Jackson Square Aviation (“JSA”) is excited to announce the delivery of its first of three Airbus A320’s to Air France, in connection with long-term operating leases. DVB Bank SE provided senior debt for the first such aircraft.
“We are thrilled to provide Air France with financing for this aircraft,” said Chris Dailey, JSA’s VP of Marketing. “This is our second 2011 delivery to Air France, having delivered a B777 to the airline in April. With four aircraft delivering in 2011, we are delighted to count Air France amongst our largest customers.”
Jackson Square Aviation is a full-service aircraft leasing company based in San Francisco with offices in Seattle, London and Miami, with an Asian office opening later in 2011. The management team, which had previously worked together at Pegasus Aviation Finance Company, has over 100 years of combined industry experience. JSA’s current fleet (owned and committed) includes over 70 aircraft valued in excess of $3 billion, originated via sale/leasebacks with many of the world’s leading airlines. Led by the seasoned aircraft leasing trio of Richard Wiley, Toby Bright and Scott Weiss, the team has collectively acquired over $10 billion of aircraft, has purchased and/or remarketed over 400 aircraft, and has developed relationships with over 30 commercial lenders and investment banks across Europe, Asia and North America. JSA’s primary shareholder is Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., an $80+ billion institutional money manager based in Los Angeles.
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