Legacy Portfolio Launches
Legacy Portfolio Grows Organically to 11 Aircraft
Partnering with Hedge Funds and Family Offices
Grows Legacy Portfolio to 34 Aircraft
Global Financial Crisis
Legacy Portfolio Maintains Conservative Growth to 38 Aircraft
Aviator Capital Joint Venture with a Publicly Traded BDC
Legacy Portfolio Grows to 51 Aircraft
Aviator's First Private Equity Fund Launches
Legacy Portfolio in Harvest while Deploying Aviator's First Private Equity Fund
Aviator's First Private Equity Fund Fully Invested 24 Aircraft and 4 Engines
Aviator's Second Private Equity Fund Launches
Aviator's Third Private Equity Fund Launches
Aviator Capital Management, LLC and Aviator Capital Aircraft Managers, LLC (collectively, “Aviator”) are an alternative asset manager and a commercial aircraft leasing company, respectively, headquartered in Aventura, Florida. Aviator invests in used commercial aircraft and engines under operating leases to airlines and operators in developed and emerging markets. Currently, Aviator manages three private equity funds.
Aviator’s internal capabilities are an important distinction and contributor to its competitive edge in identifying, assessing, structuring, closing, and managing transactions. Aviator’s management team, including its principals who have separately managed a Legacy Portfolio since 1999, has extensive experience in aircraft acquisitions, leasing, operations, finance, and investor relations, and a network of strong relationships with global commercial airlines, aircraft lessors, aircraft brokers, and financial institutions. These, combined with superior aircraft and aircraft engine technical knowledge, extensive airline fleet planning understanding, and the ability to comprehend global aviation market trends, have allowed the core members of the management team to develop a full-service in-house leasing platform.