Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
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Entity Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 20-F
Document Annual Report true
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019
Document Registration Statement false
Document Transition Report false
Document Shell Company Report false
Entity File Number 001-33159
Entity Registrant Name AerCap Holdings N.V.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code P7
Entity Address, Address Line One AerCap House
Entity Address, Address Line Two 65 St. Stephen’s Green
Entity Address, City or Town Dublin
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code D02 YX20
Entity Address, Country IE
Title of 12(b) Security Ordinary Shares
Trading Symbol AER
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 131,583,489
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes
Entity Voluntary Filers No
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Document Accounting Standard U.S. GAAP
Entity Shell Company false
Amendment Flag false
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY
Entity Central Index Key 0001378789
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Business Contact  
Entity Information [Line Items]  
Entity Address, Address Line One AerCap House
Entity Address, Address Line Two 65 St. Stephen’s Green
Entity Address, City or Town Dublin
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code D02 YX20
Entity Address, Country IE
Contact Personnel Name Vincent Drouillard
City Area Code 353
Local Phone Number 1 819 2010
Contact Personnel Fax Number +353 1 672 0270
5.875% Fixed-Rate Reset Junior Subordinated Notes due 2079  
Entity Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security 5.875% Fixed-Rate Reset Junior Subordinated Notes due 2079
Trading Symbol AER79
Security Exchange Name NYSE