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Partners A Global Leader in Aviation Asset Management

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Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBAM) is one of the world’s largest and longest standing aircraft lessors, with more than $16 billion in aviation assets under management. We are a globally integrated private partnership focused exclusively on managing and servicing aviation assets for our capital partners.

By The Numbers


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Aviation Professionals

Our Approach

BBAM’s corporate culture is focused exclusively on managing and servicing aviation assets on behalf of our capital partners, with no aircraft on our balance sheet. We take a disciplined, asset-based approach to protect and grow our partners’ capital. We seek investment opportunities where our experience, resources and asset management capabilities create an edge, and strive to rigorously underwrite every transaction that we consider.

Our Platform

Led by our founder and CEO, Steve Zissis, BBAM has originated, remarketed and sold aircraft in every channel, every geography, and every year since 1989. BBAM has an experienced and long-tenured team, with more than 250 years of combined experience in aircraft leasing and financing.

BBAM has invested over more than 30 years to build a differentiated global, full-service aircraft leasing platform. Our global footprint, network of relationships and in-house aviation experts foster consistent deal flow and valuable insights in an opaque market. We believe that we are a partner of choice to support the capital needs of many of the world’s airlines, and we provide asset management and servicing to aircraft portfolios of any size.

Note: BBAM’s investment strategy is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, as further described in Item 8 of the BBAM US LP Form ADV Part 2 Brochure.  There can be no assurance that any transaction opportunities will be available or consummated. Investments are subject to risk of loss.