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

Debt (Institutional Secured Term Loans & Secured Portfolio Loans Narrative) (Details)

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Debt (Institutional Secured Term Loans & Secured Portfolio Loans Narrative) (Details)
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Apr. 05, 2013
USD ($)
Feb. 28, 2017
Jan. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
USD ($)
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Dec. 31, 2015
USD ($)
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Mar. 06, 2014
USD ($)
Feb. 29, 2012
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2011
USD ($)
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Long-term Debt       $ 27,716,999,000 $ 29,641,863,000      
Loans outstanding [1]       $ 27,873,900,000 29,806,843,000      
Hyperion Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity           $ 1,500,000,000    
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       85        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount       $ 2,460,000,000        
Maturity date of facility       Mar. 01, 2021        
Hyperion Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       61.00%        
Hyperion Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       2.75%        
Vancouver Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Long-term Debt       $ 750,000,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity             $ 900,000,000  
Prepayment of debt $ 150,000,000              
Spread over reference rate       2.25%        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       51        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount       $ 1,340,000,000        
Maturity date of facility       Oct. 01, 2022        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       56.00%        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | Prior [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Maturity date of facility       Apr. 01, 2020        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.25%        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       2.25%        
Interest rate floor       0.75%        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member] | Prior [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       2.75%        
Temescal Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Long-term Debt       $ 880,400,000,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 1,500,000,000       $ 1,300,000,000
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       52        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount       $ 1,670,000,000        
Maturity date of facility       Mar. 01, 2021        
Temescal Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       56.00%        
Temescal Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       2.00%        
Glide Funding Term Loan Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Long-term Debt       $ 469,100,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity         $ 500,000,000      
Debt Instrument, Term         5 years      
Spread over reference rate       1.60%        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       9        
Number of aircraft financed | item         9      
Celtago Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 817,000,000        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       13        
Number of aircraft financed | item       13        
Maturity date of facility       Dec. 01, 2024        
Line of Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding       $ 775,200,000        
Celtago Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.50%        
Celtago Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.50%        
BlowfishFunding Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 650,000,000        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       8        
Number of aircraft financed | item       9        
Maturity date of facility       Dec. 01, 2022        
Line of Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding       $ 588,900,000        
BlowfishFunding Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.65%        
BlowfishFunding Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.65%        
Celtago II Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 684,000,000        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item       2        
Number of aircraft financed | item       13        
Maturity date of facility       Nov. 01, 2022        
Line of Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding       $ 65,000,000        
Celtago II Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.75%        
Celtago II Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.75%        
Iridium Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 595,000,000        
Number of aircraft financed | item       8        
Maturity date of facility       May 01, 2024        
Line of Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding       $ 0        
Iridium Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.75%        
Iridium Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate       1.75%        
Maximum [Member] | Hyperion Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       70.00%        
Maximum [Member] | Vancouver Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       63.00%        
Maximum [Member] | Temescal Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Loan-to-value ratio       58.50%        
Subsequent Event [Member] | Hyperion Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Maturity date of facility     Oct. 01, 2023          
Subsequent Event [Member] | Hyperion Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate     2.25%          
Subsequent Event [Member] | Temescal Facility [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Maturity date of facility   Mar. 01, 2023            
Subsequent Event [Member] | Temescal Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]                
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                
Spread over reference rate   1.95%            
[1] Excludes debt issuance costs and debt discounts.