Ruth Kelly’s Goshawk Aviation buys Sky’s Irish subsidiary

  • Goshawk now top ten aircraft lessor with a fleet of 223 aircraft
  • 15 aircraft in SKY Leasing’s Irish subsidiary 

Ruth Kelly led Goshawk Aviation closed the acquisition of SKY Leasing’s Irish subsidiary and its 51 aircraft, creating a top 10 aircraft lessor with a fleet of 223 aircraft and a value of US$11.4bn.

The addition of 51 young aircraft with long leases brings its owned, managed and committed fleet to 223 aircraft.

The fleet consists of in-demand, versatile and fuel-efficient aircraft. Narrowbodies represent 77pc 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.




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