Aircastle Ltd is a Bermuda exempted company incorporated on October 29, 2004. It is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in investing in aviation assets, including acquiring, leasing, managing and selling high-utility commercial jet aircraft. The Company's aircraft portfolio consisted of approximately 162 aircraft leased to 53 lessees located in 34 countries. The Company operates in geographical regions including Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa and South America. The Company faces competition from the acquisition of aircraft from airlines and other aircraft owners, for the placement of aircraft on lease with airlines and for buyers of aircraft assets. Its competitors include GE Capital Aviation Services, AerCap Holdings NV, Air Lease Corporation, Aviation Capital Group, CIT Aerospace, SMBC Aviation Capital, BOC Aviation and Avolon Holdings/Bohai Leasing. The Company's lessees are subject to extensive, direct regulation under the laws of the jurisdictions in which it is registered and under which it operates.
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