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

Investments (Components Of Investments) (Details)

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Investments (Components Of Investments) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]    
Equity investment in unconsolidated joint venture $ 114,711 $ 115,554
Other investments at cost 6 6
Undistributed earnings of investments $ 34,400 $ 35,200
Maximum [Member]    
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]    
Equity investment, ownership percentage 50.00% 50.00%
AerDragon [Member]    
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]    
Equity investment in unconsolidated joint venture [1] $ 55,430 $ 51,450
Equity investment, ownership percentage [1] 17.00%  
AerLift [Member]    
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]    
Equity investment in unconsolidated joint venture $ 47,352 53,639
Equity investment, ownership percentage 39.00%  
ACSAL [Member]    
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]    
Equity investment in unconsolidated joint venture [1] $ 11,923 $ 10,459
Equity investment, ownership percentage [1] 19.00%  
[1] AerDragon and ACSAL are VIEs for which we are not the PB but do have significant influence. Therefore, they are accounted for under the equity method.