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CALC named “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” 2015 by Global Transport Finance

Hong Kong – 14 December 2015 – China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (“CALC” or the “Group”, stock code: 01848.HK) has received the “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” award, at the Global Transport Finance (GTF) 2015 Annual Gala Awards Ceremony held in London on 8 December, in recognition of its expertise in delivering outstanding services and providing effective financing solutions to a diverse range of customers. The GTF Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner is one of the most renowned and prestigious annual events in the global transportation industry. The awards recognize and reward the outstanding commitment and support to the global transport finance industry by the industry participants and professional parties in the aviation, airports, railways, shipping, seaports and logistics sectors. CALC is the only aircraft leasing company to have received the “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” award this year.




CALC has elected the “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” for its pioneering position in the aviation finance sector. The Group is the Asian first listed aircraft lessor and is known for its unique vertical integration business model which provides airlines with total aircraft life-cycle solutions. CALC has an Airbus orderbook of 140 aircraft. To date, the lessor has delivered 60 aircraft to its airlines customers in Asia and Europe with its efficient delivery and placement capabilities in the global market. The lessor has also developed its diversified global financing channels backing its overseas development. Its financiers, to name a few, include European export credit agencies, the Export-Import Bank of China and the state-owned commercial banks, as well as the Korea Development Bank.


“Receiving this recognition is a great encouragement and motivation to CALC. As a full-value chain aircraft solution provider, we will continue to utilize our expertise to create innovative, value-added fleet management solutions for airlines worldwide, and to actively participate in the future development of the global aviation finance sector,” Ms. Winnie Liu, CALC’s Executive Vice President said.


Mr Christian Mc Cormick, Managing Director – Finance of CALC added, “Winning the award has had a very positive impact on CALC. This demonstrates that CALC’s efforts and influence are once again widely acknowledged by the international airlines and financial institutions which would definitely fuel our growth strategies in the international market.”



Global Transport Finance (GTF) is a financial publication for the commercial aviation, shipping and rail industries. It is perceived by the industry participants as a unique source for the latest developments in aircraft, shipping and rail financing and leasing. The publication has hosted this annual event for 15 consecutive years to reward bankers, lawyers, transport company professionals and finance specialists for their remarkable contributions to the transport finance sector. The GTF 2015 Annual Awards and Gala Dinner, hosted at the historic Merchant Taylors’ Hall, attracted over 300 high-level business leaders from the transport finance community all over the world. AerCap Holdings was the “Aircraft Lessor of the Year” 2014. Other previous winners of this award included Amedeo, Gecas and AWAS. At this year’s GTF Annual Gala Awards Ceremony, Goldman Sachs was elected “Capital Market House of the Year” while achievements of other major aviation financiers including Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, and Natixis etc. were highlighted with different awards.

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