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

Debt (Export Credit Facilities Narrative) (Details)

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Debt (Export Credit Facilities Narrative) (Details)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
USD ($)
item
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 540
Export Credit Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 85
Credit facility amount outstanding | $ $ 1,722,376
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount | $ $ 3,600,000
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2003 Airbus ECA Facility [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 15
Floating rate tranches | $ $ 140,723
Spread over reference rate 0.37%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Floating Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 29
Floating rate tranches | $ $ 317,426
Spread over reference rate 1.42%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 8
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 96,256
Stated interest rate 4.02%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2008 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Floating Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 4
Floating rate tranches | $ $ 88,195
Spread over reference rate 1.35%
Debt, Maturity 2022
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2008 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 12
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 339,717
Stated interest rate 2.64%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2009 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Floating Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 2
Floating rate tranches | $ $ 36,608
Spread over reference rate 1.11%
Debt, Maturity 2022
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2009 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 3
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 54,482
Stated interest rate 4.21%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | Airbus ECA Capital Markets Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 3
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 110,290
Stated interest rate 3.60%
Debt, Maturity 2021
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | Other Airbus ECA Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 5
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 313,445
Stated interest rate 2.38%
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2010 Ex-Im Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 2
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 28,817
Stated interest rate 2.95%
Debt, Maturity 2022
Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2012 Ex-Im Capital Markets Faciliy [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Collateral (Number of aircraft) | item 2
Fixed rate tranches | $ $ 196,417
Stated interest rate 1.49%
Debt, Maturity 2025
Minimum [Member] | 2003 Airbus ECA Facility [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2017
Minimum [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Floating Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2017
Minimum [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2018
Minimum [Member] | 2008 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2021
Minimum [Member] | 2009 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2021
Minimum [Member] | Other Airbus ECA Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2024
Minimum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Credit facility, term 10 years
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Credit facility, term 12 years
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2003 Airbus ECA Facility [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2020
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Floating Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2019
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2004 Airbus ECA Credit Facility, Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2020
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2008 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2023
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | 2009 Airbus ECA Credit Facility Fixed Rate Tranche [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2022
Maximum [Member] | Export Credit Facilities [Member] | Other Airbus ECA Facilities [Member]  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Debt, Maturity 2027