Aquila Air Capital: $100 Million In Financing Closed

By Amit Chowdhry • Nov 19, 2023

Aquila Air Capital – a leading lessor focused on end-of-life solutions – recently announced the successful closing of a $100 million financing. This financing is aimed at increasing Aquila’s ability to deliver bespoke lease solutions for passenger and cargo operators across the globe.

Since the lessor’s inception in 2021, Aquila has been focused on end-of-life aircraft transactions and amassed a portfolio of 65 aircraft and engine assets on lease to more than 20 customers globally.

Launched in 2021, Aquila Air Capital is a specialty finance platform focused on financing aviation assets and purchasing and leasing aircraft and engines. Headed by a management team with decades of experience in the aerospace and aviation industries, Aquila is a trusted partner to all players in the value chain, from buyers and sellers of assets to operators needing creative and timely solutions for their critical business needs.

Deutsche Bank worked as a Sole Structuring Agent and Underwriter for the financing.


“We are thrilled to announce the successful closing of this new credit facility. It will enable us to further our mission of being a trusted partner to all players in the value chain, from buyers and sellers of aircraft assets to operators.”

“We’re building a world-class customer-centric organization that is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of bespoke leasing solutions for complex transactions. We appreciate the strong support from our investor and lender base; it reflects the market’s confidence in the outlook for our industry and Aquila’s operations.”

— Al Wood, Aquila Air Capital’s Chief Executive Officer