About Airbus: Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and fuel-efficient family of airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has sold over 13,200 aircraft to more than 500 customers and operators worldwide and has achieved more than 8,000 deliveries since the first Airbus aircraft entered service. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.
About the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ):
DBJ is a Japanese government owned financial institution with a long history in providing financing to the aviation sector. The focused aviation team set up in 2011 to enhance DBJ’s aircraft financing activities globally has quickly grown to become recognized as one of the up-and-coming financiers in aviation circles, arranging deals across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. In the last fiscal year alone, DBJ arranged financing for airlines and aircraft lessors on around 20 transactions totaling roughly US$1 billion.
About Nord/LB: Nord/LB is a German banking institution owned by two federal states and several savings banks associations. With EUR199 billion total assets, NordLB is one of the ten largest commercial banks in Germany. Nord/LB’s aviation team is focused on asset based lending and offers a widespread range of products in this segment. With a current portfolio volume of US$10 billion and an annual underwriting volume between US$2.5 billion and US$3 billion, Nord/LB is one of the biggest players in aircraft finance on a global basis.