreements for current and future leases of commercial aircraft and delivered 17 aircraft, including new... Read Story
February 28, 2017, 07:03 AM


Greg Holst, President of the Aircraft Division within the 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group, announced the addition of Michael C. Francis as Vice President and Relationship Sales Officer.Francis is a business aviation professional with more... Read Story
February 07, 2017, 07:05 AM


Air Lease Corporation announced long term lease agreements with China Southern Airlines for five new Boeing 787-9 aircraft outfitted with GE’s GEnx engines, all from ALC’s order book with Boeing.  Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in the... Read Story
February 06, 2017, 07:00 AM


Milestone Aviation Group Limited ("Milestone"), a GE Capital Aviation Services ("GECAS") company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today a commitment letter with Bristow Group Inc. ("Bristow"), a leading provider of global... Read Story
February 03, 2017, 07:17 AM


JetLease Capital announced the company placed funding for the following loans in December 2016:New 2016 Cirrus SR22: The transaction was structured as a 20-year term, with a 20-year amortization, 80% LTV (loan to value) at an interest rate of 4.75%.... Read Story
February 02, 2017, 07:05 AM


JetLease Capital (JLC) announced the addition of Kenneth Parzygnat to their team. The company also announed that  Parzygnat has successfully closed his second transaction since joining the JetLease Capital team.Parzygnat has served in financial... Read Story
January 19, 2017, 07:10 AM


In a strategic move to execute the new direction to position the company as one of the world’s leading aviation leasing businesses, CDB Aviation Lease Finance (“CDBALF”), the aircraft leasing unit of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co.... Read Story
January 17, 2017, 08:01 AM


Aircraft leasing companies are poised for favorable industry dynamics in 2017 and should benefit from strong growth of global air traffic, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Moderate increases in energy prices will reduce airline... Read Story
January 13, 2017, 07:04 AM


PNC Bank announced the appointment of Alex Overstrom as head of PNC Aviation Finance, a premier aircraft lender, funding over $3 billion in aircraft loans over the past five years. In addition, Keith Hayes joins the leadership team as national sales... Read Story
January 10, 2017, 07:10 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Willis Asset Management Limited, has purchased the business and assets of Total Engine Support Limited (“TES”), the consulting and asset management business of the TES... Read Story
October 27, 2016, 07:00 AM


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announced the appointment of Denis Nayden to its Board as Vice Chairman and Chair of the Risk Committee. Nayden is a veteran of the aircraft leasing industry and previously served as Avolon’s... Read Story
October 19, 2016, 07:03 AM


Given the recent decline in oil prices, the value of new-technology aircraft has been questioned, but this is not warranted. New-technology aircraft create revenue opportunities and reduce operating costs, enabling airlines to build competitive moats... Read Story
September 26, 2016, 07:10 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace, Defense & Government Finance provided a $35 million senior secured credit facility to Mesa Airlines, a provider of regional air service for American Airlines and United Airlines. Mesa Airlines is the... Read Story
September 23, 2016, 07:10 AM


Aircraft lessors around the world continue to benefit from increased air travel, strong airline profitability, low interest rates and generally accessible funding markets, according to Fitch Ratings' latest North American FI Chart of the Month and... Read Story
September 20, 2016, 07:06 AM


Reuters reported that Avolon Holdings, part of China's acquisitive HNA Group is nearing a deal to buy the aircraft leasing assets of U.S. lender CIT Group for between $3 billion and $4 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.According... Read Story
September 06, 2016, 07:15 AM


GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, announced it signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. for five new Boeing 777F freighters powered by GE90 engines as part of... Read Story
September 06, 2016, 07:00 AM


Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has appointed Christopher Grainger to the role of Vice President Marketing for the EMEA region. Mr Grainger joins LCI with 30 years’ experience in the civil helicopter... Read Story
September 01, 2016, 06:59 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace signed a total of 39 agreements in the second quarter of 2016 for the current and future leases of commercial aircraft. CIT Aerospace also delivered 26 aircraft, including new and used aircraft and lease... Read Story
August 23, 2016, 07:11 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace has delivered two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Air Transat, a Canadian airline based in Montreal.The aircraft, MSN 29933 and MSN 29934, are powered by CFM56-7B26 engines. This aircraft delivery expands on a more... Read Story
August 22, 2016, 07:00 AM


Air Lease Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John L. Plueger as Chief Executive Officer and President effective July 1, 2016. Steven Udvar-Házy will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board on July 1, 2016, a... Read Story
June 20, 2016, 07:10 AM


Reuters exclusivley reported that CIT Group has kicked off the sale of its aircraft leasing assets by inviting more than a dozen entities to consider bidding, including China's HNA Group, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's ICBC Leasing, and... Read Story
May 31, 2016, 07:15 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace signed a total of 22 agreements in the first quarter of 2016 for the current and future leases of commercial aircraft. CIT Aerospace delivered 16 aircraft, including new and used aircraft and lease extensions of... Read Story
May 23, 2016, 07:10 AM


Waypoint Leasing Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has closed a revolving credit facility led by the Specialty Finance Lending unit of KeyBank, N.A. This facility provides additional revolving capacity to increase... Read Story
May 12, 2016, 07:00 AM


Siena Lending Group LLC (“Siena”) announced the completion of a $15 million credit facility for Rotorcraft Leasing Company, LLC (“Rotorcraft”) to refinance their existing senior debt and to support their working capital needs. Rotorcraft is an... Read Story
April 28, 2016, 07:00 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced that it has expanded its $700 million revolving credit facility by over 40% to $1 billion, which includes a $110 million accordion feature. The facility has a 5-year term and additional flexibility. Willis... Read Story
April 22, 2016, 07:05 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance closed a large multi-million transaction on a current production business jet full flight simulator and an associated business jet flight training device to achieve client objective. The client, a major corporation in... Read Story
April 18, 2016, 07:15 AM


Global Jet Capital (GJC), a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin and long-range private jets, has announced the structure and appointments of its new senior leadership team. This highly experienced group, which will report into the GJC... Read Story
March 17, 2016, 07:02 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance ("SCF") announced that Jeff Griffin has joined the company as Vice President and Director of Rail Leasing, initiating SCF's origination efforts in the rail sector. Griffin joins SCF after spending the last 8 years with... Read Story
March 07, 2016, 07:11 AM


Xced Aviation Services is proud to announce a second record year of growth, doubling its revenue once again in fiscal year 2015. As North America’s leading provider of financing and asset management to the ground services equipment (GSE) industry... Read Story
February 11, 2016, 07:00 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF) provided a $32.7 million, 10 month interest only loan financing for a new Bombardier Global 6000 business jet to accomplish time sensitive year-end client objective. The borrower is one of the world's leading... Read Story
January 22, 2016, 07:10 AM


Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF) provided a $9.8 million, 60 month term loan refinancing for a 15 year old Bombardier Global Express business jet utilized in long term lease charter agreements critical to the business. The borrower is a leading... Read Story
January 18, 2016, 07:15 AM


Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf.  Kelly... Read Story
January 12, 2016, 07:08 AM


Bohai Leasing (“Bohai”) announced the completion of its acquisition of Avolon Holdings, the international aircraft leasing company. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bohai, Avolon will be combined with Bohai’s existing aircraft leasing businesses to... Read Story
January 11, 2016, 07:04 AM


JetLease Capital announced the company arranged and closed a financing for a 1983 Cheyenne IIXL, based in the South East Unites States.  The transaction was structured as a 10-year term loan facility at a 4.50% interest rate.  The client is a high... Read Story
January 07, 2016, 06:00 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced that Donald A. Nunemaker plans to retire as President, effective March 31, 2016 or shortly thereafter."Since joining Willis Lease in 1997, Don has made many significant contributions to the growth and... Read Story
November 13, 2015, 07:17 AM


GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its fixed-wing Corporate Aircraft financing portfolio in the Americas to Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for the private aircraft market. “We are excited to sell our... Read Story
October 06, 2015, 07:15 AM


While the global airline industry is in the midst of a relative boon, industry insiders see headwinds ahead posed by a convergence of rising rates and oil prices, and changes to the competitive landscape, according to Steve Mason, Vice President of... Read Story
October 05, 2015, 06:58 AM


The global airline industry currently has access to an abundance of fragmented capital, but there may not be an equal abundance of market awareness to adapt to potential changes in market conditions. This fragmentation has served the industry well... Read Story
September 29, 2015, 07:05 AM


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd. at a price of US$31 cash per common share. Under the terms of the Transaction, which has been... Read Story
September 04, 2015, 07:41 AM


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announced that it has entered into an Exclusivity Agreement with Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd.  granting Bohai exclusivity to negotiate with Avolon until September 7, 2015 (the “Exclusivity Period”) with... Read Story
August 11, 2015, 07:50 AM


Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the launch of a Latin America office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, led by newly appointed Business Development professional, Gustavo Semeraro. With the opening of the new base, Lobo... Read Story
August 11, 2015, 07:38 AM


JetLease Capital announced the company arranged and closed financing for a Hawker 900XP business jet based in the Midwest United States.  The transaction was structured as a 7 year term loan, 15 year amortization, floating interest rate of Libor +... Read Story
July 29, 2015, 06:50 AM


Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company announced today plans to move forward with a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters. These aircraft will serve... Read Story
June 16, 2015, 07:02 AM


Bombardier Business Aircraft released its annual 10-year forecast for the private aviation market at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.Current economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some markets such... Read Story
May 19, 2015, 07:05 AM


JetLease Capital announced it acted as advisor/consultant for a $22 million Gulfstream G550 loan.  The aircraft is based in the South Western United States.  The transaction was structured as a 5 year term loan and variable interest rate of 2.20%. ... Read Story
May 13, 2015, 06:00 AM


NewStar Financial and Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced that they have provided a comprehensive fleet financing solution to RLC LLC, the largest privately-held helicopter services company operating in the Gulf of... Read Story
April 29, 2015, 07:03 AM


Century Tokyo Leasing (USA) Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its new aircraft finance unit in Centennial, Colorado, effective April 1, 2015.From this office, CTUSA will develop its commercial aircraft finance platform for the U.S.... Read Story
March 27, 2015, 06:49 AM


Amur Finance Company announced the acquisition of Singapore-based Lloyd Helicopter Pte. Ltd. (Lloyd) through Amur's subsidiaries Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS) and Amur ESL PTE Ltd. (Amur ESL). For over 35 years, Lloyd has provided the... Read Story
March 25, 2015, 07:02 AM


Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company is expanding its international presence into three new... Read Story
March 03, 2015, 06:53 AM


The long-awaited recovery of business jet deliveries in North America, the largest market in the world, is underway. The engine for this growth is the United States, which historically has constituted more than half of yearly new deliveries. As the U... Read Story
February 04, 2015, 07:08 AM


Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that lessor GE Capital Aviation Services ("GECAS") has signed a firm purchase agreement for five Q400 NextGen aircraft and has also taken options on an additional 10 Q400 NextGen aircraft.Based on the list... Read Story
January 05, 2015, 06:49 AM


GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aircraft leasing unit of GE, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775 billion. “The Milestone acquisition is a great fit for GE... Read Story
October 14, 2014, 06:00 AM


CIT Group announced that it served as Joint Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent in a $325 million senior secured credit facility to LCI Helicopters (LCIH), the helicopter leasing subsidiary of Lease Corporation International. The facility will be... Read Story
October 02, 2014, 05:00 AM


Tetra Financial Group announced that it has closed an aircraft lease for a large Minnesota-based aviation firm that provides aircraft chartering, maintenance, management and sales for the aircraft industry. With Tetra Financial Group's lease... Read Story
September 30, 2014, 06:50 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Aerospace provided a $27 million senior secured credit facility to Virgo Investment Group LLC, a private investment management firm, to finance its acquisition of four Boeing 737-700 aircraft leased to GOL, an airline... Read Story
July 31, 2014, 06:00 AM


First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced that the company posted a “best quarter ever” record $85.8 million in funded volume for the second quarter of 2014. Keith... Read Story
July 15, 2014, 06:47 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation ("Willis") and China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corporation Limited (“CASC”), China’s leader in aviation supplies trade, distribution and logistics, announced the launch of CASC Willis Engine Lease Company... Read Story
July 11, 2014, 06:00 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation and China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corporation Limited ("CASC"), China's leader in aviation supplies trade, distribution and logistics, announced the launch of CASC Willis Engine Lease Company Limited ("CASC... Read Story
June 10, 2014, 06:10 AM


Element Financial (“Element” or the “Company”) announced the appointment of David D. McKerroll as President of Element Capital to oversee the further expansion and development of Element’s Railcar Finance and Aviation Finance business units.As a... Read Story
May 28, 2014, 07:00 AM


AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") has completed its previously announced acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation ("ILFC") from American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") (NYSE: AIG). Under the terms of the agreement, AerCap paid AIG $3.0... Read Story
May 15, 2014, 06:40 AM


Prospect Capital Corporation announced today that Prospect has invested $92 million of debt and equity in Echelon Aviation LLC (“Echelon”). Prospect is the controlling shareholder of Echelon.Established in 2014, Echelon is an aircraft leasing company... Read Story
April 08, 2014, 06:25 AM


A maturing small twin-aisle aircraft market presents challenges and opportunities for Airbus as it considers the future of its A330 aircraft, according to Steve Mason, Vice President of Aircraft Analysis, CIT Aerospace at CIT Group. These views and... Read Story
March 18, 2014, 06:04 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that it has closed a new senior secured term loan of $1.5 billion. The loan will bear interest at LIBOR plus... Read Story
March 07, 2014, 06:30 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced that the company has secured more than 50 lease transactions for the new Boeing 787. ILFC owns the largest order... Read Story
February 28, 2014, 06:25 AM


Amur Finance Company, Inc. (AFC) announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS). Amur HFS will address an unfilled need in the marketplace by offering a complete suite of integrated Fleet Management... Read Story
February 25, 2014, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg reports that GE's aircraft leasing division may add helicopters to its portfolio of rental assets amid rising competition in the market for financing commercial jetliners. The Bloomberg report quotes Norman Liu, the unit’s chief executive... Read Story
February 11, 2014, 07:01 AM


Lease Corporation International ("LCI"), a Libra Group company, and KKR Financial Holdings LLC ("KFN"), a specialty finance company managed by a subsidiary of KKR & Co. L.P., announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which... Read Story
January 16, 2014, 06:39 AM


Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed on an unsecured US$ 200 million revolving credit line. The new facility increases Milestone’s unsecured borrowing capacity to US$ 450 million and... Read Story
January 10, 2014, 06:10 AM


Textron announced that it has reached agreement to purchase all outstanding equity interests in Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. Beechcraft Corporation, with estimated 2013 revenues of... Read Story
December 27, 2013, 07:09 AM


AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with American International Group, Inc. under which AerCap will acquire 100% of the common stock of International Lease Finance Corporation ("ILFC"), a wholly-owned... Read Story
December 16, 2013, 07:13 AM


Bloomberg reports AIG is now in talks to sell its jet-leasing business, International Lease Finance Corp., to AerCap Holdings NV, people with knowledge of the matter said.  AerCap, based in Schiphol, Netherlands, has a market value of $2.56 billion.... Read Story
December 13, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to Fitch Ratings, recent decisions by large aircraft-leasing companies to write down the value of certain older, uncompetitive aircraft fleet types in response to shifting global supply-and-demand fundamentals highlight asset quality risks... Read Story
November 14, 2013, 06:16 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation announced the launch of Willis Aeronautical Services, Inc. ("WASI"), a new wholly-owned subsidiary which will provide 'end-of-life' solutions for aviation materials and services related to aircraft engines. In... Read Story
November 08, 2013, 06:50 AM


AeroTurbine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), announced today its intention to enter into a new partnership with Lufthansa Technik AG, the world's largest provider of aircraft-related technical... Read Story
October 28, 2013, 07:01 AM


Fifth Street Finance Corp. ( (the "Company" or "Fifth Street") announced the formation of a new portfolio company in the aircraft leasing sector, First Star Aviation LLC ("First Star"). Pradeep Hathiramani, former Principal and Sector Head of... Read Story
August 15, 2013, 07:02 AM


Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced that it has closed a new US$300 million credit facility. The company will use the proceeds to acquire and lease helicopters valued at US$400 million to affiliates of Bristow... Read Story
July 29, 2013, 06:59 AM


Macquarie Group ("Macquarie") announced the launch of Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, a helicopter operating leasing business that will focus on the growing, worldwide demand for commercial helicopters servicing offshore oil and gas, medical transport... Read Story
July 16, 2013, 07:00 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced that it has completed 125 lease transactions during the January through June timeframe of 2013. These transactions include... Read Story
July 09, 2013, 07:00 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced that CIT Transportation Lending provided financing to Dublin-based Lease Corporation International (LCI) to acquire three AgustaWestland 139 helicopters. The aircraft are in offshore oil and gas configuration and are on lease... Read Story
July 02, 2013, 06:21 AM


Reuters reported International Lease Finance Corp is set to place an order for 50 Airbus A320neo narrowbody jets worth $5 billion at list prices, industry sources said on Sunday. The order could be announced as early as Monday at the Paris Airshow... Read Story
June 17, 2013, 06:57 AM


IronPlanet announced it has entered into an alliance with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for the creation of a marketplace for aircraft. “For the past 13 years, our innovative technology has made equipment buying and selling more... Read Story
June 13, 2013, 06:57 AM


Reuters reported a Chinese group's purchase of ILFC could collapse after American International Group said on Friday it did not receive a scheduled deposit payment. According to the report, under terms of the agreement, the missed payment gives AIG... Read Story
June 03, 2013, 07:01 AM


Salus Capital Partners, LLC announced it has provided a $45.5 million Senior-Secured Credit Facility to Rotorcraft Leasing Company, LLC. Rotorcraft, a portfolio company of Sankaty Advisors, LLC, is the largest privately-owned helicopter operator in... Read Story
May 15, 2013, 06:00 AM


AINOnline reported worldwide business jet deliveries rose by 4%, to 129 units, in the first quarter, while pressurized turboprops saw an increase of nearly 53% year-over-year according to statistics released GAMA. According ot the report, billings... Read Story
May 10, 2013, 07:00 AM


Air Lease Corporation announced the closing of a 4 year unsecured revolving bank credit facility for $1.7 billion priced at LIBOR +1.45%, with no LIBOR floor. This new facility amends and updates the existing bank facility, by increasing the size... Read Story
May 08, 2013, 06:45 AM


Key Equipment Finance announced that Patti Ann Sullivan, vice president of corporate aviation finance for Key Equipment Finance, has been named to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA). The MBAA is a not-for... Read Story
May 07, 2013, 07:00 AM


CIT Aerospace announced that it delivered nine aircraft and signed 28 lease agreements in the first quarter of 2013. The deliveries include new and used aircraft, as well as lease extensions of its existing fleet, while the lease agreements include... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 06:54 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. announced it has completed a total of 60 lease transactions during the first quarter of 2013. These transactions include extensions, new... Read Story
April 26, 2013, 07:05 AM


An ongoing dispute among major aircraft leasing companies, local Indian authorities, and Kingfisher Airlines, which has been grounded since late last year, provides some critical insights into risk factors for lessors seeking to safeguard interests... Read Story
April 24, 2013, 06:02 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) announced the partial prepayment and amendment of its secured term loan entered into on February 23, 2012. This prepayment reduces the outstanding principal amount to $750 million, from the original loan... Read Story
April 08, 2013, 06:49 AM


AIN Online reported the number of pre-owned business jets for sale has remianed around the 2,500 level over the past several years since climbing from about 1,600 before 2008, according to business aviation market information firm JetNet.  Accordng... Read Story
March 28, 2013, 06:56 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) announced the successful removal of its A321 aircraft from India following Delhi’s High Court decision on March 15, 2013.This first aircraft's departure demonstrates the High Court's pragmatic approach... Read Story
March 26, 2013, 07:03 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), has been announced the winner of the ‘Aviation 100’ Lessor of the Year Award 2013 by Airline Economics. ILFC Chief Finance Officer Elias Habayeb was also named the 2013 CFO of the Year by the... Read Story
March 11, 2013, 06:55 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation, a leading lessor of commercial jet engines, announced that it has entered into a transaction to purchase and leaseback a total of 19 jet engines with SAS Group subsidiary Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). Willis Lease... Read Story
March 05, 2013, 07:00 AM


In 2012 BNP Paribas confirmed its leading position in Aviation Finance and remained strongly committed to the global industry. During 2012, BNP Paribas acted as Arranger, Underwriter or Bookrunner of some 35 aircraft finance related facilities on... Read Story
February 25, 2013, 07:15 AM


Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, announced it has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a new company well-positioned to compete vigorously in the worldwide business aviation, special mission, trainer and light attack markets.The... Read Story
February 19, 2013, 07:05 AM


The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2012 year-end shipments of general aviation airplanes. GAMA also expanded the data to include delivery data for helicopter manufacturers.  Most general aviation aircraft flying in the... Read Story
February 14, 2013, 07:10 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced that it secured 242 lease transactions in 2012. These lease transactions include both extensions and new leases for aircraft... Read Story
January 21, 2013, 07:10 AM


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing business, announced its intention to partner with Wells Fargo & Company (“Wells Fargo”), to form a new joint-venture aircraft leasing business called Avolon Capital Partners Limited ("ACP" or the "Business")... Read Story
January 17, 2013, 07:00 AM


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced it completed a total of 130 lease transactions and took delivery of 14 new Boeing 737-800s during the January through June... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 06:35 AM


Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs. The order, with a list-price value of $7.2 billion, represents the first 737 MAX order by a... Read Story
July 09, 2012, 06:35 AM


AINonline reported the global business aviation industry is anticipating a modest increase in flight utilization, according to statistics released last week by JetNet. According to the report, JetNet foresees nearly 5% growth in flight hours... Read Story
June 19, 2012, 07:15 AM


Bloomberg reported Boeing may win the first order by a lessor for its 737 MAX jet as Steven Udvar- Hazy’s Air Lease Corp. is studying a deal to buy 60 to 100 of the jets. According to the Bloomberg report, Air Lease signed a firm order this month for... Read Story
June 13, 2012, 07:00 AM


The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s shipment and billings figures for the first quarter.  In the first three months of 2012, total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 2.1%, from 377 units... Read Story
May 14, 2012, 06:30 AM


Bombardier’s first-quarter financial results, show a decline of company-wide revenue from $4.7 billion to $3.5 billion year-over-year, while revenues for its aerospace division decreased from $2.2 billion to $1.5 billion. “As anticipated, we had... Read Story
May 11, 2012, 06:30 AM


Chicago Tribune reported profits of Willis Lease Finance dropped 41.4% year-to-year in the first quarter resulting from fewer leased aircraft, engines and parts. According to the report, Willis recorded a profit of $2.5 million in the first quarter... Read Story
May 09, 2012, 07:00 AM


Reuters reported that American International Group (AIG) has sued Steven Udvar-Hazy, the co-founder and former chief executive of International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC), its aircraft-leasing unit, accusing him and other former employees of stealing... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 07:30 AM


Textron Inc. reported first quarter 2012 income from continuing operations of $0.41 per share, compared to income of $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2011. Total revenues in the quarter were $2.9 billion, up 15.2% from the first quarter of... Read Story
April 18, 2012, 07:15 AM


AIN Online reported that pre-owned business jet and turboprop inventories continued to subside in February, according to data released today by market information firm JetNet. According to the report, inventory of used business jets fell to 13.9% in... Read Story
April 10, 2012, 07:30 AM


Reuters reported that according to a report issued by CNBC, AIG is considering launching the initial public offering of its airplane leasing business – International Lease Finance Corp. in the second quarter of 2012, citing people familiar with the... Read Story
April 05, 2012, 07:30 AM


NASDAQ reported that CIT Group bought a $200 million aircraft loan portfolio from an undisclosed European bank according to the company. The report indicates the portfolio consists of seven aviation lending facilities to several U.S. airlines and is... Read Story
April 05, 2012, 06:30 AM


Bloomberg Businessweek reported that International Lease Finance Corp., the aircraft lessor owned by American International Group Inc., is seeking a four-year $550 million senior secured term loan. According to the report, the proceeds from the debt... Read Story
March 27, 2012, 07:15 AM


Willis Lease Finance Corporation, a leading lessor of commercial jet engines, reported 2011 net income grew 20% to $14.5 million and net income available to common shareholders increased 28% to $11.4 million, up from $8.9 million a year ago. Willis... Read Story
March 14, 2012, 06:00 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced that it has purchased a $200 million aircraft loan portfolio consisting of seven aviation loan facilities to several U.S. airlines. The loans are secured by in-production Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The loan portfolio was... Read Story
March 08, 2012, 06:30 AM