SINGAPORE: BOC strikes another deal with Skybus Air

Singapore-based BOC Aviation has fi nalised an agreement with US low cost carrier Skybus Airlines covering the purchase and leaseback of 13 new A319 aircraft, including pre-delivery fi nancing. Th e aircraft are due for delivery in 2009 and 2010. BOC Aviation is an Asia-based aircraft leasing company, with a fl eet of over 70 […]


Singapore-based BOC Aviation has fi nalised an agreement with US low cost carrier Skybus Airlines covering the purchase and leaseback of 13 new A319 aircraft, including pre-delivery fi nancing. Th e aircraft are due for delivery in 2009 and 2010.

BOC Aviation is an Asia-based aircraft leasing company, with a fl eet of over 70 aircraft in service with airlines worldwide and another 60 aircraft on fi rm order with Airbus and Boeing for delivery through to 2012. Of the 60 aircraft on order, 45 have already been leased to airlines in advance of delivery, with the next available new aircraft delivering in 2011.

BOC Aviation is owned 100 per cent by Bank of China, currently the third largest bank in the world by market capitalisation.