American and SMBC seek 737 SLB

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American Airlines and SMBC Aviation Capital are seeking court approval for the sale and leaseback (SLB) of eight Boeing 737-800s.

The aircraft will be delivered from this July through December 2014, according to a court filing on 6 June. They are manufacturer's serial numbers 31177, 31190, 31203, 32100, 33230, 33231, 33232 and 33331.

Fort Worth-based American has received court approval for a number of sale and leaseback deals recently, including ones with AerCap, Avolon Aerospace, Guggenheim Aviation Partners and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

Wells Fargo is trustee and SkyWorks Capital advised American on the deal.

A court hearing on the deal is scheduled in New York on 27 June.