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Brazilian bankruptcy decisions towards a more balanced approach

Jun 06, 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil - In 2006 and 2009 two cases produced precedents that posed a threat to the voting rights of aircraft lessors in Brazilian bankruptcy restructuring proceedings, which are termed 'judicial recuperation' proceedings. However, a recent decision by a Sao Paulo bankruptcy court and the initial ... Read more

AerCap sold six A320 to Avalon

May 26, 2010 DUBLIN - Avolon announced that it has agreed to acquire six A320 aircraft from AerCap, a Dutch aircraft leasing company. Avolon has also formed a joint venture (‘JV’) with AerCap to acquire three A330-200 aircraft. •Acquisition of six A320s Avolon is acquiring six ... Read more

Dómhnal Slattery, CEO

May 23, 2010 DUBLIN & NEW YORK & HONG KONG & SHANGHAI - Avolon, the aircraft leasing group, announced it has successfully completed its initial capital raise of US$1.4 billion including an equity commitment of US$750 million from three of the world’s leading private equity firms. ... Read more

Paul Masson, CEO of GMT Global

May 18, 2010 DUBLIN, Ireland and AURORA, CO - GMT Global Republic Aviation (GMT Global), a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Financial Corporation, has announced the additions and promotions of corporate personnel as it prepares for improved commercial aviation market conditions.   "Our carrier customers are reporting improved traffic results in the past two calendar quarters and we are seeing overall macroeconomic conditions recover," said Paul Mason,... Read more

Portfolio of 53 Aircraft bought for $2 billion

Apr 28, 2010 American International Group's aircraft leasing unit, International Lease Finance Corp., announced Wednesday that Australian financial services conglomerate Macquarie Group Ltd. had bought 53 of its aircraft for $1.99 billion. ILFC is one of the two largest aircraft leasing companies in the world; the ... Read more

Carlyle and RPK in Joint Venture

Apr 23, 2010 WASHINGTON - The Carlyle Group intends to invest $600m in a joint venture that will buy commercial aviation assets around the world in the latest sign of a gradual thaw in the battered aviation finance markets.     Carlyle, the private equity group, ... Read more

Alafco is based in Kuwait City

Apr 22, 2010 KUWAIT CITY - Alafco Aviation Lease and Finance Company reported a net profit $17.36m for the first half of its current fiscal year that ended 31 March 2010, a 57% increase compared to the same period last year. Operating profit rose 51% to $32.13m. The ... Read more

Avianca Airbus A319

Apr 16, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO - Jackson Square Aviation, LLC announce this week the delivery of one Airbus A319-115 to Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A. (“Avianca”), Colombia’s leading airline.  This transaction represents a continuation of Jackson Square’s long relationship with Avianca and the second ... Read more

AerCap took delivery of record number of aircraft

Apr 15, 2010 AMSTERDAM - AerCap announced the completion of the following transactions during the first quarter 2010: Signed new lease agreements for four aircraft, Delivered 12 aircraft and 12 engines under lease agreements, Purchased 20 aircraft and five engines, Sold five aircraft and three engines, and Disassembled ... Read more

737NG and A320 Family core of $2B Deal

Apr 14, 2010 LOS ANGELES -  AIG's aircraft leasing group ILFC agreed to sell 53 planes to Macquarie Group Ltd. as it seeks to repay taxpayers after a $182.3 billion bailout. Macquarie, Australia's biggest investment bank, will pay ILFC $2 billion for the planes, mainly Boeing ... Read more

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