BOC Aviation to Purchase Six Airbus Aircraft

BOC Aviation, a leading global aircraft operating leasing company, has announced its decision to purchase six Airbus A320NEO aircraft. This move is part of the company's strategic plan to invest in modern, efficient, and in-demand aircraft.


Details of the Purchase

The six Airbus A320neo aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2024. All six aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines. The actual purchase price is lower than the list price of $1.05 billion, and the deal will be funded through cash on hand, loans, and borrowings.

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Placement with JetSMART Airlines

BOC Aviation has placed these six Airbus A320neo aircraft with South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART Airlines SpA (“JetSMART”). This placement is a testament to BOC Aviation’s ability to provide its customers with large-scale financing solutions as well as technologically advanced aircraft.

Statements from BOC Aviation and JetSMART

"We are excited to work with BOC Aviation in the management of our fleet plans towards becoming the ultra-low-cost carrier in South America," said Matt Bernier, CFO of JetSMART. Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation, expressed delight at welcoming JetSMART as a new customer and looked forward to supporting the airline’s growth plans in the South American region.

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About BOC Aviation and JetSMART Airlines

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 608 aircraft owned, managed, and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 79 airlines in 36 countries and regions worldwide as of 30 June 2022.

Founded in 2016, JetSMART Airlines is an ultra-low-cost airline with domestic operations in Chile, Argentina, and Peru and offering international services to Colombia, Uruguay, and Brazil, having carried more than 10 million passengers.


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