|Last Quarterly Update:||1/23/2017|
|SIC Codes:||4499, 4741, 7359|
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Companies in this industry rent or lease aircraft and airplane equipment without operators. Major companies include Aircastle, Air Lease, and GE Capital Aviation Services (all based in the US), as well as AerCap (the Netherlands) and Fly Leasing (Ireland).
The global commercial aircraft leasing market is expected to reach $315 billion by 2020, according to Global Industry Analysts. The Asia/Pacific region is forecast to be the fastest-growing market for the industry. Drivers of growth in the region include rising disposable income, increased business and leisure travel, and greater air cargo traffic.
The US aircraft leasing industry includes about 440 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $7 billion.
Demand is driven by activity in the air travel industry. The profitability of individual companies depends on the fleet mix and the cost of financing rental inventory. Large companies have economies of scale in buying aircraft and accessing multiple sources of capital, as well as maintaining a diversified aircraft portfolio. Small companies can compete by providing superior customer service and depth of experience. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies account for more than 95 percent of revenue.
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The majority of revenues come from the lease and rental of air transportation equipment. Some aircraft rental firms also sell planes and aircraft engines and offer fleet management services to generate additional revenue streams. Firms ...
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