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CALC Named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” for Fourth Consecutive Year

Hong Kong – 1 February 2019: CALC (the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 01848), a full value chain aircraft solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year 2018” at the Global Transport Finance 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony held in London on 31 January. This is the fourth consecutive year that CALC has granted the international recognition of its exceptional one-stop aircraft solutions and outstanding professionalism in the global aircraft leasing and aviation financing industry.


CALC executed several iconic and innovative deals in 2018, all of which strengthened the Group’s position as one of the leading players in the global aviation industry. Not only did the Group continued to showcase its capabilities in aircraft full value-chain asset management and its contribution to China’s industry development by completing a packaged deal of the redelivery, export and lease of China’s first Airbus A321 which was first imported 20 years ago, its aircraft recycling facility in Harbin, Asia’s first large-scale aircraft recycling base, has formally commenced operation, providing dynamic mid-to-end-of-life aircraft solutions to its aviation partners. The Group also teamed up with European MRO leader, FL Technics, to create a MRO joint venture in China, further solidifying its full value-chain strategy. In parallel, the launch of CAG, CALC’s aircraft investment vehicle, in June 2018 was an important step in realizing the Group’s asset-light strategy. 


Mr. Mike Poon, Chief Executive Officer of CALC, said, “Being named ‘Aircraft Lessor of the Year’ for fourth consecutive years is an important testament to our team’s hard work, and we are pleased to share this honor with both our clients and business partners whose continuous support and contributions have been invaluable. We are very proud that CALC has grown robustly not only in fleet size, clientele portfolio and orderbook, but also successfully delivered one stop full value chain aircraft solutions and value-added asset management services to our clients worldwide. Going forward, leveraging on the synergies among the CALC Group of companies, we will continue to fulfill our long-term commitment, and offer innovative and comprehensive product offerings to aviation industry.”


Over 18 consecutive years, Global Transport Finance has hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the remarkable contributions industry specialists have made to the transport finance industry and the best deals in the aviation, airports, shipping, rail, road and legal transport finance markets. CALC is the only aircraft lessor to be named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” for fourth consecutive years.

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