Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) completed the previously announced acquisition of SKY Fund I Irish, Ltd and its subsidiaries (SKY Fund I) on Friday, November 18, 2022.
Sky Fund I owns and is committed to owning 36 aircraft on lease to 14 airline customers in 11 countries. Next-generation-technology aircraft represent more than 90% of the acquired portfolio. Following the acquisition of SKY Fund I, DAE Capital’s fleet of owned, managed, committed and mandated-to-manage aircraft will grow to nearly 500 units.
The owned portfolio will comprise nearly 50% fuel-efficient, next- generation aircraft. DAE Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore, commented: “This acquisition of mainly next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft supports our continued growth and furthers our commitment to invest in new technology aircraft, reducing the emissions’ intensity of our overall fleet. We are delighted to welcome our new airline relationships to the business and deepen our relationship with existing airline customers.”