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May 16, 2016
Novus to Speak at ISTAT Asia 2016

Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus Aviation, will be a speaker at the ISTAT Asia 2016 Conference, which will take place from 17 - 19 May at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan. Mounir will take part in a panel discussing the future of A330 and B777 aircraft in Asia.

About Novus Aviation Capital: 
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform, focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800, B737-900ER and B747/B777s.

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Apr 30, 2016
Novus to Speak at the 13th Annual China Airfinance Conference

Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus, will participate as a panel speaker at the 13th Annual China Airfinance Conference to be held in Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai on 4 and 5 June 2015. Hani will be a speaker in a panel discussing aircraft values.

About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s. 

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Apr 21, 2016
Novus Co-Sponsors Aviation Forum with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Novus Aviation Capital and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank co-sponsored an aviation forum tailored to Japanese financial institutions based in Hong Kong. The forum is part of Novus’s on-going strategy to educate and enhance awareness of aircraft financing/leasing fundamentals to Asia based investors and lenders. The forum was well attended by over twenty Japanese institutions, including regional banks.

In order to give a more comprehensive overview of the aviation industry, the sponsors also invited Boeing Capital and Clifford Chance to speak at the forum. The topics covered were current market outlook and Boeing introduction, basics of legal aspects of aircraft financing, aircraft operating lease market and aircraft secured debt finance. 

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to co-sponsor this aviation forum with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Asia as we are witnessing a surge of new investors and lenders into the aviation space” said Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus. “Our aim in holding these kinds of forum and workshops are to help new Asian investors and lenders to more readily enter into this dynamic space and to customize structures for opportunistic transactions” he added.

Mitsuru Koguchi, Associate General Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank also reiterated “the importance of  education in the aviation industry” He also added that “our bank is very active as one of the leading Japanese  senior lender in the aviation space and is looking forward to working with more Japanese regional banks”.

About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments close to US$3bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s. 

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Apr 21, 2016
Novus Speaks at Airline Engineering & Maintenance: Middle East Conference

Peter Wenham, Executive Vice President – Technical, will be a speaker at the MRO Network “Airline Engineering & Maintenance: Middle East” conference to be held at The Intercontinental, Abu Dhabi, on 26 and 27 April 2016. Peter will take part in the panel discussion entitled “Leasing Trends and Development – Views on the Middle East and Global Trends”.

About Novus Aviation Capital: 
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform, focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s.

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Apr 20, 2016
Peter Wenham on the A380 at Royal Aero Society, Dubai

Novus Aviation’s VP Technical, Peter Wenham, has accepted an invitation from the Dubai branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society to give a talk on the secondary market prospects for Airbus’s flagship A380 product on Tuesday 21st April 2015.

About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s. 

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Apr 16, 2016
Novus CEO Safwan Kuzbari - Aircraft Leasing

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Mar 31, 2016
Novus CEO interviewed by CNBC Arabia

Please access the link below to watch the interview: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaVb3rTHO-o&feature=youtu.be 

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Mar 27, 2016
Novus to Speak at the 4th Annual Japan Airfinance Conference

Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus, will participate as a panel speaker at the 4th Annual Japan Airfinance Conference to be held in Tokyo on 16 & 17 April 2015 at Tokyo Peninsula Hotel. Hani will be a Speaker at the Lessor’s panel discussing the Japanese and Asian aviation market.

About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s. 

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Jan 13, 2016
Novus ends 2015 on a high note, completes transactions worth US$500 million during the year

Middle East’s premier aircraft leasing and management firm trades 4 high-value assets from its portfolio in 2015


Capping off a stellar year, Novus Aviation Capital LLC announced that it has completed the sale of multiple assets during 2015 to reinforce its credentials as one of the world’s fastest growing aircraft leasing, trading and management companies. In addition to acquiring multiple twin-aisle aircraft through sale and leaseback, Novus sold four assets from its portfolio in 2015: two young 777-300ER, a 10-year-old 737-800, and a 22-year-old 747-400. 

“These transactions underscore Novus’ ability to trade across different aircraft types, vintages and different buyer profiles,” stated Mamoun Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus. “While our aim is to grow the Novus portfolio qualitatively, we also remain active on the trading front with other lessors and aviation investors.” 

“Our growing network of different types of trading partners allows us to trade young liquid assets as well as mature assets. We are confident of trading more aircraft in 2016,” Kuzbari added.

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Nov 06, 2015
Tamweel/Novus Finances A320s for Virgin America

Tamweel Aviation Finance, the partnership fund of Novus, Airbus, DBJ and NordLB managed by Novus, is delighted to confirm the closing of its first single-aisle transaction with Virgin America covering three new A320 aircraft due for delivery in the first half of 2016. Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director of Novus commented; “We are particularly pleased to have secured this financing with Virgin America as it clearly demonstrates the broad appeal of the Tamweel finance lease product which has now been utilized by first-tier airlines on the widest range of Airbus aircraft from the A320 family to the A380”. According to Anthony Mosse, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Virgin America,  "we are excited by this new partnership with Tamweel, which is an important part of the financing commitments obtained by Virgin America for our 10 new A320 aircraft that are being delivered between mid-2015 and mid-2016."

About Novus Aviation Capital:
Novus Aviation Capital is an independent privately held aircraft leasing and financing platform focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 20 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its four global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Novus currently co-owns and manages aircraft related investments in excess of $2bn. Novus offers airlines and aircraft owners comprehensive aircraft funding solutions and provides tailor-made investment products to investors. Novus’s aircraft portfolio includes A321/A330/A340/A380s as well as B737-800 and B747/B777s.

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