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Nordic Aviation Capital delivered 22nd consecutive year on year increase in profit

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor, and 4th largest commercial aircraft leasing company, today announced that it has delivered its twenty-second year of strong financial performance. Lease Revenue increased from $690 million to $780 million in the past fiscal year, with a business performance result of $160.2 million.

According to its new annual report, in the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018, the company had a $6.3 billion portfolio of 426 aircraft and 71 clients across 48 countries.

During the fiscal year, NAC added 79 aircraft to the owned and managed fleet. At the end of the year, the company owned 426 aircraft, managed 11, and had purchase commitments for 84, totalling 521 aircraft.

The company invested $1.5bn in regional aircraft for the third year running.

NAC’s customers include British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines and Alitalia among others. NAC employs 220 people globally with offices in Denmark, United States, Canada, Singapore and a newly opened office in Hong Kong.

Commenting, Jim Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer of NAC said that today’s results show that “our strategy is on target and our Irish operation is a key part of our global success.”

“In 2018, we completed a significant number of transactions from single aircraft to large portfolio acquisitions. We took delivery of 20 new aircraft and purchased 59 second-hand aircraft. We added additional regional jet customers to our portfolio and increased our lease revenue from regional jet aircraft, which now accounts for 44% of our total lease revenue.

“In Europe, we grew in both the number of customers and revenue, and we now generate 43% of our global lease revenue here.”

“We continue to secure major deals with regional airlines as well as some of the world’s largest airlines, consolidating our presence in the regional aircraft leasing space as one of largest aircraft leasing firms”

Commenting, Søren M. Overgaard, CEO of NAC, said that the company’s continued success is driven from its investment in assets and infrastructure, as well as its global team’s expertise and their deep knowledge of their customers and markets.

“We continued to build on the previous year’s fleet and infrastructure, investing in both aircraft and IT in the past twelve months. We invested more than $1.5 billion on aircraft in the past year” said Mr Overgaard.

“Our ability to identify best-in-class aircraft at competitive prices and our exceptional execution abilities have allowed us to build fleet strength for immediate, as well as future, business growth.

“Ultimately, our success is built on our people. We have continued investing in developing the skills needed for the regional aviation industry, and because of our people, we can deliver continued growth and profitability.”

About Nordic Aviation Capital

NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving over 71 airline customers in 48 countries. The company provides aircraft to well-established carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada, LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Garuda, Flybe, Aeroméxico and airBaltic as well as major regional carriers including Air Nostrum and Widerøe. NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes E170, E175, E190, E195, ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and A220. NAC is the largest owner and lessor of both ATR and Bombardier aircraft in the world.

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