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BOC Aviation secures long-term slots for A320neo family

Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has secured long-term delivery slots with Airbus by ordering A320neo family aircraft that will be delivered between 2027 and 2029. With the A320neo family sold out until 2027, BOC has at least safeguarded delivery positions for its...

BOC Aviation happy with higher profit but worried about Russia

UPDATE - Lessor BOC Aviation said that eighteen aircraft with a book value of $935 million may be affected by the sanctions on Russia. It is too early to say if this means that it won’t be able to repossess these aircraft, but every option must be taken into account....

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...

That bubble keeps building

The huge backlogs Airbus and Boeing have for single aisle aircraft are well known.  Both firms have backlogs of about seven years at current production levels.  Both firms are talking about and planning to increase their production rates to bring down the backlogs. We...