23 November 2018 | Stratos recently arranged the acquisition, financing and delivery of two Airbus widebodies leased to Asian flag carriers which has increased the size of its managed portfolio to 14 aircraft worth over $1bn. A leading aircraft investment specialist, Stratos has rapidly expanded its portfolio since adding lease management to its capabilities in mid-2017. Providing full aircraft servicing to investors, Stratos has grown its platform from the former GPA offices in Shannon, Ireland. In addition, Stratos is actively raising and syndicating aircraft-backed debt, remarketing and sourcing aircraft for airlines and investors and has recently secured commitments to double its aircraft portfolio in the next 6 months. To date, Stratos has remarketed 27 aircraft worth $600m, sourced 28 aircraft worth $1.3bn and raised or traded $800m in senior debt.
Gary Fitzgerald, CEO of Stratos, said “We are delighted to have achieved this milestone of $1bn under management which brings us into the top 50 aircraft servicers by portfolio value. We have gathered an experienced team since inception exactly five years ago, and are looking forward to the next phase in our development, continuing to serve our airline, banking and investor clients”