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Products and Services Overview

Our vision centers on being your Trusted Engine Partner for our customers. We aspire to be the go-to partner for airlines, MROs, and OEMs seeking reliable and innovative engine leasing solutions.

As such, SMBC Aero Engine Lease specializes in 3 pillars of service for commercial spare jet engines: Leasing, Engine Trading, and Asset Management Services.

These services offer competitive financing with swift execution, accommodating current and next-generation engine models. Our lease terms are designed to align seamlessly with airlines’ fleet plans and maintenance strategies, as well as to optimize their balance sheets and provide a timely boost in capital and liquidity, especially during industry fluctuations. 



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.


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 customers

Success stories from our clients

Niyant Maru


Niyant Maru

Chief Financial Officer

SMBC Aero Engine Lease was one of the initial engine lessors to partner with Vistara and have demonstrated their resolute commitment towards timely leasing despite the market uncertainties at the time. We continued to strengthen our partnership through multiple engine leases, ensuring that our fleet remained operational supporting our ambitious growth plans. We appreciate their customer-centric approach, and value their expertise and flexibility in solving challenges together as our trusted partners.

Mark Cezar

Cebu Pacific Air

Mark Cezar

Chief Financial Officer

Cementing our long-term partnership at the onset of one of the biggest disruptions in aviation history, Cebu Pacific recognizes and holds with high regard our relationship with SMBC Aero Engine Lease. We deeply value and appreciate SAEL’s timely and customer-focused financing solutions and services which, through multiple transactions, strengthened the partnership. SAEL’s customer-centric approach to portfolio solutions has helped Cebu Pacific raise liquidity and monetize the balance sheet. By forging trusted, long-term partnerships such as with SAEL, Cebu Pacific can optimize its business and emerge stronger and more resilient.

Priya Mehra

Akasa Air

Priya Mehra

Chief Legal, Regulatory and Strategic Relations Officer

As the first engine lessor to partner with us, we value the professionalism and the trust that SMBC Aero Engine Lease has placed in Akasa Air. SMBC has been an important partner from our initial days and has supported us with a competitive financing product for our spare engines. This ensured that we were positioned for operational efficiency from the first commercial flight onwards. We truly appreciate their proactiveness and problem resolution approach, they displayed during the deal structuring and are proud to have them as our trusted engine partner.