Knighthood Capital Partners and Six West enter Maltese leasing industry venture

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 16, 2019 08:22

Knighthood Capital Partners and Six West enter Maltese leasing industry venture

Knighthood Capital Partners, headed by former Etihad president and CEO James Hogan, and Six West have formed a new partnership with the aim to explore and develop new growth opportunities for the aircraft leasing industry.

The partners will cooperate to offer aircraft lessors and lessees an integrated and comprehensive package of aircraft leasing and financing services from its base in Malta.

These services will allow lessors to deploy aircraft into new regions, making use of their vast resources sitting in long term preservation, adding significant value to their bottom line. 

From its offices in Geneva, Abu Dhabi and Malta, Knighthood Capital offers business advisory, capital structuring and investment services to government and private enterprise.

Together its partners, who have decades of experience in the global aviation and aircraft industry, have sourced and financed more than 1,000 aircraft valued in excess of $30 billion.

James Hogan, executive chairman of Knighthood Capital, said: “We believe our partnership with Six West will support the growing aviation hub and exciting developments in aircraft leasing in Malta. Together we can offer a broad strategic proposition that combines deep global experience, expertise and innovation.”

Six West provides a unique and innovative service facilitating the deployment of aircraft on behalf of lessors. 

Its two industry-first Air Operators’ Certificates (AOCs) in Malta and the Cayman Islands offer asset security for aircraft lessors during lease placement to destinations that present unacceptable levels of risk within the current lessor–lessee business model. 

Asset optimisation also reduces the need for long-term storage, keeping aircraft airworthy and generating additional revenue for lessors.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 16, 2019 08:22