Aerospace & Transportation Project Division – Main Businesses & Vision –

*This page will be updated to reflect the organizational changes effective April 1st, 2018, once the Integrated Report is issued later this year.

Business Overview

In aiming for further growth, Sojitz will combine the historically strong aerospace business with business related to airports and other transportation infrastructure, creating the Aerospace & Transportation Project Division and generating synergy between both business functions and talent.

【Main Businesses】

▶  Commercial aircraft sales representative for The Boeing Company, Bombardier Inc., etc.; military aircraft and related equipment agency and sales; business jets
▶  Newbuilding, second-hand ships, ship chartering, ship equipment sales; ship owning
▶  EPC and operations and management O&M projects in the transportation and airport infrastructure fields

Marine and Aerospace

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Securing the top Japanese market share in commercial aircraft distribution as sales representative for companies such as Boeing and Bombardier.
[Major Business Activities] Aircraft Sales
[Major Business Activities] Business Jet Operations
[News Releases] ANA and Sojitz Establish New Private Jet Charter Company
[News Releases] Sojitz to Expand Business Jet Segment with “Phenix Jet” Brand

Transportation Infrastructure Business

Construction on the Delhi-Mumbai DFC
Installation, construction, operation, and maintenance of railways and other transportation infrastructure
Advance work on major contracts for construction of a dedicated freight railway stretching approx. 1,500km from Delhi to Mumbai. Continue to develop railcar maintenance business in North America and join privately-operated transportation infrastructure projects leveraging the functions of that railcar maintenance business.
[Major Business Activities] Transport Projects Business

Marine Vehicles

'Panamax' , owned by Sojitz
Marine vehicle business with over 40 years of history, boasting comprehensive functions through synergy with Sojitz Marine Engineering, a fully owned Group subsidiary.
[Major Business Activities] Ship-Owning Business

Focus Area: Part-Out Business

A business model that completes the value chain of the aircraft business

In the part-out business, we purchase retired and aged aircraft, and work with external partners to dismantle and sell the disassembled parts in the aircraft aftermarket. This business model provides an exit strategy that completes the value chain of the aircraft business, which begins with ordering the aircraft and continues through financing, leasing, operation and maintenance to remarketing. In operating this business, partnering with parts distributors is essential. Our division has built relationships with valuable partners through our extensive knowledge and networks in every stage of the remarketing business related to retired aircraft.

Focus Area: Airport Operating Business

Moving into a new business area by bringing together our expertise and resources in airportrelated businesses

In the airport operating business, one of our focus areas, we are working on concrete projects for entering and structuring businesses in airport operation. We are considering setting up businesses in Asia, which has a large population and growing markets, and shows signs of accelerating privatization. We are working to create a cluster of new revenue-generating businesses by expanding in diverse areas. For example, we will expand non-aeronautical revenue in commercial and other spaces inside airports, build various monitoring and management systems incorporating ICT, operate duty free stores, develop a peripheral real estate business and operate hotel tourism businesses.


▶  Increasing global aerospace demand and growing inbound demand ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
▶  Increasing transaction volume for ships and related equipment due to rising demand for energy-efficient ships and LNG carriers
▶  Increased demand for transportation and airport infrastructure in emerging countries worldwide


▶  Decreasing aircraft demand due to a declining population in Japan
▶  Decreasing transaction volume due to deterioration of the shipbuilding industry in Japan
▶  Country risk in emerging markets
▶  Escalating competition