News – Carlyle Aviation Partners

About

WHY CARLYLE AVIATION

 

Founded in 2002 as an aviation operating company, the team has extensive experience managing aircraft and engine assets of all ages, through all points of an economic cycle.  We believe that having entered the business as an end-of-life part-out firm, provides us with a distinct advantage in understanding both the metal and metal value of the assets we manage. Our broad footprint as a global lessor, coupled with our ability to work with manufacturers to provide financing solutions and liquidity to airlines, cements Carlyle Aviation’s position as a strategic partner to the aviation industry.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

$11.7B Assets Under Management1
419 Aircraft Owned or Managed
$3.3B Aircraft Purchased in 2021
106 Lessees
59 Countries
6th Largest Lessor
20 Years of Operation
105+ Employees
3 Offices

Assets under management include all assets under management (which includes, in addition to invested capital, indebtedness and uncalled capital commitments) of products and other investment vehicles serviced by Carlyle Aviation and/or its affiliates and is as of June 30, 2022.

History

2002

Carlyle Aviation Partners (formerly Apollo Aviation Group) co-founded by Bill Hoffman and Robert Korn

2004

Accepted initial third party capital

2007

Local presence established in Dublin

2008

Local presence established in Singapore

 

2010

Raised the first SASOF Fund, focusing on mature aircraft leasing and part-out

2013

Established Carlyle Aviation Securities Partners (formerly AAG Capital Markets)

2014

Launched SALSA Advisory Program – Structured Aircraft-backed Loans

Issued first AASET Transaction – Mid-life Aircraft ABS-like Debt

2015

Launched AIR Fund – Aviation Income Return

2017

Began Investing SASOF IV – $950m Mid-life Aircraft Fund

 

2018

Acquired by The Carlyle Group

 

2020

Began Investing SASOF V – $975m Mid-life Aircraft Fund