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Air Lease IPO at NYSE

Apr 17, 2011 LOS ANGELES - Next week, Los Angeles billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy's new aircraft leasing venture is headed for a multimillion-dollar arrival on the New York Stock Exchange. Century City-based Air Lease Corp., started last year by industry pioneer Udvar-Hazy, is set to go public with a ... Read more

Signing ceremony in Shanghai

Mar 24, 2011 SHANGHAI – A wide-ranging framework agreement between Bombardier Inc. and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd., or COMAC, should start yielding specific “outcomes” – concrete sub-agreements – within a year, said the man who helped negotiate the deal. Signed ... Read more

747-8 Intercontinental in new Sunrise livery

Feb 13, 2011 EVERETT - Boeing today unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental, the new high-capacity passenger airplane that offers airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. Approximately 10,000 guests, including customers, Boeing employees, government officials, ... Read more

IndiGo Places Largest Jet Order in History

Jan 11, 2011 TOULOUSE - India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be A320neo’s and 30 will be A320s. It is the largest single firm order number for large jets in commercial aviation history, and also ... Read more

Airbus A320neo

Dec 01, 2010 TOULOUSE - Airbus has decided to offer for its best-selling A320 Family new fuel saving engines as an option.  Airlines have the choice between CFM International’s LEAP-X engine and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G engine.  Known as the A320neo, this new engine option ... Read more

Mr. Yi Liu at the WB Aviation Finance Summit

Nov 07, 2010 New York - Last month at the Third Annual Aviation Finance Summit hosted by Winston Baker in NYC, Mr. Yi Liu an executive partner from the Run Ming Law Office in Beijing gave an interesting presentation about legal challenges facing aircraft repossessions in China. Below is a summary ... Read more

Emirates Airlines: 25 years on

Oct 25, 2010 DUBAI - The story of Emirates Airlines whose success is intertwined with the rapid development of Dubai could be nothing but fascinating. Against a backdrop of regional unrest and volatile global economies, progress has been maintained at a rapid pace in every year of Emirates and Dnata’s existence.... Read more

SkyRider Seat Allows 23 inch pitch

Sep 17, 2010 LONG BEACH - Think your seat in coach is cramped? Take a look at the SkyRider. The new airplane seat, unveiled this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas conference in Long Beach, would give passengers an experience akin to riding horseback. They'd sit at an ... Read more

Simon Finn - Senior Vice President at DVB

Aug 08, 2010    Technology infusion and Today's Fleet Values  LONDON - It’s been 20 years since I took my first “proper” aviation job working for Virgin Atlantic Airways in their offices near Gatwick Airport in the UK. I walked into that office as a fresh-faced,... Read more

Simon Finn - Senior Vice President at DVB

Aug 08, 2010 Technology infusion and Today's Fleet Values  LONDON - The 737NG and A320 Family have dominated aviation asset-based finance activity for years now and the majority of aircraft delivered from these two programs have rightly represented some of the best asset-based aviation finance opportunities during that time. But, ... Read more

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