Aircraft leasing and consulting company specializes in air medical services and humanitarian aid missions around the globe.

ITC-AeroLeasing of Tokyo, Japan, is an aircraft leasing and sales company specializing in serving general and business aviation communities, with a particular focus on Japanese operators. The company is currently leasing 62 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft worldwide that operate in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Asia–Pacific region. The aircraft are primarily utilized for air ambulance, essential air transport services, and humanitarian aid missions.

ITC-AeroLeasing’s rotorcraft fleet consists of Airbus and Bell single- and twin-engine helicopters. The company also uses six airplane models, ranging from single-engine turboprops such as the Cessna Grand Caravan and Pilatus PC-12 to regional and commercial airliners such as the Airbus A320.

New Additions
While ITC-AeroLeasing maintains a strong presence in the US air ambulance market, in 2023 the company expanded its emergency air medical fleet in Europe with new leases for five Airbus H135s operating in France. It also leased two Airbus EC225 LP Super Pumas, one in Africa and one in the United States. The EC225 LP deployed in Africa serves the United Nations World Food Programme, helping impoverished people and those affected by civil conflicts, transporting food and relief supplies, and providing emergency air medical transportation services. The second EC225 LP is leased to Burleson, Texas—based Air Center Helicopters to support US government missions by transporting personnel and supplies to various parts of the world.

ITC-AeroLeasing is also an authorized dealer–sales agent for several aircraft manufacturers. Additionally, the company provides aviation consulting and project management services, including to major banks, airlines, and industry experts.

Company History
The International Technology Corp. (ITC) founded ITC-Aerospace in 1985 as the company’s aviation division. ITC founder and chairman Tomoo Nakayama established ITC-Leasing in 1989, expanding ITC’s services to meet a growing demand for aircraft leasing services. The two companies merged in 2016 to form ITC-AeroLeasing. That same year, the company welcomed Steven Nixon, an aviation specialist with a background in engineering and commercial aviation, to the board of directors to help develop the company’s capabilities as a full-service lessor.

Nakayama remains active in the business,  including focusing on setting the tone for client relationships through his enthusiasm, professionalism, work ethic, and integrity. Today, Tomoo’s daughter, Mirika Nakayama, a former Wall Street banker, leads ITC-AeroLeasing. Mirika gets support from a multinational team and advances the company’s core values and focus on corporate social responsibility.

ITC-AeroLeasing assists clients around the world with staff located in North America, South America, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Local Community Support
Giving back to its local community is important to ITC-AeroLeasing. The company stepped in to help after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, using its global aviation network to help assemble the tools and equipment needed to assist with cooling the Fukushima nuclear reactors. ITC-AeroLeasing also provided expert advice in 2010 and 2011 during the restructuring of Japan’s flagship carrier, Japan Airlines.

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  • Jen Boyer

    Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

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Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.