This excerpt taken from the AYR 8-K filed Sep 26, 2007.
Aviation Asset Acquisitions
From January 1, 2007 through March 15, 2007, we acquired additional aviation assets for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $438,387, including five aircraft associated with the Guggenheim Aviation Investment Fund LP (GAIF) transaction (see below). The acquisitions were funded with borrowings under our credit facilities. At March 15, 2007, all of the purchased aircraft are subject to operating leases.
As of March 15, 2007, Aircastle had binding letters of intent to additional aviation assets with an estimated purchase price of $107,450. In addition, on January 22, 2007 Aircastle entered into a definitive purchase agreement with GAIF to purchase 38 aircraft for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1,594,950. As of March 15, 2007 Aircastle had acquired five of these aircraft, which are included in the eight total acquired aviation assets above, for a purchase price of approximately $258,751, leaving the remaining 33 to be acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1,336,199. The GAIF aircraft will be purchased in a series of closings scheduled to occur through February 2009. The closing of each purchase is contingent on the seller meeting certain conditions precedent. The Company expects that all of the non-GAIF aircraft will be acquired during the first and second quarters of 2007. The purchase price of certain of the aircraft is subject to variable price provisions that typically reduce the final purchase price if the actual closing occurs beyond an initially agreed upon date.