We are managed by Amedeo Capital (www.amedeo.aero), an industry-leading asset manager and aircraft investor. Our team, working together with Amedeo, will actively pursue growth in all three acquisition channels – new orders directly with the aircraft manufacturers, sale and leaseback transactions with airlines, and portfolio acquisitions from other lessors. Our aim is to generate stable and highly visible revenues, earnings and cash flows.
The current portfolio is on lease to 13 airlines in 11 countries. Our customers are mainly flag carriers and other strongly-positioned airlines which typically deploy our aircraft on key international routes. Intrepid has grown rapidly over the past four years and our focus has been on markets with the greatest growth in demand for air travel, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
While our heritage is based on primarily acquiring wide-body aircraft, over time we intend to broaden both our asset base and our global footprint. We designed our business model from a strong capital base provided by our shareholders, two large New York based private equity firms.