UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
FORM 6-K
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2021
Commission File Number 001-33159
AERCAP HOLDINGS N.V.
(Translation of Registrant’s Name into English)
AerCap House, 65 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin D02 YX20, Ireland, +353 1 819 2010
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F x
Form 40-F o
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o
Note:  Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o
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Other Events
On November 10, 2021, AerCap Holdings N.V. filed its interim financial report for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
The information contained in this Form 6-K is incorporated by reference into the Company’s Form F-3 Registration Statements File Nos. 333-234028, 333-235323 and 333-260359 and Form S-8 Registration Statements File Nos. 333-180323, 333-154416, 333-165839, 333-194637 and 333-194638, and related Prospectuses, as such Registration Statements and Prospectuses may be amended from time to time.


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INDEX
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Signature

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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statements for the Three and Nine Months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 .....................................................................................................................................................................
Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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AerCap Holdings N.V. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020
NoteSeptember 30, 2021December 31, 2020
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents4$1,311,234 $1,248,772 
Restricted cash4223,271 246,518 
Trade receivables79,504 170,675 
Flight equipment held for operating leases, net534,411,391 35,156,450 
Investment in finance and sales-type leases, net6, 18814,989 878,451 
Flight equipment held for sale192,403 — 
Prepayments on flight equipment221,872,387 2,111,659 
Maintenance rights and lease premium, net7594,685 649,914 
Other intangibles, net7207,569 224,634 
Deferred income tax assets13121,812 131,532 
Other assets81,670,083 1,229,434 
Total Assets$41,499,328 $42,048,039 
Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities10$881,173 $1,109,325 
Accrued maintenance liability111,596,414 1,750,395 
Lessee deposit liability497,178 600,321 
Debt1227,539,694 28,742,081 
Deferred income tax liabilities131,054,915 913,431 
Commitments and contingencies22
Total Liabilities31,569,374 33,115,553 
Ordinary share capital, €0.01 par value, 450,000,000 and 350,000,000 ordinary shares authorized as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 138,847,345 and 138,847,345 ordinary shares issued and 133,379,789 and 130,398,538 ordinary shares outstanding (including 5,244,285 and 2,552,346 shares of unvested restricted stock) as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
191,721 1,721 
Additional paid-in capital1,946,529 2,078,125 
Treasury shares, at cost (5,467,556 and 8,448,807 ordinary shares as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)
(313,907)(459,994)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(101,972)(155,085)
Accumulated retained earnings8,322,581 7,399,703 
Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders’ equity9,854,952 8,864,470 
Non-controlling interest75,002 68,016 
Total Equity9,929,954 8,932,486 
Total Liabilities and Equity$41,499,328 $42,048,039 
Supplemental balance sheet informationamounts related to assets and liabilities of consolidated Variable Interest Entities (VIE) for which creditors do not have recourse to our general credit:
Restricted cash$123,231 $163,596 
Flight equipment held for operating leases and held for sale3,635,141 4,339,176 
Other assets177,427 97,417 
Accrued maintenance liability$125,421 $115,079 
Debt1,407,083 2,454,187 
Other liabilities76,797 109,606 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statements
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Note2021202020212020
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
Revenues and other income
Lease revenue:
Basic lease rents$847,650 $897,358 $2,607,974 $2,876,278 
Maintenance rents and other receipts110,423 90,743 424,252 449,252 
Total lease revenue958,073 988,101 3,032,226 3,325,530 
Net gain on sale of assets37,633 7,151 64,881 75,519 
Other income16458,700 31,304 684,717 60,963 
Total Revenues and other income1,454,406 1,026,556 3,781,824 3,462,012 
Expenses
Depreciation and amortization5, 7393,366 415,970 1,182,086 1,243,586 
Asset impairment1749,201 972,921 122,587 1,060,289 
Interest expense287,213 307,316 860,917 937,691 
Loss on debt extinguishment 2,894 42,835 8,955 42,835 
Leasing expenses53,519 51,211 157,061 232,082 
Selling, general and administrative expenses1468,197 60,918 198,619 178,415 
Transaction-related expenses15100,859 — 195,534 — 
Total Expenses955,249 1,851,171 2,725,759 3,694,898 
Gain (loss) on investment at fair value2,156 (128,363)(307)(114,421)
Income (loss) before income taxes and income of investments accounted for under the equity method
501,313 (952,978)1,055,758 (347,307)
Income tax (expense) benefit13(62,132)106,077 (142,527)24,311 
Equity in net earnings (loss) of investments accounted for under the equity method
1,848 (3,901)5,703 (397)
Net income (loss)$441,029 $(850,802)$918,934 $(323,393)
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest
(7,108)873 (7,237)(3,651)
Net income (loss) attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V.
$433,921 $(849,929)$911,697 $(327,044)
Basic earnings (loss) per share19$3.39 $(6.66)$7.12 $(2.56)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share19$3.35 $(6.66)$7.04 $(2.56)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic128,131,157 127,589,905 128,087,006 127,771,182 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted129,378,791 127,589,905 129,585,420 127,771,182 





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(U.S. Dollars in thousands)
Net income (loss)$441,029 $(850,802)$918,934 $(323,393)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Net gain (loss) on derivatives (Note 9), net of tax of $(2,249), $(1,600), $(7,588) and $10,766, respectively
15,741 11,200 53,113 (75,359)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)15,741 11,200 53,113 (75,359)
Comprehensive income (loss)456,770 (839,602)972,047 (398,752)
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest(7,108)873 (7,237)(3,651)
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V.$449,662 $(838,729)$964,810 $(402,403)




































The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
(U.S. Dollars in thousands)
Net income (loss)$918,934 $(323,393)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization1,182,086 1,243,586 
Asset impairment122,587 1,060,289 
Amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discount, debt premium and lease premium50,305 45,802 
Amortization of fair value adjustments on debt(12,452)(41,418)
Maintenance rights write-off (a)48,480 101,791 
Maintenance liability release to income(206,085)(297,815)
Net gain on sale of assets(64,881)(75,519)
Deferred income taxes143,222 (21,737)
Share-based compensation63,956 49,513 
Collections of finance and sales-type leases94,626 47,117 
Loss on investment at fair value307 114,421 
Loss on debt extinguishment8,955 42,835 
Transaction-related expenses158,746 — 
Other22,780 150,937 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade receivables87,855 (148,184)
Other assets(413,811)(382,914)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities(246,296)(87,468)
Net cash provided by operating activities1,959,314 1,477,843 
Purchase of flight equipment(738,090)(306,048)
Proceeds from sale or disposal of assets393,373 379,518 
Prepayments on flight equipment(75,930)(564,927)
Net cash used in investing activities(420,647)(491,457)
Issuance of debt1,486,567 10,165,837 
Repayment of debt(2,678,134)(8,451,299)
Debt issuance and extinguishment costs paid, net of debt premium received(227,472)(145,260)
Maintenance payments received267,925 266,654 
Maintenance payments returned(172,035)(312,136)
Security deposits received155,794 53,915 
Security deposits returned(264,674)(216,975)
Dividend paid to non-controlling interest holders and others(251)(2,843)
Repurchase of shares and tax withholdings on share-based compensation(67,453)(119,779)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(1,499,733)1,238,114 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash38,934 2,224,500 
Effect of exchange rate changes281 939 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period1,495,290 1,300,347 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$1,534,505 $3,525,786 



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Continued)
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
(U.S. Dollars in thousands)
Supplemental cash flow information:
Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized$925,901 $946,322 
Income taxes paid (refunded), net2,192 (7,286)

(a)Maintenance rights write-off consisted of the following:
End of Lease (“EOL”) and Maintenance Reserved (“MR”) contract maintenance rights expense$6,196 $39,719 
MR contract maintenance rights write-off due to maintenance liability release16,096 18,117 
EOL contract maintenance rights write-off due to cash receipt26,188 43,954 
Maintenance rights write-off$48,480 $101,790 






































The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Continued)
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021:
Flight equipment held for operating leases in the amount of $19.9 million was reclassified to investment in finance and sales-type leases, net.
Flight equipment held for operating leases in the amount of $273.0 million was reclassified to flight equipment held for sale.
Accrued maintenance liability in the amount of $21.0 million was settled with buyers upon sale or disposal of assets.
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020:
Flight equipment held for operating leases in the amount of $37.7 million was reclassified to investment in finance and sales-type leases, net.
Flight equipment held for operating leases in the amount of $81.0 million was reclassified to flight equipment held for sale.
Accrued maintenance liability in the amount of $95.0 million was settled with buyers upon sale or disposal of assets.
Other assets and Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities each increased by $185.7 million due to the Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recapitalization.





























The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Number of ordinary shares issuedOrdinary share capitalAdditional
paid-in
capital
Treasury
shares
Accumulated other comprehensive lossAccumulated retained earningsAerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders’ equityNon-controlling interestTotal equity
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data)
Balance as of
June 30, 2021
138,847,345 $1,721 $1,924,771 $(313,952)$(117,713)$7,888,710 $9,383,537 $67,962 $9,451,499 
Dividends paid— — — — — — — (68)(68)
Ordinary shares
issued, net of
tax withholdings
— — (213)45 — (50)(218)— (218)
Share-based
compensation
— — 21,971 — — — 21,971 — 21,971 
Total comprehensive
income
— — — — 15,741 433,921 449,662 7,108 456,770 
Balance as of
September 30, 2021
138,847,345 $1,721 $1,946,529 $(313,907)$(101,972)$8,322,581 $9,854,952 $75,002 $9,929,954 

Number of ordinary shares issuedOrdinary share capitalAdditional
paid-in
capital
Treasury
shares
Accumulated other comprehensive lossAccumulated retained earningsAerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders’ equityNon-controlling interestTotal equity
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data)
Balance as of
June 30, 2020
138,847,345 $1,721 $2,076,149 $(496,217)$(180,146)$8,232,470 $9,633,977 $69,086 $9,703,063 
Dividends paid— — — — — — — (97)(97)
Ordinary shares
issued, net of
tax withholdings
— — (3,221)4,184 — (1,842)(879)— (879)
Share-based
compensation
— — 17,004 — — — 17,004 — 17,004 
Total comprehensive
income (loss)
— — — — 11,200 (849,929)(838,729)(873)(839,602)
Balance as of
September 30, 2020
138,847,345 $1,721 $2,089,932 $(492,033)$(168,946)$7,380,699 $8,811,373 $68,116 $8,879,489 












The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

Number of ordinary shares issuedOrdinary share capitalAdditional
paid-in
capital
Treasury
shares
Accumulated other comprehensive lossAccumulated retained earningsAerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders’ equityNon-controlling interestTotal equity
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data)
Balance as of
December 31, 2020
138,847,345 $1,721 $2,078,125 $(459,994)$(155,085)$7,399,703 $8,864,470 $68,016 $8,932,486 
Dividends paid— — — — — — — (251)(251)
Repurchase of
shares
— — — (28,668)— — (28,668)— (28,668)
Ordinary shares
issued, net of
tax withholdings
— — (195,553)174,755 — 11,181 (9,617)— (9,617)
Share-based
compensation
— — 63,957 — — — 63,957 — 63,957 
Total comprehensive
income
— — — — 53,113 911,697 964,810 7,237 972,047 
Balance as of
September 30, 2021
138,847,345 $1,721 $1,946,529 $(313,907)$(101,972)$8,322,581 $9,854,952 $75,002 $9,929,954 

Number of ordinary shares issuedOrdinary share capitalAdditional
paid-in
capital
Treasury
shares
Accumulated other comprehensive lossAccumulated retained earningsAerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders’ equityNon-controlling interestTotal equity
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data)
Balance as of
December 31, 2019
141,847,345 $1,754 $2,209,462 $(537,341)$(93,587)$7,734,609 $9,314,897 $67,308 $9,382,205 
Dividends paid— — — — — — — (2,843)(2,843)
Repurchase of
shares
— — — (117,302)— — (117,302)— (117,302)
Share cancellation(3,000,000)(33)(149,203)149,236 — — — — — 
Ordinary shares
issued, net of
tax withholdings
— — (19,840)13,374 — (1,088)(7,554)— (7,554)
Share-based
compensation
— — 49,513 — — — 49,513 — 49,513 
Cumulative effect due
to adoption of new
accounting standard
— — — — — (25,778)(25,778)— (25,778)
Total comprehensive
(loss) income
— — — — (75,359)(327,044)(402,403)3,651 (398,752)
Balance as of
 September 30, 2020
138,847,345 $1,721 $2,089,932 $(492,033)$(168,946)$7,380,699 $8,811,373 $68,116 $8,879,489 





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Unaudited Financial Statements.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
1. General
The Company
AerCap Holdings N.V., together with its subsidiaries (“AerCap,” “we,” “us” or the “Company”), is the global leader in aircraft leasing. Our ordinary shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AER. Our headquarters is located in Dublin, and we have offices in Shannon, Los Angeles, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi and other locations. We also have representative offices at the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, The Boeing Company (“Boeing”) in Seattle and Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) in Toulouse.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements presented herein include the accounts of AerCap Holdings N.V. and its subsidiaries. AerCap Holdings N.V. was incorporated in the Netherlands as a public limited liability company (“naamloze vennootschap” or “N.V.”) on July 10, 2006.
GECAS Transaction
AerCap completed the acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (“GECAS”) from General Electric (“GE”) (the “GECAS Transaction”) on November 1, 2021 (the “Closing Date”). Under the terms of the transaction agreement, GE received 111.5 million newly issued AerCap shares, approximately $23 billion of cash and $1 billion of AerCap notes. GE now owns approximately 46% of AerCap’s outstanding shares. In connection with the GECAS Transaction, Jennifer VanBelle has joined the Board of Directors of AerCap, bringing the number of directors serving on AerCap’s Board of Directors to ten. The GE shares are subject to a lock-up period which will expire in stages from nine to 15 months after the Closing Date. GE has entered into agreements with AerCap regarding voting restrictions, standstill provisions and certain registration rights.
The GECAS Transaction will be accounted for in accordance with the acquisition method of accounting, which requires that assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recognized at their fair values as of the acquisition date. Due to the limited time since the Closing Date, the initial purchase allocation for the business combination has not been completed. Also, the Company is unable to provide pro forma revenues and earnings of the combined entity. This information will be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 2021.


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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
2. Basis of presentation
General
Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are presented in accordance with Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).
We consolidate all companies in which we have direct and indirect legal or effective control and all VIEs for which we are deemed the Primary Beneficiary (“PB”) under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 810. All intercompany balances and transactions with consolidated subsidiaries are eliminated. The results of consolidated entities are included from the effective date of control or, in the case of VIEs, from the date that we are or become the PB. The results of subsidiaries sold or otherwise deconsolidated are excluded from the date that we cease to control the subsidiary or, in the case of VIEs, when we cease to be the PB.
Unconsolidated investments where we have significant influence are reported using the equity method of accounting.
Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are stated in U.S. dollars, which is our functional currency.
Our interim financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and U.S. GAAP for interim financial reporting, and reflect all adjustments that are necessary to fairly state the results for the interim periods presented. Certain information and footnote disclosures required by U.S. GAAP for complete annual financial statements have been omitted and, therefore, our interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 2, 2021. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of those for a full fiscal year.
Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this document may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.
Use of estimates

The preparation of Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The use of estimates is or could be a significant factor affecting the reported carrying values of flight equipment, intangible assets, investment in finance lease and sales type-leases, investments, trade and notes receivables, deferred income tax assets and accruals and maintenance liabilities. Actual results may differ from our estimates under different conditions, sometimes materially.
Reportable segments
We manage our business and analyze and report our results of operations on the basis of one business segment: leasing, financing, sales and management of commercial aircraft and engines.


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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
3. Summary of significant accounting policies
Our significant accounting policies are described in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 2, 2021.
Future application of accounting standards:
Reference Rate Reform
In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (ASC 848) Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting (“ASC 848”). ASC 848 provides temporary optional expedients and exceptions to the U.S. GAAP guidance on contract modifications and hedge accounting to reduce the financial reporting burden in light of the market transition from London Interbank Offered Rates (“LIBOR”) and other reference interest rates to alternative reference rates.
Under ASC 848 companies can elect not to apply certain modification accounting requirements to contracts affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. An entity that makes this election would not be required to remeasure the contracts at the modification date or reassess a previous accounting determination. The amendments of ASC 848 apply only to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued because of reference rate reform. The amendments in ASC 848 are effective from March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022 and can be adopted prospectively for any interim period that includes or is subsequent to March 12, 2020. We have not adopted ASC 848 for this interim period and are currently evaluating the adoption impact the standard may have on our financial statements.
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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
4. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Our restricted cash balance was $223.3 million and $246.5 million as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and was primarily related to our Export Credit Agency (“ECA”) financings and Export-Import Bank of the United States (“Ex-Im”) financings, our AerFunding revolving credit facility, our Brazilian Development Bank (“BNDES”) financing and other debt. See Note 12—Debt.
The following is a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of September 30, 2021, December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020September 30, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents$1,311,234 $1,248,772 $3,244,433 
Restricted cash223,271 246,518 281,353 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$1,534,505 $1,495,290 $3,525,786 
5. Flight equipment held for operating leases, net
Movements in flight equipment held for operating leases during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Net book value at beginning of period$35,156,450 $35,870,781 
Additions1,120,955 1,168,219 
Depreciation(1,163,646)(1,224,638)
Disposals and transfers to held for sale(559,891)(81,025)
Transfers to investment in finance and sales-type leases, net(19,890)(37,678)
Impairment (Note 17)(122,587)(959,962)
Net book value at end of period$34,411,391 $34,735,697 
Accumulated depreciation and impairment as of September 30, 2021 and 2020$(10,722,627)$(9,525,280)
6. Investment in finance and sales-type leases, net
Components of investment in finance and sales-type leases, net as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Future minimum lease payments to be received
$527,703 $608,950 
Estimated residual values of leased flight equipment
574,383 589,872 
Less: Unearned income
(235,812)(260,708)
Allowance for credit losses (Note 18)(51,285)(59,663)
$814,989 $878,451 
During the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we recognized interest income from investment in finance and sales-type leases, net of $12.1 million and $14.6 million, respectively, included in basic lease rents. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we recognized interest income from net investment in finance and sales-type leases of $36.8 million and $41.8 million, respectively, included in basic lease rents.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
7. Intangibles
Maintenance rights and lease premium, net
Maintenance rights and lease premium, net consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Maintenance rights$591,983 $642,825 
Lease premium, net2,702 7,089 
$594,685 $649,914 
Movements in maintenance rights during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Maintenance rights at beginning of period
$642,825 $794,798 
EOL and MR contract maintenance rights expense
(6,196)(39,719)
MR contract maintenance rights write-off due to maintenance liability release
(16,096)(18,117)
EOL contract maintenance rights write-off due to cash receipt
(26,188)(43,954)
EOL and MR contract maintenance rights write-off due to sale of aircraft(2,362)(18,860)
Maintenance rights at end of period
$591,983 $674,148 
Other intangibles
Other intangibles consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Customer relationships, net$203,707 $219,589 
Contractual vendor intangible assets3,862 5,045 
$207,569 $224,634 
The following tables present details of customer relationships and related accumulated amortization as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021
Gross carrying amountAccumulated
amortization
Net carrying amount
Customer relationships$360,000 $(156,293)$203,707 
December 31, 2020
Gross carrying amountAccumulated
amortization
Net carrying amount
Customer relationships$360,000 $(140,411)$219,589 
During the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we recorded amortization expense for customer relationships of $5.3 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we recorded amortization expense for customer relationships of $15.9 million.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
8. Other assets
Other assets consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Notes receivable, net of allowance for credit losses (a) (b)$461,202 $529,172 
Straight-line rents, prepaid expenses and other197,749 125,541 
Investments167,132 138,065 
Lease incentives159,475 177,028 
Debt issuance costs52,822 (c)20,722 
Operating lease right of use assets33,416 40,603 
Other tangible fixed assets20,800 22,512 
Derivative assets (Note 9)9,766 3,303 
Other receivables567,721 (d)172,488 
$1,670,083 $1,229,434 
(a)Notes receivable as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 included $427 million and $490 million, respectively, related to agreements we have executed with customers to reschedule certain lease payments under our leases that are due at the reporting dates. Notes receivable as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 also included $34 million and $39 million, respectively, related to aircraft sale and other transactions.
(b)As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had $32 million and $7 million, respectively, allowance for credit losses on notes receivable. Please refer to Note 18—Allowance for credit losses for further details.
(c)Debt issuance costs as of September 30, 2021 included $38 million primarily related to fees associated with the bridge financing for the GECAS Transaction.
(d)Other receivables as of September 30, 2021 included $409 million related to proceeds from the sale of unsecured claims that were received in October 2021.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
9. Derivative financial instruments
We have entered into interest rate derivatives to hedge the current and future interest rate payments on our variable rate debt. These derivative financial instruments can include interest rate swaps, caps, floors, options and forward contracts.
As of September 30, 2021, we had interest rate caps and swaps outstanding, with underlying variable benchmark interest rates ranging from one to six-month U.S. dollar LIBOR.
Some of our agreements with derivative counterparties require a two-way cash collateralization of derivative fair values. We had not advanced any cash collateral to counterparties as of September 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.
The counterparties to our interest rate derivatives are primarily major international financial institutions. We continually monitor our positions and the credit ratings of the counterparties involved and limit the amount of credit exposure to any one party. We could be exposed to potential losses due to the credit risk of non-performance by these counterparties. We have not experienced any material losses to date.
Our derivative assets are recorded in other assets and our derivative liabilities are recorded in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The following tables present notional amounts and fair values of derivatives outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Notional amount (a)Fair valueNotional amount (a)Fair value
Derivative assets not designated as accounting hedges:
Interest rate caps$2,734,500 $8,255 $3,022,000 $2,790 
Derivative assets designated as accounting cash flow hedges:
Interest rate caps$475,000 $1,511 $475,000 $513 
Total derivative assets$9,766 $3,303 
(a)The notional amount is excluded for caps and swaps which are not yet effective.

September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Notional amount (a)Fair valueNotional amount (a)Fair value
Derivative liabilities not designated as cash flow hedges:
Interest rate swaps$400,000 $9,441 $400,000 $14,933 
Derivative liabilities designated as accounting cash flow hedges:
Interest rate swaps$2,966,000 $95,188 $3,331,000 $152,370 
Total derivative liabilities$104,629 $167,303 
(a)The notional amount is excluded for caps and swaps which are not yet effective.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
9. Derivative financial instruments (Continued)
We recorded the following in other comprehensive income (loss) related to derivative financial instruments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Gain (Loss)
Effective portion of change in fair market value of derivatives designated as accounting cash flow hedges:
Interest rate swaps$17,239 $12,662 $57,182 $(81,297)
Interest rate caps(145)(291)997 (5,922)
Derivative premium and amortization896 429 2,522 1094 
Income tax effect(2,249)(1,600)(7,588)10,766 
Net gain (loss) on derivatives, net of tax$15,741 $11,200 $53,113 $(75,359)
We expect to reclassify approximately $59 million from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“AOCI”) as an increase in interest expense in our Condensed Consolidated Income Statements over the next 12 months.
The following table presents the effect of derivatives recorded as reductions to or (increases) in interest expense in our Condensed Consolidated Income Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Gain (Loss)
Derivatives not designated as accounting hedges:
Interest rate caps and swaps$1,268 $(11)$10,956 $(14,665)
Reclassification to Condensed Consolidated Income Statements:
Reclassification of amounts previously recorded within AOCI(21,780)(20,618)(59,590)(35,699)
Loss recognized in interest expense$(20,512)$(20,629)$(48,634)$(50,364)


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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
10. Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities consisted of the following as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Deferred revenue$276,833 $399,820 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses263,560 222,203 
Accrued interest196,160 270,576 
Derivative liabilities (Note 9)104,629 167,303 
Operating lease liabilities39,991 49,423 
$881,173 $1,109,325 
11. Accrued maintenance liability
Movements in accrued maintenance liability during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Accrued maintenance liability at beginning of period$1,750,395 $2,190,159 
Maintenance payments received267,925 266,654 
Maintenance payments returned(172,035)(312,136)
Release to income upon sale(20,958)(95,042)
Release to income other than upon sale(206,085)(291,232)
Lessor contribution, top-ups and other(22,828)69,843 
Accrued maintenance liability at end of period$1,596,414 $1,828,246 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)




12. Debt
As of September 30, 2021, the principal amount of our outstanding indebtedness totaled $27.7 billion, which excluded fair value adjustments of $7.2 million and debt issuance costs, debt discounts and debt premium of $191.7 million, and our undrawn lines of credit and other available secured debt were approximately $6.0 billion, availability of which is subject to certain conditions, including compliance with certain financial covenants. As of September 30, 2021, we remained in compliance with the financial covenants across our various debt obligations.
The following table provides a summary of our indebtedness as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Debt obligationCollateral (Number of
 aircraft)
CommitmentUndrawn amountsAmount outstandingWeighted average interest rate (a)MaturityAmount outstanding
Unsecured
ILFC Legacy Notes$1,034,274 $— $1,034,274 6.63 %2022$1,198,888 
AerCap Trust (b) & AICDC (c)
    Notes
12,966,787 — 12,966,787 4.05 %2021-202812,797,126 
Asia Revolving Credit Facility684,000 684,000 — — 2024— 
Citi Revolving Credit Facility4,000,000 4,000,000 — — 2024— 
Other unsecured debt1,874,000 — 1,874,000 1.80 %2022-20241,759,000 
Fair value adjustment8,649 21,716 
TOTAL UNSECURED$20,559,061 $4,684,000 $15,883,710 $15,776,730 
Secured
Export credit facilities (d)33 1,217,812 — 1,217,812 2.06 %2023-20331,023,912 
Institutional secured term loans
   & secured portfolio loans
183 6,570,231 — 6,570,231 2.57 %2022-20326,989,633 
AerFunding Revolving Credit
    Facility
31 2,075,000 1,022,762 1,052,238 2.83 %20252,074,881 
Other secured debt 23 1,043,110 327,772 715,338 3.21 %2022-2039778,273 
Fair value adjustment(1,214)(1,827)
TOTAL SECURED$10,906,153 $1,350,534 $9,554,405 $10,864,872 
Subordinated
Subordinated Notes
2,250,000 — 2,250,000 4.98 %2025-20792,250,000 
Subordinated debt issued by joint
    ventures
43,521 — 43,521 — 2023-202643,521 
Fair value adjustment(216)(219)
TOTAL SUBORDINATED$2,293,521 $ $2,293,305 $2,293,302 
Debt issuance costs, debt discounts and debt premium
(191,726)(192,823)
270 $33,758,735 $6,034,534 $27,539,694 $28,742,081 
(a)The weighted average interest rate for our floating rate debt is calculated based on the U.S. dollar LIBOR rate as of the last interest payment date of the respective debt, and excludes the impact of related derivative financial instruments which we hold to hedge our exposure to floating interest rates, as well as any amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discounts and debt premium. The institutional secured term loans and secured portfolio loans also contain base rate alternatives.
(b)AerCap Global Aviation Trust, a Delaware Statutory Trust (“AerCap Trust”).
(c)AerCap Ireland Capital Designated Activity Company, a designated activity company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of Ireland (“AICDC”).
(d)An additional $0.8 billion of commitment has been approved by the Export Credit Agencies, subject to customary conditions at drawdown.
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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
12. Debt (Continued)
Additional details of the principal terms of our indebtedness can be found in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 2, 2021. The material changes to our indebtedness since the filing of that report, except for scheduled repayments, are described below.
AerCap Trust & AICDC Notes and ILFC Legacy Notes
In January 2021, AerCap Trust and AICDC co-issued $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes due 2026 (“January Notes Offering”). The proceeds from the January Notes Offering will be used for general corporate purposes.
In February 2021, AerCap Trust and AICDC repurchased and retired $544.0 million aggregate principal amount of 4.50% Senior Notes due 2021 for an aggregate total consideration of approximately $555.4 million.
Revolving Credit Facility
On March 30, 2021, AerCap and AICDC entered into a $4.35 billion unsecured revolving credit agreement (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with a syndicate of lenders and Citibank N.A., as administrative agent, and a maturity of the earlier of September 30, 2025 and the date that is four years after the closing of the GECAS Transaction.
The obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed by AerCap and certain of its subsidiaries. Availability of borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility became effective upon the Closing Date.
The Revolving Credit Facility contains covenants customary for unsecured financings of this type that will apply from and after the closing of the GECAS Transaction, including financial covenants that require us to maintain compliance with a maximum ratio of consolidated indebtedness to shareholders’ equity, a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and a maximum ratio of unencumbered assets to certain financial indebtedness. The Revolving Credit Facility also contain covenants that will apply from and after the closing of the GECAS Transaction that, among other things, restrict, subject to certain exceptions, the ability of AerCap to sell assets, make certain restricted payments and incur certain liens.
GECAS Transaction Financings
Bridge Credit Facility and Term Loan Credit Facility
On March 30, 2021, AerCap and AICDC entered into a $19.0 billion 364-day unsecured Bridge Credit Agreement (the “Bridge Credit Facility”) and a $5.0 billion twelve-month Term Loan Credit Agreement (the “Term Loan Credit Agreement” and, together with the Bridge Credit Facility, the “GECAS Transaction Financings”), each with a syndicate of lenders and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent. Commitment costs relating to the GECAS Transaction Financings are capitalized and included in other assets. Please refer to Note 8—Other assets. The amortization of commitment costs is included in transaction-related expenses. Please refer to Note 15—Transaction-related expenses. The obligations under each of the GECAS Transaction Financings were guaranteed by AerCap and certain of its subsidiaries.
As of September 30, 2021 there were no loans outstanding under the GECAS Transaction Financings. In addition to the satisfaction of other customary conditions precedent, the availability of loans under the GECAS Transaction Financings was subject to the closing of the GECAS Transaction. The GECAS Transaction Financings contained covenants customary for unsecured financings of this type that applied from and after the closing of the GECAS Transaction, including financial covenants that required us to maintain compliance with a maximum ratio of consolidated indebtedness to shareholders’ equity, a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio and a maximum ratio of unencumbered assets to certain financial indebtedness. The GECAS Transaction Financings also contained covenants that applied from and after the closing of the GECAS Transaction that, among other things, restrict, subject to certain exceptions, the ability of AerCap to sell assets, make certain restricted payments and incur certain liens.
On October 29, 2021, the Bridge Credit Facility was terminated in connection with the closing of the GECAS Transaction. On November 1, 2021, $2.0 billion was drawn under the Term Loan Credit Agreement to pay a portion of the cash consideration due under the transaction agreement. On November 5, 2021, the Term Loan Credit Agreement was repaid and terminated in connection with the closing of the GECAS Transaction.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
12. Debt (Continued)
GECAS Acquisition Notes
AerCap Trust and AICDC co-issued $21 billion of Senior Unsecured Notes in aggregate (the “GECAS Acquisition Notes”) in connection with the GECAS Transaction on October 29, 2021. The GECAS Acquisition Notes consist of $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.15% Senior Notes due 2023, $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.65% Senior Notes due 2024, $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes due 2024, $3.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.45% Senior Notes due 2026, $3.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.0% Senior Notes due 2028, $4.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.3% Senior Notes due 2032, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.4% Senior Notes due 2033, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.85% Senior Notes due 2041 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2023. The GECAS Acquisition Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by AerCap and certain other AerCap subsidiaries. The proceeds from the issuance of the GECAS Acquisition Notes were used to fund a portion of the cash consideration to be paid in the GECAS Transaction, and to pay related fees and expenses, with any excess proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes.
Institutional Secured Term Loan
A $2.0 billion institutional secured term loan (“Setanta”) was entered into on November 5, 2021. The Setanta loan contains customary covenants and events of default for financings of this type, including covenants that limit the ability of the subsidiary borrowers and their subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness and create liens, and covenants that limit the ability of the guarantors, the subsidiary borrowers and their subsidiaries to consolidate, merge or dispose of all or substantially all of their assets and enter into transactions with affiliates. The proceeds from the Setanta loan were used to repay the amount borrowed under the Term Loan Credit Agreement.
GE Notes
On November 1, 2021, AerCap Trust and AICDC co-issued $1.0 billion of 1.899% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2025 to a subsidiary of GE in connection with the closing of the GECAS Transaction.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
13. Income taxes
Our effective tax rate for the full year 2021 is expected to be 13.5%, compared to the effective tax rate of 5.5% for the full year 2020. The effective tax rate is impacted by the source and amount of earnings among our different tax jurisdictions as well as the amount of permanent tax differences relative to pre-tax income.
Our effective tax rate was 12.4% and 13.5% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and 11.1% and 7.0% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. Our effective tax rate in any period can be impacted by revisions to the estimated full year rate.
14. Selling, general and administrative expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses consisted of the following for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Personnel expenses$30,860 $28,602 $84,196 $77,983 
Share-based compensation21,971 17,004 63,957 49,513 
Professional services6,673 5,084 20,915 16,586 
Office expenses3,060 3,195 10,008 9,677 
Travel expenses1,244 1,445 2,899 6,725 
Other expenses4,389 5,588 16,644 17,931 
$68,197 $60,918 $198,619 $178,415 
15. Transaction-related expenses
Expenses related to the GECAS Transaction consisted of the following for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212021
Banking fees$84,146 $158,747 
Professional fees and other expenses16,713 36,787 
$100,859 $195,534 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
16. Other income
Other income consisted of the following for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Proceeds from unsecured claims$442,420 $— $635,075 $— 
Management fees1,918 1,917 5,437 7,733 
Interest and other income14,362 29,387 44,205 53,230 
$458,700 $31,304 $684,717 $60,963 
Proceeds from unsecured claims primarily related to the sale of certain unsecured claims against LATAM Airlines Group S.A., as further described below.
On April 22, 2021, we entered into a claims sale and purchase agreement with a third party for the sale of certain unsecured claims filed by various AerCap companies against LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and certain of its subsidiaries in the Chapter 11 case captioned LATAM Airlines Group S.A., et al., Case No. 20-11254 (JLG) (Jointly Administered). The sale of the unsecured claims is subject to such claims becoming allowed claims in the Bankruptcy Case and other customary closing conditions. The quantum of sale proceeds for each claim actually sold will be determined as a percentage of the amount of such claim allowed by the Bankruptcy Court. To the extent any of our unsecured claims are not allowed by a specified date, the buyer has the option to terminate the agreement with respect to any or all such non-allowed claims, and to the extent the aggregate allowed amount of claims amount exceeds a specified amount, the buyer has the option not to purchase claims above the specified amount.
In May 2021, the sale of a portion of the unsecured claims closed, subsequent to the Bankruptcy Court entering an order establishing the allowed claim amount. The sale proceeds amount of approximately $186 million was recognized in Other income during the three months ended June 30, 2021.
In September 2021, the sale of a further portion of the unsecured claims closed, subsequent to the Bankruptcy Court entering an order establishing the allowed claim amount. The sale proceeds amount of approximately $409 million was recognized in Other income during the three months ended September 30, 2021. We have other claim amounts outstanding that remain subject to the claims sale and purchase agreement and will be sold if and when such claims are allowed by the Bankruptcy Court.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
17. Asset Impairment
Our long-lived assets include flight equipment held for operating lease and definite-lived intangible assets. We test long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be recoverable. We perform event-driven impairment assessments of our flight equipment held for operating lease each quarter.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, we recognized impairment charges of $49.2 million and $122.6 million, respectively. For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the impairment charges related to lease terminations and were largely offset by lease revenue recognized when we retained maintenance-related balances or received EOL compensation. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the impairment charges related to lease terminations and sales transactions and were more than offset by lease revenue recognized when we retained maintenance-related balances or received EOL compensation.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recognized impairment charges of $972.9 million and $1,060.3 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the impairment charges primarily related to impairment of our flight equipment held for operating lease, primarily Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft and indefinite-lived goodwill assets.
18. Allowance for credit losses
Movements in the allowance for credit losses during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Allowance for credit losses at beginning of period$67,153 $— 
Cumulative effect due to adoption of new accounting standard— 30,264 
Current period provision for expected credit losses15,881 33,999 
Allowance for credit losses at end of period$83,034 $64,263 
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we increased our credit provision, classified in leasing expenses, primarily related to the increased credit risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
19. Earnings per share
Basic Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average of our ordinary shares outstanding, which excludes 5,244,285 and 2,163,670 shares of unvested restricted stock as of September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. For the calculation of diluted EPS, the weighted average of our ordinary shares outstanding for basic EPS is adjusted by the effect of dilutive securities provided under our equity compensation plans. The number of shares excluded from diluted shares outstanding was 152,446 and 152,446 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, because the effect of including these shares in the calculation would have been anti-dilutive. Due to the reported loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, basic EPS was not adjusted by the effect of dilutive securities.

Basic and diluted EPS for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Net income (loss) for the computation of basic EPS$433,921 $(849,929)$911,697 $(327,044)
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - basic128,131,157 127,589,905 128,087,006 127,771,182 
Basic EPS$3.39 $(6.66)$7.12 $(2.56)
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
Net income (loss) for the computation of diluted EPS$433,921 $(849,929)$911,697 $(327,044)
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted129,378,791 127,589,905 129,585,420 127,771,182 
Diluted EPS$3.35 $(6.66)$7.04 $(2.56)
Ordinary shares outstanding, excluding shares of unvested restricted stock, as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Number of ordinary shares
Ordinary shares issued138,847,345 138,847,345 
Treasury shares(5,467,556)(8,448,807)
Ordinary shares outstanding133,379,789 130,398,538 
Shares of unvested restricted stock(5,244,285)(2,552,346)
Ordinary shares outstanding, excluding shares of unvested restricted stock128,135,504 127,846,192 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)

20. Variable interest entities
We use many forms of entities to achieve our leasing and financing business objectives and we have participated to varying degrees in the design and formation of these entities. Our involvement in VIEs varies and includes being a passive investor in the VIE with involvement from other parties, managing and structuring all of the VIE’s activities, or being the sole shareholder of the VIE.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we did not provide any financial support to any of our VIEs that we were not contractually obligated to provide.
Consolidated VIEs
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, substantially all assets and liabilities presented in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets were held in consolidated VIEs.
We have determined that we are the PB of these entities because we control and manage all aspects of these entities, including directing the activities that most significantly affect the entities’ economic performance, absorb the majority of the risks and rewards of these entities and guarantee the activities of these entities.
The assets of our consolidated VIEs that can only be used to settle obligations of these entities, and the liabilities of these VIEs for which creditors do not have recourse to our general credit, are disclosed in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets under Supplemental balance sheet information. Further details of debt held by our consolidated VIEs are disclosed in Note 12—Debt.
Wholly-owned ECA and Ex-Im financing vehicles
We have created certain wholly-owned subsidiaries for the purpose of purchasing aircraft and obtaining financing secured by such aircraft. The secured debt is guaranteed by the European ECAs and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. These entities meet the definition of a VIE because they do not have sufficient equity to operate without subordinated financial support from us in the form of intercompany notes.
Other secured financings
We have created a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries for the purpose of obtaining secured financings. These entities meet the definition of a VIE because they do not have sufficient equity to operate without subordinated financial support from us in the form of intercompany notes.
Wholly-owned leasing entities
We have created wholly-owned subsidiaries for the purpose of facilitating aircraft leases with airlines. These entities meet the definition of a VIE because they do not have sufficient equity to operate without subordinated financial support from us in the form of intercompany notes, which serve as equity.
Limited recourse financing structures
We have established entities to obtain secured financings for the purchase of aircraft in which we have variable interests. These entities meet the definition of a VIE because they do not have sufficient equity to operate without subordinated financial support from us in the form of intercompany notes. The loans of these entities are non-recourse to us except under limited circumstances.
AerCap Partners I Holding Limited (“AerCap Partners I”), AerCap Partners 767 Limited (“AerCap Partners 767”) and AerFunding are entities where we have determined we are the PB of the entity because we direct the activities that most significantly affect the economic performance of the entity and we absorb a significant portion of the risks and rewards of the entity. We provide lease management, insurance management and aircraft asset management services to AerCap Partners I, AerCap Partners 767 and AerFunding for a fee.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
20. Variable interest entities (Continued)
AerCap Partners I and AerCap Partners 767
AerCap Partners I and AerCap Partners 767 are 50%-50% joint ventures owned by us and Deucalion Aviation Funds.
As of September 30, 2021, AerCap Partners I had $54.4 million of subordinated debt outstanding, consisting of $27.2 million due to us and $27.2 million due to our joint venture partner.
During the three months ended September 30, 2021, AerCap Partners 767 completed the sales of its two aircraft. As of September 30, 2021, AerCap Partners 767 had $32.6 million of subordinated debt outstanding, consisting of $16.3 million due to us and $16.3 million due to our joint venture partner.
AerFunding
We hold a 5% equity investment and 100% of the subordinated notes (“AerFunding Class E-1 Notes”) in AerFunding.
As of September 30, 2021, AerFunding had $1,052.2 million outstanding under a secured revolving credit facility and $1,945.6 million of AerFunding Class E-1 Notes outstanding due to us.
Non-consolidated VIEs
The following table presents our maximum exposure to loss in non-consolidated VIEs as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Carrying value of debt and equity investments and maximum exposure to loss
$131,373 $125,955 
The maximum exposure to loss is the loss amount that would be absorbed by us in the event that all of our assets held in the VIEs, for which we are not the PB, had no value.
AerDragon Aviation Partners Limited and its subsidiaries (“AerDragon”), AerLift Leasing Limited (“AerLift”), Acsal Holdco, LLC (“ACSAL”) and Peregrine are investments that are VIEs in which we have determined that we do not have control and are not the PB. We do have significant influence and, accordingly, we account for our investments in AerDragon, AerLift and ACSAL under the equity method of accounting. We account for our equity investment in Peregrine under the cost method of accounting.
We have variable interests in other entities in which we have determined we are not the PB because we do not have the power to direct the activities that most significantly affect the entities’ economic performance.



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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
21. Related party transactions
The following tables present amounts received from related parties for management fees, transaction-related fees and dividends for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Management fees and otherDividendsManagement fees and otherDividends
AerDragon$137 $— $136 $— 
ACSAL120 121 120 83 
AerLift2,196 — 188 — 
$2,453 $121 $444 $83 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Management fees and otherDividendsManagement fees and otherDividends
AerDragon$416 $— $404 $— 
ACSAL360 286 360 177 
AerLift2,260 393 440 — 
$3,036 $679 $1,204 $177 
22. Commitments and contingencies
Aircraft on order
As of September 30, 2021, we had commitments to purchase 270 new aircraft scheduled for delivery through 2027. These commitments are based upon purchase agreements with Boeing, Airbus and Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”). These agreements establish the pricing formulas (including adjustments for certain contractual escalation provisions) and various other terms with respect to the purchase of aircraft. Under certain circumstances, we have the right to alter the mix of aircraft types ultimately acquired.
Prepayments on flight equipment include prepayments of our forward order flight equipment and other balances held by the aircraft manufacturers. Movements in prepayments on flight equipment during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
Prepayments on flight equipment at beginning of period$2,111,659 $2,954,478 
Prepayments and additions during the period, net135,632 451,466 
Interest paid and capitalized during the period13,640 42,751 
Prepayments and capitalized interest applied to the purchase of flight equipment(388,544)(738,425)
Prepayments on flight equipment at end of period$1,872,387 $2,710,270 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
22. Commitments and contingencies (Continued)
Legal proceedings
General
In the ordinary course of our business, we are a party to various legal actions, which we believe are incidental to the operations of our business. The Company regularly reviews the possible outcome of such legal actions, and accrues for such legal actions at the time a loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be estimated. In addition, the Company also reviews indemnities and insurance coverage, where applicable. Based on information currently available, we believe the potential outcome of those cases where we are able to estimate reasonably possible losses, and our estimate of the reasonably possible losses exceeding amounts already recognized, on an aggregated basis, is immaterial to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
VASP Litigation
We are party to a group of related cases arising from the leasing of 13 aircraft and three spare engines to Viação Aerea de São Paulo (“VASP”), a Brazilian airline. In 1992, VASP defaulted on its lease obligations and we commenced litigation against VASP to repossess our equipment and obtained a preliminary injunction for the repossession and export of 13 aircraft and three spare engines from VASP. We repossessed and exported the aircraft and engines. VASP appealed and, in 1996, the Appellate Court of the State of São Paulo (“TJSP”) ruled that the aircraft and engines should be returned or that VASP could recover proven damages arising from the repossession.
We have defended this case in the Brazilian courts through various motions and appeals. In 2004, the Superior Court of Justice (the “STJ”) dismissed our then-pending appeal. In 2005, we filed an extraordinary appeal with the Federal Supreme Court (the “STF”). On June 24, 2020, the STF reversed its earlier contrary rulings and granted our extraordinary appeal, ordering a new panel of the STJ to review the merits of our challenge against TJSP’s original order. VASP has appealed the STF’s latest order.
In 2006, VASP commenced a related proceeding to calculate the amount of alleged damages owed under the TJSP’s 1996 judgment. In 2017, the court decided that VASP had suffered no damages even if the TJSP’s 1996 judgment regarding liability were affirmed. On April 20, 2018, VASP appealed this decision. We believe, however, and we have been advised, that it is not probable that VASP will ultimately be able to recover damages from us even if VASP prevails on the issue of liability. The outcome of the legal process is, however, uncertain. The ultimate amount of damages, if any, payable to VASP cannot reasonably be estimated at this time. We continue to actively pursue all courses of action that may reasonably be available to us and intend to defend our position vigorously.
In 2006, we brought actions against VASP in English and Irish courts seeking damages arising from the 1992 lease defaults. These actions resulted in judgments by the English court in the aggregate amount of approximately $40 million plus interest and judgments by the Irish court in the aggregate amount of approximately $36.9 million, all in our favor. VASP had meanwhile in 2008 been adjudicated as insolvent by a Brazilian bankruptcy court, which commenced bankruptcy proceedings. We have caused the English and Irish judgments to be domesticated in Brazil and submitted them as claims in the bankruptcy proceeding. The bankruptcy court has allowed the claims in the amount of $40 million in respect of the English judgments and $24 million in respect of the Irish judgments. We have been advised that it is not probable that VASP’s bankruptcy estate will have funds to pay its creditors but our court-approved claims may be used to offset any damages that VASP might be awarded in the Brazilian courts if for any reason we are not successful in defending ourselves against VASP’s claim for damages.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
22. Commitments and contingencies (Continued)
Transbrasil Litigation
We are party to a group of related actions arising from the leasing of various aircraft and engines to Transbrasil S/A Linhas Areas (“Transbrasil”), a now-defunct Brazilian airline. By 1998, Transbrasil had defaulted on various obligations under its leases with AerCap-related companies (the “AerCap Lessors”), along with other leases it had entered into with General Electric Capital Corporation (“GECC”) and certain of its affiliates (collectively, with GECC, the “GE Lessors”). GECAS was the servicer for all these leases at the time. Subsequently, Transbrasil issued promissory notes (the “Notes”) to the AerCap Lessors and GE Lessors (collectively, the “Lessors”) in connection with restructurings of the leases. Transbrasil defaulted on the Notes and the Lessors individually brought enforcement actions against Transbrasil in 2001 (GECC also filed an action for the involuntary bankruptcy of Transbrasil).
Transbrasil brought a lawsuit against the Lessors in February 2001 (the “Transbrasil Lawsuit”), claiming that the Notes had in fact been paid at the time the Lessors brought the enforcement actions. In 2007, the trial judge ruled in favor of Transbrasil and the Lessors appealed. In April 2010, the appellate court published a judgment (the “2010 Judgment”) rejecting the Lessors’ appeal, ordering them to pay Transbrasil statutory penalties equal to double the face amount of the Notes (plus interest and monetary adjustments) as well as damages for any losses incurred as a result of the attempts to collect on the Notes. The 2010 Judgment provided that the amount of such losses would be calculated in separate proceedings in the trial court (the “Indemnity Claim”). In June 2010, the Lessors filed special appeals before the STJ in Brazil. In October 2013, the STJ granted the special appeals filed by the GE Lessors, effectively reversing the 2010 Judgment in most respects as to all of the Lessors. Transbrasil appealed this order, but the appellate panel in November 2016 rejected Transbrasil’s appeal, preserving the 2013 reversal of the 2010 Judgment. All appeals in respect of the Transbrasil Lawsuit based on the merits of the dispute have now concluded.
However, in July 2011, while the various appeals of the 2010 Judgment were pending, Transbrasil brought three actions for provisional enforcement of the 2010 Judgment (the “Provisional Enforcement Actions”): one to enforce the award of statutory penalties; a second to recover attorneys’ fees related to that award; and a third to enforce the Indemnity Claim. Transbrasil submitted its alleged calculation of statutory penalties, which, according to Transbrasil, amounted to approximately $210 million in the aggregate against all defendants, including interest and monetary adjustments.
In light of the STJ’s ruling in October 2013, the trial court has ordered the dismissal of the Transbrasil Provisional Enforcement Actions. The TJSP has since affirmed the dismissals of the actions seeking statutory penalties and attorneys’ fees. Lessors’ motion to clarify relating to the dismissal of the Provisional Enforcement Action with respect to the Indemnity Claim remains pending. We believe we have strong arguments to convince the court that Transbrasil suffered no material damage as a result of the defendants’ attempts to collect on the Notes.
The only matters remaining to be resolved are: (i) a motion to clarify relating to the dismissal of a lower court appeal with respect to the Indemnity Claim and (ii) a number of court-mandated legal fee assessments for (a) proofs of claim filed by the Lessors against the Transbrasil bankruptcy estate and (b) various otherwise-concluded enforcement proceedings, including the Provisional Enforcement Proceedings.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)

23. Fair value measurements
The Company determines fair value based on the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. It is our policy to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when developing fair value measurements, in accordance with the fair value hierarchy as described below. Where limited or no observable market data exists, fair value measurements for assets and liabilities are primarily based on management’s own estimates and are calculated based upon the economic and competitive environment, the characteristics of the asset or liability and other such factors. Therefore, the results may not be realized in actual sale or immediate settlement of the asset or liability.
The degree of judgment used in measuring the fair value of a financial and non-financial asset or liability generally correlates with the level of pricing observability. We classify our fair value measurements based on the observability and significance of the inputs used in making the measurement, as provided below:
Level 1 — Quoted prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reported date.
Level 2 — Observable market data. Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets, liabilities (risk adjusted) and market-corroborated inputs, such as market comparables, interest rates, yield curves and other items that allow value to be determined.
Level 3 — Unobservable inputs from our own assumptions about market risk developed based on the best information available, subject to cost-benefit analysis. Inputs may include our own data.
Fair value measurements are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to their fair value measurement.
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, our derivative portfolio consisted of interest rate swaps and caps. The fair value of derivatives is based on dealer quotes for identical instruments. We have also considered the credit rating and risk of the counterparty of the derivative contract based on quantitative and qualitative factors. As such, the valuation of these instruments was classified as Level 2.
The following tables present our financial assets and liabilities that we measured at fair value on a recurring basis by level within the fair value hierarchy as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
September 30, 2021
TotalLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Investment, at fair value$35,759 $35,759 $— $— 
Derivative assets9,766 — 9,766 — 
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities$104,629 $— $104,629 $— 
December 31, 2020
TotalLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Investment, at fair value$12,110 $12,110 $— $— 
Derivative assets3,303 — 3,303 — 
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities$167,303 $— $167,303 $— 
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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
23. Fair value measurements (Continued)
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis
We measure the fair value of certain definite-lived intangible assets and our flight equipment on a non-recurring basis, when U.S. GAAP requires the application of fair value, including when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be recoverable. Additional details of recoverability assessments performed on certain definite-lived intangible assets and our flight equipment are described in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 2, 2021.
Management develops the assumptions used in the fair value measurements. Therefore, the fair value measurements of definite-lived intangible assets and flight equipment are classified as Level 3 valuations.
Flight equipment
Inputs to non-recurring fair value measurements categorized as Level 3
We use the income approach to measure the fair value of flight equipment, which is based on the present value of estimated future cash flows. Key inputs to the income statement approach include the discount rate, current contractual lease cash flows, projected future non-contractual lease cash flows, extended to the end of the aircraft’s estimated holding period in its highest and best use, and a contractual or estimated disposition value.
The current contractual lease cash flows are based on the in-force lease rates. The projected future non-contractual lease cash flows are estimated based on the aircraft type, age, and the airframe and engine configuration of the aircraft. The projected non-contractual lease cash flows are applied to follow-on lease terms, which are estimated based on the age of the aircraft at the time of re-lease and are assumed through the estimated holding period of the aircraft. The estimated holding period is the period over which future cash flows are assumed to be generated. Shorter holding periods can result when a potential sale or future disassembly of an aircraft for the sale of its parts (“part-out”) of an individual aircraft has been contracted for, or is likely. In instances of a potential sale or part-out, the holding period is based on the estimated sale or part-out date. The disposition value is generally estimated based on aircraft type. In situations where the aircraft will be disposed of, the disposition value assumed is based on an estimated part-out value or the contracted sale price.
The estimated future cash flows, as described above, are then discounted to present value. The discount rate used is based on the aircraft type and incorporates assumptions market participants would use regarding the likely debt and equity financing components, and the required returns of those financing components.
The significant unobservable inputs utilized in the fair value measurement of flight equipment are the discount rate and the non-contractual cash flows. The discount rate is affected by movements in the aircraft funding markets, including fluctuations in required rates of return in debt and equity, and loan to value ratios. The non-contractual cash flows represent management’s estimate of the non-contractual cash flows over the remaining life of the aircraft. An increase in the discount rate would decrease the fair value measurement of the aircraft, while an increase in the estimated non-contractual cash flows would increase the fair value measurement of the aircraft.
Fair value disclosures of financial instruments
The fair value of restricted cash and cash and cash equivalents approximates their carrying value because of their short-term nature (Level 1). The fair value of our long-term unsecured debt is estimated using quoted market prices for similar or identical instruments, depending on the frequency and volume of activity in the market. The fair value of our long-term secured debt is estimated using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market interest rates and spreads for debt with similar characteristics (Level 2). Derivatives are recognized in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at their fair value. The fair value of derivatives is based on dealer quotes for identical instruments. We have also considered the credit rating and risk of the counterparties of the derivative contracts based on quantitative and qualitative factors (Level 2).

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
23. Fair value measurements (Continued)
As of September 30, 2021, we held an investment at fair value of $35.8 million, based on quoted market price. The valuation of this investment was classified as Level 1.
All of our financial instruments are measured at amortized cost, other than our derivatives and investment which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The carrying amounts and fair values of our most significant financial instruments as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:
September 30, 2021
Carrying valueFair valueLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,311,234 $1,311,234 $1,311,234 $— $— 
Restricted cash223,271 223,271 223,271 — — 
Investment, at fair value35,759 35,759 35,759 — — 
Derivative assets9,766 9,766 — 9,766 — 
$1,580,030 $1,580,030 $1,570,264 $9,766 $ 
Liabilities
Debt$27,731,420 (a)$28,594,857 $— $28,594,857 $— 
Derivative liabilities104,629 104,629 — 104,629 — 
$27,836,049 $28,699,486 $ $28,699,486 $ 
(a)Excludes debt issuance costs, debt discounts and debt premium.

December 31, 2020
Carrying valueFair valueLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$1,248,772 $1,248,772 $1,248,772 $— $— 
Restricted cash246,518 246,518 246,518 — — 
Investment, at fair value12,110 12,110 12,110 
Derivative assets3,303 3,303 — 3,303 — 
$1,510,703 $1,510,703 $1,507,400 $3,303 $ 
Liabilities
Debt$28,934,904 (a)$29,798,305 $— $29,798,305 $— 
Derivative liabilities 167,303 167,303 — 167,303 — 
$29,102,207 $29,965,608 $ $29,965,608 $ 
(a)Excludes debt issuance costs, debt discounts and debt premium.

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
(U.S. Dollars in thousands or as otherwise stated, except share and per share data)
24. Subsequent events
GECAS Transaction
AerCap completed the acquisition of GECAS from GE on November 1, 2021. Under the terms of the transaction agreement, GE received 111.5 million newly issued AerCap shares, approximately $23 billion of cash and $1 billion of AerCap notes. GE now owns approximately 46% of AerCap’s outstanding shares. In connection with the GECAS Transaction, Jennifer VanBelle has joined the Board of Directors of AerCap, bringing the number of directors serving on AerCap’s Board of Directors to ten. The GE shares are subject to a lock-up period which will expire in stages from nine to 15 months after the Closing Date. GE has entered into agreements with AerCap regarding voting restrictions, standstill provisions and certain registration rights.
GECAS Transaction Financings
AerCap Trust and AICDC co-issued $21 billion of Senior Unsecured Notes in aggregate (the “GECAS Acquisition Notes”) in connection with the GECAS Transaction on October 29, 2021. The GECAS Acquisition Notes consist of $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.15% Senior Notes due 2023, $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.65% Senior Notes due 2024, $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes due 2024, $3.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.45% Senior Notes due 2026, $3.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.0% Senior Notes due 2028, $4.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.3% Senior Notes due 2032, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.4% Senior Notes due 2033, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.85% Senior Notes due 2041 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2023. The GECAS Acquisition Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by AerCap and certain other AerCap subsidiaries. The proceeds from the issuance of the GECAS Acquisition Notes were used to fund a portion of the cash consideration to be paid in the GECAS Transaction, and to pay related fees and expenses, with any excess proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes.
A $2.0 billion institutional secured term loan (“Setanta”) was entered into on November 5, 2021. The Setanta loan contains customary covenants and events of default for financings of this type, including covenants that limit the ability of the subsidiary borrowers and their subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness and create liens, and covenants that limit the ability of the guarantors, the subsidiary borrowers and their subsidiaries to consolidate, merge or dispose of all or substantially all of their assets and enter into transactions with affiliates. The proceeds from the Setanta loan were used to repay the amount borrowed under the Term Loan Credit Agreement.
On November 1, 2021, AerCap Trust and AICDC co-issued $1.0 billion of 1.899% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2025 to a subsidiary of GE in connection with the closing of the GECAS Transaction.
The Bridge Credit Facility and the Term Loan Credit Agreement were terminated in connection with the closing of the GECAS Transaction. See Note 12—Debt for further details.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
You should read this discussion in conjunction with our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related notes included in this Interim Report. Our financial statements are presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and are presented in U.S. dollars. Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this document may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.
Special note about forward looking statements
This report includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have based these forward looking statements largely on our current beliefs and projections about future events and financial trends affecting our business. Many important factors, in addition to those discussed in this report, could cause our actual results to differ substantially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements, including, among other things:
the severity, extent and duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the impact of Covid-19 vaccine distribution and vaccination rates, and the rate of recovery in air travel, the aviation industry and global economic conditions; the potential impacts of the pandemic and responsive government actions on our business and results of operations, financial condition and cash flows;

the availability of capital to us and to our customers and changes in interest rates;
a downgrade in our credit rating;
the ability of our lessees and potential lessees to make lease payments to us;
our ability to successfully negotiate aircraft purchases, sales and leases, to collect outstanding amounts due and to repossess aircraft under defaulted leases, and to control costs and expenses;
changes in the overall demand for commercial aircraft leasing and aircraft management services;
the effects of terrorist attacks on the aviation industry and on our operations;
the economic condition of the global airline and cargo industry and economic and political conditions;
development of increased government regulation, including travel restrictions, regulation of trade and the imposition of import and export controls, tariffs and other trade barriers;
competitive pressures within the industry;
the negotiation of aircraft management services contracts;
our ability to successfully integrate GECAS or achieve the anticipated benefits of the GECAS Transaction;
the potential impact of the consummation of the GECAS Transaction on our relationships, including with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors;
regulatory changes affecting commercial aircraft operators, aircraft maintenance, engine standards, accounting standards and taxes; and
the risks set forth or referred to in “Part II. Other Information—Item 1A. Risk Factors” included below.
The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “aim,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect” and similar words are intended to identify forward looking statements. Forward looking statements include information concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, financing plans, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, the effects of future regulation and the effects of competition. Forward looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and we undertake no obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward looking statements because of new information, future events or other factors. In light of the risks and uncertainties described above, the forward looking events and circumstances described in this report might not occur and are not guarantees of future performance.


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Aircraft portfolio
We are the global leader in aircraft leasing. We focus on acquiring in-demand aircraft at attractive prices, funding them efficiently, hedging interest rate risk prudently and using our platform to deploy these assets with the objective of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns. We believe that by applying our expertise, we will be able to identify and execute on a broad range of market opportunities that we expect will generate attractive returns for our shareholders. We are an independent aircraft lessor, and, as such, we are not affiliated with any airframe or engine manufacturer. This independence provides us with purchasing flexibility to acquire aircraft or engine models regardless of the manufacturer.
As of September 30, 2021, we owned 930 aircraft and we managed 104 aircraft. As of September 30, 2021, we had commitments to purchase 270 new aircraft scheduled for delivery through 2027. As of September 30, 2021, the weighted average age of our 930 owned aircraft fleet, weighted by net book value, was 6.7 years. We operate our business on a global basis. As of September 30, 2021, 863 of our 930 owned aircraft were on lease and 67 aircraft were off-lease. As of November 5, 2021, of the 67 aircraft, 37 aircraft were designated for sale or part-out (which represented less than 1% of the aggregate net book value of our fleet), 23 were re-leased or under commitments for re-lease and seven aircraft were being marketed for re-lease (which represented less than 1% of the aggregate net book value of our fleet). During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 our owned aircraft utilization rate was 94%, calculated based on the number of days each aircraft was on lease, weighted by the net book value of the aircraft.
The following table presents our aircraft portfolio by type of aircraft as of September 30, 2021:
Aircraft typeNumber of
owned
aircraft
Percentage of
total
net book value
Number of
managed
aircraft
Number of on
order aircraft
Total owned,
managed and on
order aircraft
Airbus A320 Family272 12 %43 — 315 
Airbus A320neo Family180 25 %142 327 
Airbus A33058 %— 67 
Airbus A35027 10 %— — 27 
Boeing 737NG218 15 %43 — 261 
Boeing 737 MAX11 %— 72 83 
Boeing 76714 — — — 14 
Boeing 777-200ER16 %— 18 
Boeing 777-300ER21 %— 22 
Boeing 78790 28 %23 114 
Embraer E190/195-E217 %— 33 50 
Other— — — 
Total930