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Aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital has closed a $500 million (€442 million) sale of senior notes, its fourth successful capital raising. (...)

Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery has seen an encouraging response to its plan to borrow $300m from global banks. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

A strong response to its plan to borrow $300 million (€264.5 million) from global banks prompted Irish aircraft lessor Avolon to increase the debt to (...)

A Boeing 737 Max plane in flight.

Aircraft lessors in the Republic are unlikely to immediately feel the pinch from the decision to ground the global fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s, industr(...)

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Photograph: EPA/STR

Ireland’s main aircraft lessors have had at least 224 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft delivered or are on order, figures compiled by The Irish Times show. (...)

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Glencore pledged to cap coal production as the world’s biggest exporter of the commodity responds to investor pressure for action on climate change. (...)

UK airlines account for a relatively small proportion of the overall aircraft leasing market, so negative fallout from Brexit, while unwanted, should not significantly impact lessors. Photograph: iStock

The UK has the largest aviation network in Europe and the third-largest in the world, after the US and China. Under the EU’s common rules for aviation(...)

Avolon’s head of EMEA Lynn Guiney: “At the moment in Avolon we have 50-50 in terms of gender balance.”

Lynn Guiney joined Avolon in July 2016 and is responsible for origination in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With more than 170 airc(...)

Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital: “We have over 660 airplanes in our fleet. That’s larger than Ryanair and multiple times the size of Aer Lingus.” Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Name: Peter Barrett Company: SMBC Aviation Capital Position: Chief executive officer SMBC is the fourth-largest aircraft leasing company in the wo(...)

There have been a number of courses launched by various colleges and industry bodies to provide and support education in the sector

In 2017 commercial aircraft carried 4.1 billion passengers on 37 million commercial flights. There were more than 31,000 commercial aircraft registere(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital’s Peter Barrett:  “It’s definitely a much tougher environment now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airlines face a tougher environment than in recent years, when they benefitted from strong demand and cheap fuel, according to Peter Barrett, chief ex(...)

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