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Responsibly Meeting Our Customer Needs

Air Lease Corporation works with airlines worldwide to modernize and grow their fleets, consults with OEMs as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft, and explores strategic business solutions for clients to support their growth and success.

Steven F. Udvar-Házy
Executive Chairman
John L. Plueger
Chief Executive Officer and President

Environmental, Social & Governance Report

We are committed to sharing information regarding our focus on environmental, social and governance matters, and engaging with our Stakeholders.

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Aircraft Strategy

We believe in investing in the most modern, fuel-efficient, new technology aircraft to reduce our environmental impact and modernize the world’s fleet for the future.

Air Lease Corporation is engaged in reducing environmental impact, one aircraft at a time.

ALC's Fuel Efficient Aircraft

Approximate Fuel Burn Improvement vs. Old Generation Aircraft
Air Lease Corporation's Fuel Efficient Aircraft
Manufacturer and Aircraft Approximate Fuel Burn Improvement VS. Old Generation
Airbus A320neo/A321neo 20
Boeing 737 MAX 20
Airbus A220 25
Airbus A330neo 25
Airbus A350 25
Boeing 787 25

Source: Based on Airbus SAS and The Boeing Company estimates, which have not been independently verified by Air Lease Corporation or any third party.

Aircraft comparisons: A220-300 compared to A319ceo. A320neo compared to A320ceo. A321neo compared to A321ceo. A330-900neo compared to B767-300ER. A350-900 compared to B777-200ER. A350-1000 compared to B777-300ER. 737MAX compared to 737NG (no winglet). 787 compared to 767-300ER. 737 MAX 8 is 20% lower and 737 MAX 9 is 20% lower. 787-9 is 25% lower and 787-10 is 25% lower. A320neo is 20% lower, A321neo is 22% lower. A350-900 and A350-1000 both 25% lower.

ALC Strategy Focused on Replacing Older, Less Efficient Aircraft

The need to replace aging aircraft is an important driver of new aircraft demand as airlines focus on fleet modernization. Aligned with the needs of our customers, reduced fuel consumption, emissions and noise are our priority when selecting an aircraft to join the ALC fleet. By focusing on these qualities, we are introducing more environmentally conscious aircraft into the world's fleet.

Reduced Environmental Impact in Numbers

Aircraft Nitrogen Oxides Noise Pollution Fuel Consumption
Airbus A220-300 Up to 38% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 17.4 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus A320neo Up to 49% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 20.6 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus A321neo Up to 49% below CAEP/6 Up to 54% smaller footprint; Up to 16 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 22% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus A330-900neo Up to 20% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16.1 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus A350-900 Up to 23% below CAEP/6 Up to 40% smaller footprint; Up to 22 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Airbus A350-1000 Up to 6% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 16 EPNdB below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 737-700 Up to 29% below CAEP/6 Up to 20% smaller footprint; Up to 7.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 13% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 737-800 Up to 26% below CAEP/6 Up to 20% smaller footprint; Up to 5.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 18% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 737 MAX 8 Up to 34% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 14.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 737 MAX 9 Up to 27% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 13.2 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 787-9 Up to 42% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 17.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 787-10 Up to 40% below CAEP/6 Up to 50% smaller footprint; Up to 17.8 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 25% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Boeing 777-300ER Up to 14% below CAEP/6 Up to 40% smaller footprint; Up to 7.1 EPNdb below ICAO Chapter 4 20% lower fuel burn & CO2 emissions per seat
Source: Based on Airbus SAS and The Boeing Company estimates, which have not been independently verified by Air Lease Corporation or any third party.
Airbus Comparisons: A220-300 compared to A319ceo; A320neo compared to A320ceo; A321neo compared to A321ceo; A330-900 compared to B767-300ER; A350-900 compared to B777-200ER; A350-1000 compared to B777-300ER
Boeing Comparisons: 737 NG compared to 737 Classic; 737 MAX compared to 737 NG (no winglet); 787 compared to 767-300 ER; 777-300 ER compared to 747-400 (GE).

Corporate Governance

Highly engaged Board of Directors with extensive and diverse experience
Board Member Executive Leadership Experience Airline Industry / Aviation Financial / Capital Allocation Expertise International Experience Risk Management / Oversight Expertise Other Public Company Boards
Steven F. Udvar-Házy
Executive Chairman
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Other Public Company Boards: SkyWest – Senior Strategic Advisor to the Board
John L. Plueger
CEO & President
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Other Public Company Boards: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings
Robert A. Milton
Lead Independent Director

Retired Chairman & CEO, ACE Aviation Holdings and Air Canada
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Matthew J. Hart
Retired President & COO, Hilton Hotels Corporation
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Other Public Company Boards: American Airlines Group
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Yvette Hollingsworth Clark
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer, State Street Corporation
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Cheryl Gordon Krongard
Retired Senior Partner, Apollo Management
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Marshall O. Larsen
Retired Chairman, President & CEO, Goodrich Corporation
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Susan McCaw
President of SRM Capital Investments
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Other Public Company Boards: Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.
Ian M. Saines
Chief Executive, Funds Management Challenger Limited
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Committees of the Board of Directors

Board Committee Members Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Leadership Development and Compensation Committee Audit Committee
Robert A. Milton Robert A. Milton is a Committee Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Robert A. Milton is a Committee Member of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee Robert A. Milton is a Committee Member of the Audit Committee
Matthew J. Hart Matthew J. Hart is a Committee Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Matthew J. Hart is a Committee Chairperson of the Audit Committee
Yvette Hollingsworth Clark Yvette Hollingsworth Clark is a Committee Member of the Audit Committee
Cheryl Gordon Krongard Cheryl Gordon Krongard is a Committee Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Cheryl Gordon Krongard is a Committee Chairperson of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee
Marshall O. Larsen Marshall O. Larsen is a Committee Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Marshall O. Larsen is a Committee Member of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee
Susan McCaw Susan McCaw is a Committee Member of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee
Ian M. Saines Ian M. Saines is a Committee Member of the Audit Committee

Standards of Ethical Conduct

Air Lease Corporation is committed to operating with the highest standards for social and environmental responsibility as well as ethical conduct.

We believe in doing business with companies that have the same standards.

Investing in our Employees

We believe in investing in our team to build a culture of excellence of which our employees are proud to be a part.

  • Every employee is eligible for company stock
  • ~7% of the company’s stock is owned by ALC's directors and employees
  • Employees benefit from a company paid membership to an on-site fitness center and annual health and wellness clinics
  • The company sponsors industry related training and education programs for employees
  • The company offers a robust benefits package benchmarked in the 90 percentile of coverage for similarly sized companies

Corporate Citizenship

We are committed to giving back as a corporation through community service, charitable donations and specialized mentorship programs.

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United Way is focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.

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The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the LAFD in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing essential equipment, training, and public outreach programs to supplement city resources.

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National Air and Space Museum creates compelling exhibitions that engage, educate and inspire millions of visitors every year.

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The ISTAT Foundation supports qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism.

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Airlink is a nonprofit organization working with aviation and logistics partners to transport relief workers and emergency supplies for reputable non-governmental organizations (NGOs) responding to rapid-onset disasters and other humanitarian crises around the globe.

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The mission of the Wings Club Foundation is to foster opportunities to pursue an education in the field of aviation, provide programs to educate in the field of aviation, and to support charitable organizations that use aviation to help those in need.

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TreePeople is Los Angeles’ largest environmental movement whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world.

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Dress for Success provides a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

ALC employees work with TreePeople to care for newly-planted trees in their community.

Environment and Sustainability

We are focused on operational sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.

ALC’s headquarters office is in a LEED GOLD certified building, focused on the following:

  • Water Conservation - More than 21.2 million gallons of water saved annually
  • Water Recovery - 100% self-reliance for landscape irrigation
  • Energy Conservation - 8.1 million kilowatt hours saved annually
  • Recycling - Project diverts 53% of waste away from landfills
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Industry Recognition Highlights

We are proud to highlight our industry recognition awards

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Editor’s Deal of the Year, ALC $550m Unsecured Term Loan, Aviation 100 Asia-Pacific Awards, AEGF Asia Pacific 2023
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Americas CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 Americas Awards, AEGF NY 2023
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Americas Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards, AEGF NY 2023
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Americas Debt Deal of the Year, ALC 5.300% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2028, Aviation 100 Americas Awards, AEGF NY 2023
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CFO of the Year (Public Company), Gregory B. Willis, Los Angeles Business Journal CFO Awards 2023
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Overall Debt Deal of the Year, African & Middle East & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 Awards AEGF Dubai 2023
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Global Corporate Sukuk Deal of the Year Bond, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2023
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Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year Bond, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2023
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Capital Markets Deal of the Year Air Lease Corporation $1.5bn Bond Issuance Airfinance Journal’s Global Awards for 2022 2023
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Overall Deal of the Year, Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards, AEGF Dublin 2023
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America’s Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2022
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Debt Deal of the Year, Waterfall Asset Management Warehouse Facility AEGF NY 2022
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America’s Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2021
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2021
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CFO /Treasury Team of the Year, Gregory B. Willis, CFO Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2021
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America’s Lessor of the Year 2020, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF London 2021
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2020
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Midcap & Smallcap – Best CEO John L. Plueger, CEO and President, CapitalGoods/Industrials: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
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Midcap & Smallcap – Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industrials: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
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Overall Most Honored Companies, 2020 All-America Executive Team Institutional Investor 2019
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Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2019
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year, John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
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CFO/Treasurer of the Year, Gregory B. Willis, CFO, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
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Overall Deal of the Year, Thunderbolt II, Aviation 100 European & Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2019
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Structured Finance Awards, North America ABS Issue, ALC’s US$545m Securitisation International Financing Review Awards 2018
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World’s Best Employers Forbes 2018
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Buy-Side - Best CEO John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Overall Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Sell-Side - Best Investor Relations Program, Capital Goods/Industries: Business, Education & Professional Services, 2019 All-America Rankings Institutional Investor Magazine 2018
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Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Treasury Team of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Overall Deal of the Year Thunderbolt II, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2018
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Lessor of the Year, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2018
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Overall Deal of the Year Thunderbolt 2017-I, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2018
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Overall Capital Markets Deal of the Year, Air Lease Corporation TBOLT II $450m ABD for 18 aircraft, Airfinance Journal Awards 2018
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CEO/Industry Leader of the Year John L. Plueger, CEO and President, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF 2017
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Lessor of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF NY 2017
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CFO/Treasury Team of the Year, Aviation 100 Americas Awards AEGF 2017
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Face of Aviation Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017
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CFO/Treasurer of the Year Gregory B. Willis, CFO, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017
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Finance Team of the Year, Overall Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards AEGF Dublin 2017
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Best Capital Markets Deal 2016, Blackbird ABS, Ishka Awards 2017
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Capital Markets Deal of the Year, Blackbird debut ABS, Airfinance Journal’s Deals of the Year 2016
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Editor's Deal of the Year, Blackbird Capital JV, Airfinance Journal’s Deals of the Year 2015
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Overall Deal of the Year, JP Morgan / ALC’s IPO, Aviation 100 Awards AE Dublin 2012