Lessors and investors disagree on transparency

Special to Leeham News By Jack Dutton Jan. 25, 2018, © Airfinance Journal, Dublin: The opacity of the industry in regard to asset prices is one of the main challenges for aircraft lenders and investors, according to a… Read More

20-year old ISTAT definitions “archaic”

Special to Leeham News By Michael Allen ISTAT definition “quite archaic.” Appraisers says aircraft disparity in ABS transaction can be due to lack of information provided by the arrangers. Jan. 25, 2018, © Airfinance Journal, Dublin: “We get… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 is a year of Transformations

Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This is going to be a year of transformations. This might be viewed with puzzlement by some. After all, only minor-modification models will be entering service this year: the Airbus A350-1000, the… Read More

Suppliers conference in Mobile focuses on US aerospace sector in Southeast

Oct. 31, 2017: A new event, the Southeast Aerospace and Defence Conference (SADC) scheduled for June 25-27 in Mobile (AL), will examine the commercial, defense, space and corporate aerospace sectors in the US Southeast. The conference is organized… Read More

Pontifications: The pricing jigsaw puzzle

May 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The prices airlines and lessors pay for their airplane purchases have long been of intense interest to just about everybody associated with the airline industry. The manufacturers want to know what their… Read More

Air industry uncertain about Trump policies

May 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US airline industry remains uncertain where the Trump Administration is going, said Adam Pilarski, chief economist of Avitas Aviation, at the annual Airfinance Journal conference in New York. “There are huge… Read More

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

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777-300ER, 737-800 top Airfinance Journal poll; A330, A320 close behind

Boeing’s 777-300ER once again topped the poll by aviation financial trade magazine Airfinance Journal, which has been doing the polling for as long as we can remember. On a scale of 0-5, the 777 ranked 4.2, followed closely… Read More