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(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital at their office in IFSC House Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A $1 billion (€884 million) boost from its parent has left aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation poised to cash in on demand from airlines to replace their fl(...)

Panasonic is the latest multinational firm to pull jobs and operations out of the UK. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest firm to announce plans to shift its European headquarters out of the UK ahead of Brexit. (...)

The City of London. Demand for office space still strong despite Brexit.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’’s European banking unit has agreed to lease a new European headquarters from British Land and GIC Pte at London’s Bro(...)

A source of upward cost pressure on the airline industry is labour. Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for aviation?

Among the key trends in the global aviation finance industry has been the eastward tilting of the axis. While Ireland remains the leading location for(...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

SMBC chief executive Peter Barrett said the capital contribution was further evidence of shareholder support for the Irish company. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital’s shareholders plan to pump $1 billion (€863 million) into the Dublin-based company, which has(...)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt making it one of the first foreign banks to commit to new office space in Germany’s financial capital ahead of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt, according to people familiar with the decision, making it one of the first foreign ba(...)

Traditional houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MUFG would be the first global lender to pick the Dutch city as its new EU hub

MUFG, Japan’s biggest bank, plans to choose Amsterdam as the new EU base for its investment banking operations to cope with the disruption of Brexit, (...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus, and leases them to airlines

Aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital may issue a further bond this year to follow 2016’s $500 million fund raising, according to chief ex(...)

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