MEXICO CITY, February 8, 2013 – GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced it signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with a new customer, Interjet, a Mexican low-cost carrier, for six new Airbus A320 aircraft.
GECAS delivered two of the aircraft in December 2012. The remaining aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2013. All six aircraft are the last from the airline’s order book with Airbus signed in 2006. In November 2012, Interjet signed a deal with Airbus for 40 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft for delivery starting in 2018.
Interjet operates an all-Airbus fleet of some 37 aircraft to more than 30 destinations in Mexico, the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean and moved over 7 million passengers in 2012.
About GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
GECAS, the U.S. and Irish commercial aircraft financing and leasing business of GE, has a fleet of over 1,620 owned and serviced aircraft with over 230 airlines. With 40+ years of industry experience, GECAS is recognized as the pre-eminent airline leasing company in the world, offering a wide range of aircraft types and financing options, including operating leases and secured debt financing. GECAS also provides an ever expanding array of productivity solutions including spare engine leasing, aviation consulting services, and spare parts financing and management. GECAS, a unit of GE Capital, has offices in 23 cities around the world, and services customers in 74 countries. (www.GECAS.com)
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