Avolon raises $750 million from new credit facility

Avolon Liveried A321neo
Avolon Liveried A321neo

Dublin, Ireland-based leasing specialist Avolon has raised $750 million from a new credit facility with a syndicate of seven banks.

Avolon which specialises in next-generation airliner leasing such as the A320neo family will extend the lessor’s lending capacity providing more opportunities in the airline sector.

The latest credit line, which has a three-year tenor with options for extension to up to five years, is set up jointly by JP Morgan and Emirates NBD and it brings the amount raised by Avolon in 2024 to $3.4bn.

Ross O’Connor, Avolon CFO, commented: “This $750 million facility further diversifies our access to capital and forges new banking relationships in the Middle East and India. Deepening our sources of liquidity ensures we can continue to capitalise on attractive market dynamics and we appreciate the support of JP Morgan, Emirates NBD and the wider bank syndicate.”

Puja Turner, Head of CEEMEA Loans & Structured Credit at JP Morgan, commented: “We’re pleased to partner with Avolon on this transaction, using the strength of our franchise to support their growth.  As banks in the Middle East and India deepen their understanding of the lessor business model and look to deploy capital beyond domestic markets, we anticipate they will be a growing source of funding for aviation businesses with a strong track record.”

Aamir Mansoor, Head of GRE and Aviation Desk at Emirates NBD commented: “We are delighted to support Avolon’s growth and to forge a strong relationship with yet another leading player in the global aviation industry. As aviation continues to be a vital driver of economic expansion, we foresee significant opportunities for the sector in the coming years. As pioneers in setting up a dedicated Aviation Desk within the UAE, we bring unparalleled regional expertise and a vision to transform aviation finance. We remain committed to leading and shaping the future of aviation finance, reinforcing our position as a regional powerhouse in this sector.”

Avolon works with 145 airlines in 64 countries across the globe with a current committed aircraft fleet of 1,033 aircraft including 395 A320neo family aircraft, 141 Boeing 737 Max, 71 A330neos and 24 A350s making it one of the biggest, and greenest lessors in the industry.

About Nick Harding 1962 Articles
Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.

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