Freighter aircraft leasing part II: E-commerce behind growing leasing market

Last week, we began our two-part annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In part I, we started with an overview of how the freighter fleet belonging to lessors has evolved since our analysis a year ago. In part II, we consider the leased fleet by carrier, and how year-over-year shifts […]

Freighter aircraft leasing: Portfolios full of narrowbodies – part I

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this multi-part series, we start with an overview of the lessors involved in freighter aircraft leasing. In part II, we look at the leased freighter fleet by carrier.  The process a carrier must undergo to expand its fleet is […]

Leasing coming to military freighters

MADRID — The first commercial aircraft lease was inked in 1965. Today, around 40% of commercial aircraft are leased. Today, in addition and finally, the military sector is starting to discover leasing. At SMi Group’s Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference here last Tuesday, both Boeing and TLD Group, a provider of cargo handling equipment, […]

Breaking through: freighter lessors top 100

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this multi-part series, we start with an overview of how aircraft leasing has evolved from a relatively straightforward agreement in which a company that owns an aircraft leases it to an airline, to the complex and dynamic set of […]

Goodbye Guggenheim Aviation Partners, hello Altavair

New York-based investment house Guggenheim Partners today finalized the sale of its commercial aircraft investment and management business, Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GAP), to the GAP management team. The new standalone company, under the continuing leadership of CEO Steve Rimmer, will operate under the name Altavair, offering commercial aircraft leasing, financing, and management. Altavair’s portfolio of fifty-five […]
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