A trusted and reliable partner to the world’s leading airlines

SMBC Group is the premier supplier of aviation capital to airlines globally, and the partner of choice for investors in aircraft leasing. The bank’s teams in London, Dublin, New York, Singapore and Tokyo have deep knowledge of and experience in all aspects of aircraft financing, and provide comprehensive solutions to their customers, including secured loans, pre-delivery payment (PDP) financing, Japanese operating leases (Jolco) debt and equity, enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) liquidity facilities and operating leases.

SMBC Group provides structured finance solutions to airlines, airframe and engine manufacturers, lessors and other players in the aviation industry.

Product offering

  • Pre-delivery payment facilities
  • Export credit agency government supported finance
  • Secured debt into tax, finance or operating leases
  • Secured debt with residual risk
  • Tax and non-tax lease equity investments
  • Warehouse facility finance
  • Japanese operating lease through our Tokyo office offering equity underwritings

See project finance for financing of airport infrastructure.

Direct finance and operating leases for aircraft

Direct finance and operating leases for aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital

Through our subsidiary SMBC Aviation Capital, a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, we lease commercial jet aircraft to airlines and offer investors and aircraft owners a range of investment opportunities and management services.

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co Ltd

Our corporate relationships are built on trust. As our customers navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by an ever-changing economic landscape, they can count on SMBC to carefully balance short-term results and long-term stability. SMBC has always maintained a prudent and far-sighted approach whilst emphasising innovation and performance. Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co Ltd helps execute this strategy.