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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022

OR

    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from         to       

Commission file number 001-35121
AIR LEASE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 27-1840403
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000N 90067
Los Angeles, California
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 553-0555

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock AL New York Stock Exchange
6.150% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A AL PRA New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes   No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes   No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   No 

At November 2, 2022, there were 110,892,097 shares of Air Lease Corporation’s Class A common stock outstanding.

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Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries

Form 10-Q
For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NOTE ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other publicly available documents may contain or incorporate statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements appear in a number of places in this Form 10-Q and include statements regarding, among other matters, the state of the airline industry, including the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact of sanctions imposed on Russia, our access to the capital markets, the impact of lease deferrals and other accommodations, aircraft delivery delays and other factors affecting our financial condition or results of operations. Words such as “can,” “could,” “may,” “predicts,” “potential,” “will,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and “should,” and variations of these words and similar expressions, are used in many cases to identify these forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results to vary materially from our future results, performance or achievements, or those of our industry, expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others:

our inability to obtain additional capital on favorable terms, or at all, to acquire aircraft, service our debt obligations and refinance maturing debt obligations;
increases in our cost of borrowing or changes in interest rates;
our inability to generate sufficient returns on our aircraft investments through strategic acquisition and profitable leasing;
the failure of an aircraft or engine manufacturer to meet its delivery obligations to us, including or as a result of technical or other difficulties with aircraft before or after delivery;
the extent to which the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union, United Kingdom and others affect our business, including our efforts to pursue insurance claims to recover losses related to aircraft detained in Russia, the exclusion of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus from the insurance policies that we separately purchase for our owned fleet, and the ability of our lessees to comply with their obligations to maintain insurance policies that cover their operations;
the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our business;
obsolescence of, or changes in overall demand for, our aircraft;
changes in the value of, and lease rates for, our aircraft, including as a result of aircraft oversupply, manufacturer production levels, our lessees’ failure to maintain our aircraft, rising inflation, appreciation of the U.S. Dollar, and other factors outside of our control;
impaired financial condition and liquidity of our lessees, including due to lessee defaults and reorganizations, bankruptcies or similar proceedings;
increased competition from other aircraft lessors;
the failure by our lessees to adequately insure our aircraft or fulfill their contractual indemnity obligations to us;
increased tariffs and other restrictions on trade;
changes in the regulatory environment, including changes in tax laws and environmental regulations;
other events affecting our business or the business of our lessees and aircraft manufacturers or their suppliers that are beyond our or their control, such as the threat or realization of epidemic diseases, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war or armed hostilities between countries or non-state actors; and
any additional factors discussed under “Part I — Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, “Part II — Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and other SEC filings, including future SEC filings.

All forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates of future results, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations. You are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we do not intend and undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect actual results or events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and par value amounts)

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
(unaudited)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,101,844  $ 1,086,500 
Restricted cash 15,124  21,792 
Flight equipment subject to operating leases 28,656,269  27,101,808 
Less accumulated depreciation (4,727,410) (4,202,804)
23,928,859  22,899,004 
Deposits on flight equipment purchases 1,493,041  1,508,892 
Other assets 1,685,103  1,452,534 
Total assets $ 28,223,971  $ 26,968,722 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Accrued interest and other payables $ 604,327  $ 611,757 
Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs 18,769,057  17,022,480 
Security deposits and maintenance reserves on flight equipment leases 1,235,704  1,173,831 
Rentals received in advance 149,923  138,816 
Deferred tax liability 936,526  1,013,270 
Total liabilities $ 21,695,537  $ 19,960,154 
Shareholders’ Equity
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 10,600,000 (aggregate liquidation preference of $850,000) shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
$ 106  $ 106 
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 110,892,097 and 113,987,154 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
1,109  1,140 
Class B Non-Voting common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding
—  — 
Paid-in capital 3,250,169  3,399,245 
Retained earnings 3,274,113  3,609,885 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss 2,937  (1,808)
Total shareholders’ equity $ 6,528,434  $ 7,008,568 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 28,223,971  $ 26,968,722 

(See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements)

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Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)


Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(unaudited)
Revenues
Rental of flight equipment $ 541,397  $ 519,535  $ 1,653,223  $ 1,439,674 
Aircraft sales, trading and other 19,937  4,974  62,469  51,539 
Total revenues 561,334  524,509  1,715,692  1,491,213 
Expenses
Interest 122,348  114,659  358,621  346,244 
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs 13,162  12,571  39,772  37,109 
Interest expense 135,510  127,230  398,393  383,353 
Depreciation of flight equipment 242,503  224,960  713,095  651,742 
Write-off of Russian fleet —  —  802,352  — 
Selling, general and administrative 39,718  31,082  110,993  84,682 
Stock-based compensation expense 5,764  6,692  9,799  18,800 
Total expenses 423,495  389,964  2,034,632  1,138,577 
Income/(loss) before taxes 137,839  134,545  (318,940) 352,636 
Income tax (expense)/benefit (27,458) (27,208) 76,606  (67,785)
Net income/(loss) $ 110,381  $ 107,337  $ (242,334) $ 284,851 
Preferred stock dividends (10,425) (7,331) (31,275) (19,010)
Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 99,956  $ 100,006  $ (273,609) $ 265,841 
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustment $ 21,481  $ 7,129  $ 27,811  $ (943)
Change in fair value of hedged transactions (17,063) (7,874) (21,774) (1,677)
Total tax (expense)/benefit on other comprehensive income/loss (946) 159  (1,292) 560 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax 3,472  (586) 4,745  (2,060)
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable for common stockholders $ 103,428  $ 99,420  $ (268,864) $ 263,781 
Earnings/(loss) per share of common stock:
Basic $ 0.90  $ 0.88  $ (2.45) $ 2.33 
Diluted $ 0.90  $ 0.87  $ (2.45) $ 2.32 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
Basic 110,892,097  114,122,512  111,874,002  114,071,951 
Diluted 111,090,133  114,381,621  111,874,002  114,415,169 
Dividends declared per share of common stock $ 0.185  $ 0.16  $ 0.555  $ 0.48 

(See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements)

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Preferred Stock Class A
Common Stock
Class B Non‑Voting
Common Stock
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
(unaudited) Shares Amount Shares Amount Shares Amount Paid‑in
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Total
Balance at December 31, 2021 10,600,000  $ 106  113,987,154  $ 1,140  —  $ —  $ 3,399,245  $ 3,609,885  $ (1,808) $ 7,008,568 
Issuance of common stock upon vesting of restricted stock units —  —  477,656  —  —  (3) —  — 
Common stock repurchased —  —  (2,959,458) (30) —  —  (129,519) —  —  (129,549)
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  (2,523) —  —  (2,523)
Cash dividends (declared $0.185 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (21,136) —  (21,136)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (10,425) —  (10,425)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  1,738  1,738 
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation —  —  (188,093) (2) —  —  (8,095) —  —  (8,097)
Net loss —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (468,993) —  (468,993)
Balance at March 31, 2022 10,600,000  $ 106  111,317,259  $ 1,113  —  $ —  $ 3,259,105  $ 3,109,331  $ (70) $ 6,369,585 
Issuance of common stock upon vesting of restricted stock units —  —  59,603  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Common stock repurchased —  —  (461,416) (4) —  —  (20,450) —  —  (20,454)
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  6,558  —  —  6,558 
Cash dividends (declared $0.185 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (20,511) —  (20,511)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (10,425) —  (10,425)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (465) (465)
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation —  —  (23,349) —  —  —  (931) —  —  (931)
Net income —  —  —  —  —  —  —  116,277  —  116,277 
Balance at June 30, 2022 10,600,000  $ 106  110,892,097  $ 1,109  —  $ —  $ 3,244,282  $ 3,194,672  $ (535) $ 6,439,634 
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  5,764  —  —  5,764 
Cash dividends (declared 0.185 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (20,515) —  (20,515)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (10,425) —  (10,425)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  3,472  3,472 
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation —  —  —  —  —  —  123  —  —  123 
Net income —  —  —  —  —  —  —  110,381  —  110,381 
Balance at September 30, 2022 10,600,000  $ 106  110,892,097  $ 1,109  —  $ —  $ 3,250,169  $ 3,274,113  $ 2,937  $ 6,528,434 
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Preferred Stock Class A
Common Stock
Class B Non‑Voting
Common Stock
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
(unaudited) Shares Amount Shares Amount Shares Amount Paid‑in
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Total
Balance at December 31, 2020 10,000,000  $ 100  113,852,896  $ 1,139  —  $ —  $ 2,793,178  $ 3,277,599  $ 325  $ 6,072,341 
Issuance of preferred stock 300,000  —  —  —  —  295,446  —  —  295,449 
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of options and vesting of restricted stock units —  —  425,232  —  —  1,437  —  —  1,441 
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  5,408  —  —  5,408 
Cash dividends (declared $0.16 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (18,259) —  (18,259)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (3,844) —  (3,844)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (1,247) (1,247)
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation —  —  (157,266) (2) —  —  (7,167) —  —  (7,169)
Net income —  —  —  —  —  —  —  84,092  —  84,092 
Balance at March 31, 2021 10,300,000  $ 103  114,120,862  $ 1,141  —  $ —  $ 3,088,302  $ 3,339,588  $ (922) $ 6,428,212 
Issuance of preferred stock —  —  —  —  —  —  (19) —  —  (19)
Issuance of common stock upon vesting of restricted stock units —  —  25,956  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  6,700  —  —  6,700 
Cash dividends (declared $0.16 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (18,263) —  (18,263)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (7,835) —  (7,835)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (227) (227)
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation —  —  (5,715) —  —  —  (275) —  —  (275)
Net income —  —  —  —  —  —  —  93,422  —  93,422 
Balance at June 30, 2021 10,300,000  $ 103  114,141,103  $ 1,141  —  $ —  $ 3,094,708  $ 3,406,912  $ (1,149) $ 6,501,715 
Stock-based compensation expense —  —  —  —  —  —  6,692  —  —  6,692 
Common stock repurchased —  —  (153,949) (1) —  —  (5,780) —  —  (5,781)
Cash dividends (declared $0.16 per share of Class A common stock)
—  —  —  —  —  —  —  (18,263) —  (18,263)
Cash dividends (declared on preferred stock) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (7,331) —  (7,331)
Change in foreign currency translation adjustment and in fair value of hedged transactions, net of tax —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (586) (586)
Net income —  —  —  —  —  —  —  107,337  —  107,337 
Balance at September 30, 2021 10,300,000  $ 103  113,987,154  $ 1,140  —  $ —  $ 3,095,620  $ 3,488,655  $ (1,735) $ 6,583,783 

(See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements)
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021
(unaudited)
Operating Activities
Net (loss)/income $ (242,334) $ 284,851 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss)/income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation of flight equipment 713,095  651,742 
Write-off of Russian fleet 802,352  — 
Stock-based compensation expense 9,799  18,800 
Deferred taxes (78,035) 64,931 
Amortization of discounts and debt issuance costs 39,772  37,109 
Amortization of prepaid lease costs 34,734  33,603 
Gain on aircraft sales, trading and other activity (85,616) (1,184)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Other assets (243,109) (148,982)
Accrued interest and other payables (8,354) (7,283)
Rentals received in advance 16,259  (4,199)
Net cash provided by operating activities 958,563  929,388 
Investing Activities
Acquisition of flight equipment under operating lease (2,166,317) (1,670,203)
Payments for deposits on flight equipment purchases (428,424) (303,856)
Proceeds from aircraft sales, trading and other activity 42,043  2,042 
Acquisition of aircraft furnishings, equipment and other assets (162,897) (178,359)
Net cash used in investing activities (2,715,595) (2,150,376)
Financing Activities
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of options —  1,438 
Cash dividends paid on Class A common stock (62,738) (54,737)
Common shares repurchased (150,000) (5,780)
Net proceeds from preferred stock issuance —  295,428 
Cash dividends paid on preferred stock (31,275) (19,010)
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation (8,903) (7,441)
Net change in unsecured revolving facilities 1,570,000  — 
Proceeds from debt financings 1,497,615  3,655,830 
Payments in reduction of debt financings (1,327,146) (2,585,652)
Debt issuance costs (5,855) (9,688)
Security deposits and maintenance reserve receipts 308,637  112,155 
Security deposits and maintenance reserve disbursements (24,627) (25,654)
Net cash provided by financing activities 1,765,708  1,356,889 
Net decrease in cash 8,676  135,901 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 1,108,292  1,757,767 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 1,116,968  $ 1,893,668 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Cash paid during the period for interest, including capitalized interest of $29,335 and $38,265 at September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively
$ 442,461  $ 428,349 
Cash paid for income taxes $ 5,808  $ 2,739 
Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Activities
Buyer furnished equipment, capitalized interest and deposits on flight equipment purchases applied to acquisition of flight equipment $ 596,021  $ 663,072 
Cash dividends declared on common stock, not yet paid $ 20,515  $ 18,263 

(See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements)
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)




Note 1.    Company Background and Overview

Air Lease Corporation (the “Company”, “ALC”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a leading aircraft leasing company that was founded by aircraft leasing industry pioneer, Steven F. Udvar-Házy. The Company is principally engaged in purchasing the most modern, fuel-efficient, new technology commercial jet aircraft directly from aircraft manufacturers, such as The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) and Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”). The Company leases these aircraft to airlines throughout the world with the intention to generate attractive returns on equity. As of September 30, 2022, the Company owned 405 aircraft, managed 87 aircraft and had 412 aircraft on order with aircraft manufacturers. In addition to its leasing activities, the Company sells aircraft from its fleet to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, airlines and other investors. The Company also provides fleet management services to investors and owners of aircraft portfolios for a management fee.

Note 2.    Basis of Preparation and Critical Accounting Policies

The Company consolidates financial statements of all entities in which the Company has a controlling financial interest, including the accounts of any Variable Interest Entity in which the Company has a controlling financial interest and for which it is the primary beneficiary. All material intercompany balances are eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements include all adjustments, consisting only of normal, recurring adjustments, which are in the opinion of management necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows at September 30, 2022, and for all periods presented. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results expected for the year ending December 31, 2022. These financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Note 3.    Debt Financing

The Company’s consolidated debt as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 is summarized below:

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
(in thousands)
Unsecured
Senior notes $ 17,064,248  $ 16,892,058 
Term financings 186,775  167,000 
Revolving credit facility 1,570,000  — 
        Total unsecured debt financing 18,821,023  17,059,058 
Secured
Term financings 116,981  126,660 
Export credit financing 13,309  18,301 
        Total secured debt financing 130,290  144,961 
Total debt financing 18,951,313  17,204,019 
Less: Debt discounts and issuance costs (182,256) (181,539)
Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs $ 18,769,057  $ 17,022,480 

Senior unsecured notes (including Medium-Term Note Program)

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had $17.1 billion in senior unsecured notes outstanding. As of December 31, 2021, the Company had $16.9 billion in senior unsecured notes outstanding.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)




During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company issued $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes comprised of (i) $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.20% Medium-Term Notes due 2027, and (ii) $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Medium-Term Notes due 2032.

Unsecured revolving credit facility

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had $1.6 billion outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”). As of December 31, 2021, the Company did not have any amounts outstanding under its Revolving Credit Facility. Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility are used to finance the Company’s working capital needs in the ordinary course of business and for other general corporate purposes.

In April 2022, the Company amended and extended its Revolving Credit Facility through an amendment that, among other things, extended the final maturity date from May 5, 2025 to May 5, 2026, increased the total revolving commitments to approximately $7.0 billion as of May 5, 2022 and replaced LIBOR with Term SOFR as the benchmark interest rate and made certain conforming changes related thereto. As of September 30, 2022, borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility accrued interest at Adjusted Term SOFR (as defined in the Revolving Credit Facility) plus a margin of 1.05% per year. The Company is required to pay a facility fee of 0.20% per year in respect of total commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility. Interest rate and facility fees are subject to increases or decreases based on declines or improvements in the credit ratings for the Company’s debt.

In June 2022, the Company increased the aggregate facility capacity by an additional $122.5 million and also extended the maturity of $125.0 million in commitments to May 5, 2026. As of November 3, 2022, the Company had total revolving commitments of approximately $7.1 billion. Lenders held revolving commitments totaling approximately $6.7 billion that mature on May 5, 2026, commitments totaling $32.5 million that mature on May 5, 2025 and commitments totaling $375.0 million that mature on May 5, 2023.

Other debt financings

From time to time, the Company enters into other debt financings such as unsecured term financings and secured term financings, including export credit. As of September 30, 2022, the outstanding balance on other debt financings was $317.1 million and the Company had pledged three aircraft as collateral with a net book value of $214.6 million. As of December 31, 2021, the outstanding balance on other debt financings was $312.0 million and the Company had pledged three aircraft as collateral with a net book value of $222.2 million.

Maturities

Maturities of debt outstanding as of September 30, 2022 are as follows:
 (in thousands)
Years ending December 31,
2022 $ 683,152 
2023 2,621,611 
2024 2,863,800 
2025 2,409,553 
2026 4,953,021 
Thereafter 5,420,176 
Total $ 18,951,313 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Note 4.     Flight equipment subject to operating lease

The following table summarizes the activities for the Company’s flight equipment subject to operating lease for the nine months ended September 30, 2022:

(in thousands)
Net book value as of December 31, 2021 $ 22,899,004 
Purchase of aircraft 2,784,350 
Depreciation (713,095)
Sale of aircraft and transfers to net investments in sales-type leases (250,383)
Write-off of Russian fleet (791,017)
Net book value as of September 30, 2022 $ 23,928,859 
Accumulated depreciation as of September 30, 2022 $ (4,727,410)

Write-off of Russian fleet

In response to the sanctions against certain industry sectors and parties in Russia, in March 2022, the Company terminated all of its leasing activities in Russia. While the Company maintains title to the aircraft, the Company determined that it is unlikely it will regain possession of the aircraft detained in Russia. As such, during the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recognized a loss from asset write-offs of its interests in owned aircraft detained in Russia, totaling approximately $791.0 million.

In October 2022, one Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft that was detained in Russia was returned to the Company. The returned 737-8 MAX was not operating and had been in storage in Russia since the 737 MAX grounding. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company will record the aircraft in its owned fleet at fair value with a corresponding offset to the write-off line item in the income statement. At this time, the Company does not anticipate the return of any other aircraft detained in Russia.

As of November 3, 2022, 20 aircraft previously included in the Company’s owned fleet are still detained in Russia. The operators of these aircraft have continued to fly most of the aircraft notwithstanding the termination of leasing activities and the Company’s ongoing demands for the return of its assets. In June 2022, the Company submitted insurance claims to its insurers to recover its losses relating to the aircraft detained in Russia and is vigorously pursuing all available insurance claims. Collection, timing and amounts of any insurance recoveries remains uncertain at this time.

Note 5.    Commitments and Contingencies

Aircraft Acquisition

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had commitments to purchase 412 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus for delivery through 2028, with an estimated aggregate commitment of $26.2 billion.

The table is subject to change based on Airbus and Boeing delivery delays. As noted below, the Company expects delivery delays for some aircraft in its orderbook. The Company remains in discussions with Boeing and Airbus to determine the extent and duration of delivery delays; however, the Company is not yet able to determine the full impact of these delays.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Estimated Delivery Years
Aircraft Type 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Thereafter Total
Airbus A220-100/300 13  25  20  12  —  74 
Airbus A320/321neo(1)
14  22  24  24  35  64  183 
Airbus A330-900neo —  —  —  13 
Airbus A350-900/1000 —  —  — 
Airbus A350F —  —  —  — 
Boeing 737-8/9 MAX 11  29  33  19  16  —  108 
Boeing 787-9/10 10  —  —  20 
Total(2)
34  78  93  73  65  69  412 
(1) The Company’s Airbus A320/321neo aircraft orders include 26 long-range variants and 49 extra long-range variants.
(2) The table above reflects Airbus and Boeing aircraft delivery delays based on contractual documentation.

Pursuant to the Company’s purchase agreements with Boeing and Airbus, the Company agrees to contractual delivery dates for each aircraft ordered. These dates can change for a variety of reasons, however for the last several years, manufacturing delays have significantly impacted the planned purchases of the Company’s aircraft on order with Boeing and Airbus. The Company is currently experiencing delivery delays with both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The aircraft purchase commitments discussed above could also be impacted by cancellations. The Company’s purchase agreements with Boeing and Airbus generally provide each of the Company and the manufacturers with cancellation rights for delivery delays starting at one year after the original contractual delivery date, regardless of cause. In addition, the Company’s lease agreements generally provide each of the Company and the lessee with cancellation rights related to certain aircraft delivery delays that typically parallel the cancellation rights in the Company’s purchase agreements.

Commitments for the acquisition of these aircraft, calculated at an estimated aggregate purchase price (including adjustments for anticipated inflation) of approximately $26.2 billion as of September 30, 2022, are as follows:


Years ending December 31,
2022 $ 2,230,839 
2023 5,385,941 
2024 5,877,320 
2025 4,606,225 
2026 3,683,009 
Thereafter 4,419,134 
Total $ 26,202,468 

The Company has made non-refundable deposits on flight equipment purchases of $1.5 billion as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, which are subject to manufacturer performance commitments. If the Company is unable to satisfy its purchase commitments, the Company may be forced to forfeit its deposits and may also be exposed to breach of contract claims by its lessees as well as the manufacturers.

Note 6.    Rental Income

As of September 30, 2022, minimum future rentals on non-cancellable operating leases of flight equipment in the Company’s owned fleet, which have been delivered as of September 30, 2022 are as follows:

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Years ending December 31,
2022 (excluding the nine months ended September 30, 2022)
$ 552,722 
2023 2,169,168 
2024 2,050,201 
2025 1,905,764 
2026 1,704,843 
Thereafter 6,713,920 
Total $ 15,096,618 

Note 7. Earnings/(Loss) Per Share

Basic earnings/(loss) per share is computed by dividing net income/(loss) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution that would occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock; however, potential common equivalent shares are excluded if the effect of including these shares would be anti-dilutive. The Company’s two classes of common stock, Class A and Class B non-voting, have equal rights to dividends and income, and therefore, basic and diluted earnings per share are the same for each class of common stock. As of September 30, 2022, the Company did not have any Class B non-voting common stock outstanding.    

Diluted earnings per share takes into account the potential conversion of stock options, restricted stock units, and warrants using the treasury stock method and convertible notes using the if-converted method. Since the Company was in a loss position for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, diluted net loss per share is the same as basic net loss per share for the period as the inclusion of all potential common shares outstanding would have been anti-dilutive. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company excluded 329,947 potentially dilutive securities, whose effect would have been anti-dilutive, from the computation of diluted earnings per share. For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company did not exclude any potentially dilutive securities, whose effect would have been anti-dilutive, from the computation of diluted earnings per share. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company did not exclude any potentially dilutive securities, whose effect would have been anti-dilutive, from the computation of diluted earnings per share. The Company excluded 976,509 and 1,083,635 shares related to restricted stock units for which the performance metric had yet to be achieved as of September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)




The following table sets forth the reconciliation of basic and diluted earnings/(loss) per share:

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands, except share and per share)
Basic earnings/(loss) per share:
Numerator
Net income/(loss) $ 110,381  $ 107,337  $ (242,334) $ 284,851 
Preferred stock dividends (10,425) (7,331) (31,275) (19,010)
Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 99,956  $ 100,006  $ (273,609) $ 265,841 
Denominator
Weighted-average shares outstanding 110,892,097  114,122,512  111,874,002  114,071,951 
Basic earnings/(loss) per share $ 0.90  $ 0.88  $ (2.45) $ 2.33 
Diluted earnings/(loss) per share:
Numerator
Net income/(loss) $ 110,381  $ 107,337  $ (242,334) $ 284,851 
Preferred stock dividends (10,425) (7,331) (31,275) (19,010)
Net income/(loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 99,956  $ 100,006  $ (273,609) $ 265,841 
Denominator
Number of shares used in basic computation 110,892,097 114,122,512 111,874,002 114,071,951
Weighted-average effect of dilutive securities 198,036  259,109 343,218
Number of shares used in per share computation 111,090,133  114,381,621  111,874,002  114,415,169 
Diluted earnings/(loss) per share $ 0.90  $ 0.87  $ (2.45) $ 2.32 

Note 8.    Fair Value Measurements

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring and Non-recurring Basis

The Company has a cross-currency swap related to its Canadian dollar Medium-Term Notes which were issued in December 2019. The fair value of the swap as a foreign currency exchange derivative is categorized as a Level 2 measurement in the fair value hierarchy and is measured on a recurring basis. As of September 30, 2022, the estimated fair value of the foreign currency exchange derivative liability was $7.6 million. As of December 31, 2021, the estimated fair value of the foreign currency exchange derivative asset was $14.1 million.

Financial Instruments Not Measured at Fair Values

The fair value of debt financing is estimated based on the quoted market prices for the same or similar issues, or on the current rates offered to the Company for debt of the same remaining maturities, which would be categorized as a Level 2 measurement in the fair value hierarchy. The estimated fair value of debt financing as of September 30, 2022, was $17.2 billion compared to a book value of $19.0 billion. The estimated fair value of debt financing as of December 31, 2021 was $17.6 billion compared to a book value of $17.2 billion.

The following financial instruments are not measured at fair value on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2022, but require disclosure of their fair values: cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash. The estimated fair value of such instruments at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 approximates their carrying value as reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of all these instruments would be categorized as Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Note 9.    Shareholders’ Equity

The Company was authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had 110,892,097 and 113,987,154 Class A common shares issued and outstanding, respectively. The Company was authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, $0.01 par value at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company did not have any shares of Class B non-voting common stock, $0.01 par value, issued or outstanding as of September 30, 2022 or December 31, 2021.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company repurchased 3,420,874 shares of its Class A common stock under its previously announced stock repurchase program at an average purchase price of $43.85 per share. Such repurchases completed the repurchase of the entire $150.0 million of outstanding shares authorized under the Company’s stock repurchase program. The Company completed the share repurchase program in April 2022.

The Company was authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value, at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had 10.0 million shares of 6.15% Fixed-to-Floating Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), $0.01 par value, issued and outstanding with an aggregate liquidation preference of $250.0 million ($25.00 per share), 300,000 shares of 4.65% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B (the “Series B Preferred Stock”), $0.01 par value, issued and outstanding with an aggregate liquidation preference of $300.0 million ($1,000 per share) and 300,000 shares of 4.125% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C (the “Series C Preferred Stock”), $0.01 par value, issued and outstanding with an aggregate liquidation preference of $300.0 million ($1,000 per share).

The following table summarizes the Company’s preferred stock issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 (in thousands, except for share amounts and percentages):
Shares Issued and Outstanding as of September 30, 2022 Carrying Value
as of September 30, 2022
Issue Date Dividend Rate in Effect at September 30, 2022 Next dividend rate reset date Dividend rate after reset date
Series A 10,000,000  $ 250,000  March 5, 2019 6.150  % March 15, 2024
3M LIBOR plus 3.65%
Series B 300,000  300,000  March 2, 2021 4.650  % June 15, 2026
5 Yr U.S. Treasury plus 4.076%
Series C 300,000  300,000  October 13, 2021 4.125  % December 15, 2026
5 Yr U.S. Treasury plus 3.149%
Total 10,600,000  $ 850,000 

Note 10.     Stock-based Compensation

On May 7, 2014, the stockholders of the Company approved the Air Lease Corporation 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). Upon approval of the 2014 Plan, no new awards may be granted under the Amended and Restated 2010 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2010 Plan”). As of September 30, 2022, the number of stock options (“Stock Options”) and restricted stock units (“RSUs”) authorized under the 2014 Plan is approximately 4,220,763. The Company has issued RSUs with four different vesting criteria: those RSUs that vest based on the attainment of book-value goals, those RSUs that vest based on the attainment of Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”) goals, time based RSUs that vest ratably over a time period of three years and RSUs that cliff vest at the end of a one or two year period.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had no outstanding Stock Options and no unrecognized compensation costs related to outstanding Stock Options. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, there were no stock-based compensation expenses related to Stock Options.

The Company recorded $5.8 million and $6.7 million of stock-based compensation expense related to RSUs for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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The Company recorded $9.8 million and $18.8 million of stock-based compensation expense related to RSUs for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The decrease in stock-based compensation relates to reductions in the underlying vesting estimates of certain book value RSUs as the performance criteria are no longer considered probable of being achieved.

Restricted Stock Units

Compensation cost for RSUs is measured at the grant date based on fair value and recognized over the vesting period. The fair value of book value and time based RSUs is determined based on the closing market price of the Company’s Class A common stock on the date of grant, while the fair value of RSUs that vest based on the attainment of Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”) goals is determined at the grant date using a Monte Carlo simulation model. Included in the Monte Carlo simulation model were certain assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables, such as expected volatility, risk-free interest rate and expected dividends. To appropriately value the award, the risk-free interest rate is estimated for the time period from the valuation date until the vesting date and the historical volatilities were estimated based on a historical timeframe equal to the time from the valuation date until the end date of the performance period.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company granted 652,016 RSUs of which 110,237 are TSR RSUs and 220,437 are book value RSUs. The following table summarizes the activities for the Company’s unvested RSUs for the nine months ended September 30, 2022:
Unvested Restricted Stock Units
Number of
Shares
Weighted-Average
Grant-Date
Fair Value
Unvested at December 31, 2021
1,571,415  $ 43.88 
Granted 652,016  $ 47.24 
Vested (542,060) $ 42.50 
Forfeited/canceled (166,233) $ 40.47 
Unvested at September 30, 2022
1,515,138  $ 45.90 
Expected to vest after September 30, 2022
1,314,519  $ 46.53 

As of September 30, 2022, there was $34.4 million of unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested stock-based payments granted to employees. Total unrecognized compensation expense will be recognized over a weighted-average remaining period of 1.90 years.

Note 11. Aircraft Under Management

As of September 30, 2022, the Company managed 87 aircraft across three aircraft management platforms. The Company managed 47 aircraft through its Thunderbolt platform, 35 aircraft through the Blackbird investment funds and five on behalf of a financial institution.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company managed 35 aircraft on behalf of third-party investors through two investment funds, Blackbird I and Blackbird II. These funds invest in commercial jet aircraft and lease them to airlines throughout the world. The Company provides management services to these funds for a fee. As of September 30, 2022, the Company's non-controlling interests in each fund were 9.5% and are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The Company’s investments in these funds aggregated $64.1 million and $73.2 million as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, and are included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Additionally, the Company continues to manage aircraft that it sells through its Thunderbolt platform. The Thunderbolt platform facilitates the sale of mid-life aircraft to investors while allowing the Company to continue the management of these aircraft for a fee. As of September 30, 2022, the Company managed 47 aircraft across three separate transactions. The Company has non-controlling interests in two of these entities of approximately 5.0%, which are accounted for under the cost method of accounting. The Company’s total investment in aircraft sold through its Thunderbolt platform was $8.8 million and $9.3 million as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively and is included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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In response to the sanctions against certain industry sectors and parties in Russia, in March 2022 the Company terminated all of its leasing activities in Russia. Eight leases for aircraft in the Company’s managed fleet were also terminated. As of November 3, 2022, six aircraft previously included in the Company’s managed fleet are detained in Russia. While the applicable managed platform maintains title to the aircraft, the Company has determined that it is unlikely that the Company or they will regain possession of the aircraft detained in Russia. As a result, during the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recognized asset write-offs of $11.4 million related to its investments in the managed platforms that own such aircraft. During the three months ended June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022, the Company did not recognize any asset write-offs related to its investments in the managed platforms. The six aircraft detained in Russia were removed from the Company’s managed fleet count as of March 31, 2022.

Note 12. Net Investment in Sales-type Leases

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had nine A320-200 aircraft on lease to an airline with terms that meet the criteria of being classified as a sales-type lease.

Net investment in sales-type leases was included in Other assets in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets based on the present value of fixed payments under the contract and the residual value of the underlying asset, discounted at the rate implicit in the lease. The Company’s investment in sales-type leases consisted of the following (in thousands):

September 30, 2022
Future minimum lease payments to be received $ 217,300 
Estimated residual values of leased flight equipment 82,520 
Less: Unearned income (43,263)
Net Investment in Sales-type Leases $ 256,557 

As of September 30, 2022, future minimum lease payments to be received on sales-type leases were as follows:
(in thousands)
Years ending December 31,
2022 (excluding the nine months ended September 30, 2022)
$ 5,125 
2023 22,140 
2024 22,140 
2025 22,140 
2026 22,140 
Thereafter 123,615 
Total $ 217,300 

Note 13. Flight Equipment Held for Sale

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had four aircraft, with a carrying value of $146.3 million, which were held for sale and included in Flight equipment subject to operating leases on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company completed the sale of one aircraft from its held for sale portfolio. The Company expects the sale of all four aircraft to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023. The Company ceases recognition of depreciation expense once an aircraft is classified as held for sale. As of December 31, 2021, the Company did not have any flight equipment classified as held for sale.

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Note 14. Subsequent Events

In October 2022, one Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft that was detained in Russia was returned to the Company. See Note 4 “Flight equipment subject to operating lease” for more information.

On November 2, 2022, the Company’s board of directors approved quarterly dividends for the Company’s Class A common stock and Series A, B and C Preferred Stock. The following table summarizes the details of the dividends that were declared:

Title of each class Cash dividend per share Record Date Payment Date
Class A Common Stock $ 0.20  December 16, 2022 January 10, 2023
Series A Preferred Stock $ 0.384375  November 30, 2022 December 15, 2022
Series B Preferred Stock $ 11.625  November 30, 2022 December 15, 2022
Series C Preferred Stock $ 10.3125  November 30, 2022 December 15, 2022


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ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read together with our Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Overview

Air Lease Corporation (the “Company”, “ALC”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a leading aircraft leasing company that was founded by aircraft leasing industry pioneer, Steven F. Udvar-Házy. We are principally engaged in purchasing the most modern, fuel-efficient new technology commercial jet aircraft directly from aircraft manufacturers, such as The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) and Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”), and leasing those aircraft to airlines throughout the world with the intention to generate attractive returns on equity. In addition to our leasing activities, we sell aircraft from our fleet to third-parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, airlines and other investors. We also provide fleet management services to investors and owners of aircraft portfolios for a management fee. Our operating performance is driven by the growth of our fleet, the terms of our leases, the interest rates on our debt, and the aggregate amount of our indebtedness, supplemented by gains from aircraft sales and our management fees.

Third Quarter Overview

As of September 30, 2022, the net book value of our fleet was $23.9 billion, compared to $22.9 billion as of December 31, 2021. During the three months ended September 30, 2022, we purchased and took delivery of 14 aircraft from our new order pipeline and sold one aircraft, ending the period with a total of 405 aircraft in our owned aircraft portfolio. The weighted average age of our fleet was 4.5 years and the weighted average lease term remaining was 7.0 years as of September 30, 2022. We had a managed fleet of 87 aircraft as of September 30, 2022 as compared to a managed fleet of 92 aircraft as of December 31, 2021. We have a globally diversified customer base comprised of 115 airlines in 61 countries as of September 30, 2022. As of November 3, 2022, all aircraft in our fleet, except for two aircraft, were subject to lease agreements or letters of intent.

As of September 30, 2022, we had commitments to purchase 412 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus for delivery through 2028, with an estimated aggregate commitment of $26.2 billion. We have placed approximately 99% of our committed orderbook on long-term leases for aircraft delivering through the end of 2023 and have placed 58% of our entire orderbook. We ended the third quarter of 2022 with $30.9 billion in committed minimum future rental payments, consisting of $15.1 billion in contracted minimum rental payments on the aircraft in our existing fleet and $15.8 billion in minimum future rental payments related to aircraft which will deliver between 2022 through 2027.

We typically finance the purchase of aircraft and our business with available cash balances, internally generated funds, including through aircraft sales, preferred stock issuances, and debt financings. We ended the third quarter of 2022 with an aggregate borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility of $5.6 billion and total liquidity of $6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2022, we had total debt outstanding of $19.0 billion, of which 87.0% was at a fixed rate and 99.3% was unsecured. As of September 30, 2022, our composite cost of funds raised through debt financings was 2.85%.

Our total revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 increased by 7.0% to $561.3 million, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2021. The increase in total revenues was primarily driven by the continued growth in our fleet, significantly lower lease restructuring losses and higher aircraft sales, trading and other revenue, offset by the loss of rental revenue from the termination of our leasing activities in Russia and cash basis accounting. During the quarter, we did not recognize $6.2 million in revenue due to cash basis accounting as compared to $5.4 million in cash basis revenue recognized during the three months ended September 30, 2021. The increase in aircraft sales, trading and other revenue was primarily due to $11.6 million in gains from the sale of one aircraft and four sales-type lease transactions for the three months ended September 30, 2022.

During the third quarter of 2022, the industry continued to recover from the impact of COVID-19. As of September 30, 2022, we had $163.1 million in outstanding deferred rentals due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to $203.2 million as of December 31, 2021. Our collection rate for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 was 92% and 95%, respectively. Our collection rate is defined as the sum of cash collected from lease rentals and maintenance reserves, including cash recovered from outstanding receivables from previous periods, as a percentage of the total contracted receivables due during the period and is calculated after giving effect to lease deferral arrangements made as of September 30, 2022. Our lease utilization rate for the three and
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nine months ended September 30, 2022 was 99.7%. Lease utilization rate is calculated based on the number of days each aircraft was subject to a lease or letter of intent during the period, weighted by the net book value of the aircraft.

During the three months ended September 30, 2022, we recorded net income attributable to shareholders of $100.0 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, as compared to net income attributable to shareholders of $100.0 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2021. We recorded adjusted net income before income taxes for the three months ended September 30, 2022 of $146.3 million or $1.32 per diluted share. This decreased by approximately 0.1% over the prior period results of $146.5 million or $1.28 per diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2021. Net income attributable to common stockholders and adjusted net income before income taxes remained in-line with the prior year period, primarily due to increases in interest, depreciation and selling, general and administrative expenses which partially offset the revenue increases discussed above.

Adjusted net income before income taxes and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes are measures of financial and operational performance that are not defined by U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). See “Results of Operations” below for a discussion of adjusted net income before income taxes and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes as non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation of these measures to net income attributable to common stockholders.

Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In connection with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the United States, European Union, United Kingdom and others have imposed, and may continue to impose, economic sanctions and export controls against certain industry sectors and parties in Russia. These sanctions include closures of airspace for aircraft operated by Russian controlled entities, bans on the leasing or sale of aircraft to Russian controlled entities, bans on the export and re-export of aircraft and aircraft components to Russian controlled entities or for use in Russia, and corresponding prohibitions on providing technical assistance, brokering services, insurance and reinsurance, as well as financing or financial assistance.

In response to the sanctions, in March 2022 we terminated all of our leasing activities in Russia, consisting of 24 aircraft in our owned fleet, eight aircraft in our managed fleet and the leasing activity relating to 29 aircraft that have not yet delivered from our orderbook, for which the majority have been subsequently placed. In the first quarter of 2022, we also canceled five aircraft in our orderbook that were slated for delivery in Russia.

While we or the applicable managed platform maintain title to the aircraft, we determined that it is unlikely we or they will regain possession of the aircraft that are detained in Russia. As a result, we recorded a write-off of our interests in our owned and managed aircraft that are detained in Russia, totaling approximately $802.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The 21 aircraft that remained in Russia were removed from our fleet as of March 31, 2022. In June 2022, we submitted insurance claims to our insurers to recover our losses relating to aircraft detained in Russia and during the third quarter of 2022, we continued to vigorously pursue all available insurance claims. In addition, we intend to pursue all available legal claims related to our aircraft that are detained in Russia, but the timing and amount of any recoveries under any insurance or legal claims remains uncertain at this time.

During the second quarter of 2022, we renewed our insurance policies which resulted in an annualized premium increase of approximately $16.0 million. These policies apply worldwide with exclusions for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Our leases require our lessees to carry comprehensive liability insurance and aircraft all-risk insurance. As a result, lessees operating in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus are required to have insurance covering those regions or they are not permitted under the terms of their lease to operate in such countries.

In October 2022, one Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft that was detained in Russia was returned to us. The returned 737-8 MAX was not operating and had been in storage in Russia since the 737 MAX grounding. In the fourth quarter of 2022, we will record the aircraft in our owned fleet at fair value with a corresponding offset to the write-off line item in our income statement. We do not currently anticipate the return of any other aircraft that are detained in Russia.

As of November 3, 2022, 20 aircraft previously included in our owned fleet and six aircraft previously included in our managed fleet are still detained in Russia. The operators of these aircraft have continued to fly most of these aircraft notwithstanding the termination of leasing activities and ongoing demands for the return of the assets. The 20 aircraft that are detained in Russia and the one aircraft that was returned provided approximately $18.0 million per quarter in rental revenue. Our future revenues and cash flows will be impacted by the termination of our leasing activities of the aircraft in Russia.



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For more information regarding the risks we face relating to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, see “Part II — Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Our Fleet

References throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “our fleet” refer to the aircraft included in flight equipment subject to operating leases and do not include aircraft in our managed fleet or aircraft classified as net investments in sales-type leases unless the context indicates otherwise. Portfolio metrics of our fleet as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are as follows:

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Net book value of flight equipment subject to operating lease
$ 23.9  billion $ 22.9  billion
Weighted-average fleet age(1)
4.5 years 4.4 years
Weighted-average remaining lease term(1)
7.0 years 7.2 years
Owned fleet 405 382
Managed fleet 87 92
Aircraft on order 412 431
Total
904 905
Current fleet contracted rentals
$ 15.1  billion $ 14.8   billion
Committed fleet rentals
$ 15.8   billion $ 16.1   billion
Total committed rentals
$ 30.9   billion $ 30.9   billion
(1) Weighted-average fleet age and remaining lease term calculated based on net book value of our flight equipment subject to operating lease.

The following table sets forth the net book value and percentage of the net book value of our flight equipment subject to operating leases in the indicated regions based on each airline’s principal place of business as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Region Net Book
Value
% of Total Net Book
Value
% of Total
(in thousands, except percentages)
Europe $ 7,643,913  31.9  % $ 7,439,993  32.5  %
Asia (excluding China) 6,861,162  28.7  % 5,952,981  26.0  %
China 2,840,151  11.9  % 2,934,224  12.8  %
The Middle East and Africa 2,277,419  9.5  % 2,447,919  10.7  %
Central America, South America, and Mexico 1,862,807  7.8  % 1,566,133  6.8  %
U.S. and Canada 1,552,050  6.5  % 1,638,450  7.2  %
Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand 891,357  3.7  % 919,304  4.0  %
Total $ 23,928,859  100.0  % $ 22,899,004  100.0  %

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The following table sets forth the number of aircraft in our owned fleet by aircraft type as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Aircraft type Number of
Aircraft
% of Total Number of
Aircraft
% of Total
Airbus A220-300 0.5  % —  —  %
Airbus A319-100 0.2  % 0.3  %
Airbus A320-200 28  6.9  % 31  8.1  %
Airbus A320-200neo 26  6.4  % 23  6.0  %
Airbus A321-200 24  5.9  % 26  6.8  %
Airbus A321-200neo 73  18.0  % 69  18.1  %
Airbus A330-200 13  3.2  % 13  3.4  %
Airbus A330-300 1.2  % 2.1  %
Airbus A330-900neo 14  3.5  % 2.4  %
Airbus A350-900 13  3.3  % 12  3.1  %
Airbus A350-1000 1.5  % 1.3  %
Boeing 737-700 1.0  % 1.0  %
Boeing 737-800 83  20.5  % 88  23.0  %
Boeing 737-8 MAX 44  10.9  % 28  7.3  %
Boeing 737-9 MAX 11  2.8  % 1.8  %
Boeing 777-200ER 0.2  % 0.3  %
Boeing 777-300ER 24  5.9  % 24  6.3  %
Boeing 787-9 26  6.4  % 26  6.8  %
Boeing 787-10 1.5  % 1.6  %
Embraer E190 0.2  % 0.3  %
Total (1)
405  100.0  % 382  100.0  %
(1) As of September 30, 2022, we had four aircraft classified as flight equipment held for sale. As of December 31, 2021, we did not have any flight equipment classified as held for sale.

As of September 30, 2022, we had contractual commitments to acquire a total of 412 new aircraft, with an estimated aggregate purchase price (including adjustments for anticipated inflation) of $26.2 billion, for delivery through 2028 as follows:
Estimated Delivery Years
Aircraft Type 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Thereafter Total
Airbus A220-100/300 13  25  20  12  —  74 
Airbus A320/321neo(1)
14  22  24  24  35  64  183 
Airbus A330-900neo —  —  —  13 
Airbus A350-900/1000 —  —  — 
Airbus A350F —  —  —  — 
Boeing 737-8/9 MAX 11  29  33  19  16  —  108 
Boeing 787-9/10 10  —  —  20 
Total(2)
34  78  93  73  65  69  412 
(1) Our Airbus A320/321neo aircraft orders include 26 long-range variants and 49 extra long-range variants.
(2) The table above reflects Airbus and Boeing aircraft delivery delays based on contractual documentation.

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Aircraft Delivery Delays

Pursuant to our purchase agreements with Boeing and Airbus, we agree to contractual delivery dates for each aircraft ordered. These dates can change for a variety of reasons, however for the last several years, manufacturing delays have significantly impacted the planned purchases of our aircraft on order with Boeing and Airbus. We are currently experiencing delivery delays with both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

Our purchase agreements with Boeing and Airbus generally provide each of us and the manufacturers with cancellation rights for delivery delays starting at one year after the original contractual delivery date, regardless of cause. In addition, our lease agreements generally provide each of us and the lessees with cancellation rights related to certain aircraft delivery delays that typically parallel the cancellation rights in our purchase agreements.

As a result of continued manufacturing delays as discussed above, our aircraft delivery schedule could continue to be subject to material changes and delivery delays could extend beyond 2022.

The following table, which is subject to change based on Airbus and Boeing delivery delays, shows the number of new aircraft scheduled to be delivered as of September 30, 2022, along with the lease placements of such aircraft as of November 3, 2022. As noted above, we expect delivery delays for all aircraft deliveries in our orderbook. Although we expect both Boeing and Airbus to increase production rates meaningfully on 787s and A350s, we do not currently see this improving the delivery delay situation through 2023. We remain in discussions with Boeing and Airbus to determine the extent and duration of delivery delays, but we are not yet able to determine the full impact of these delays.

Delivery Year Number
Leased
Number of
Aircraft
% Leased
2022 34 34  100.0  %
2023 77 78  98.7  %
2024 63 93  67.7  %
2025 41 73  56.2  %
2026 15 65  23.1  %
Thereafter 10 69  14.5  %
Total 240 412

Aircraft Industry and Sources of Revenues

Our revenues are principally derived from operating leases with airlines throughout the world. As of September 30, 2022, we had a globally diversified customer base of 115 airlines in 61 different countries, with over 95% of our business revenues from airlines domiciled outside of the U.S., and we anticipate that most of our revenues in the future will be generated from foreign customers.

Performance of the commercial airline industry is linked to global economic health and development. Despite the disruption caused to the commercial airline industry by the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020, global air travel continues to recover and has accelerated in most markets. The International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) reported that passenger traffic was up 68% in the month of August 2022 relative to the same month in the prior year, benefiting from a significant acceleration in international traffic and strong continued expansion of domestic traffic in most markets. International traffic in August of 2022 rose 116% relative to the prior year, though it remains 33% lower than the same month in 2019. Global domestic passenger traffic in August 2022 rose 27% relative to the prior year, and was 15% lower than the same month in 2019. According to IATA, several international routes are now exceeding 2019 traffic levels or are expected to exceed those levels near-term and several domestic markets are quickly approaching 2019 levels. We believe COVID-19 vaccination, therapeutic treatments and the easing of travel restrictions will continue to support the recovery of air passenger traffic and the commercial airline industry.

Currently, we are experiencing increased demand for our aircraft as global air traffic recovers from the pandemic. We believe supply chain challenges will further exacerbate what was already shaping up to be a shortage of commercial aircraft. For example, engine manufacturer delays have impacted and may continue to impact the ability of Boeing and Airbus to meet their contractual delivery obligations to us. The increased demand for our aircraft, when combined with rising interest rates and inflation, is serving to
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increase lease rates. Lease rates can be influenced by several factors including impacts of changes in the competitive landscape of the aircraft leasing industry, supply chain disruptions, evolving international trade matters, epidemic diseases and geopolitical events and therefore, are difficult to project or forecast.

Our airline customers are facing higher operating costs as a result of rising fuel costs, interest rates and inflation, ongoing labor shortages and disputes, as well as delays and cancellations caused by the global air traffic control system and airports, although the magnitude of underlying pre-pandemic demand returning to the market is offering a strong counterbalance to these increased costs. Many of these customers are also exposed to currency risk related to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar because they earn revenues in their local currencies while a significant portion of their liabilities and expenses are denominated in U.S. dollars, including their lease payments to us. If our airline customers are not able to effectively manage their operating costs and currency risk, it could impact our financial results and cash flows.

We continue to expect more airline reorganizations, liquidations, or other forms of bankruptcies, which may include some of our aircraft customers and result in the early return of aircraft or changes in our lease terms. As of the date of this filing, we had six aircraft across two airlines which were subject to various forms of insolvency proceedings.

We believe the aircraft leasing industry has remained resilient over time across a variety of global economic conditions and remain optimistic about the long-term fundamentals of our business. We expect the aviation industry to continue to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Overview

We ended the third quarter of 2022 with available liquidity of $6.7 billion which is comprised of unrestricted cash of $1.1 billion and undrawn balances under our unsecured revolving credit facility of $5.6 billion. We finance the purchase of aircraft and our business operations using available cash balances, internally generated funds, including through aircraft sales and trading activity, and an array of financing products. We aim to maintain investment-grade credit metrics and focus our debt financing strategy on funding our business on an unsecured basis with primarily fixed-rate debt from public bond offerings. Unsecured financing provides us with operational flexibility when selling or transitioning aircraft from one airline to another. We also have the ability to seek debt financing secured by our assets, as well as financings supported through the Export-Import Bank of the United States and other export credit agencies for future aircraft deliveries. We have also issued preferred stock with a total aggregate stated value of $850.0 million. Our access to a variety of financing alternatives including unsecured public bonds, private capital, bank debt, secured financings and preferred stock issuances serves as a key advantage in managing our liquidity. Aircraft delivery delays as a product of manufacturer delays are expected to further reduce our aircraft investment and debt financing needs for the next six to twelve months and potentially beyond.

We have a balanced approach to capital allocation based on the following priorities, ranked in order of importance: first, investing in modern, in-demand aircraft to profitably grow our core aircraft leasing business while maintaining strong fleet metrics and creating sustainable long-term shareholder value; second, maintaining our investment grade balance sheet utilizing unsecured debt as our primary form of financing; and finally, in lockstep with the aforementioned priorities, returning excess cash to shareholders through our dividend policy as well as regular evaluation of share repurchases, as appropriate.

We ended the third quarter of 2022 with total debt outstanding of $19.0 billion,of which 87.0% was at a fixed rate and 99.3% was unsecured. As of September 30, 2022, our composite cost of funds raised through debt financings was 2.85%.


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Material Cash Sources and Requirements

We believe that we have sufficient liquidity from available cash balances, cash generated from ongoing operations, available borrowings under our unsecured revolving credit facility and general ability to access the capital markets for opportunistic public bond offerings to satisfy the operating requirements of our business through at least the next 12 months. Our long-term debt financing strategy is focused on continuing to raise unsecured debt in the global bank and investment grade capital markets. Our material cash sources include:

Unrestricted cash: We ended the third quarter of 2022 with $1.1 billion in unrestricted cash.
Lease cash flows: We ended the third quarter of 2022 with $30.9 billion in committed minimum future rental payments comprised of $15.1 billion in contracted minimum rental payments on the aircraft in our existing fleet and $15.8 billion in minimum future rental payments related to aircraft which will deliver between 2022 through 2027. These rental payments are a primary driver of our short and long-term operating-cash-flow. As of September 30, 2022, our minimum future rentals on non-cancellable operating leases for the next 12 months was $2.2 billion. For further detail on our minimum future rentals for the remainder of 2022 and thereafter, see “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” under “Item 1. Financial Statements” in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Unsecured revolving credit facility: As of November 3, 2022, our $7.1 billion revolving credit facility is syndicated across 53 financial institutions from various regions of the world, diversifying our reliance on any individual lending institution. The final maturity for the facility is May 2026. The facility contains standard investment grade covenants and does not condition our ability to borrow on the lack of a material adverse effect on us or the general economy. As of September 30, 2022, we had $1.6 billion outstanding under our unsecured revolving credit facility.
Senior unsecured bonds: We are a frequent issuer in the investment grade capital markets, opportunistically issuing unsecured bonds, primarily through our Medium-Term Note Program at attractive cost of funds. In 2022, we have issued $1.5 billion of Medium-Term Notes with a weighted average interest rate of 2.54% and we expect to have continued access to the investment grade bond market in the future, although we anticipate interest rates for issuances in the near term will increase from those available in recent years.
Aircraft sales: Proceeds from the sale of aircraft help supplement our liquidity position. We expect to sell approximately $150.0 million in aircraft for 2022 and we have a pipeline of aircraft sales totaling approximately $700.0 million that we expect to close during the first half of 2023, and have seen robust demand in the secondary market to support this aircraft sales program.
Other sources: In addition to the above, we generate liquidity through other sources of debt financing (including unsecured and secured bank term loans), issuances of preferred stock and cash received from security deposits and maintenance reserves from our lease agreements.

Our material cash requirements are primarily for the purchase of aircraft and debt service payments, along with our general operating expenses. The amount of our cash requirements depends on a variety of factors, including, the ability of aircraft manufacturers to meet their contractual delivery obligations to us, the ability of our lessees to meet their contractual obligations with us, the timing of aircraft sales from our fleet, the timing and amount of our debt service obligations, potential aircraft acquisitions, and the general economic environment in which we operate.

While we have experienced a low interest rate environment for many years, increased global inflation has led to an increase in borrowing rates. We expect interest rates to continue to rise for the remainder of 2022 as a result of restrictive monetary policy in the US as well as other global markets. A higher interest rate environment may adversely affect our businesses through increased borrowing costs, although this impact may be offset in whole or in part by a corresponding increase in our lease rates on new leases and overall demand for lease product from our airline customers. Historically there has been a lag between a rise in interest rates and a corresponding increase in lease rates, the degree to which has yet to be seen in the current environment.





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Our material cash requirements as of September 30, 2022, are as follows:

2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Thereafter Total
Long-term debt obligations  $ 683,152  $ 2,621,611  $ 2,863,800  $ 2,409,553  $ 4,953,021  $ 5,420,176  $ 18,951,313 
Interest payments on debt outstanding(1)
96,490  540,487  463,136  389,470  252,319  432,636  2,174,538 
Purchase commitments(2)
2,230,839  5,385,941  5,877,320  4,606,225  3,683,009  4,419,134  26,202,468 
Total $ 3,010,481  $ 8,548,039  $ 9,204,256  $ 7,405,248  $ 8,888,349  $ 10,271,946  $ 47,328,319 
(1) Future interest payments on floating rate debt are estimated using floating rates in effect at September 30, 2022.
(2) Purchase commitments reflect future Boeing and Airbus aircraft deliveries based on information currently available to us based on contractual documentation.

The above table does not include any tax payments we may pay nor any dividends we may pay on our preferred stock or common stock. Based on our expected cash sources and requirements for the remainder of 2022, we believe that we have sufficient liquidity to meet our cash requirements for aircraft deliveries and debt service obligations. We expect that we will continue to opportunistically access the capital markets for public bond offerings, borrow under our unsecured revolving credit facility and borrow under unsecured and secured bank term loans over the next 12 months.

The actual delivery dates of the aircraft in our commitments table and expected time for payment of such aircraft may differ from our estimates and could be further impacted by the pace at which Boeing and Airbus can deliver aircraft, among other factors. As a result, the timing of our purchase commitments shown in the table above may not reflect when the aircraft investments are eventually made. For 2022, we expect to make approximately $4.0 billion in aircraft investments with roughly $1.2 billion of aircraft investments expected in the fourth quarter.
As of September 30, 2022, we were in compliance in all material respects with the covenants contained in our debt agreements. While a ratings downgrade would not result in a default under any of our debt agreements, it could adversely affect our ability to issue debt and obtain new financings, or renew existing financings, and it would increase the costs of certain financings. Our liquidity plans are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and other SEC filings.

Cash Flows

Our cash flows provided by operating activities increased by 3.1% or $29.2 million, to $958.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to $929.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Our cash flow provided by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 increased due to the continued growth of our fleet and an increase in our cash collections as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Our cash flow used in investing activities was $2.7 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and $2.2 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, which resulted primarily from the purchase of aircraft. Our cash flow provided by financing activities was $1.8 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 as compared to $1.4 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The increase is primarily due to the issuance of debt, net of debt repayments, related in part to the acquisition of aircraft investments.

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Debt

Our debt financing at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 is summarized below:

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
( in thousands, except percentages)
Unsecured
Senior notes $ 17,064,248  $ 16,892,058 
Term financings 186,775  167,000 
Revolving credit facility 1,570,000  — 
        Total unsecured debt financing 18,821,023  17,059,058 
Secured
Term financings 116,981  126,660 
Export credit financing 13,309  18,301 
        Total secured debt financing 130,290  144,961 
Total debt financing 18,951,313  17,204,019 
Less: Debt discounts and issuance costs (182,256) (181,539)
Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs $ 18,769,057  $ 17,022,480 
Selected interest rates and ratios:
Composite interest rate(1)
2.85  % 2.79  %
Composite interest rate on fixed-rate debt(1)
2.86  % 2.90  %
Percentage of total debt at a fixed-rate 87.0  % 94.8  %
(1) This rate does not include the effect of upfront fees, facility fees, undrawn fees or amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs.

Senior unsecured notes (including Medium-Term Note Program)

As of September 30, 2022, we had $17.1 billion in senior unsecured notes outstanding. As of December 31, 2021, we had $16.9 billion in senior unsecured notes outstanding.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we issued $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes comprised of (i) $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.20% Medium-Term Notes due 2027, and (ii) $750.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Medium-Term Notes due 2032.

For more information regarding our senior unsecured notes outstanding, see Note 2 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part III, Item 15 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Unsecured revolving credit facility

As of September 30, 2022, we had $1.6 billion outstanding under our unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”). As of December 31, 2021, we did not have any amounts outstanding under our Revolving Credit Facility. Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility are used to finance our working capital needs in the ordinary course of business and for other general corporate purposes.

In April 2022, we amended and extended our Revolving Credit Facility through an amendment that, among other things, extended the final maturity date from May 5, 2025 to May 5, 2026, increased the total revolving commitments to approximately $7.0 billion as of May 5, 2022 and replaced LIBOR with Term SOFR as the benchmark interest rate and made certain conforming changes related thereto. As of September 30, 2022, borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility accrued interest at Adjusted Term SOFR (as defined in the Revolving Credit Facility), plus a margin of 1.05% per year. We are required to pay a facility fee of 0.20%
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per year in respect of total commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility. Interest rate and facility fees are subject to increases or decreases based on declines or improvements in the credit ratings for our debt.

In June 2022, we increased the aggregate facility capacity by an additional $122.5 million and also extended the maturity of $125.0 million in commitments to May 5, 2026. As of November 3, 2022, we had total revolving commitments of approximately $7.1 billion. Lenders held revolving commitments totaling approximately $6.7 billion that mature on May 5, 2026, commitments totaling $32.5 million that mature on May 5, 2025 and commitments totaling $375.0 million that mature on May 5, 2023.

The Revolving Credit Facility provides for certain covenants, including covenants that limit our subsidiaries’ ability to incur, create, or assume certain unsecured indebtedness, and our subsidiaries’ abilities to engage in certain mergers, consolidations, and asset sales. The Revolving Credit Facility also requires us to comply with certain financial maintenance covenants including minimum consolidated shareholders’ equity, minimum consolidated unencumbered assets, and an interest coverage test. In addition, the Revolving Credit Facility contains customary events of default. In the case of an event of default, the lenders may terminate the commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility and require immediate repayment of all outstanding borrowings.

Other debt financings

From time to time, we enter into other debt financings such as unsecured term financings and secured term financings, including export credit. As of September 30, 2022, the outstanding balance on other debt financings was $317.1 million and we had pledged three aircraft as collateral with a net book value of $214.6 million. As of December 31, 2021, the outstanding balance on other debt financings was $312.0 million and we had pledged three aircraft as collateral with a net book value of $222.2 million.

Preferred equity

The following table summarizes our preferred stock issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 (in thousands, except for share amounts and percentages):
Shares Issued and Outstanding as of September 30, 2022 Carrying Value
as of September 30, 2022
Issue Date Dividend Rate in Effect at September 30, 2022 Next dividend rate reset date Dividend rate after reset date
Series A 10,000,000  $ 250,000  March 5, 2019 6.150  % March 15, 2024 3M LIBOR plus 3.65%
Series B 300,000  300,000  March 2, 2021 4.650  % June 15, 2026 5 Yr U.S. Treasury plus 4.076%
Series C 300,000  300,000  October 13, 2021 4.125  % December 15, 2026 5 Yr U.S. Treasury plus 3.149%
Total 10,600,000  $ 850,000 

For more information regarding our preferred stock issued and outstanding, see Note 4 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part III, Item 15 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

The following table summarizes the quarterly cash dividends that we paid during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 on our outstanding Series A, Series B and Series C Preferred Stock:

Title of each class March 15, 2022 June 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
(in thousands)
Series A Preferred Stock $3,844 $3,844 $3,843
Series B Preferred Stock $3,487 $3,487 $3,488
Series C Preferred Stock $3,094 $3,094 $3,094


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Off‑balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not established any unconsolidated entities for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements or for other contractually narrow or limited purposes. We have, however, from time to time established subsidiaries or trusts for the purpose of leasing aircraft or facilitating borrowing arrangements which are consolidated.

We have non-controlling interests in two investment funds in which we own 9.5% of the equity of each fund. We account for our interest in these funds under the equity method of accounting due to our level of influence and involvement in the funds. Also, we manage aircraft that we have sold through our Thunderbolt platform. In connection with the sale of certain aircraft portfolios through our Thunderbolt platform, we hold non-controlling interests of approximately 5.0% in two entities. These investments are accounted for under the cost method of accounting.

Impact of LIBOR Transition

On March 5, 2021, the Chief Executive of the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates LIBOR, publicly announced that no new contracts using U.S. dollar LIBOR should be entered into after December 31, 2021, and that publication of certain tenors of U.S. dollar LIBOR (including overnight and one, three, six and 12 months) will permanently cease after June 30, 2023. In the United States, efforts to identify a set of alternative U.S. dollar reference interest rates are ongoing, and the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (“ARRC”) has recommended the use of a Secured Overnight Funding Rate (“SOFR”). SOFR is different from LIBOR in that it is a backward-looking secured rate rather than a forward-looking unsecured rate. For cash products and loans, the ARRC has also recommended Term SOFR, which is a forward-looking SOFR based on SOFR futures and may in part reduce differences between SOFR and LIBOR.

As of September 30, 2022, we had approximately $0.8 billion of floating rate debt outstanding that used either one or three-month LIBOR as the applicable reference rate to calculate the interest on such debt, of which $155.5 million is set to mature after June 30, 2023. Additionally, our perpetual Series A Preferred Stock is set to accrue dividends at a floating rate determined by reference to three-month LIBOR, if available, beginning March 15, 2024. While all of our agreements governing LIBOR-linked debt obligations and Series A Preferred Stock obligations that are set to mature after June 30, 2023 contain LIBOR transition fallback provisions, the lack of a standard market practice and inconsistency in fallback provisions in recent years is reflected across the agreements governing our floating rate debt and Series A Preferred Stock. For our Series A Preferred Stock, if we determine there is no such alternative reference rate as of March 15, 2024, then we must select an independent financial advisor to determine a substitute rate for LIBOR, and if an independent financial advisor cannot determine an alternative reference rate, the dividend rate, business day convention and manner of calculating dividends applicable during the fixed-rate period of the Series A Preferred Stock will be in effect.

In April 2022, we amended and extended our Revolving Credit Facility through an amendment that, among other things, replaced LIBOR with Term SOFR as the benchmark interest rate. After that amendment, borrowings under the amended Revolving Credit Facility accrue interest at Adjusted Term SOFR (as defined in the Revolving Credit Facility), plus a margin of 1.05% per year subject to increases or decreases based on declines or improvements in the credit ratings for our debt.

The implementation of a substitute reference rate for the calculation of interest rates under our LIBOR linked debt and Series A Preferred Stock obligations may cause us to incur expenses in effecting the transition and may result in disputes with our lenders or holders of Series A Preferred Stock over the appropriateness or comparability to LIBOR of the substitute reference rate selected. However, we do not expect the LIBOR transition impact will have a material effect on our financial results based on our anticipated LIBOR linked outstanding debt and Series A Preferred Stock at June 30, 2023.

If the rate used to calculate interest on our outstanding floating rate debt that as of September 30, 2022, used LIBOR and our Series A Preferred Stock were to increase by 1.0% either as a result of an increase in LIBOR or the result of the use of an alternative reference rate determined under the fallback provisions in the applicable financial instrument when LIBOR is discontinued, we would expect to incur additional interest expense and preferred dividends of $8.4 million and $2.5 million, respectively on such indebtedness and our Series A Preferred Stock as of September 30, 2022 on an annualized basis.

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Credit Ratings

In June 2022, Fitch Ratings reaffirmed our corporate rating, long-term debt credit rating and outlook. Our investment-grade corporate and long-term debt credit ratings help us to lower our cost of funds and broaden our access to attractively priced capital. The following table summarizes our current credit ratings:

Rating Agency Long-term Debt Corporate Rating Outlook Date of Last Ratings Action
Kroll Bond Ratings
A- A- Stable March 25, 2022
Standard and Poor's
BBB BBB Stable April 21, 2022
Fitch Ratings
BBB BBB Stable June 28, 2022

While a ratings downgrade would not result in a default under any of our debt agreements, it could adversely affect our ability to issue debt and obtain new financings, or renew existing financings, and it would increase the cost of our financings.

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Results of Operations

The following table presents our historical operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages):
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(unaudited)
Revenues
Rental of flight equipment $ 541,397 $ 519,535 $ 1,653,223 $ 1,439,674
Aircraft sales, trading and other 19,937 4,974 62,469 51,539
Total revenues 561,334 524,509 1,715,692 1,491,213
Expenses
Interest 122,348 114,659 358,621 346,244
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs 13,162 12,571