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April 7, 2021

Who is in control of the air transport?

«Авиационное финансирование и лизинг в России и СНГ»

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Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS

Who is in control of the air transport?

The pandemic-induced crisis devastated the air travel market causing thumping damage to the businesses involved — but it also gave momentum to a chain of structural changes within the industry. One of these changes is the growing influence of leasing companies. Although the trend had been on the rise in the years preceding the crisis, 2020 contributed greatly to it. Attendants of the 14th international conference Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS, which will be held in Moscow on June 15, will jointly reveal the changes reshaping the market, and discuss their consequences and possible outcomes. There is indeed much to be discussed!
According to analyst agency Cirium, the share of leased aircraft in operation has — for the first time in history — reached 50% and is bound to exceed it. Over 200 leasing companies manage or own more than 13,000 turbojet and turboprop aircraft operated by some 700 airlines around the world. These same companies hold firm orders for additional 2,500 aircraft.

The leasing market itself is also transformed by merger and acquisition processes. Although the majority of leasing companies have relatively small portfolios, more than two dozen of the market’s largest players have at their disposal at least 100 aircraft each. And once a hyper-deal of AerCap merging with GECAS aircraft leasing business is complete, the resulting company will have in excess of 2,000 aircraft in its portfolio. It will have fleets of round 250 airlines under control.

Thus, the opinion of the leasing companies, which have evolved into the largest aircraft owners and customers for manufacturers, is gaining weight and influence, both for airlines and for OEMs. So, what are the lessors’ intentions?

On June 15 in Moscow, the attendants of the international conference Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS, will join in the professional communication and exchange of views with the leaders of the leasing, financial and insurance business, and get access to information they may apply to developing their own business strategies in the current challenging conditions.

  • Aircraft finance and lease: the new reality and business adaptation
  • Trends on the global aircraft leasing market
  • How aircraft market is transformed by shifts in demand
  • Efficient financial strategy for airlines — the best practices
  • Fleet management strategies in current air travel market environment
  • Continued airworthiness of leased aircraft in forced long-term storage

Executives of airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, aircraft manufacturers, state regulators.

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