Airborne Capital targets USD 5b of managed assets

Offering a unique model to work with investors looking to invest in aviation
Airborne Capital has announced its launch with a strong industry experienced management team, and with substantial backing from FEXCO Group, Ireland´s largest privately owned financial services company, the company said.

The company has aggressive plans to grow the business to have aircraft asset under management of over USUSD 5bn within the first five years of being set up.

Headquartered in Ireland, and initially with offices in Dublin and London, Airborne Capital is a specialist aircraft lease and asset manager with access to deep pools of capital. Airborne Capital will act as a bridge between investors seeking bespoke investment solutions in the aviation space, and issuers requiring aviation financing via differentiated capital solutions.

The commercial aviation industry is predicted to double the size of its fleet in the next 20 years on the back of growing passenger demand (4.7% per annum until 2036*). This growth is triggering a financing need that will not be covered by traditional sources of capital. Airborne Capital will provide solutions to fill this gap, and offer its expertise to new capital providers to meet the aviation industry´s growth needs.

FEXCO has identified financial services for aviation assets as an attractive long-term investment opportunity for the group and this has underpinned its decision to invest in Airborne Capital.