Aquila Air Capital Closes $100MM in Debt Financing with Deutsche Bank

Aquila Air Capital, a specialty finance platform focused on providing aviation asset financing as well as purchasing and leasing aircraft and engines, closed $100 million in financing. Deutsche Bank acted as sole structuring agent and underwriter for the financing, which is aimed at increasing Aquila’s ability to deliver lease solutions for passenger and cargo operators.

“We are thrilled to announce the successful closing of this new credit facility. It will enable us to further our mission of being a trusted partner to all players in the value chain, from buyers and sellers of aircraft assets to operators,” Al Wood, CEO of Aquila Air Capital, said.

Since the lessor’s inception in 2021, Aquila has been focusing on end-of-life aircraft transactions and has amassed a portfolio of 65 aircraft and engine assets on lease to more than 20 customers globally.

“We’re building a world-class, customer-centric organization that is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of bespoke leasing solutions for complex transactions. We appreciate the strong support from our investor and lender base; it reflects the market’s confidence in the outlook for our industry and Aquila’s operations,” Wood said.

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