BOC Aviation took delivery of 15 aircraft while selling 10 owned and one managed aircraft in 2Q 2018, the Singapore-based lessor said in an operational data update July 9.

BOC expects to take on 58 aircraft this year, all of which have been committed for lease and six of which have been, or are expected to be, acquired by airline customers on delivery.

The company currently has a portfolio of 324 owned and managed aircraft, with an average aircraft age of three years and an average remaining lease term of 8.3 years for its owned aircraft fleet. It also has an order book of 163 aircraft.  Both its portfolio and its delivery schedule are biased heavily towards the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families.

In notes to the 2Q review of operational figures, it adds that “certain airline customers have notified us of their intention to acquire on delivery a total of 14 of our aircraft on order (including five scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2018), comprising six Airbus A320neo family aircraft, two Airbus A330neo family aircraft and six Boeing 787 family aircraft. 

Alan Dron alandron@adepteditorial.com