BAE SYSTEMS Regional Aircraft held a low key but useful briefing during
the Farnborough Air Show. The Hatfield-based leasing operation
currently manages a trading portfolio of 295 BAE Systems manufactured
aircraft with an estimated current market value of over $1bn (source:
Airclaims). This portfolio comprises 66 BAe 146s, 82 Avro RJs, 40
ATPs, 40 Jetstream 41s and 67 Jetstream 32s. During the course of its
13-year custodianship of the portfolio, Regional Aircraft has secured
more than 1,400 portfolio transactions, worth in excess of $2.6bn.
These transactions comprise new leases, lease extensions, aircraft
sales, and a range of sometimes highly complex financial restructurings
of legacy transactions to yield savings worth millions of dollars.
Over this 13-year period these transactions equate to just over 107
per annum or an average of two a week. Over this same period around
700 aircraft have been refurbished, customised and delivered to
lessees or purchasers. Currently Regional manages around 75 further
aircraft on behalf of third party owners/lessors. The aircraft types
managed and advised upon include the Airbus A320 family, A300-600,
A330, A340, Avro RJ, Boeing 737, 747, 757, 777 and Bombardier CRJ-200.