About Us

About Us

FPG Amentum is an independent and dedicated third party servicer to aircraft equity investors as well as banks and debt investors in the aviation sector. FPG Amentum is unique in that we are an Ireland-based full-service provider with all key functions in-house and a scale that puts us amongst the top 30 aircraft lessors, yet we provide our services exclusively on a third party basis.

We have a track record of successfully investing and managing billions of US$ for our equity investor customers, managing some of the most complex restructuring projects for our lender customers and providing efficient operating and finance lease solutions for our airline customers worldwide

Tailor made services


Our platform is all about making aircraft investments accessible to institutional, fund and corporate investors who value control and transparency. If you seek to invest in aircraft, let us be your interface to this asset class. We operate like a standalone leasing company for you and tailor strategies and services to match your actual requirements. We support you from strategy development to divestment and if you need a particular service scope at any step along the way, we will match our services to your needs. Regardless if you seek to acquire one aircraft or build a large portfolio, our mission is to enable you to operate like a standalone global lessor – You leverage our entire team of experts and retain 100% control and transparency which only tailored investments can offer.

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Tailor made services


Our platform is all about making aircraft investments accessible to institutional, fund and corporate investors who value control and transparency. If you seek to invest in aircraft, let us be your interface to this asset class. We operate like a standalone leasing company for you and tailor strategies and services to match your actual requirements. We support you from strategy development to divestment and if you need a particular service scope at any step along the way, we will match our services to your needs. Regardless if you seek to acquire one aircraft or build a large portfolio, our mission is to enable you to operate like a standalone global lessor – You leverage our entire team of experts and retain 100% control and transparency which only tailored investments can offer.

Investor Customers

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Strategy
Asset Sourcing
Debt Financing
SPC Management
Lease Management
Asset Management
Transitions
Divestment
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Our Team


Our People


We are a team of aviation and finance professionals, fully dedicated to third-party aircraft investment management and advisory services. We come from a strong and unique mix of reputable lessors, banks, OEMs, airlines, MROs and professional service firms and have continuously delivered successful and timely solutions to complex scenarios faced by our investor, bank and airline customers.


Meet our People

Our Board


We are a team of aviation and finance professionals, fully dedicated to third-party aircraft investment management and advisory services. We come from a strong and unique mix of reputable lessors, banks, OEMs, airlines, MROs and professional service firms and have continuously delivered successful and timely solutions to complex scenarios faced by our investor, bank and airline customers.


Meet our Board

Our Team


We are a team of aviation and finance professionals, fully dedicated to third-party aircraft investment management and advisory services. We come from a strong and unique mix of reputable lessors, banks, OEMs, airlines, MROs and professional service firms and have continuously delivered successful and timely solutions to complex scenarios faced by our investor, bank and airline customers.

Our Story


Our company has been in business since 2005 when it was set up as the aircraft leasing and asset management joint venture between a German bank and a leasing company. Since then, we have expanded our customer base of airlines and financial institutions and are now one of the largest third party aircraft investment management and leasing companies.

2005-2007
2008-2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

2005-2007

  • In 2005 Amentum Capital Limited is set up in Dublin, Ireland, as a joint venture between HSH Nordbank AG (60%) and DAL Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing GmbH & Co. KG (40%).
  • During 2006 Amentum provides technical services to the growing aircraft finance department of HSH Nordbank and arranges the first aircraft leases for the bank. Remarketing activities are commenced with the successful placement of seven Dornier 328s.
  • During 2007 Amentum grows to become a full service operating lessor following its appointment as investment advisor and lease manager to Global Aircraft Fund I (GAF I), a Luxembourg-based closed end fund investing US$ 1.1 billion in commercial aircraft.

2008-2010

  • Amentum is appointed as Lease Manager and Remarketing Agent for Deutsche Capital Management (DCM) KG Funds investing in four 777-200LRF freighter aircraft.
  • Amentum rapidly expands portfolio under management placing aircraft on lease to airlines globally including Lion Air, BMI, Vietnam Airlines, TUI, Emirates, Volaris, Royal Jordanian, KLM and easyJet.
  • Remarketing activities broaden on HSH Nordbank financed aircraft to include CRJ, 747-400, A320, A330 and A340 aircraft.
  • HSH Nordbank AG becomes 100% shareholder of Amentum.

2011

  • Amentum completes the investment in aircraft for Global Aircraft Fund I, with the purchase and delivery of six 737 aircraft on lease to TUIfly, AirEuropa and China Southern.
  • Amentum adds to its strong restructuring track record with the successful repossession of A320 and A330 aircraft from Indonesian and Nigeria and the swift placement of the aircraft on new leases.
  • Amentum manages a large number of aircraft transitions incl. deliveries to airlines in Europe, Middle East and the Americas.
  • Amentum diversifies its funding base following HSH Nordbank’s decision to retrench its aviation lending activities.
  • Amentum’s portfolio under management surpasses US$ 2 billion.

2012

  • The senior management buys 100% of the shares in Amentum from HSH Nordbank AG in a MBO. As HSH Nordbank starts to wind down its significant aircraft lending portfolio to reduce its US$ book after the global financial crisis, the successful aircraft investment & leasing solutions specialist Amentum becomes an independent service provider. Amentum continues to provide its high standard of services to all its existing customers and is mandated by HSH Nordbank as global service provider and exclusive remarketing agent for the long-term divestment of all HSH Nordbank owned aircraft.
  • Amentum makes its specialist know-how more widely available on a third party basis and commences remarketing, aviation industry and credit research services for another major lessor.
  • Amentum successfully manages the repossession of two 747-400ERF aircraft in one of the first ever unscheduled repossessions from China.

2013

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Financial Products Group Co., Ltd. (‘FPG’ - 7148:JP) and Amentum close a strategic cooperation to provide innovative aircraft investment solutions to investors in Japan. As part of this cooperation, FPG acquires 25% of Amentum’s share capital. FPG is one of the largest independent JOLCO arrangers in the Japanese market and seeks to grow its Japanese Operating Lease (JOL) offering.
  • Archway Aviation is a new investor customer of Amentum. Under the long term agreement Amentum provides asset management services to Archway Aviation.
  • Amentum further builds its profile as a freighter market specialist with the placement of a 747 freighter on lease to CargoLux and the sale of three A310F for a banking customer.
  • Amentum has a busy year with aircraft lease transitions, extensions and divestments on behalf of several aircraft investor customers.

2014

  • Financial Products Group and Amentum acquire the first three 737-800 aircraft for JOL transactions.
  • Amentum expands the portfolio managed for Archway Aviation through the acquisition of three new 737-900ER aircraft in a Sale & Lease Back transaction with Lion Air.
  • Amentum arranges the sale of three aircraft for HSH Nordbank AG, including one 747-400ERF freighter, successfully manages several lease extensions as well as lease transitions to new lessee customers.
  • Bank of Ireland becomes a new customer of Amentum’s debt advisory services.

2015

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Financial Products Group Co., Ltd. (‘FPG’ - 7148:JP), FPG Asset & Investment Management BV (‘FPG AIM’) and Amentum Capital Ltd. (‘Amentum’) further expand their successful cooperation. As part of this next phase of their strategic partnership, FPG increases its share in Amentum from 25% to 75% and FPG AIM acquires 5% of the share capital of Amentum. Amentum Capital Ltd. is renamed FPG Amentum Ltd.
  • FPG Amentum acquires more aircraft for JOL transactions, starts the divestment phase of Global Aircraft Fund I with the sale of five EasyJet A319-100 aircraft and manages several lease extensions & transitions. The company further proves its strong aircraft repossession skills by taking back two 737NGs from a defaulted airline in Russia and swiftly placing them on new long term leases for an investor customer.

2016

  • FPG Amentum and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (‘NORD/LB’) enter a commercial cooperation with FPG Amentum providing asset management to NORD/LB and the two parties developing joint industry research. To strengthen the cooperation NORD/LB acquires a minority stake in FPG Amentum.
  • FPG Amentum obtains a JPY 11bn credit facility for financing aircraft acquisitions. The facility is in addition to FPG’s significant credit lines for equity underwriting.
  • The company opens its new Dublin office at 4th Floor, Mespil Court, Mespil Road, Dublin 4.
  • The JOL arranging activity grows further with acquisitions of aircraft from airlines and lessors.
  • FPG Amentum arranges several lease transitions, adds several new airline customer names to the portfolio and further diversifies the funding base with the addition of new lenders. FPG Amentum manages the divestment of more aircraft from the HSH Nordbank portfolio.
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