AerCap Takes Delivery of its 100
Aircraft from Airbus
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — HAMBURG, Germany, September 15, 2010 - AerCap Holdings N.V.
(“AerCap,” NYSE: AER) announced that it has taken delivery of its 100
aircraft from Airbus today in a
ceremony at the Airbus facility in Hamburg. The Airbus A320-200 is on a long-term lease to US-carrier Spirit
Airlines and will depart for its ferry flight to the United States later today.
The 100 Airbus aircraft delivered to AerCap include the single-aisle A319s, A320s and A321s, and the twin-
aisle A330s. They represent a total volume of almost $10 billion based on list prices.
Hamburg-based HSH Nordbank provided the pre-delivery payment financing for the aircraft, which serves as
advance funding during the construction phase.
“Deliveries to aircraft leasing companies currently represent 38 percent of all new aircraft deliveries from Airbus.
AerCap has a long-standing relationship with Airbus and over the years we have certainly become one of the
biggest Airbus customers,” said AerCap’s CEO Klaus Heinemann during the ceremony. “We are very pleased to
have HSH Nordbank present today at the delivery of our 100
aircraft close to their homebase in Hamburg.”
Angela Behrend-Goernemann, Global Head of Transportation Finance at HSH Nordbank said: “We place
strong emphasis on close and long-standing business relationships enabling us to support our clients in all market
phases. We are proud to have been a partner for AerCap in their successful development and we look forward
to continuing our support as a finance partner for them in future.”
AerCap’s total fleet of 327 aircraft owned, managed and on order includes 215 Airbus aircraft. AerCap placed
three major orders with Airbus in the past:
· for 30 A330 in 2006/2007,
· for 70 A320 family aircraft in 2005/2006 together with Abu Dhabi-based Waha Capital as a 50/50 joint