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Amedeo
19 December 2017

Dublin, 19 December 2017 – Amedeo (“the Company”), an asset manager and a principal investor focused on widebody aircraft leasing, […]

Amedeo
25 January 2017

Amedeo’s chief executive officer Mark Lapidus is hopeful the market for very large aircraft (VLA) can attract airlines that are more what he calls “disruptive” in their business plans.

Amedeo
4 November 2016

Mark Lapidus, chief executive officer at Amedeo, discusses the A380, the diminishing demand for the aircraft and the outlook for the aviation industry. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Haidi Lun and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Amedeo
4 October 2016

Amedeo Air Four Plus was awarded ‘Middle East and Africa Deal of the Year 2016’ by Airline Economics for the successful acquisition and leasing of two A380s and two Boeing 777-300ERs to Emirates.

Amedeo
4 July 2016

Mark Lapidus, the CEO of Amedeo, which has just committed to two new Boeing 777s for Emirates, remains positive about the growth prospect for lessors. At the same time, he sees the continued inflow of equity capital into the industry as likely to drive down returns from their current high levels.

Amedeo
8 June 2016

Mark Lapidus CEO of Amedeo speaks about why aviation can be a force for good and his personal experiences with disaster response in regards to Nepal.

Amedeo
13 December 2015

More than a decade after its maiden flight, the popularity of Airbus’ A380 has never been higher among airline passengers around the world – evidenced in part by this game-changing jetliner’s recent recognition as Best Aircraft Type by the U.S. publication Global Traveler.

Amedeo
2 June 2015

Public equity leasing specialist Mark Lapidus has launched another A380 publicly-listed vehicle on the London Stock Exchange, aimed at raising funds for four super jumbos. Lapidus was the driving force behind the three Doric Nimrod Aviation (DNA 1, 2 and 3) vehicles which give investors access to a fixed term investment in A380s on lease to Emirates. The latest move from Lapidus has seen the launch of Amedeo Air Four Plus(AA4plus), which is the company’s first publicly-listed open-ended aircraft vehicle (a ‘permanent side car to co-invest in our activities’ in Lapidus’ own words), listed on the London Stock Exchange. Aviation Finance’s John Stanley spoke with Lapidus about his plans for AA4plus, the DNA transactions and the transition from Doric to Amedeo.

Amedeo
13 May 2015

Dublin/London, 13th May 2015 – Amedeo Air Four Plus (the “Company”), an aircraft acquisition and leasing investment company, was today listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Company intends to acquire initial aircraft assets of approximately USD 1.1 billion, increasing by up to an additional USD 600 million by year-end 2015, with the scope to acquire further assets in the future.

Amedeo
26 January 2015

Speaking this evening (Tuesday) at the launch of the Amedeo office on Shelbourne Road, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, said the aircraft acquisition and leasing company’s decision to establish its headquarters here in Dublin demonstrates our attractiveness as a location for aviation, and all, companies.

Amedeo
26 January 2015

Mark Lapidus is CEO of Amedeo, a leasing firm with with 20 A380s on order. Selling the A380 has proven to be a complicated task.

Amedeo
10 December 2014

Global Transport Finance awarded Amedeo with the Aircraft Leasing Innovator of the Year 2014 Award at a Gala Dinner held at the historic Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 8 December 2014.

Amedeo
7 November 2014

As a widebody operating lessor based in Ireland, Amedeo is determined to transform the aviation industry and educate airlines around the world about the benefits of the A380 aircraft. Amedeo secured an equity partnership with a New York-based private equity firm, Pine Brook, for the financing of its A380 order with Airbus, which was announced at the Singapore Airshow in February 2014.

Amedeo
6 November 2014

Corporate Management System (CMS) is an industry-leading platform that supports all business processes in aircraft lease and asset management. Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management (STREAM) is the industry’s foremost web-based solution used by some of the world’s largest airlines, lessors and MROs to manage aircraft and engine records.

Amedeo
4 November 2014

“Building up our portfolio is key in realizing our strategic objective of creating an actively managed widebody leasing platform. We are delighted to acquire our second A380 on our balance sheet only two months after the delivery of MSN 157”, said Paul Kent, CCO of Amedeo.

Amedeo
15 September 2014

“This is an important milestone in Amedeo’s business plan. We are delighted to be able to continue our long-lasting relationship with Emirates built in the spirit of partnership and innovation. This is the first A380 acquired by an operating lessor on its balance sheet, which is a strong endorsement for the aircraft and its unrivalled market positioning”, said Mark Lapidus, CEO of Amedeo.

Amedeo
18 July 2014

Amedeo chief executive Mark Lapidus says its campaign to put “the record straight” about the Airbus A380’s cost advantage is gathering pace, almost exactly a year after the lessor revealed an intention to acquire 20 of the superjumbos.

Amedeo
13 June 2014

Amedeo chief executive Mark Lapidus is confident that he can convince Delta Air Lines chief executive Richard Anderson on the economics of the Airbus A380, despite comments from the latter that the aircraft is “uneconomic” with four engines.

Amedeo
12 June 2014

Airbus, Emirates airline and aircraft leasing company Amedeo teamed up on Thursday in a charm offensive to sell U.S. airlines on the world’s biggest jetliner, the Airbus A380.

Amedeo
6 June 2014

Airbus A380 lessor Amedeo is arguing against the potential reengining of the Airbus A380.

Amedeo
27 May 2014

Amedeo expects to establish itself as the primary leasing specialist for Airbus A380s and will look to expand its portfolio through the acquisition of second-hand aircraft as their initial lease terms expire.

Amedeo
19 May 2014

A380 leasing specialist Amedeo is confident that Airbus will complete development of the planned 11-abreast seating modification in time for the start of its deliveries in late 2016.

Amedeo
1 May 2014

Mark Lapidus the CEO of aircraft lessor Amedeo comes on the Breakfast Grille to talk about its recent USD 8.3 billion deal for A380’s from Airbus and what its plans for the future. He also addresses the various headwinds the industry is facing, whether overcapacity is a concern and what MH370 means in the long run.

Amedeo
6 March 2014

Lapidus says that on the A350 and Boeing 787, customers are not offered as much cabin configuration flexibility because both manufacturers learnt from Airbus’s painful A380 experience. “There are fixed monuments where galleries are positioned and customers are not allowed to make large changes,” he says.

Amedeo
6 March 2014

Amedeo CEO Mark Lapidus discusses the company’s $8.3 billion order for 20 A380s and the state of the Asia-Pacific airline industry. He speaks with Haslinda Amin at the Singapore Air Show. (Source: Bloomberg). He speaks with Haslinda Amin at the Singapore Air Show.

Amedeo
6 March 2014

The deal with Amedeo, was finalised at the Singapore Airshow, which is Asia’s biggest aerospace event.

Amedeo
12 February 2014

Airbus has scored its first major order for the A380 this year, after Amedeo firmed up a memorandum of understanding signed at last […]

Amedeo
11 February 2014

Amedeo signed for the planes to be delivered between 2016 and 2020, Mark Lapidus, the lessor’s chief executive officer, said at the Singapore Airshow today. The purchase is ”speculative,” given that Amedeo hasn’t yet lined up any airlines to take the planes, Lapidus said. The order is a confirmation of a preliminary agreement signed in June.

Amedeo
8 November 2013

Mr Lapidus discusses a major A380 purchase and the leasing company’s business outlook.

Amedeo
17 July 2013

The order is worth $8.1 billion at list price. Mark Lapidus was interviewed by Bloomberg’s Guy Johnson at the Paris […]

Amedeo
2 July 2013

DNA3 is the duo’s third offering of shares tied to the ownership and stream of leasing revenues for the double-decker […]

Amedeo
2 July 2013

The agreement was signed today by Mark Lapidus, CEO of Amedeo and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.