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Exhibit 99.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Aircastle Advisor LLC    The IGB Group
Frank Constantinople, SVP Investor Relations    Leon Berman
Tel: +1-203-504-1063    Tel: +1-212-477-8438
fconstantinople@aircastle.com     lberman@igbir.com

Aircastle Announces First Quarter 2018 Results
Earnings per Diluted Share Rose 35% to $0.73
Declared Second Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.28 per Common Share

Key Financial Metrics
Total revenues(1) were $202.7 million
Total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues were $186.9 million
Net income was $57.5 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share
Adjusted net income(2) was $56.8 million, or $0.72 per diluted common share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $191.1 million
Cash ROE(2) was 15.9%; net cash interest margin was 8.3%
First Quarter 2018 Highlights
Acquired four narrow-body aircraft for $111 million
Sold four older narrow-body aircraft for $44 million and a gain on sale of $5.8 million
Committed to acquire twelve additional narrow-body aircraft this year for more than $490 million, including our first expected investment in A320 NEOs
Declared our 48th consecutive quarterly dividend
Repurchased $9.6 million of our shares year-to-date at average price of $19.54 per share

Stamford, CT.  May 3, 2018 – Aircastle Limited (the “Company” or “Aircastle”) (NYSE: AYR) reported first quarter 2018 net income of $57.5 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, and adjusted net income of $56.8 million, or $0.72 per diluted common share. The first quarter results included total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues of $186.9 million, a decrease of 4.0%, versus $194.7 million in the first quarter of 2017. Compared sequentially to the fourth quarter of 2017, lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues increased by 4.3%, from $179.3 million.
Commenting on the results, Mike Inglese, Aircastle’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Aircastle’s strong first quarter results reflect portfolio enhancements that were completed over the past year. The quality of o

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(1) See Appendix for an explanation of the reclassification of the Gain on Sale of Flight Equipment.
(2) Refer to the selected financial information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP numbers.


The following information was filed by Aircastle Ltd (AYR) on Thursday, May 3, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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