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Aircastle Posts 2012 Passive Foreign Investment Company ("PFIC") Annual Information Statements To Website

STAMFORD, Conn., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) announced today that it has posted its 2012 PFIC Annual Information Statement to its website. 

Aircastle is considered a passive foreign investment company (a "PFIC") for U.S. Federal income tax purposes through 2012 and expects to be treated as a PFIC for the foreseeable future.  U.S. shareholders are advised to consult with their tax advisors with respect to the 2012 PFIC Annual Information Statement.

To access Aircastle's 2012 PFIC Annual Information Statement, select the tab "Tax Information (PFIC)" under the Quick Link section of the home page of the Aircastle website at www.aircastle.com .

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited is a global company that acquires, leases and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of December 31, 2012, Aircastle's aircraft portfolio consisted of 159 aircraft on lease with 69 customers located in 36 countries.

Safe Harbor                                                         

Certain items in this press release and other information we provide from time to time, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not necessarily limited to, statements relating to our ability to acquire, sell, lease or finance aircraft, raise capital, pay dividends, and increase revenues, earnings, EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income plus Depreciation and Amortization and the global aviation industry and aircraft leasing sector. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," "estimates" and variations on these words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements; Aircastle Limited can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this report. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects or that could cause actual results to differ materially from Aircastle Limited's expectations include, but are not limited to, significant capital markets disruption and volatility, which may adversely affect our continued ability to obtain additional capital to finance our working capital needs; volatility in the value of our aircraft or in appraisals thereof, which may, among other things, result in increased principal payments under our term financings and reduce our cash flow available for investment or dividends; general economic conditions and business conditions affecting demand for aircraft and lease rates; our continued ability to obtain favorable tax treatment in Bermuda, Ireland and other jurisdictions; our ability to pay dividends; high or volatile fuel prices, lack of access to capital, reduced load factors and/or reduced yields, operational disruptions or unavailability of capital caused by political unrest in North Africa, the Middle East or elsewhere, and other factors affecting the creditworthiness of our airline customers and their ability to continue to perform their obligations under our leases; termination payments on our interest rate hedges; and other risks detailed from time to time in Aircastle Limited's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, including as described in Item 1A. "Risk Factors", as previously disclosed in Aircastle's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the SEC, press releases and other communications.   In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Aircastle to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. Aircastle Limited expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

For more information regarding Aircastle and to be added to our email distribution list, please visit http://www.aircastle.com.

Contact:Frank Constantinople – Senior Vice President, Investor RelationsTel: +1-203-504-1063 fconstantinople@aircastle.com

The IGB Group Leon BermanTel: +1-212-477-8438 lberman@igbir.com

SOURCE Aircastle Limited

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