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

Related party transactions (Details)

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Related party transactions (Details) - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]      
Management services fees received $ 13,426,000 $ 18,298,000 $ 23,094,000
AerDragon [Member]      
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]      
Management services fees received 500,000 600,000 500,000
Dividends received from equity investment 3,300,000 1,700,000 300,000
ACSAL [Member]      
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]      
Management services fees received 500,000 500,000 500,000
Dividends received from equity investment 1,900,000 0 0
AerLift [Member]      
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]      
Management services fees received 1,800,000 2,900,000 2,800,000
Dividends received from equity investment $ 3,000,000 $ 7,500,000 $ 2,300,000