Aircastle Ltd is a Bermuda exempted company that was incorporated on October 29, 2004. The Company's business is investing in aviation assets, including acquiring, leasing, managing and selling high-utility commercial jet aircraft. It also makes investments in other aviation assets, including debt investments secured by commercial jet aircraft. It's a holding company that conducts its business through subsidiaries. As of December 31, 2013, its aircraft portfolio consisted of 162 aircraft leased to 64 lessees located in 37 countries. Its geographical areas of operations include Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa and South America.The Company competes with GE Commercial Aviation Services, International Lease Finance Corporation, AerCap Holdings NV, Guggenheim Aviation Partners, Volito, Deucalion, Oak Hill Aviation and AerSale. The Company's lessees are subject to extensive, direct regulation under the laws of the jurisdictions in which they are registered and under which they operate.