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Supplemental guarantor financial information (Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income - AGAT/AICDC Notes) (Details)

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Supplemental guarantor financial information (Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income - AGAT/AICDC Notes) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) $ 1,080,353 $ 1,039,516 $ 1,177,172
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 14,918 5,990 338
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 1,125 (1,452) 250
Total other comprehensive income 16,043 4,538 588
Comprehensive income 1,096,396 1,044,054 1,177,760
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (4,202) 7,114 1,558
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. 1,092,194 1,051,168 1,179,318
AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) 1,080,000 1,040,000 1,177,000
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 15,000 6,000 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 1,000 (2,000) 0
Total other comprehensive income 16,000 4,000 0
Comprehensive income 1,096,000 1,044,000 1,177,000
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (4,000) 7,000 2,000
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. 1,092,000 1,051,000 1,179,000
Eliminations | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) (1,989,000) (2,084,000) (2,269,000)
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 0 0 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 0 0 0
Total other comprehensive income 0 0 0
Comprehensive income (1,989,000) (2,084,000) (2,269,000)
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 0 0 0
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. (1,989,000) (2,084,000) (2,269,000)
AerCap Holdings N.V. | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) 1,076,000 1,047,000 1,179,000
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 0 0 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 0 0 0
Total other comprehensive income 0 0 0
Comprehensive income 1,076,000 1,047,000 1,179,000
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 0 0 0
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. 1,076,000 1,047,000 1,179,000
AerCap Global Aviation Trust | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) 775,000 919,000 1,061,000
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 0 0 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 0 0 0
Total other comprehensive income 0 0 0
Comprehensive income 775,000 919,000 1,061,000
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 0 0 0
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. 775,000 919,000 1,061,000
AerCap Ireland Capital Designated Activity Company | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) 623,000 757,000 929,000
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 0 0 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 0 0 0
Total other comprehensive income 0 0 0
Comprehensive income 623,000 757,000 929,000
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 0 0 0
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. 623,000 757,000 929,000
Guarantors | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) [1] 944,000 842,000 846,000
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax [1] 13,000 0 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax [1] 0 (2,000) 0
Total other comprehensive income [1] 13,000 (2,000) 0
Comprehensive income [1] 957,000 840,000 846,000
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest [1] 0 0 0
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. [1] 957,000 840,000 846,000
Non- Guarantors | AGAT/AICDC Notes      
Condensed Statement of Income Captions [Line Items]      
Net income (loss) (349,000) (441,000) (569,000)
Other comprehensive income:      
Net change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax 2,000 6,000 0
Actuarial gain on pension obligations, net of tax 1,000 0 0
Total other comprehensive income 3,000 6,000 0
Comprehensive income (346,000) (435,000) (569,000)
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (4,000) 7,000 2,000
Total comprehensive income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. $ (350,000) $ (428,000) $ (567,000)
[1] Guarantors consist of AerCap U.S. Global Aviation LLC, AerCap Aviation Solutions B.V., AerCap Ireland Ltd. and ILFC.