SMBC, Copa Close 737-800 Transactions

Copa Holdings and lessor SMBC Aviation Capital have closed sale-leaseback transactions for four new 737-800s. The aircraft deliveries, which are part of Copa Airlines’ current order with Boeing, are scheduled for delivery in 2014. “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Copa Airlines since working on our first transaction with them in 2005, and look forward to partnering with them long into the future,” commented SMBC CEO Peter Barrett.

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