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Your Trusted Engine Partner

Complete and tailored global financial solutions for jet engines.

SMBC Aero Engine Lease B.V.

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (SAEL) is a global engine lessor with a comprehensive suite of leasing and financing solutions for commercial jet engines. Over the last decade, SAEL has evolved with a culturally diverse and dynamic team of aviation professionals whose wealth of experience and expertise are at the forefront of SAEL’s customer-centric approach.

ENGINES OWNED, MANAGED, COMMITTED

Current Customers

Countries

Million in US$ for Engine Assets

As part of this knowledge-driven way of working, SAEL partners with the leading global airlines and industry partners providing bespoke solutions that:

  • Fund spare engine acquisitions
  • Cater to dynamic fleet needs
  • Support engine maintenance and planning to ensure operational readiness and aircraft availability

Core Business Overview

This includes spare engine financing and leasing, engine trading (purchase and sale), as well as asset management, ensuring customers' timely capital and engine availability beginning from the engine acquisition stage through the full life cycle management of the spare engine.

SAEL continues to work with key players in the aviation industry such as engine OEMs, MROs, and engine investors. These collaborations and customer-centric approaches have cemented SAEL’s position in the industry as ‘Your Trusted Engine Partner’.

Services

Leasing

We offer spare engines for lease for fixed or flexible lease terms, as well as finance spare engines via sale and leaseback and other financing solutions.

Trading

We buy and sell spare engines with or without leases attached.

Asset Management

We offer bespoke services to our clients and investors, by leveraging our airline customer relations and industry network supported by our in-house technical, transaction, and contract management expertise.

Our CEO, Roger Welarate, CTO, Graeme Crickett, CFO, Yuki Nishi and other team members will participate in Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough...

Farnborough Airshow will be held in Farnborough, England from 22nd July to 26th July, 2024, Roger Welaratne (MD &CEO),  Graeme Crickett (CTO), Yuki Nishi (CFO) and other team members will participate. The Farnborough International Airshow is a valuable venue for understanding the latest industry trends and creating new business opportunities. We look forward to thisContinue reading "Our CEO, Roger Welarate, CTO, Graeme Crickett, CFO, Yuki Nishi and other team members will participate in Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough..."

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (“SAEL”) delivers first PW1127G spare engine to ANA

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (“SAEL”) is pleased to announce the successful closing of lease transaction to All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (“ANA”)  for its first PW1127G spare engine on 2 July 2024. Roger Welaratne (MD & CEO) of SAEL made a comment that  “SAEL is pleased to announce that it has delivered a PW1127G engineContinue reading "SMBC Aero Engine Lease (“SAEL”) delivers first PW1127G spare engine to ANA"