largest aircraft leasing companies in United States – US
If you’ve had to lease an equipment or probably rent an aircraft , you definitely would have contacted a leasing company.
Often times, when dealing with these leasing firms, the process of getting your request granted can be quite cumbersome. But it doesn’t have to be, if you’re dealing with the right leasing company.
I will be listing the largest aircraft leasing companies in United States (US).
- 300 First Stamford Place, 5th Floor, Stamford, CT 06902, USA
- Tel +1 203 504 1020
- Web www.aircastle.com
- Fleet (units) 85
- Value ($m) 2,279
Description US lessor Aircastle was established in 2004 and floated on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2006. Its most recent order was for 15 A330-200 freighters, placed at the Paris Air Show in mid-2007.
- c/o JRW Aviation, 8611 Lemmon AvenueHangar B, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
- Tel +1 214 661 7194
- Web www.jrwaviationsales.com
- Fleet (units) 29
- Value ($m) 218
Description The Texas-based lessor specialises in 727s and 737s.
- 1900 Summit Tower Boulevard, Suite 860, Orlando, FL 32810, USA
- Tel +1 407 916 7777
- Web www.automatic.cc
- Fleet (units) 21
- Value ($m) 139
Description Automatic is an aircraft leasing, sales and trading boutique that was established in September 2000.
AVIATION CAPITAL GROUP
- 610 Newport Center Drive, 14th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
- Tel +1 949 219 4600
- Web www.aviationcapital.com
- Fleet (units) 233
- Value ($m) 5,057
Description This US lessor has build up a portfolio of over 200 aircraft since its formation in 1989. It is part of Pacific LifeCorp. In 2005 it boosted its fleet with the purchase of Boullioun Aviation Services from WestLB. In 2007 it upped its order backlog of A320s to over 120 aircraft. It also has 64 737NGs and five 787s on order.
BABCOCK & BROWN
- 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
- Tel +1 145 512 1515
- Web www.babcockbrown.com
- Fleet (units) 268
- Value ($m) 6,830
Description The two arms to Babcock & Brown are BB Aircraft Management, which buys and manages mostly new aircraft (it currently manages over 245 units), and its recently launched fund B&B Air, which was created to buy and manage aircraft from its sister company and other sources. B&B Air has an outstanding credit facility of $1.1 billion for new acquisitions this year. BBAM ordered 20 737NGs in December, taking its fleet of the type to over 125 aircraft.
BCI AIRCRAFT LEASING
- 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2801, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
- Tel +1 312 329 1700
- Web www.bciaircraft.com
- Fleet (units) 57
- Value ($m) 833
Description The company specialises in aircraft such as the Boeing 737, 757 and Airbus A320s, and also has a division targettting widebodies for purchase. It closed several new transactions in 2007 including the purchase of two A321s, one A330 and three 737-300QCs and the sale of two 737-200s.
- 261 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, VT 05446-0991, USA
- Tel +1 802 654 8295
- Web www.capital.bombardier.com
- Fleet (units) 45
- Value ($m) 214
Description The leasing/asset management arm of the Canadian regional aircraft manufacturer.
THE CIT GROUP INC
- 505 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA
- Tel +1 212 771 1051
- Web www.cit.com
- Fleet (units) 293
- Value ($m) 7,332
Description Over the past decade CIT Aerospace has grown to become one of the world’s largest lessors with a portfolio of mainly Airbus and Boeing types of over 300 aircraft. It has outstanding orders for 737NGs and A320s as well as A350s and 787s among widebody aircraft.
FINOVA CAPITAL CORPORATION
- 4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
- Tel +1 480 636 4824
- Web www.finova.com
- Fleet (units) 40
- Value ($m) 376
Description Finova has been gradually selling its remaining assets and winding up its leasing operation since the end of 2006, in line with a US bankruptcy court order. It had been a major lessor of commercial aircraft before entering bankruptcy protection.
- Prospect Park III, 5400 NW 35th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA
- Tel +1 954 676 3111
- Web www.gatelesis.com
- Fleet (units) 26
- Value ($m) 267
Description GA Telesis provides maintenance services as well as aircraft and jet engine finance and leasing.The fast-growing company acquired several aircraft in 2007 including 11 DC9-30s, seven A320s, six CRJ200s, two A340s, two A300s and one 737-300.