The Sky Is Not the Limit Offering new value by connecting investor needs to
the aircraft market with unlimited potential

iStrings Aviation Capital is an asset management firm wholly owned by Marubeni Corporation offering a wide range of services from aircraft asset advisory to asset management operations.

Aircraft Leasing How Aircraft Leasing Works

Aircraft leasing is a business that combines asset trading with leasing. The investor purchases and owns aircraft as a lessor, then leases them to lessee like airline companies, and sells the aircraft in the market during or at the end of the lease period.
In exchange for the aircraft purchase price, the investor can expect to earn lease rent during the lease period, and depending on market conditions, gain on sales profit when selling the aircraft. Meanwhile, there are some risks in aircraft leasing such as the credit risk of the lessee, and the market risk which may result in lower than expected sales price depending on market conditions.

Aircraft Leasing Outline

About Us

From the CEO

Aircraft-related assets are recognized as highly liquid and stable investment assets by global investors. The aircraft market is experiencing an accelerated inflow of investors from not only the U.S. and Europe, but also from Asia, Middle East and other regions.
In Japan, aircraft investment and loans were mostly for trading companies, financial institutions, and some individual investors. In recent years however, coupled with the effect of low interest rates, institutional investors and many others are beginning to acknowledge aircraft-related assets as a promising investment, and we expect the market will continue to become more active in the future.
Our company will propose attractive investment opportunities in the aircraft-related area to meet our customer’s needs.

Yasuhiro Kataoka
Chief Executive Officer

Management Philosophy

As a member of the Marubeni Group, iStrings Aviation Capital will contribute to our customers and the society by sharing the values listed in the Marubeni Company Creed and the Code of Conduct, observing laws and regulations, and implementing compliance.

Marubeni Corporation Company Creed

“Sei (Fairness)”— Act with fairness and integrity at all times.
“Shin (Innovation)” – Pursue creativity with enterprise and initiative.
“Wa (Harmony)” – Give and earn the respect of others through cooperation.

Company Profile

Company Name iStrings Aviation Capital Co., Ltd.
Address VORT Nihonbashi I 8F, 2-9-4 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
Established June 2018
Capital JPY 100 million
Yasuhiro Kataoka
Saburo Koyama
Hiroyuki Matsuo
Satoshi Takechi
Corporate Auditor
Hideyuki Iwabuchi
Business Activities Aircraft-related asset management (excludes portfolio management based on Financial Instruments and Exchange Act), Type II Financial Instruments Business, Investment Advisory Business
Shareholder Marubeni Corporation (100%)
Registered as financial instruments
business operator
Director-General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho), Registration No.3105 (Type II Financial Instruments Business, Investment Advisory and Agency Business)


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VORT Nihonbashi I 8F, 2-9-4 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan