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BOC Aviation doubles MAX 8-portfolio to eighty

In what often are the end-of-year deals, lessor BOC Aviation has ordered forty more Boeing MAX 8s just three days before 2022 draws to a close. BOC Aviation doubles MAX 8-portfolio to eighty. The latest order doubles BOC’s MAX backlog to eighty aircraft and secures...

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...