Aircastle Announces a Joint Venture with IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.

18 Feb, 2016, 08:17 ET from Aircastle Limited

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) announced today that it formed an aircraft leasing joint venture with IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. ("IBJL'"), a Japanese general leasing company which is part of Mizuho Financial Group.

The joint venture, which will be serviced by Aircastle, will target investments in newer narrow-body aircraft leased to premier airlines. It is expected the joint venture will purchase its first two aircraft from Aircastle and that future aircraft investments will be acquired directly. Aircastle will own 25% of the joint venture.

Ron Wainshal, Aircastle's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are excited to work together with IBJL to target a new market opportunity and expand Aircastle's range of offerings to our customers around the world. This new venture is another example of the benefits arising from our strategic relationship with Marubeni Corporation."  

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of December 31, 2015, Aircastle's aircraft portfolio consisted of 162 aircraft on lease with 53 customers located in 34 countries.

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