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Company Overview

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited ("CALC") is a full aircraft value-chain solutions provider for the global aviation industry. The Group and its member companies offer services at every stage of an aircraft life cycle, from new aircraft, used aircraft, to aircraft coming to the end of their life, capturing the asset value of an aircraft fleet by proactive asset management. The Group’s scope of business includes regular operations such as aircraft operating leasing, purchase and leaseback, and structured financing, as well as value-added services such as fleet planning, fleet upgrade, aircraft disassembling and recycling, as well as component sales.


Established in 2006 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CALC is China’s first aircraft operating lessor. It is currently the largest independent lessor in China and one of the top 10 global aircraft lessors, based on the combined asset value of its fleet and order book, according to renowned aviation consulting firm ICF International. As of 30 June 2018, CALC’s fleet totaled 115 aircraft, with a strong order book backlog for new aircraft of 189 aircraft. Its clientele is widely spread across 14 countries and regions in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and Latin America.


To extend its downstream aviation ecosystem on a global scale, CALC established Aircraft Recycling International Limited (“ARI”) in 2014. ARI’s comprehensive usedircraft solutions include aircraft and engine leasing, direct purchases and portfolio trades, aircraft purchase and leasebacks, supply of serviceable aircraft components, disassembly and recycling, MRO, aircraft conversion and more. Its Harbin base is the first large-scale aircraft recycling facility in Asia. In 2017, ARI fully acquired Universal Asset Management (“UAM”), an global aviation leader in disassembly, full recycling solutions, as well as component sales, warehousing and third-party logistics headquartered in the US, and worked together to create a global-state-of-the-art-life cycle solutions platform.


Listed in Hong Kong as the first aircraft leasing company in Asia under stock code 01848.HK in July 2014, CALC is currently a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Global Composite Index, the Hang Seng Composite Index, MSCI China Small Cap index, and an eligible stock under southbound trading of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.


Recognizing its outstanding service offerings and all-round capabilities, CALC has been named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” three years in a row from 2015 to 2017 by Global Transport Finance. This accolade was echoed by Airline Economics, which honoured CALC as “APAC Lessor of the Year”. For its excellence in corporate governance, CALC received the “Best Investor Relations Company” from Corporate Governance Asia.