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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

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

A321 Neo Lr Cfm Leap Line Drawing A320neo/A321neo Airbus
737 8 Max Line Drawing 737 MAX Family Boeing
A330 900 Neo Line Drawing A330neo Airbus
787 10 Line Drawing 787 Family Boeing
A350 1000 Line Drawing A350 Airbus
Expected Fuel Burn Improvement vs. Old Generation Aircraft

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. In fact, an estimated 44% of aircraft delivered over the next 20 years will be for replacement. 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
A320neo
60% NOx emissions below CAEP/6 (CFM) 18.8-19.7 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 (PW or CFM engine selection) 15% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
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A321neo
51% NOx emissions below CAEP/6 (PW) 13.2-15.5 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 (PW or CFM engine selection) 15% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A330-900neo
25% NOx emissions below CAEP/6 16.5 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 14% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A350-900
28% NOx emissions below CAEP/6 21 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus
A350-1000
28% NOx emissions below CAEP/6 21 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737-700
25% Margin to CAEP/6 20% smaller footprint 10% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737-800
25% Margin to CAEP/6 20% smaller footprint 15% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737 MAX 8
35% Margin to CAEP/8 40% smaller footprint 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
737 MAX 9
35% Margin to CAEP/8 40% smaller footprint 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
787-9
18-45% Margin to CAEP/8 60% smaller footprint 30% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
787-10
18-45% Margin to CAEP/8 60% smaller footprint 34% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing
777-300ER
6% Margin to CAEP/6 40% smaller footprint 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Source: Airbus SAS and The Boeing Company
Airbus Comparisons: A320neo, A330neo and A350 vs. previous generation
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
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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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Matthew J. Hart
Retired President & COO, Hilton Hotels Corporation
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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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Ian M. Saines
Chief Executive, Funds Management Challenger Limited
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Ronald D. Sugar
Retired Chairman & CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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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
Compensation Committee
Audit Committee
Robert A. Milton
Matthew J. Hart
Cheryl Gordon Krongard
Marshall O. Larsen
Ian M. Saines
Ronald D. Sugar
Committee Chairperson
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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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The ISTAT Foundation supports qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism.

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The Kennedy Center’s artistic programming reaches more than eleven million children, teachers and families each year.

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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 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 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
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CFO/Treasury Team of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF 2017
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Face of Aviation Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017
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CFO/Treasurer of the Year Gregory B. Willis, CFO, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017
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Finance Team of the Year, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017