SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 28, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Bermuda|| ||001-32959|| ||98-0444035|
|(State or other jurisdiction|
| ||(IRS Employer|
|c/o Aircastle Advisor LLC, 201 Tresser Boulevard,|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (203) 504-1020
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the European Union, the United States and other countries have imposed a broad set of sanctions against Russia, certain Russian entities and certain activities involving Russia or Russian entities. These sanctions include prohibitions regarding the supply of aircraft and aircraft components to Russian entities or for use in Russia, subject to certain wind-down periods. Aircastle Limited (“the Company”) intends to fully comply with all applicable sanctions, which will require us to cease our leasing activity with Russian airlines.
As of November 30, 2021, approximately 6% of the Company’s fleet by net book value was on lease to Russian airlines.
Please refer to the Risk Factors included in our Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2021, including “Risks Related to Our Leases-The effects of terrorist attacks and geopolitical conditions might adversely impact the financial condition of the airlines and our lessees might not be able to meet their lease payment obligations” and “Risks Related to Our Operations-We own and lease long-lived assets and have written down the value of some of our assets. If market conditions worsen, or in the event of a customer default, we may be required to record further write-downs.”
Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|/s/ Christopher L. Beers|
|Christopher L. Beers|
|Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|
Date: February 28, 2022