A J Walter opens new aviation financing HQ


A J Walter Aviation has chosen Hong Kong as the location of AJW Capital Partners Ltd

AJW has announced that A J
Walter Aviation has chosen Hong Kong for the
location of AJW Capital Partners Ltd, its funding arm for the aviation sector.

Ian Malin, treasurer and
chief investment officer said “AJW expects the market for its spares supply and
management solutions to continue to grow significantly. Legacy airlines
continue to streamline their MRO activities and reduce asset costs while new
entrants are free to pursue a leaner, outsourced maintenance model. We are
pursuing business opportunities on a global scale and it is inevitable that China, with its
exceptional growth potential, commitment to aggressive route expansion, airline
development and fleet rationalisation, represents a key opportunity for the
business. Asia is becoming increasingly
important from an aviation finance perspective and with that comes a strong
level of interest from investors seeking access to AJW’s unique transaction

AJW Capital will complement
the Company’s established presence in Singapore which has seen
significant growth over the past few years.

Christopher Whiteside,
president, observes: “The business is set on a fast-paced trajectory for growth
and our market insight has pinpointed the Far East
and Asia/Pacific region as one with a hungry appetite for the innovative and
flexible financial solutions that we can bring. We continue to see increasing
demand for our wide range of commercial and corporate aviation services and we
have firm plans in place to further develop our global presence and product