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ILFC Joins Partnership to Develop World-Class Aviation Training for Top-Level Executives in China

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ILFC Joins Partnership to Develop World-Class Aviation Training for Top-Level Executives in China

11:56 EDT Thursday, October 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today at a launch ceremony held in China that it has partnered with Beijing-based Tsinghua University to develop an innovative executive MBA program for high-potential Chinese aviation professionals.

“China is a key market for ILFC,” said ILFC Chief Executive Officer Henri Courpron. “We believe that continuing education is key to advancing our industry and effectively supporting the current and future needs of the aviation market in China.”

The two-year MBA in Aviation Management program will cover a wide range of aviation-related subjects, and will allow the Chinese executives to hone their strategic management skills in the sectors of airline, airport, air traffic management, as well as aircraft design and manufacturing. In addition to providing scholarships for participants, ILFC's expert staff will be involved as speakers in the program.

“We are honored to provide scholarships and share our state-of-the-art expertise and experience. ILFC is built on a world-class team of experts, whose knowledge and in-depth understanding of our trade make ILFC a leading aircraft lessor and a globally recognized brand in the industry,” added Courpron.

The program, a highly interactive and participant-oriented learning process, is scheduled to commence in March 2014.

About ILFC

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is a global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft. With nearly 1,000 owned and managed aircraft and commitments to purchase approximately 330 new high-demand, fuel-efficient aircraft, ILFC is the world's largest independent aircraft lessor. ILFC has approximately 200 customers in more than 80 countries and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. ILFC operates from offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Miami, Seattle, and Singapore. ILFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). | Twitter: @ILFCGlobal

About AIG

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Additional information about AIG can be found at

ILFC Contact
Paul Thibeau, +1 310 788 1999

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