Macquarie AirFinance

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2006 Macquarie AirFinance is established following the acquisition of 87 aircraft from GATX, with Macquarie Group taking a 35% interest in the newly formed business.
2007 - 2010 Over this period, Macquarie AirFinance develops into a full service operating lease platform with offices in Dublin, San Francisco, London and Singapore. 
2010 - 2011 Macquarie AirFinance acquires 51 aircraft from ILFC. Macquarie increases its stake in Macquarie AirFinance to 100%.
2014 Macquarie AirFinance places an order for CSeries aircraft from Bombardier (now known as the Airbus A220).
2016 Macquarie AirFinance acquires an 84 aircraft portfolio from AWAS, financed by a $US3 billion debt acquisition facility.
2016 Macquarie AirFinance raises $US1.8 billion portfolio term funding. 
2018 Macquarie AirFinance places an order for A320neo aircraft from Airbus.
2018 Macquarie AirFinance successfully closes a $US3 billion upsized term loan facility and a new $US1 billion senior unsecured facility.
2019 In May, PGGM Infrastructure Fund commits to a 25% interest in Macquarie AirFinance. This is followed in December by a commitment from Australian Retirement Trust to take a 25% interest, with Macquarie retaining the remaining 50%. Both transactions complete successfully following receipt of required regulatory approvals.

Our stakeholders

Macquarie AirFinance is owned by Macquarie Group (50%), PGGM Infrastructure Fund (25%) and Australian Retirement Trust (25%).  PGGM and Australian Retirement Trust joined Macquarie as shareholders in 2019 to support the company’s strategy of continued investment and growth in the aircraft operating lease sector. 

Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie) is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs 16,356 people in 31 markets. At 30 September 2020, Macquarie had assets under management of more than $A555 billion.

PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On December 31, 2020 PGGM had €266 billion in assets under management and was administrating pensions of 4.4 million participants. Around 750,000 workers in the Dutch healthcare are connected to PGGM&CO, our members organization. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops future solutions by linking together pension, care, housing and work.

Australian Retirement Trust is the superannuation fund formed through the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper. As one of Australia’s largest super funds, it is proud to take care of over A$200 billion in retirement savings for more than two million members. Australian Retirement Trust works for members, not shareholders, and is committed to returning profits to them as lower fees and better services.

Contact Macquarie

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

1st Floor
Connaught House
1 Burlington Road
Dublin 4

+353 1 238 3200

United Kingdom

288 Bishopsgate London
EC2M 4QP, United Kingdom


Two Embarcadero Center
Suite #200
San Francisco
CA 94111, USA

+1 (415) 829 6600

fax: +1 (415) 829 6899


9 Straits View, #21-07
Marina One West Tower
Singapore 018937

+65 6601 0051

Registered office: Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services (Ireland) Limited. Place of registration: Ireland. Registration number: 429566.

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