Global Aircraft Leasing Market to Reach $279 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Fuel prices remained high during the first half of 2008, prompting many carriers worldwide to replace their older fleet with fuel-efficient new aircraft models. As a result, leasing companies with new models in their fleet witnessed increased activity. Prevailing credit crunch in the airlines industry and a general shift in preference towards aircraft leasing are projected to push the global leased aircraft portfolio size to $279 billion by 2015.

Aircraft Leasing: A Global Strategic Business Report

Losses to the airlines industry can sometimes mean gains to the aircraft leasing industry, as airlines seek to hold up their balance sheets by resorting to leasing an aircraft. This is particularly reflected in the current scenario, where aircraft leasing companies are continuing to make profits, despite a slowdown in the global airlines. The market is witnessing continued leasing deals being signed between the leasing companies and airlines worldwide. Dearth in financial resources to fund internal purchases of aircraft may force many airlines to increasingly rely on aircraft leasing companies.

Lease rates began declining even for most favored aircraft, affecting revenues for leasing companies. Further, airline closures and capacity rationalization among airlines may force leasing firms to postpone or cancel orders and focus on re-placing existing fleet. However, the market is expected to witness a surge in airlines' reliance on sale-and-lease-back agreements for financing aircraft purchases, keeping the prospects of leasing companies buoyant.

Europe and US represent the largest markets for aircraft leasing, in terms of leased aircraft portfolio value. Despite maturing Western European airline market, the overall European aviation industry is booming, owing primarily to growth in Eastern Europe. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market worldwide, with a projected compounded annual growth rate of more than 10% during the next few years.

Commercial Jets represents the largest category in the global aircraft leasing industry, while Business Jets represent the fastest growing segment.

The global marketplace is characterized by participants such as International Lease Finance Corporation, GE Commercial Aviation Service, CIT Aerospace, RBS Aviation Capital, Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management LLC, Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services, Aviation Capital Group Corp., Boeing Capital Corporation, AerCap Group, MacQuarie Aircraft Leasing Services, BOC Aviation Pte Ltd, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company KSCC, BAE Systems Plc, BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc., SAAB Aircraft Leasing, and DAE Capital

"Aircraft Leasing: A Global Strategic Business Report" from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, competition, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for major geographic markets such as the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of world. Global and regional analytics are provided in terms of segments such as Commercial Jets, Regional Jets, and Business Jets.

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