Apollo Aviation Group was formed in 2002 and has grown to become a leading multi-strategy institutional investment manager with demonstrated capabilities and expertise across all segments of the aviation industry.
Relying on our in-depth knowledge and the strength of our relationships, Apollo Aviation Group seeks innovative ways to generate favorable returns, while working strategically with our industry partners.
We are currently investing SASOF III with $833 million of capital commitments. This is our third institutional real assets fund, which focuses on mid-life, in-production commercial aircraft.
Apollo Aviation Group had assets under management of approximately $3.5 billion as of December 30, 2016.
“Assets under management include all assets under management (which includes, in addition to invested capital, indebtedness and uncalled capital commitments) of products and other investment vehicles serviced by Apollo Aviation and/or its affiliates.”
Creating Value through Active Management
Commercial Aircraft Leasing Apollo Aviation Group is a global mid-life commercial aircraft and engine lessor. At December 31, 2016, our fleet included over 130 narrow and wide body aircraft on lease to 55 carriers in over 35 countries. Additionally, we had 30 jet engines leased to 12 counterparties in 10 countries.
Aircraft Marketing and Transitioning Apollo Aviation Group takes an active role in extending leases, transitioning and re-leasing aircraft, and selling aircraft from our leased fleet. Our aircraft marketing team focuses on keeping our fleet in service, minimizing the transition and down time of our aircraft assets.
Maintenance Expense Management Apollo Aviation Group utilizes proprietary systems to proactively forecast and manage aircraft maintenance events. Due to the size of our fleet and our access to serviceable spare parts, we are often able to work closely with our lessees to offer creative solutions that materially reduce unnecessary expenditures.
Aircraft and Engine Disassembly and Part-out Apollo Aviation Group has been recognized by Ascend as one of the largest part-out firms globally. At December 31, 2016, our portfolio of end-of-life assets included over 50 commercial aircraft and 115 jet engines. We work closely with our consignment partners in managing inventory and creating value realization from liquidation.
Long-Term Financing Through Aircraft Securitizations Apollo Aviation Group has been active in the capital markets by entering into aircraft securitizations. Apollo Aviation Group has completed multiple aircraft securitizations in both loan structures and 144a (bond) structures. These aircraft securitizations allow Apollo Aviation Group to secure long term financing for some of its leased assets.