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Flybondi completes $75 million investment round

Flybondi completes $75 million investment round

Argentinian low-cost airline Flybondi has raised $75 million in capital, sourced from a number of aviation investors. Investors include Cartesian Capital Group, Yamasa Cod, Michael Cawley (former Ryanair COO) and Michael Powell (former CFO at Wizz Air Holdings). Cawley and

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AeroCentury purchases three E175s, extends RCF

AeroCentury purchases three E175s, extends RCF

Californian lessor and financier AeroCentury has purchased three Embraer 175s and extended its existing credit facility to $170 million. The three aircraft are currently on lease to an unnamed US regional carrier. Michael G. Magnusson, CEO, said: “This recent acquisition,

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Stellwagen Finance closes PDP for AWAS

Stellwagen Finance closes PDP for AWAS

Stellwagen Finance has closed a Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) facility for the purchase of five Boeing 737 MAX 8s by Dublin lessor AWAS. The five aircraft will be delivered to AWAS on a purchase and leaseback agreement with “one of its

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ALAFCO secures funding for first of four A321neos

ALAFCO secures funding for first of four A321neos

Kuwait-based lessor ALAFCO has closed financing for the first of four Airbus A320neos currently on lease to Air India. Stellwagen Finance acted as the sole arranger. The firm sourced the financing from an unknown Asian financial institution – the senior

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Goshawk issues $566.5 million US private placement

Goshawk issues $566.5 million US private placement

Goshawk has issued a $566.5 million US private market placement of unsecured notes to institutional investors. The notes were launched with a value of $100 million but due to “strong market demand”, the value grew to $566.5 million. Goshawk believes

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SMBC closes second $500 million offering

SMBC closes second $500 million offering

SMBC Aviation Capital has closed the sale of its second $500 million senior unsecured note offering. The bond was issued through its subsidiary SMBC Aviation Capital Finance DAC with a 3% coupon rate on a five year term due July

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Stellwagen issues $116 million loan to CALC

Stellwagen issues $116 million loan to CALC

Aviation financing firm Stellwagen Capital has issued its first loan through its new investment fund, worth $116 million, to Chinese Aircraft leasing Group (CALC). The new fund, Stelloan Investment Company, provided the 10-year asset-backed loan to CALC to finance the

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Willis Lease issues $335.7 million notes

Willis Lease issues $335.7 million notes

Engine lessor Willis Lease Finance Corporation has has offered $335.7 million in fixed rate notes secured with a portfolio of 56 aircraft engines. The notes are offered in two tranches, with a Series A tranche of $293.6 million and Series B

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NAC raises $200 million private debt

NAC raises $200 million private debt

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has completed its first private issuance, raising $200 million in senior unsecured private debt. The issuance is made up of two tranches, a five and seven year option and the proceeds will be used to refinance

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AerCap prices $1 billion senior debt

AerCap prices $1 billion senior debt

AerCap has priced a public offering of $1 billion senior notes due in 2027 – the notes coupon rate sits at 3.65%. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis. The proceeds for the notes will

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