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Macquarie AirFinance closes acquisition of one Embraer 190 AR aircraft from Jetscape

Dublin, 28 Mar 2012

Macquarie AirFinance, a global aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced that it has purchased one Embraer 190 AR aircraft from Jetscape Aviation Group, Ltd. The aircraft, originally delivered in 2009, is powered by General Electric 34-10E7 engines and is subject to a long-term lease to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, S.A.

John Willingham, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie AirFinance, commented: "We are pleased to add an additional Embraer 190 to our fleet following our positive experience to date with the aircraft type and respect for Azul as a customer. We look forward to other opportunities to expand our relationships with valued customers and add desirable assets to our portfolio."

John Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Jetscape, added: "We are delighted to have completed another sale transaction with Macquarie AirFinance, demonstrating our shared belief in Embraer’s E-Jet family, the growing demand for E-Jets among aircraft lessors, financiers and airline operators and our mutual admiration of Azul as a growing airline operator and lease customer.”

About Macquarie AirFinance

Macquarie AirFinance is a global aircraft leasing company providing aircraft and capital to the world’s commercial airlines, and advisory and management services to aircraft owners. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company currently owns or manages 154 jet aircraft leased to 76 operators in 42 countries, across 6 continents.

Macquarie AirFinance previously acquired two Embraer 190 aircraft, both on lease to Azul, from Jetscape in June 2010. The serial number of the aircraft referenced in this release is 19000282.

About Jetscape Aviation Group Ltd.

Jetscape was founded in 2000 and engages in commercial aircraft leasing, management, remarketing and advisory services – providing innovative, custom-tailored solutions to commercial aircraft owners and operators worldwide. Jetscape currently owns and manages 45 aircraft and 4 engines to 23 airline operators in 14 countries.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Chirhart
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: +1 (212) 231 1310