SMBC Aviation Capital's Peter Barrett on the lessors' expansion plans
Sumitomo Mitsui plans to further expand its footprint in the aircraft leasing sector the CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, the leasing arm of the Japanese bank, Yoshinori Kawamura, said last week. Outlining his plans to create a third force in global leasing, he was speaking at a function marking the launch in Dublin of the renamed RBS Aviation Capital, SMBC Aviation Capital. Aviation Finance's DUSTIN O'NEILL spoke with Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital, asking him to outline the lessors' plans for financing this expansion of its fleet, the economic lives of aircraft, and the advantages of scale as the company consolidates the operations of its units SMFL Aircraft Capital Corporation and Sumisho Aircraft Asset Management with the new company to create a fleet of 331 aircraft.

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