Aircraft leasing

We are the experienced bridge between Airlines
and Investors for Aircraft Leasing transactions

68
Number of Aircraft
GOAL originated and manages a well diversified portfolio for its current investors placing GOAL among the top 50 Aircraft Lessors worldwide.
400+
Aircraft transaction structured since 1998
Our marketing and sales team has a strong access to airlines and other key players of the aviation market to ensure a constant flow of transactions.
$ 4.3 bn
Investment volume since 1998
We focus on our investors' needs by originating the most remarketable, modern and desirable aircraft types.
$2.7 bn
Assets under Management
The aircraft in GOAL's portfolio are funded via national and international institutional investors, private investors, family offices and GOAL equity.
300+
Team’s years in practice
The GOAL team has a wide range of experience and expertise in the aviation leasing area.
$1.7 bn
Equity raising since 1998
Since our inception in 1998, GOAL developed strong relationships with investors around the globe.

Airline Solutions

Explore our tailored fleet solutions and competitive financing options, fostering enduring partnerships with global airlines.

Sale and Leaseback

Unlock capital by selling aircraft or engines to us and leasing it back efficiently.

Operating Lease

Lease aircraft or engines with competitive terms and reduced financial risk.

Finance Lease

Gain aircraft or engine ownership post-lease with structured periodic payments.

PDP Financing

Finance your pre-delivery payments, easing cash flow before aircraft delivery.

Innovative Capital Structuring

Tailored financing solutions to optimize your capital and operational needs.

Stub Lease

Customize lease terms to fit specific time frames and budget and maintenance constraints.

Investor Services

Discover proactive aircraft leasing services connecting investors globally, facilitating access to airlines and lucrative transactions.

Deal Origination

GOALs' marketing team is globally connected to a wide range of airlines and other key players of the industry and is therefore able to create a constant flow of suitable transactions.

Transaction Structuring

GOAL provide creative, customized and competitive aircraft leasing solutions fitting the exact needs of our investors.

Bank financing & Leverage

GOALs strategic finance team is globally connected to a wide range of lenders and bank institutions to maximise the return of the investors

Technical Management

Our experienced team of inhouse experts enables GOAL to provide active aircraft asset management in respect of all technical aspects.

Active Asset & Lease Management

Our experienced team of inhouse experts enables GOAL to provide active aircraft asset management in respect of all commercial aspects.

Aircraft Remarketing

GOAL has access to an extensive industry network and know-how when it comes to remarketing of its assets, whether for sale, lease or part-out.

Team

Our corporate ethos thrives on trust, honesty, and team spirit, empowering our talented workforce to deliver innovative solutions and real value to clients.

Typhaine Menguy Balestra
Manager Transaction Management
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Typhaine Menguy Balestra
Manager Transaction Management
Phone: +49 173 7008564
Mail: typhaine.menguy@goal-leasing.de
  • Typhaine is Manager Transaction Management at GOAL. In her current role she is responsible for the execution of transactions with the focus on legal matters.
  • Prior to joining GOAL, Typhaine was a legal manager at Wizz Air in charge of all legal aspects of Wizz Air’s fleet transactions (including acquisitions, leases, financings, deliveries, re-deliveries and novations).
  • Typhaine holds a master’s degree in International Business Law from Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a master’s degree in Insurance Law from Paris Dauphine.
Bettina Berger
Director Sales & Marketing
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Bettina Berger
Director Sales & Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-481
Mail: bettina.berger@goal-leasing.de
  • Bettina is Director Sales & Marketing at GOAL. In her current role she is responsible for aircraft acquisition in Europe and South East Asia, as well as aircraft remarketing and business development.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2008, Bettina worked in the system engineering at Eurowings responsible mainly for avionics and engines of the BAe 146 fleet.
  • Bettina holds a master of Mechanical Engineering in Aeronautics and Production Management from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and prepared her master thesis at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Pascal Fischer
Director Technical
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Pascal Fischer
Director Technical
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-025
Mail: pascal.fischer@goal-leasing.de
  • Pascal is Director Technical at GOAL. He is responsible for aircraft asset management throughout the lease term in the GOALs portfolio. Further, he supports acquisitions, executes aircraft delivery, and manages sourcing, transition, and consulting projects.
  • Prior to joining GOAL, he worked within the Lufthansa Group for almost 19 years. In his latest role as Senior Manager of Aircraft Leasing Technical Asset Management, he set up the technical asset lease department in Malta for the leasing platform for about 120 aircraft. He supported aircraft transactions internally and externally and advised the cooperate finance department on aircraft finance transactions on technical affairs.
  • Pascal is an EASA B1.1/C Licensed Engineer with market-leading Airbus and Boeing Narrow, - and Wide Type Ratings and further holds a Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
Henrik Jagau
Head of Transaction Management & Strategic Finance
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Henrik Jagau
Head of Transaction Management & Strategic Finance
Phone: +49 89 64143-531
Mail: henrik.jagau@goal-leasing.de
  • Henrik is Head of Transaction Management & Strategic Finance at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for the strategic financing of GOAL projects as well as the relationship to banking partners. Additionally he is responsible for the execution of transactions and is overseeing general strategic projects.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2019 he structured warehouse facilities, operating and finance leases for various airline and lessor partners at Norddeutsche Landesbank.
  • Henrik holds a bachelor of science in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany and a master of science in Economics & Policy from the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Matthias Kecht
Manager Technical Records
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Matthias Kecht
Manager Technical Records
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-655
Mail: matthias.kecht@goal-leasing.de
  • Matthias is Manager Technical Records at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for all technical documentation involving GOAL’s business including more than 50 managed aircraft.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2008, he worked for Open Connect GmbH on behalf of Lufthansa and managed the technical onboard documentation of more than 60 aircraft at Munich airport.
  • Matthias has completed an apprenticeship as a banker.
Philipp Myckert
Head of Deal Origination & Aircraft Remarketing
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Philipp Myckert
Head of Deal Origination & Aircraft Remarketing
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-484
Mail: philipp.myckert@goal-leasing.de
  • Philipp Myckert is Head of Deal Origination & Aircraft Remarketing at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for GOAL’s worldwide aircraft acquisition activities as well as aircraft sales projects involving GOAL’s fleet and third party mandates.
  • Before joining GOAL in 2007, Philipp worked with Qantas in Sydney, Australia as Chief Engineer Fleet Development, where he managed the technical part of large fleet acquisition projects involving more than 100 aircraft. He started his professional career as sales engineer at Fairchild Dornier, Germany, where he was involved in various sales support activities.
  • Philipp holds a master’s Degree of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming, USA as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.
Christoph Peppel
Head of Technical
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Christoph Peppel
Head of Technical
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-633
Mail: christoph.peppel@goal-leasing.de
  • Christoph is Head of Technical at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for all technical aspects involving GOAL’s business including more than 250 aircraft acquisitions and transitions. He leads a team of high-skilled technical professionals.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2008, he worked as systems engineer at Eurowings AG (Lufthansa Regional Group) and managed a fleet of more than 20 aircraft.
  • Christoph holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.
Stefan Prechtl
Director Transaction Management
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Stefan Prechtl
Director Transaction Management
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-697
Mail: stefan.prechtl@goal-leasing.de
  • Stefan is Director Transaction Management at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for the execution of transactions and the ESG strategy.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2016, he managed funds mostly in the Private Equity and Real Estate sector at KGAL.
  • Stefan holds a Degree in Economics from the LMU in Munich.
Matthias Rabus
Director Technical
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Matthias Rabus
Director Technical
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-791
Mail: matthias.rabus@goal-leasing.de
  • Matthias is Director Technical at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for the aircraft asset management throughout the lease term. Further he supports potential acquisitions from a technical perspective and already managed more than 50 aircraft delivery and transition projects.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2011, he created aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting manuals for Airbus and managed a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft as systems engineer at dba (former German British Airways) and Air Berlin.
  • Matthias holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.
Swathi Shree Ramkumar
Manager Transaction Management
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Swathi Shree Ramkumar
Manager Transaction Management
Phone: +49 89 64143 207
Mail: swathi.shreeramkumar@goal-leasing.de
  • Swathi is Manager Transaction Management at GOAL. In her current role she is responsible for analytical, and research matters as well as support of the execution of transactions.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2024, Swathi completed legal traineeship in Etihad Aviation Group, Abu Dhabi and is a qualified lawyer in India.
  • Swathi holds an Advanced master’s degree in Air and Space law from IIASL, Leiden University, The Netherlands and an integrated bachelor’s degree in International law and finance from Alliance University, Bangalore.
Sven Respondek
Head of Investor Origination & Business Development
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Sven Respondek
Head of Investor Origination & Business Development
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-271
Mail: sven.respondek@goal-leasing.de
  • Sven is Head of Transaction Management, Investor Origination and Business Development at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for the strategic business development and matching GOAL's global investors with lucrative aircraft leasing deals.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2017, he managed a fleet of around 150 aircraft at airberlin and acted as project manager closing more than 50 transactions with leasing companies, banks and OEMs.
  • Sven holds a bachelor of arts in Economics and Sports from the University of Potsdam.
Frank Rustemeier
Director Sales & Marketing
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Frank Rustemeier
Director Sales & Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-740
Mail: frank.rustemeier@goal-leasing.de
  • Frank is Director Sales & Marketing at GOAL with over 19 years’ experience in the aviation aftermarket. In his current role he is responsible for aircraft remarketing, acquisition and business development.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2017, Frank managed a portfolio of more than 20 aircraft engines at the Royal Aero Group GmbH and oversaw aircraft and engine transactions in excess of 100 assets.
  • Frank holds a professional Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from City Colleges in Dublin
Christian Schloemann
Managing Director
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Christian Schloemann
Managing Director
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-386
Mail: christian.schloemann@goal-leasing.de
  • Chris is Managing Director at GOAL with more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation leasing and financing market. He is responsible for both the strategy and the execution of transactions.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2007 as Managing Director, he oversaw projects and in parallel structured and closed a broad range of aircraft transactions within the KGAL aviation division.
  • Chris holds a master of science in Air Transport Management from the University of Cranfield, UK. In addition he has a degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Andreas Schneider
Director Sales & Marketing
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Andreas Schneider
Director Sales & Marketing
  • Andreas is Director Sales & Marketing at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for aircraft acquisition as well as aircraft remarketing and business development.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2023, Andreas was VP Commercial at Blueberry Aviation responsible for deal origination and business development in the Asia Pacific Australia region as well as parts of Europe and South America. He started his career with Lufthansa Technik, holding various positions in account management, product sales and corporate sales. During his career Andreas spent 12 years in Asia being based in India and Singapore.
  • Andreas holds a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Nico Stenger
Director Technical
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Nico Stenger
Director Technical
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-020
Mail: nico.stenger@goal-leasing.de
  • Nico is Director Technical at GOAL. In his current role he is responsible for the aircraft asset management throughout the lease term in GOALs portfolio. Further he supports potential acquisitions from a technical perspective and manages aircraft delivery and transition projects. Besides that, he has a passion for the Advanced Air Mobility (eVTOL) sector, always sharing his insights with colleagues and business partners.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2023, he already worked with GOAL for almost four years from 2017 to 2021 as Senior Manger Technical. From 2021 to 2023, he worked on his own venture creating asset management solutions based on virtual reality technology to enhance aircraft sales and re-marketing processes.
  • Nico holds a bachelor and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
Can Üzümcüoglu
Director Technical
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Can Üzümcüoglu
Director Technical
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-112
Mail: can.uzumcuoglu@goal-leasing.de
  • Can is Director Technical at GOAL. In his current role, he is responsible for the aircraft asset management throughout the lease term including but not limited to maintenance, aircraft delivery, and transition projects. Further he supports acquisition, remarketing, and business development projects.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2023, he held positions at various areas within the aviation industry with leading companies and managed numerous high value aircraft projects. Until recently, he was with Doric Asset Finance as Technical Director, and previously with SunExpress Airlines and Turkish Airlines Technic as Systems Engineer, and with GE as a Design Engineer.
  • Can holds a degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Jochen Wild
Director Transaction Management
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Jochen Wild
Director Transaction Management
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-753
Mail: jochen.wild@goal-leasing.de
Marc-Alexander Zeitler
Director Transaction Management
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Marc-Alexander Zeitler
Director Transaction Management
Phone: +49 (0)89-64143-227
Mail: marc.zeitler@goal-leasing.de
  • Marc is Director Transaction Management at GOAL. In his current role he is first and foremost responsible for the execution of transactions. In addition to that he is involved in the development and structuring of new business plans and investment vehicles.
  • Prior to joining GOAL in 2018, he gained work experience in finance and audit at several companies.
  • Marc holds a bachelor of science in Management and Economics from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and a master of science in International Management from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Aircraft

Managing a diverse aircraft portfolio, ranging from regional propeller planes to narrow- and widebody jets, on behalf of our esteemed investor partners.

ATR42-600

1 Aircraft

ATR72-600

16 Aircraft

Airbus A220-300

5 Aircraft

Airbus A320-200

5 Aircraft

Airbus A320neo

16 Aircraft

Boeing B737-800

5 Aircraft

Boeing 737-900ER

5 Aircraft

Airbus A321-200

3 Aircraft

Airbus A321neo

5 Aircraft

Airbus A330-300

1 Aircraft

Airbus A350-900

3 Aircraft

Airlines

GOAL is proud to count a wide range of international airlines amongst its clients. Over the past decades GOAL has been able to successfully establish trustful and reliable relationships with business partners around the globe.

Past Customers

Shareholders

Founded in 1998 to use the synergy effects of two excellent players in their individual business fields. This Joint-Venture added a huge value to the industry and intends to continue to expand the business and grow the value of assets under management.

Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (“Lufthansa”), is the flag carrier and largest airline of Germany which, when combined with its subsidiaries, is the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.

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KGAL

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG was founded in Hamburg in 1968. In more than 55 years, the company has grown constantly. Originally a successful real estate leasing company, it went on to become one of the leading independent investment and asset managers for real capital investments in Europe.

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History

Founded in 1998, our organization was born from the strategic alliance of two top performers in their distinct fields. This partnership has substantially enriched the industry and is committed to ongoing expansion and increasing the value of our managed assets. Explore our journey further in the timeline below.

  1. First Joint Venture with American investor Atalaya Capital Management and GOAL start a joint venture with the aim to acquire core and opportunistic aircraft transactions.
  2. 20 years anniversary
  3. Aircraft portfolio value exceeds US$ 2.0 bn With the purchase of a package of two A321 and two A330 aircraft, GOAL achieved the next major milestone on its growth path.
  4. Acquisition of 100th aircraft GOAL aquired a package of five Boeing 737-800 from Air Europa in a Sale and Leaseback transaction.
  5. Remarketing of 100th asset (aircraft and engines) GOAL successfully sold a package of two Bombardier DHC-8 Q400 with lease attached to Falko Regional Aircraft.
  6. Mandate as execlusive manager for KGAL institutional fund series GOAL expanded its successful partnership with an exclusive mandate by KGAL to source, manage and remarket their fund aircraft.
  7. Aircraft portfolio value exceeds US$ 1.0 bn GOAL arranged a portfolio sale and lease back of twelve A319 with easyJet and thereby significantly expands their narrow body footprint.
  8. Remarketing of 50th asset GOAL successfully sold a CFM56 engine to a specialised aircraft support company in the Asia-Pacific region. The engine had earlier been acquired from another leasing company.
  9. First part out GOAL successfully closed its first part-out project. After its regular lease end with AirAsia Berhad, the 737-300 airframe and its related engines were separately sold to different entities in Asia and the Middle East.
  10. Acquisition of 50th aircraft GOAL acquired its 50th aircraft as part of a three aircraft package, an Embraer E195 to be operated by Flybe Limited. GOAL and Flybe both attended the manufacturers delivery at Embraer in São José dos Campos in Brazil.
  11. German government project GOAL received a mandate from Lufthansa Technik AG on behalf of the German Air Force to acquire four Bombardier Global 5000 business jets.
  12. Christian Schloemann joins GOAL as Managing Director Dr. Klaus Wolf entering supervisory board, Christian Schloemann will become his successor.
  13. First PDP financing GOAL expands its expertise and market know-how.
  14. First mezzanine financing An additional aircraft financing product (besides operating leasing) has been established.
  15. First remarketing mandate by Lufthansa Group
  16. First bank remarketing and asset management mandate Also third parties value GOAL’s asset management skills. First remarketing mandates from banks.
  17. Exclusive asset manager for KGAL retail funds Besides own investments GOAL has been appointed as exclusive asset manager for KGAL’s aircraft funds.
  18. First business aircraft transaction (Learjet) GOAL enters the business aircraft financing sector.
  19. First operating lease transaction By completion of a SLB concerning two Boeing 737s from Lufthansa the first transaction could be successfully closed.
  20. GOAL founded as joint venture between KGAL and Lufthansa Second joint venture between Lufthansa and KGAL called “GOAL” - focusing on operating leasing - has been established.

Updates

Stay informed with our latest news and insights, delving into GOAL's recent endeavors and activities.

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Reverence Capital Partners and GOAL complete Sale-Leaseback with airBaltic and deliver three of six A220-300 Aircraft

GOAL Aircraft Leasing Announces 2023 Full Year Performance Highlights

GOAL closes a sale transaction for one ATR72-600 to Air Mauritius

GOAL closes a sale transaction for two A320ceo on lease to Frontier Airlines

GOAL Aircraft Leasing Ireland delivers fifth ATR72-600 to IndiGo

GOAL delivers fourth ATR72-600 to Air Serbia

GOAL facilitates delivery of two Airbus A350-900 to Fiji Airways

GOAL closes a sale transaction for five B737-900ER on lease to Oman Air