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 Alan Gorman (28) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at  17. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When Alan Gorman started having pain in his feet at the age of 17 during his first months at college, a doctor put it down to an unbalanced diet and n(...)

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(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, former Aer Lingus CEO, will be a guest at  Airfinance Dublin 2019 at the National Conference Centre, organised by trade publication ‘Airfinance Journal’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hotels, restaurants, pubs and other businesses will share a €9 million boost to the economy this week from two gatherings of aircraft finance professi(...)

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(...)

Ryanair owns a 75 per cent stake in Laudamotion.

Laudamotion, the airline in which Ryanair has a 75 per cent stake, completed a deal to lease two Airbus aircraft to aid its growth plans. The airlin(...)

“This performance again proves the strength of our strategy which has been centred on managing the quality of a young, technologically advanced and fuel efficient portfolio,” said SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett.  Photograph: iStock

Profit at Irish aircraft-leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital rose in the six months to September 30th, the company said. Pretax profit was up 7.5 p(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett said Asia is a big market for the Irish firm. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital is opening a subsidiary in Hong Kong in a move to bring it closer to Asian customers. Dublin-headquartere(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers and leases them to airlines around the world. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital made a $319.4 million (€270 million) profit in its last financial year, which ended on March 31st. The Du(...)

Indonesia’s budget carrier, Lion Air, was among the first to fly Boeing’s recently-launched 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

An Indonesian cabinet minister has pledged to push his government for a tax treaty with the Republic in a move likely to boost the aircraft leasing in(...)

Dómhnal Slattery: “HNA has transformed our negotiating leverage with the manufacturers”

Aircraft lessor Avolon has a $5 billion cushion to protect it from any fallout from its Chinese parent’s troubles, according to its chief executive Dó(...)

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