Aero Capital Solutions Acquires 20 A320 Aircraft Through Sale-and-Leaseback

Aero Capital Solutions, a mid-life aircraft leasing platform, acquired 20 A320 family aircraft from easyJet Airline Company on a sale-and-leaseback basis. The transactions were completed in two tranches during 2020.

“Working collaboratively with our airline partners, we are able to build highly competitive and tailored solutions which support fleet development needs,” Daniel Watson, chief commercial officer of Aero Capital Solutions, said. “easyJet is one of the leading low-cost carriers in Europe, and including this recent transaction, is strategically well-positioned to emerge from the pandemic even stronger than before.”

“The facilitation of sale-and-leaseback of these aircraft to our key strategic partner ACS has provided fleet planning and liquidity benefits for easyJet,” Shane Lord, director of strategy for easyJet, said. “The team at ACS have demonstrated an ability to bring innovative and competitive solutions to minimize easyJet’s cash expenditure in the medium term. easyJet will continue to review its liquidity position on a regular basis and will continue to assess further funding options, including those that exist in the robust sale-and-leaseback market.”

Deutsche Bank and volofin Capital Management supported this transaction by acting as lenders. Vedder Price represented Aero Capital Solutions, Norton Rose Fulbright represented easyJet and Milbank represented the lenders.

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