Dublin-based Japanese lessor SMBC Aviation Capital expects to close the acquisition of Goshawk Aviation in the coming weeks. SMBC announced the acquisition in May and said then it would be closed in the second half of the year. SMBC will pay $6.7 billion for Goshawk...
Lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has taken an $1.6 billion impairment on 34 of its aircraft that are still in Russia, it reported on July 8. This makes SMBC’s loss on Russia one of the largest of all lessors. SMBC takes $1.6 billion impairment on Russian fleet. SMBC...
Another interesting consolidation is happening in the leasing world: SMBC Aviation Capital is acquiring Goshawk Aviation. Japanese-owned SMBC is paying $6.7 billion for its former competitor from Hong Kong and will become the second-largest lessor in the world, behind...
Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...
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