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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(...)

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital hopes to agree a deal with a leading Asian airline shortly, according to its chief executive, Peter Barrett. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital hopes to agree a deal with a leading Asian airline shortly, according to its chief executive, Peter Barret(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital,  who will attend this week’s Global Airfinance conference in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Aircraft leasing is worth more than €500 million to the Republic’s economy and supports almost 5,000 jobs, a report published on the eve of a major in(...)

Aeromexico is one of Dublin-based SMBC’s longest standing customers. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft financier SMBC Aviation Capital will buy 10 Boeing 737s from Aeromexico and lease them back to the airline in its biggest ever deal wit(...)

National Gallery of Ireland launches a corporate partnership programme with SMBC Aviation Capital. Photograph: National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital

The National Gallery of Ireland has signed aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital as the first premium sponsor in its relaunched corporate partnership (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Aircraft leasing industry accounts for about 3 per cent of the world’s financial services industry. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One thing that emerged from this year’s Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin is that aircraft lessors feel misunderstood by the equity markets despi(...)

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