Avolon gets $500m debt facility

Irish-founded leasing group said funding will be used to finance new aircraft deliveries

Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, left, with Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group. Photo: Bloomberg

Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, left, with Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group. Photo: Bloomberg

 

Aircraft leasing group Avolon has received a new $500 million debt facility to boost fleet numbers.

The eight year facility matures in December 2022 and will be used to finance new aircraft deliveries.

Avolon chief financial officer Andy Cronin said the successful closing of the S$500 million debt facility demonstrates the company’s ability to secure flexible, cost efficient and long-term capital to finance growth.

“The $800 million of commitments we have added since January follows additional debt financing of US$1.6 billion raised in 2013 including our inaugural US$636 million Emerald Aviation Finance ABS.”

The secured debt facility was arranged by Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, National Australia Bank and HSBC.

Irish-founded Avolon grew its fleet by 9 per cent last year, bringing the number of aircraft to 182 by year end.