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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...

As Airbus and Boeing’s production sells out

The NEO and MAX have taken the market by storm.  Customers seem to be willing to stand in line - even though the 787 and A380 programs taught that sometimes one can order too early.  Yet the desire for fuel efficient workhorses appears inelastic. With that as a...

Outlook for Paris Air Show

As we head into the Paris Air Show, here is AirInsight’s outlook: The big news at air shows are orders for new aircraft. Forget the drivel that Airbus “saves” up orders for the show and Boeing doesn’t. Customers drive when the announcements are made, and many like the...

Will Lufthansa’s Engine Choice for the A320 NEO be a Bellwether?

Lufthansa recently ordered the A320neo, joining ILFC as a major customer in the first quarter. ILFC ordered 60 of their 100 aircraft with the Pratt & Whitney GTF, with 40 options, providing a boost to the GTF program. The focus is now on what Lufthansa will do. If...

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