On the 13th of September 2018 Goshawk Aviation closed the acquisition of SKY Leasing’s Irish subsidiary creating a top 10 aircraft lessor with a combined US$11.4bn fleet. This acquisition accelerates Goshawk’s already fast growth trajectory: the addition of 51 young aircraft with long leases brings its owned, managed and committed fleet to 223 aircraft.

The additional aircraft further enhance Goshawk’s best-in-class portfolio and strengthen its capability as a leading integrated aircraft lessor. The fleet consists of in-demand, versatile and fuel-efficient aircraft. Narrowbodies represent 77% of the portfolio which, has an average age of 3.0 years and an average lease term of 7.7 years. The acquisition has increased Goshawk’s diversification by adding 17 new lessees and 6 new countries bringing total reach to 64 lessees and 34 countries.