NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 7, 2023) – Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”) announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Scandinavian Airlines (“SAS”). Featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, this is the first of ten aircraft scheduled to deliver to the airline as part of a multiple-aircraft sale-leaseback transaction between ACG and SAS.
“ACG is honored to welcome SAS as a renewed strategic partner. We are delighted to support the SAS FORWARD transformation plan with this sale-leaseback transaction for these latest technology and fuel-efficient aircraft,” said Tom Baker, CEO and President of ACG.
“We continue to make progress with our transformation plan and these new sale-leaseback agreements are an important part of that – securing competitive financing for our renewed fleet of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. We are pleased to renew our long-term strategic partnership with ACG, one of the world’s leading aircraft financing partners,” said Anko van der Werff, President and CEO of SAS.