History

10th Anniversary

2020

  • JSA celebrates 10-year anniversary.
  • JSA eclipses $8bn of fleet value.

2019

  • Kevin McDonald appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chris Dailey as President and Chief Commercial Officer, following Toby Bright’s retirement.
  • JSA reaches its 250th aircraft.
  • JSA eclipses $7bn of fleet value.
  • Sam Muramoto appointed as Chairman, succeeding Naoki Sato.
  • JSA signs agreement for the purchase of a large portfolio of aircraft from GECAS.

2018

  • JSA Announces first OEM direct order with Boeing.
  • First A350-900 purchase.

2017

  • First Boeing 737 MAX 8 commitment.
  • JSA reaches its 200th aircraft.
  • JSA sold its 50th aircraft.
  • JSA successfully places their first private placement bond offering at $300m.

2016

  • JSA eclipses $6bn of fleet value with Ethiopian 787 acquisition.
  • First A320NEO aircraft delivery.
  • JSA reaches its 150th aircraft.

2015

  • Toby Bright appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding co-founder Rich Wiley.
  • JSA announces the closing of its first large-scale aircraft sale, a 14-aircraft transaction with Cheung Kong.
  • First widebody PDP financing.
  • JSA eclipses $5bn of fleet value.

2014

  • JSA reaches its 100th aircraft with Pegasus 737 acquisition.
  • First 787 aircraft delivery.
  • First Boeing PDP financing.
  • JSA opens a Dublin office following the integration of MUL Aviation Capital.

2013

  • Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. (MHC), formerly Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance, acquires Jackson Square Aviation.
  • JSA eclipses $3bn of fleet value.

2011

  • JSA eclipses $2bn of fleet value.
  • JSA opens a Singapore office.
  • JSA closes its initial export credit facility financing with the European ECA’s for three aircraft; JSA is one of the youngest companies in history to obtain ECA approval.
  • JSA eclipses $1bn of fleet value.
  • First Airbus PDP financing.

2010

  • JSA acquires its first aircraft for lease.
  • JSA founded with $500m initial equity injection from Oaktree Capital.