January 24, 2024

Milestone for Arena Aviation: 100th aircraft acquired since launch!

Arena Aviation Capital recently celebrated the acquisition of the 100th aircraft. This milestone was reached as the company is nearing its 10th anniversary in March 2024. The aircraft, a 2014 built A320-200 operated by the Hungarian LCC Wizz Air was acquired on behalf of one of Arena's US fund investors.

As a full-service asset manager Arena originated the vast majority of said 100 aircraft transactions, but significantly also arranged debt financing for 75 of those. Since 2016, 66 aircraft redeliveries were managed by Arena and 46 aircraft were re-marketed to new owners or airline operators.

Erik Dahmen, Arena Aviation Chief Commercial commented: “When we made our first acquisition in 2014, we were full of confidence and ideas, but I feel we performed beyond our own expectations. To be where we are today, with essentially the same core team and even bigger plans for the next 10 years makes us all very proud.”

Patrick den Elzen, Arena Chief Executive Officer added: “Over the last 10 years we have steadily built up our platform and track record with it, providing independent lease management services to a select number of investor clients from North America, Europe and the Far East. By sticking to what we know how to do be stand adding real value during every point in the aviation cycle – and each individual aircraft ownership lifespan – we have consistently delivered what our clients hired us for and more. This milestone 100th aircraft is to be just the beginning as we strive to become one of the main aircraft asset managers globally over the next 5-10 years.”


About Arena Aviation Capital 

Arena Aviation Capital (www.arena‐aviationcapital.com) is a full‐service aircraft investment management company focusing on the complete life cycle of acquiring and leasing used commercial aviation assets, servicing investment and airline customers worldwide and providing services including the origination, financing, risk management, and administration (finance/accounting and legal) of commercial aviation assets. Arena also provides pre-packaged tailor‐made solutions for airline customers for their mid and end‐of‐life assets. Arena, with its main offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Dublin, Ireland, today manages 50aircraft and 5 engines leased to 25 airline customers in Europe, North &South America, Africa and Asia.


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