Freighter aircraft leasing: Portfolios full of narrowbodies – part II

Yesterday we began our annual analysis of freighter aircraft leasing with an overview of the lessors involved in freighter aircraft leasing. You can read part I here. Today in part II, we look at the leased freighter fleet by carrier. Turning now an analysis of the fleets of carriers that lease freighter aircraft begins to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 14, 2018

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 13, 2018

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, […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • November 30, 2017

ATSG reports adjusted third-quarter net income up 72%

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported a third-quarter net loss of $33 million, as revenue increased 31.5% y-o-y to $254 million. A bad quarter? Hardly. As was the case with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the main cause of the reported loss was a change in the value of warrants issued to Amazon as part of […]
  • David Harris
  • November 9, 2017

Part III: The changing landscape of freighter aircraft leasing

On Monday, we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing which began with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. Yesterday, we continued with a closer look at the lessors themselves (see part II). while today we will […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 16, 2017

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 14, 2017

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • October 3, 2016

Freighter aircraft leasing – Part III

Today we conclude our three-part series on freighter aircraft leasing. In Part I and Part II we looked at the subject from the point of view of the leasing companies, today we turn from lessors to carriers, and ask a basic question: Why lease? Why would an airline choose to lease a freighter, rather than […]
  • David Harris
  • September 28, 2016
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