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Responsibly Meeting Our Customer Needs

Air Lease Corporation works with airlines worldwide to modernize and grow their fleets, consults with OEMs as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft, and explores strategic business solutions for clients to support their growth and success.

Steven F. Udvar-Házy
Executive Chairman
John L. Plueger
Chief Executive Officer and President

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We are committed to sharing information regarding our focus on environmental, social and governance matters, and engaging with our Stakeholders.

Aircraft Strategy

We believe in investing in the most modern, fuel-efficient, new technology aircraft to reduce our environmental impact and modernize the world’s fleet for the future.

Air Lease Corporation is engaged in reducing environmental impact, one aircraft at a time.

ALC's Fuel Efficient Aircraft

Approximate Fuel Burn Improvement vs. Old Generation Aircraft
A320neo/A321neo Airbus
737 MAX Boeing
A220 Airbus
A330neo Airbus
A350 Airbus
787 Boeing
Aircraft comparisons: A220-300 compared to A319ceo. A320neo compared to A320ceo. A321neo compared to A321ceo. A330-900neo compared to B767-300ER. A350-900 compared to B777-200ER. A350-1000 compared to B777-300ER. 737MAX compared to 737NG (no winglet). 787 compared to 767-300ER. 737 MAX 8 is 20% lower and 737 MAX 9 is 21% lower. 787-9 is 31% lower and 787-10 is 35% lower. A320neo is 20% lower, A321neo is 22% lower. A350-900 and A350-1000 both 25% lower.

ALC Strategy Focused on Replacing Older, Less Efficient Aircraft

The need to replace aging aircraft is an important driver of new aircraft demand as airlines focus on fleet modernization. Aligned with the needs of our customers, reduced fuel consumption, emissions and noise are our priority when selecting an aircraft to join the ALC fleet. By focusing on these qualities, we are introducing more environmentally conscious aircraft into the world's fleet.

Reduced Environmental Impact in Numbers

Aircraft Aircraft Chart Nitrogen Oxides Nox Chart Noise Pollution Noise Chart Fuel Consumption Fuel Chart
Airbus
A220-300
Up to 60% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16.2 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A320neo
Up to 60% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 19.9 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A321neo
Up to 55% below CAEP/6 Up to 54% smaller footprint; Up to 14.9 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 22% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A330-900neo
Up to 27% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16.1 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A350-900
Up to 31% below CAEP/6 Up to 40% smaller footprint; Up to 21 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A350-1000
Up to 21% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737-700
Up to 29% below CAEP/6 Up to 20% smaller footprint; Up to 7.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 12% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737-800
Up to 26% below CAEP/6 Up to 20% smaller footprint; Up to 5.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 21% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737 MAX 8
Up to 34% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16.3 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737 MAX 9
Up to 27% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 15.6 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 21% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
787-9
Up to 42% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 20.1 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 31% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
787-10
Up to 42% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 18.6 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 35% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
777-300ER
Up to 6% below CAEP/6 Up to 40% smaller footprint; Up to 7.1 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Source: Airbus SAS and The Boeing Company
Airbus Comparisons: A220-300 compared to A319ceo; A320neo compared to A320ceo; A321neo compared to A321ceo; A330-900 compared to B767-300ER; A350-900 compared to B777-200ER; A350-1000 compared to B777-300ER
Boeing Comparisons: 737 NG compared to 737 Classic; 737 MAX compared to 737 NG (no winglet); 787 compared to 767-300 ER; 777-300 ER compared to 747-400 (GE).

Corporate Governance

Highly engaged Board of Directors with extensive and diverse experience
Executive Leadership Experience Airline Industry / Aviation Financial / Capital Allocation Expertise International Experience Risk Management / Oversight Expertise Other Public Company Boards
Steven F. Udvar-Házy
Executive Chairman
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John L. Plueger
CEO & President
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Robert A. Milton
Lead Independent Director

Retired Chairman & CEO, ACE Aviation Holdings and Air Canada
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Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
Matthew J. Hart
Retired President & COO, Hilton Hotels Corporation
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American Airlines Group
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Cheryl Gordon Krongard
Retired Senior Partner, Apollo Management
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Marshall O. Larsen
Retired Chairman, President & CEO, Goodrich Corporation
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Becton Dickinson
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Susan McCaw
President of SRM Capital Investments
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Ian M. Saines
Chief Executive, Funds Management Challenger Limited
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Our governance framework guides the Board and management’s oversight of the company and is outlined in its governing documents.

Committees of the Board of Directors

Board Committee Members
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Leadership Development and Compensation Committee
Audit Committee
Robert A. Milton
Matthew J. Hart
Cheryl Gordon Krongard
Marshall O. Larsen
Susan McCaw
Ian M. Saines
Committee Chairperson
Committee Member

Standards of Ethical Conduct

Air Lease Corporation is committed to operating with the highest standards for social and environmental responsibility as well as ethical conduct.

We believe in doing business with companies that have the same standards.

Investing in our Employees

We believe in investing in our team to build a culture of excellence of which our employees are proud to be a part.

  • Every employee is eligible for company stock
  • ~10% of the company’s stock is owned by ALC's directors and employees
  • Employees benefit from a company paid membership to an on-site fitness center and annual health and wellness clinics
  • The company sponsors industry related training and education programs for employees
  • The company offers a robust benefits package benchmarked in the 90 percentile of coverage for similarly sized companies

Serving our Community

We are committed to giving back as a corporation through community service, charitable donations and specialized mentorship programs.

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United Way is focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.

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The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the LAFD in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing essential equipment, training, and public outreach programs to supplement city resources.

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National Air and Space Museum creates compelling exhibitions that engage, educate and inspire millions of visitors every year.

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The ISTAT Foundation supports qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism.

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The Boy Scouts of America’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance.

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Dress for Success provides a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Environment and Sustainability

We are focused on operational sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.

ALC’s headquarters office is in a LEED GOLD certified building, focused on the following:

  • Icon Small LeafWater Conservation - More than 21.2 million gallons of water saved annually
  • Icon Small LeafWater Recovery - 100% self-reliance for landscape irrigation
  • Icon Small LeafEnergy Conservation - 8.1 million kilowatt hours saved annually
  • Icon Small LeafRecycling - Project diverts 53% of waste away from landfills
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Industry Recognition Highlights

We are proud to highlight our industry recognition awards

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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2020
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Midcap & Smallcap – Best CEO John L. Plueger, CEO and President, CapitalGoods/Industrials: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
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Midcap & Smallcap – Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industrials: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
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Overall Most Honored Companies, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
Aviation 100 Award
Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2019
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
Aviation 100 Award
CFO/Treasurer of the Year, Gregory B. Willis, CFO, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
Aviation 100 Award
Overall Deal of the Year, Thunderbolt II, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
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Structured Finance Awards, North America ABS Issue, ALC’s US$545m Securitisation International Financing Review Awards 2018
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World’s Best Employers Forbes 2018
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Buy-Side - Best CEO John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Overall Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Sell-Side - Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Treasury Team of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Overall Deal of the Year Thunderbolt II, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Lessor of the Year, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2018
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Overall Deal of the Year Thunderbolt 2017-I, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2018
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Overall Capital Markets Deal of the Year, Air Lease Corporation TBOLT II $450m ABD for 18 aircraft, Airfinance Journal Awards 2018
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF 2017
Aviation 100 Award
Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2017
Aviation 100 Award
CFO/Treasury Team of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF 2017