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Nordic Aviation Capital delivers another record year and announces its 23rd consecutive year of increased profit

Nordic Aviation Capital DAC (NAC), the world’s leading regional aircraft lessor, today announced its financial results for the year ended 30th June 2019. 2018/19 was another record year as it delivered its 23rd year of increased profitability. NAC continued its growth trajectory and expanded business across the globe.

Key highlights;

  • Total revenue increased by 21% to US $890 million, lease revenue increased by 17% to US $748 million

  • With a Business Performance result of US $162 million, NAC delivered a 15% return on equity, one of the highest in the industry

  • Generated cash flow from operations of US $540 million and made investments of US $1 billion

  • Increased its fleet by 43 aircraft to 480 and total assets by 6% to US $8.2 billion

  • Announced two new orders at the Paris Air Show for over 100 ATR and Airbus aircraft

  • Welcomed GIC as a new shareholder

  • Injection of US $150 million in additional equity from shareholders to support growth and strengthen its balance sheet

  • Issued the largest private placement of US $786 million in the US by any aircraft leasing company

  • Successfully raised a total of US $3.1 billion, of which US $1.4 billion was unsecured and increased its unsecured debt to 46% of total debt

Commenting on the company’s performance, Søren M. Overgaard, CEO of NAC said; 

“This year’s financial results demonstrate another record year for NAC. We successfully delivered on our strategic initiatives, which is a testament to and a reflection of the hardworking, dedicated, and passionate team at NAC without whom the successful year we delivered would not have been possible.

We would also like to thank our customers around the world for choosing us as their partners and for their confidence in our company. We now lease aircraft to 75 customers in 50 countries. We will continue to refine our customer-oriented approach to ensure that we remain relevant to our customers and take advantage of opportunities as they arise to build our leasing platform across the globe.

In 2019/20, we expect to continue our growth journey and deliver the 24th consecutive year of increased profit – as we remain committed to maintaining our position at the heart of regional aviation.”

In addition, NAC’s CEO Søren M. Overgaard has today informed of his intentions to join NAC’s founder and Chairman Martin Moller’s family office as CEO in the second half of 2020. Søren M. Overgaard will continue as CEO of NAC until he transitions to this role. NAC is the single largest investment in the family office and as such Søren will continue to be involved with NAC after the transition.

About Nordic Aviation Capital

NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving 75 airline customers in 50 countries. The company provides aircraft to well-established carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada, LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Garuda, Aeroméxico and airBaltic as well as major regional carriers including Air Nostrum and Widerøe. NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900/1000, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jet family aircraft.

For additional information, please visit us at www.nac.dk

Contact: Søren M. Overgaard +35361432400

Ireland

Bedford Place,
Henry Street, Limerick City,
Ireland
Tel: +353 61 432 400

Denmark

Stratusvej 12,
7190 Billund,
Denmark
Tel: +45 7651 1200

USA

401 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Suite 1700,
Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33301,
USA
Tel: +1 954 763 4737

Singapore

14 Emerald Hill Road,
Singapore, 229296
Tel: +65 6735 7014

Hong Kong

Tower 535 Suite 18005
535 Jaffe Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, PRC

NAC is the global Leader in Regional Aircraft Leasing with over 200 employees operating across 5 locations globally.
The company provides aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide.