Long-term lease and financing solutions
Solutions for longer leasing periods and needs not associated with unexpected engine failures are offered by SMBC Aero Engine Lease B.V., the joint venture specializing in long-term leasing arrangements and engine financing options. One of the options available to customers is a dedicated operating lease where the engine is leased out for a predefined longer period of time. The service offerings also include sale and lease-back agreements under which MTU buys an engine for inclusion into its pool and leases it back to the customer at a fixed monthly rate.
The major advantage of long-term leases is that operators need not invest in spare engines of their own, so there is no cash outflow and no tied-up capital. Furthermore, the customer has immediate access to a spare engine whenever it needs one, with unlimited availability, as the engine is in its possession for the entire term of the contract. Sale and lease-back solutions offer the added advantage that they require little, if any, capital investment on the part of the customer.