Aviator Capital, a Miami, Florida-based newly formed full service commercial aircraft leasing and management firm, has raised up to $225m in equity financing from an institutional investor.
The company intends to use the proceeds to invest in used commercial passenger aircraft.
With a management team having over 100 years of combined experience in the commercial aircraft leasing business, Aviator aims to build a portfolio of commercial aircraft under lease to Tier I and Tier II passenger carriers around the world.
The company has a satellite office in Seattle, Washington.
Knight Capital Americas, L.P. acted as advisor and exclusive agent to Aviator and its management team in conjunction with the joint venture.