About AvCap

AvCap’s co-founders are Jaime Infante and David Rentschler who were the senior managers of the Aircraft Leasing Group at American Express Bank Ltd., (AEB) from 1979 to 1996. At American Express Bank Ltd, they financed, leased, sold and traded commercial aircraft worth more than U.S. $1 billion. 

At Avcap, they have acted as advisors on the sale and purchase of over 100 commercial aircraft for various insitutional clients.

They have accumulated over 60 years of experience in the aircraft marketplace, completing the acquisition, disposition, delivery and repossession of commercial aircraft in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.

AvCap’s principals have developed global  relationships with  banks, operating lessors,  finance companies and private investors.


  • Since its inception in 1997, AvCap has completed numerous assignments for a variety of clients—multinational corporations, domestic and foreign operating lessors, investment banks, asset management companies and international commercial banks and partnerships.

 Recent Transactions :

  • Advisor to private equity firm in joint venture to acquire $2 billion of commercial aircraft from a publicly traded leasing company
  • Sale of three A300-600F leased to Fedex
  • Sale of two 737-700 and two 737-800 leased to United
  • Advisor to U.S. bank in purchase of one 737-700NG leased to United
  • Advisor to U.S. bank in purchase of one 737-700NG leased to Southwest Airlines
  • Advisor to Lessor in sale-leaseback of two CRJ-900s to Adria Airways
  • Sale of  equity in four 737-300s leased to Southwest Airlines
  • Sale of operating lease of one CRJ700 leased to Jazz Air
  • Sale of equity in three A320s leased to USAIR
  • Sale of equity in two A340-300s owned by the Hellenic Republic
  • Sale of two A300-600F operated by TNT 
  • Sale of equity in six A300-600R aircraft leased to Airbus 
  • Sale of equity in three A320-200 aircraft leased to US Airways
  • Sale of three 737-300 aircraft delivered from Southwest Airlines
  • Purchase of  equity in two A310-300 aircraft leased to Air Comet
  • Sale of operating leases of  four DHC Dash 8-300 aircraft leased to Air Canada Jazz 
  • Debt Placement -- US $15 million for two A310-300 aircraft  purchased from ALAFCO
  • Sale of equity in fourteen CRJ-100 aircraft leased to Comair
  • Sale of equity in three Boeing 737NG  aircraft leased to Continental Airlines
  • Sale of equity in four Boeing MD88 aircraft leased to Delta
  • Purchase of operating leases of Four Airbus A320 aircraft leased to Iberia
  • Remarketing of Airbus A319 aircraft leased to Lotus Air
Selected Accomplishments  :
  • Successfully arranged a $100 million acquistition line for Adobe Global Equipment 
  •  Advisor to Lazard on the sale of A340-300s owned by the Hellenic Republic
  •  Arranged ECA and Exim Financing for EgyptAir Airbus and Boeing fleet
  • Management and sale of American Express Bank aircraft valued at $300 million
  • Management and sale of PSG Portfolio valued at $100 million
  • Managed the conversion and lease to Emery of (3) 727-200 Frighters
  • Remarketing of one Boeing 757 and one MD80 aircraft on operating lease
  • Raised non-recourse senior debt for 737-300 aircraft acquisitions
  • Sale of aircraft loans on the secondary market; Air Jamaica A300B4 lease negotiation
  • Management of the lease termination and repossession of two Boeing 747 aircraft

AvCap has successfully consulted with Lazard Freres & Co on three important assignments:

  • The disposition of commercial aircraft owned by the Hellenic Republic 
  • The strategic disposition of a commercial aircraft portfolio valued at $1 billion
  • The valuation of the transportation portfolio of FINOVA during its bankruptcy