Fleet Financing

CALC kicks off 15th anniversary celebrations with the launch of its 150th aircraft


Starting from scratch, the Group has come a long way over the past 15 years, from spearheading some of China’s aviation finance industry initiatives to establishing global positions.

HONG KONG – China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited began its 15th anniversary celebrations with the arrival of the 150th aircraft in its fleet while the Group delivered another A320neo to the Chilean carrier SKY Airlines to Airbus establishment in Toulouse.

This is the third new A320neo that CALC delivered last week.

Since its creation in 2006, CALC’s mission has been to assist in the development of the civil aviation market, in particular, the aviation financing and leasing segments in China, while expanding its commercial positions in other global markets where it sees opportunities to serve its customers. better. Starting from scratch, the Group has come a long way over the past 15 years, from leading some of the Chinese aviation finance industry initiatives to establishing global positions; from diving deep vertically along the industry value chain to growing the global enterprise scale, during which many historic moments have been written.

This is another important step and the Group is on the way to advancing its professionalism in the global market.

Mr. Zhao Wei, Chairman of the Boards of Directors of China Everbright Limited (“CEL”) and CALC, said: “As an investment philosophy, CEL believes in connecting different industries and their deep integration into each other. CALC is Asia’s leading one-stop aviation solutions provider supported by CEL. Today, we are grateful to celebrate CALC’s 15th anniversary.

The Group’s fleet has grown to 150 aircraft with mature coverage of the entire aircraft lifecycle, progressing to become one of the world’s leading providers of full value chain aircraft solutions. I sincerely hope that CALC will continue its mission of facilitating the development of Chinese civil aviation by “integrating the aviation industry with financing”, implementing a sustainable business development model, making full use of its strengths in the operation of aircraft leasing, and thus promoting innovation and high-quality development of the aviation industry in China. We have full confidence in the future of CALC. “

Mr. Mike Poon, CEO of CALC, said: “Thanks to the trust and support of various industry partners including China Everbright Group, China Everbright Limited and OEM aircraft manufacturers, CALC has made continuous inroads in its business development based on its highly developed development strategies. innovative over the past 15 years, laying a solid foundation for its large-scale growth. The full industry chain one-stop-shop business model we have established is sustainable and resilient with strong customer adherence. At the same time, we adhere to a prudent aviation asset allocation strategy that focuses on aviation assets of stable value and high liquidity. Coupled with close partnerships with OEM aircraft manufacturers, we have access to state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient models to ensure solid backlog advantages. These momentum drivers allow us to weather industry downturns and seize the opportunities offered by the market recovery from the pandemic, continuing our efforts to provide high quality products.
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On the occasion of this latest A320 delivery, we would like to congratulate CALC on its 15th anniversary, as it celebrates its 150th aircraft, including sales and leasebacks. With an additional 150 new Airbus aircraft in the backlog, we look forward to CALC expanding its portfolio of the world’s most sought-after aircraft models.,” noted Paul Meijers, Executive Vice President for Commercial Aircraft Leasing, Negotiation and Financing at Airbus.

On the day of delivery, the fleet owned and managed by CALC numbered 150 aircraft. According to the latest Aviation Finance ranking in November 2021, CALC ranks third among global leasing companies in terms of order book value. Total group assets reached HK $ 45.4 billion, with stable customer base and long-term business partners in 16 countries and regions around the world in 12 offices, staffed by a staff of 250.