BOC Aviation

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BOC Aviation, formerly named Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), is a company engaged in Commercial Aircraft Sales and Leasing, with headquarters in Singapore and offices in the UK and the United States. Owned by the Bank of China, the company provides operating lease and fleet financing services for airlines. BOC Aviation-owned aircraft are currently in service with airlines in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America.

Air fleet[edit]

BOC Aviation currently owns 160 aircraft with an average age of approximately four years. A further 70 aircraft are on firm order until 2012.[1]

Airplane Currently owned Ordered
Airbus A320 72 32
Airbus A330 1 5
Boeing 737 68 10
Boeing 747 1 0
Boeing 777 15 8
E190 3 15


SALE was jointly owned by four shareholders:

On 15 December 2006,[2] Bank of China bought out all four companies' shares for US$965 million.[3][4][5] Thus, to reflect the change in ownership, the company was renamed BOC Aviation on 2 July 2007.[6]


  1. ^ South China Morning Post. 2009-06-15.
  2. ^ "SALE acquired by Bank of China" (Press release). BOC Aviation. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "International briefing". Flightglobal. 20 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "SALE WINS DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD" (Press release). 2007-03-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ "中 國 銀 行 收 購 新 加 坡 飛 機 租 賃 公 司". 2006-12-15. 
  6. ^ "BOC Aviation–A new name in the industry" (Press release). BOC Aviation. 2 July 2007. Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. 

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