Sanad Aero inks deal with NBAD unit
Abu Dhabi, February 5, 2013
Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad), the engines and components financing and leasing solutions company of Mubadala Aerospace, has inked a deal to expand its relationship with Abu Dhabi National Leasing (ADNL), a lease financing arm of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD).
The agreement aims to enhance Sanad’s integrated spares financing activities in collaboration with ADAT and SR Technics, Mubadala Aerospace’s Global Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Network.
ADNL and Sanad have been working together since late 2011 with an initial focus on spare engines, with the latest Global Spares platform expanding the scope further to aircraft components.
The value of closed transactions to date are in excess of $300 million and will further strengthen the synergies between Sanad’s asset management expertise and ADNL’s commercial banking and lease finance product offerings.
Both companies are seeking to expand the platform in the near term with a strong pipeline of new opportunities.
The commercial airline industry holds an estimated $35 billion in spare engines and rotable components today supporting existing fleets. Sanad estimates that the industry will require an additional $20 billion in new spares to support new aircraft deliveries forecast over the next 20 years.
The global spares platform will ensure Sanad and ADNL are well positioned to serve this need with a range of products.
Troy Lambeth, CEO of Sanad, said, "We are thrilled to see our relationship with ADNL expand through this new platform. This sets a strong foundation for growth for both companies as we continue to expand globally and further our shared mandate to establish Abu Dhabi as a global aerospace hub."
"This is another significant milestone for the company," he added.
Individual financings closed through the relationship include $169 million of lease financing for Sanad’s sale-and-leaseback of spare engines with Etihad Airways in December 2011, and a further $155 million in lease financing in December 2012, supporting a number of Sanad transactions in Europe, the Mena region and Asia.
ADNL managing director Yousef Abdulla Yousef said, "Our growing relationship with Sanad is evidence of our confidence in both the economic potential of the aerospace industry for the UAE, and Sanad’s important role in taking advantage of this exciting and growing market opportunity."
Since its launch in 2010, Sanad has grown its portfolio to over $550 million in assets under management supporting a growing number of industry leading airlines including Etihad, Virgin Australia, Finnair and Air Berlin.
"We look forward to working with Sanad and its investors to support more global airlines and contribute to Abu Dhabi’s economic vision," he added.-TradeArabia News Service