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Name: GPA GROUP
7JetSet7 Code: GUI
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: SHANNON
Country: IRELAND
Employees 17
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Background
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A JET AIRPLANE LEASING COMPANY.

EIRE/IRELAND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1919, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 70,284 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 3.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS DUBLIN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH AND GAELIC.

DECEMBER 1995: SEAN FLANNERY REPLACED PETER GOODMAN AS SENIOR VP TECHNICAL.

JIM JOHNSON, PRESIDENT (FORMER BOEING) OF (GECAS) ANNOUNCES A $4 BILLION ORDER OF 20 CURRENT 737'S, 83/76 737-NG'S & 5 777'S (GE90).

GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL AVIATION SERVICE (GECAS) SOLD 737-200 (PY322) TO EUROPEAN CAPITAL CORP, LEASED TO LANCHILE (LAN).

FEBRUARY 1996: 3 MD-83'S (49935; 49951) (GUE) 3 YEAR LEASED TO (EDW) & (49937) TO EUROFLY (EUY).

JULY 1996: $2.5 BILLION, 40/40 A319/320/321'S (JUNE 1997) & 5/5 A340-300'S.

JULY 1997: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1996 = +$105 MILLION (+$54 MILLION) (NET PROFIT).

SEPTEMBER 1997: HENRY HUBSCHMAN, PRESIDENT, (GE) CAPITAL, AVIATION SERVICES. HAS 900 AIRPLANES @ 160 AIRLINES IN >60 COUNTRIES.

DECEMBER 1997: +2 ORDERS (APRIL 1999) 767'S.

APRIL 1998: GECAS (GEH) 1 ORDER A319, 6 ORDERS A320'S, AND 3 ORDERS A321'S (ALL CFM56).

JUNE 1998: BUY OUT OF GECAS (GEH) SIGNED 5 YEARS AGO. IN 1993, GECAS BOUGHT (GUI) FOR $1.4 BILLION. AT ITS HEIGHT, (GUI) HAD CONTROL OF 460 AIRPLANES AND A FORWARD ORDERBOOK FOR ALMOST 200 AIRPLANES. NEW CORE OF (GUI)'S BUSINESS DEAL WILL BE BASED AROUND 80 AIRPLANES, PRIMARILY 737'S & A320'S.

SEPTEMBER 1998: GE CAPITAL FARNBOROUGH ANNOUNCEMENT OF $1.3 Billion BOEING ORDERS: 9 767-300ER'S & 3 767-400ER'S (CF6-80C2B7F), AND AIRBUS ORDERS: 30/10 A319/A320/A321'S (CFM56-5) (4/03), FOR $1.2 BILLION.

OCTOBER 1998: AIRBUS ORDERS ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH ARE 1 A319, 15 A320'S, AND 14 A321'S (CFM56-5).

NOVEMBER 1998: AIR CANADA (ACN) SELLS ITS 10.2% OF (GUI) FOR +$11.6 MILLION, AFTER TAXES.

APRIL 1999: BUYS 13 MD-82'S FROM CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA) & LEASES 3 BACK TO (CEA), INCLUDING 10 A320'S. OTHER 6 LEASED TO SPANAIR (SPP) AND 4 LEASED TO SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR). (GUI) OWNS OR MANAGES 850 AIRPLANES.

AUGUST 1999: NIALL GREEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, RETIRES. BRIAN HAYDEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR TECHNICAL IS EFFECTIVELY MANAGING DIRECTOR IRELAND.

NOVEMBER 1999: SWITCHED 2 OF 3 ORDERS 767-400ER'S TO 767-300ER'S.

DECEMBER 1999: $2.6 BILLION ORDER: 17 767-300ER'S & 5 747-400F'S (OCTOBER 2000) & 3 ORDERS (MARCH 2000) 737-700'S. NOW HAS ORDERED 160 BOEING AIRPLANES.

MAY 2000: 10 ORDERS A320'S AND 16 ORDERS A330-200'S FOR TOTAL AIRBUS PORTFOLIO >200 AIRPLANES (2002).

JUNE 2000: (GECAS) (GEF) ACQUIRES CREDIT LYONNAIS/PK AIRFINANCE, LUXEMBOURG (OWNS/MANAGES PORTFOLIO OF 106 NARROW BODIES; OFFICES IN NEW YORK/TOKYO). (GECAS) (GEF) CURRENTLY OWNS/MANAGES 950 AIRPLANES.

$7.8 BILLION, 50/100 ORDERS EMBRAER (EMB) ERJ-170'S & 50/100 ORDERS FAIRCHILD DORNIER 728JETS. OPTIONS MAY BE CONVERTED TO ERJ-190 OR 928JET MODELS. $3.5 BILLION, 50/100 ORDERS CANADAIR REGIONAL JETS, INCLUDING 15 CRJ200'S, 25 CRJ700'S, & 10 CRJ900'S. DEBIS AIRFINANCE (DEA) OFFERS TO BUY AERFI GROUP, BETTER KNOWN AS (GPA). DAIMLER CHRYSLER OWNS 45% OF AIRFINANCE, WITH THE REST OWNED BY A GROUP OF GERMAN BANKS. TOGETHER, (DEA) & AERFI WOULD LEASE AND MANAGE >200 AIRPLANES TO BETTER COMPETE AS THE 3RD LARGEST AIRPLANE LESSOR AFTER GE CAPITAL AVIATION SERVICES (GEF) & ILFC (ILF), WITH GATX (GAX)/FLIGHTLEASE (SWS), CIT (TCI), AND ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW).

JULY 2000: IN 2000, THE AIRPLANE LEASING COMPANIES CONTRACTED FOR 21.4% (72 OF 336) BOEING (TBC) ORDERS, AND 33.1% (79 OF 239) AIRBUS (EDS). FARNBOROUGH ANNOUNCEMENT OF 80/59 ORDERS/10 BOEING (TBC) AIRPLANES INCLUDING 65/52 ORDERS 737-NG'S, 15/7/10 777'S (10 X'S). 30 ORDERS A318'S & 12 ORDERS A320'S. AIRBUS (EDS) PORTFOLIO NOW 260 AIRPLANES, INCLUDING 161 A320 FAMILY.

SEPTEMBER 2000: (GE) CAPITAL AVIATION SERVICES (GECAS) TAKES EQUITY STAKE IN (GRA) INC. (GRA) WILL OFFER INDEPENDENT CONSULTING SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS. FOUNDED IN 1972, (GRA) HAS BEEN ONE OF (FAA)'S PRINCIPAL ADVISORS ON ECONOMIC ISSUES.

APRIL 2001: ACCEPTS 50TH 737NG.

MAY 2001: BUYS 10 767-200'S FROM AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ)/ANSETT (ANS): 23326; 23327; 23328; (ANZ) & 11692; 11693; 11694; 11695; 11696; 11980; 11981; (ANS), AND LEASED BACK.

AUGUST 2001: (GE) CAPITAL (GEF) ACQUIRES HELLER FINANCIAL (HEF), ($600 MILLION AIRPLANE PORTFOLIO) FOR $5.3 BILLION.

(GECAS) (GEF)ORDERS +2 A320'S FOR TOTAL 77, 31 DELIVERED.

APRIL 2002: PARENT, (GECAS) (GEF) CANCELS ITS $1.5 BILLION 50/100 ORDER FOR FAIRCHILD DORNIER 728 REGIONAL JETS, FOLLOWING THE RECENT FILING OF INSOLVENCY BY FAIRCHILD DORNIER.

August 2003: (GECAS) (GEF) has 30 orders A318's.

December 2008: For further info see parent owner, (GECAS) (GEF)..

Fleet:
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November 2005:

2 727-2A1 (1675-21345, /80 XA-MXI; 9-600, /80 J), LST CMA.

22 737-200.

20 ORDERS 737-300/-400/-500.

17 737-300.

32 737-4YO.

15 737-5YO.

85/76 ORDERS 737-600/-700/-800.

65/52 ORDERS 737-NG'S.

1 747-259 (372-21730, /79 N924FT), EX-(AVI), LST (UPS).

1 747-283 (JT9D-70A) (358-21575, /79 N921FT), LSD (PAO).

5 ORDERS 747-400F.

4 757-2YO.

1 767-2B1 (PW4000) (407-25421, /92 PT-TAK), LST (AVI).

3 767-200 (23326; 23327; 23328) LST (ANZ) 5/01.

7 767-200 (22692; 22693; 22694; 22695; 22696; 22980; 22981), LST (ANS) 5/01.

6 767-300ER (PW4000).

1 767-375 (CF6-80C2F) (426-25864, /92 CC-CRH), LST (LAN).

28 ORDERS 767-300ER (CF6-80C2B7F).

1 ORDER 767-400ER (CF6-80C2B7F).

5 777-200 (GE90). 15/7/10 777-200 (INCL 10 X'S).

13 MD-82, EX-(CEA), 6 LST (SPP), 4 LST (SPR), 3 LST (CEA).

30 ORDERS A318, 107 PAX, 2 CLASS (CFM56-5B) (6/03).

2 ORDERS A319 (CFM56).

31 A320 (CFM56-5B/P). +77 ORDERS.

16 ORDERS (/02) A321.

6/10 ORDERS A319/A320/A321 (CFM56) (4/03).

16 ORDERS (1/02) A330-200 (CF6-80E1, 72K LB THRUST).

28 CANADAIR CRJ-200.

50/100 ORDERS EMBRAER ERJ-170 (CF-34), OPTS POSS ERJ-190.

00/000 ORDERS FAIRCHILD DORNIER 728JET (CF-34), OPTS MAY BE

928JET'S. ORDERS/OPTIONS CANCELED 4/02 FOR 50/100.

50/100 ORDERS BOMBARDIER CANADAIR RJ'S:

15 ORDERS CRJ200.

25 ORDERS CRJ700.

10 ORDERS CRJ900 (SUBJECT TO LAUNCH).

Management:
(definitions)

AIR TARA (TRA):

BRIAN HAYDEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR & SENIOR VP TECHNICAL.

BOB GALLAGHER, CHIEF INSPECTOR & SENIOR VP QUALITY ASSURANCE (SNNYGEI) (nortec@gecas.com). (2001-06).

JIM MARMION, SENIOR VP ENGINE MANAGEMENT.

SEAN FLANNERY, SENIOR VP TECHNICAL & VP ENGINEERING.

FELIX MCARDLE, PROJECT MANAGER BOEING PRODUCTS.


GECAS (GEG):

JIM JOHNSON, PRESIDENT (GECAS).

HENRY HUBSCHMAN, PRESIDENT, AVIATION SERVICES.

BRIAN HAYDEN, SENIOR VP & MANAGER TECHNICAL.

SEAN FLANNERY, SENIOR VP TECHNICAL.

BOB GALLAGHER, CHIEF INSPECTOR & SENIOR VP QUALITY ASSURANCE (SNNYGEI).

JIM MARMION, SENIOR VP POWER PLANT.

TONY LYONS, VP TECHNICAL (GECAS).

MAURICE CRONIN, ASSISTANT VP TECHNICAL (GECAS).

BRIAN SUTCLIFFE, RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE (GECAS) (BOEING/US)
(425-342-1297) (A CLOSE FRIEND, NOW DECEASED).

 
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