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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

Billion 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 participated Airline Economics Growth Frontier Tokyo on 10th and 11th April 2024

As we announced the attendance at Airline Economics Growth Frontier Tokyo,During the conference,  Roger Welaratne (MD & CEO), participated in the “Commercial Aircraft Engine leasing, finance, Trading & Investment” panel as a panelist, and Masa Hayashi (SVP Trading), participated in the “JOL & JOLCO” panel. They shared their insights and experiences regarding the future ofContinue reading "Our CEO, Roger participated Airline Economics Growth Frontier Tokyo on 10th and 11th April 2024"

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (SAEL) closed the first sale and leaseback transaction with Breeze Airways for two (2) PW1524G engines

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (Netherlands) has closed its first sale and leaseback transaction  with Breeze Airways for two (2) PW1524G engines, one in December 2023 and the other in March 2024. Roger Welaratne (MD & CEO) of SAEL  commented  “We are very pleased to count Breeze as one of our customers. We are looking forwardContinue reading "SMBC Aero Engine Lease (SAEL) closed the first sale and leaseback transaction with Breeze Airways for two (2) PW1524G engines"

SMBC Aero Engine Lease commenced dry operating leases of three (3) LEAP-1A engines to IndiGo

SMBC Aero Engine Lease (“SAEL”), based in the Netherlands, commenced dry operating leases of three (3) LEAP-1A engines to IndiGo in March 2024. It is the first lease transaction between SAEL and IndiGo. Roger Welaratne (MD & CEO) of SAEL made a comment that “We are very pleased to welcome IndiGo with the addition ofContinue reading "SMBC Aero Engine Lease commenced dry operating leases of three (3) LEAP-1A engines to IndiGo"