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John Ferren, Tom Enders and Stephen Hannahs

Nov 16, 2011 Aviation Capital Group (ACG), the United States based global aircraft leasing company, signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 30 eco-efficient A320neo Family aircraft today at the 2011 Dubai Airshow. This latest order from ACG for 30 A320neo’s brings the lessor’s total A320 Family order ... Read more

ALAFCO order signing ceremony

Nov 16, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS - ALAFCO, the Kuwait-based international Aviation Lease and Finance Company, has finalised a purchase order for 50 A320neo Family aircraft and took options for 30 more to be finalized by year end.The firm contract signed today at the 2011 Dubai Airshow is an increase ... Read more

American Airline B737-800

Nov 10, 2011 DALLAS - American Airlines announced on Wednesday it has entered into a sale-leaseback arrangement with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a leading international leasing organization and wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., to finance 15 previously-ordered Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, two of which ... Read more

Embraer E-jet

Nov 07, 2011 NEW YORK - CIT Group Inc, a global leader in transportation finance, today announced that CIT Aerospace placed an order for up to 30 Embraer 190 and/or Embraer 195 jets, ten of which are firm. Deliveries are scheduled through 2015.  “We are pleased ... Read more

Avalon currently has a fleet of 88 aircraft

Oct 30, 2011 DUBLIN - Avolon Leasing Group, an aircraft leasing company whose customers include AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and Ryanair, expects French and German banks to reduce lending for financing planes.“Our expectation is that the French and German banks will remain active, but not as much ... Read more

Some maintenance reserves are for future engine maintenance

Oct 21, 2011 SINGAPORE - An increasing number of airlines will be coming to loggerheads with lessors over advance payments for maintenance and conditions for return of leased aircraft now that more carriers are tapping the aircraft lease market. Airlines are responsible for aircraft line maintenance, such as A checks, ... Read more

Comac C919

Oct 21, 2011 HONG KONG—The finance leasing arm of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. has made 45 firm orders for China's first homegrown commercial jetliner, bringing total orders for the C919 jets to 145, an ICBC executive said Thursday. James Lin, executive director at ... Read more

Embraer E-jets

Oct 07, 2011 STAMFORD, CT – GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric Company, has reached an agreement with Embraer for the acquisition of six Embraer 190s, and options for another six aircraft. Delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled ... Read more

Mountain Capital to merge with GA Telesis

Aug 25, 2011 Ft. Lauderdale – GA Telesis, LLC ("GAT"), announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Mountain Capital Partners, LLC of Denver, Colorado (“MCP”), whereby, on September 1, 2011, the entire MCP team, led by ... Read more

Bombardier Cseries

Aug 21, 2011 MOSCOW - A Russian aircraft leasing company said on Wednesday it had reached a tentative agreement to buy 10 C-Series aircraft from Bombardier Inc , a shot in the arm for the Canadian planemaker's ambitious plans to build a bigger-sized airliner. Ilyushin Finance Corp (IFC) said it has ... Read more

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