Dublin, Ireland – September 6, 2017 – SKY Aviation Leasing International Limited ("SKY Leasing"), a full-service aircraft leasing company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, today announced the closing of a $755 million warehouse debt financing facility (the "Facility").
Approximately a third of the Facility is identified and is expected to be drawn to finance aircraft currently owned or under firm commitment to be acquired by SKY Leasing. These aircraft have a weighted average age of less than two years and a weighted average remaining lease term greater than nine years. The Facility’s remaining commitment is available to finance additional aircraft acquisitions. The Facility was oversubscribed and its syndicate included five banks with extensive experience in aviation finance.
"We have originated over $1.1 billion in aircraft transactions to date in 2017. The successful completion of our 2nd Warehouse Facility will enable SKY to continue to focus on providing fleet solutions to its airline customers. said Rich Wiley, CEO of SKY Leasing affiliate SKY Aviation Leasing US LLC. "We are delighted to have the continued support of such a strong syndicate of leading aviation lenders, as well as forming a new relationship with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. LTd."
Deutsche Bank AG acted as joint structuring agent, joint lead arranger, and global coordinator. Bank of America Merrill Lynch acted as joint structuring agent, joint lead arranger and global coordinator. Crédit Agricole acted as joint lead arranger and global coordinator. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. acted as joint lead arranger.
SKY Leasing (https://www.skyleasing.com) is a premier aircraft leasing group with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and a regional office in San Francisco, California. As a full-service leasing platform, SKY Leasing leverages its experience, global networks, industry insights, and managerial talent to acquire and lease new and young mid-life aircraft.
As of September 2017, SKY Leasing had a portfolio of 40 aircraft under ownership or definitive documentation to be acquired worth over $2.2 billion on lease to 21 airline customers globally.
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