Skip to content

A Member of Bank of China Group

Milestones

Year

Developments

1993 Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) established            
1995 Acquired first owned aircraft 
1996 Placed first order with Airbus for 12 A320 Aircraft
1997 Placed first order with Boeing for six 777 aircraft
  Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and Government of Singapore Investment Corporate Private Limited each became a 14.5% shareholder of SALE 
1998 Sold first owned aircraft           
2000 Launched SALE's first bond issue
2001 First overseas office opened in London           
2004                        Owned fleet reached 50 aircraft                       
2006 Bank of China acquired 100% of SALE on 15 December 2006
                        Office opened in Seattle           
2007 Name of the Company changed to BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd.
2009 Owned fleet exceeded 100 aircraft
                        Office opened in Dublin
2011 Owned fleet exceeded 150 aircraft
  Placed first order with Embraer for E190 family aircraft
2013            Owned fleet exceeded 200 aircraft
2014  Owned and managed fleet reached 250 aircraft
                        Aircraft on order at the end of the year exceeded 200                    
2015 Office opened in Tianjin                                 
  First portfolio sale of 24 aircraft to a special purpose purchaser funded by the capital markets
 2016 The Company was converted to a public company limited by shares and changed its name to BOC Aviation Limited
  The Company was listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 1 June 2016