With the delivery of the final Airbus A380 to Emirates on December 16, the book on the production of the world’s biggest passenger aircraft can be closed. The aircraft registered as A6-EVS is the 251st A380 that has been delivered new to an airline, yet it has...
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...
“China Inc” has agreed to buy 80% of mega-lessor International Lease Finance Corp and optioned another 10%, with major implications for global aviation. ILFC parent AIG, which is still largely owned by the US government after the 2008 bailout following the...
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...
Airbus didn’t have any orders when it launched the A320 New Engine Option (NEO) program on December 1. Chief Operating Officer John Leahy predicted “hundreds” of orders soon and a 10-year market of 4,000. We’ve known Leahy for 25 years and...
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