Long Term Market Participant
Over the past 29 years we have developed in-depth market expertise and knowledge. Our unique business model has allowed ORIX Aviation to continuously grow and generate strong profitability.
Since entering into our first Japanese Operating Lease over 20 years ago, we have continued to build a firm reputation in this niche market. In the last five years alone, we have sold US$6 billion worth of aircraft to over 100 Japanese Operating Lease investors. We continue to manage these aircraft following sale and have a number of repeat Japanese investors.
We have also established a strong track record of successful joint ventures and bespoke asset management solutions, working closely with US funds and private equity firms for over 15 years. We provide leading asset management services and remarketing capabilities to our Joint Venture partners and asset management clients.
In November 2018, we acquired a 30% stake in Avolon, a top three ranking lessor, for US$2.2 billion of equity. This investment demonstrates our long-term confidence in and commitment to the industry. Our combined AUM for ORIX Aviation’s fleet and 30% investment in Avolon exceeds US$17 billion.
In FY 2020, we executed US$3.8 billion in aircraft transactions. We have doubled the number of aircraft in our fleet over the past 7 years.
Full Service Platform
Headquartered in The Oval in Dublin, with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo, our team consists of more than 125 aviation professionals.
ORIX Aviation’s full service platform supports the active management of an aircraft throughout its life cycle. Our teams work together to ensure maximum value enhancement and risk minimization within a full-service infrastructure.
Our full-service infrastructure includes specialised teams in Commercial, Technical Services, Legal and Contracts, Portfolio Risk, Finance, Asset Management, Strategic Planning, IT and Taxation.
Led by a senior team with over 200 years of collective experience and industry knowledge, we have invested in technology and in our people and we are scaled for future growth in all areas.
ORIX Aviation founded in Dublin, Ireland, establishes the leasing business and begins growing the aircraft portfolio
ORIX Aviation enters into first Japanese leveraged lease
ORIX Aviation obtains S&P ranking in respect of asset management services – the first aircraft lessor to do so
ORIX Aviation commences JV co-investment activity
S&P raise their ranking of ORIX Aviation to the highest achievable servicer ranking (Strong – Outlook Stable)
ORIX Aviation establishes a Hong Kong office
ORIX Aviation announces purchase of 30% stake in Avolon and James Meyler is appointed as CEO
ORIX Aviation moves into a new purpose built office in Ballsbridge, Dublin
In 2003, we chose to obtain an independent validation of our lease servicing capabilities. We are the only S&P ranked aircraft servicer and have the highest achievable S&P ranking – ‘Strong with a Stable Outlook’. This demonstrates the significant capabilities within our company and provides investors and airlines with an independent validation of our expertise and ability.