CFA 2020: Industry nuances to limit new entrants to freighter leasing

Ongoing growth in the air cargo industry and freighter operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic may not extend to new entrants to the leasing and operating spaces, according to speakers at this week’s Cargo Facts Asia 2020. Lead times for conversions, and other barriers to entry for this unique segment of the market pose challenges that […]

Aircraft Finance Germany eyes cargo conversions

Frankfurt-headquartered Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG) created the position “Head of Freighter Lease & Trading,” and has appointed Peter Koster, formerly in charge of business development at Vallair. While AFG does not have a history of holding onto a large portfolio of freighter conversions, the new position signals the company is taking a closer look at […]

Li to enter leasing business?

Will Li Ka-shing be cashing in on the aircraft leasing business? Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, known as “Asia’s richest man,” made some recent moves indicating he wants to invest in the US$200 billion global aircraft leasing business. A Reuters story said that his investment firm, Cheung Kong, is currently discussing a possible joint venture with […]
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