Aircraft Leasing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 2/19/2024
SIC Codes: 4499, 4741, 7359
NAICS Codes: 532411
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Companies in this industry rent or lease aircraft and airplane equipment without operators. Major companies include Air Lease Corporation (the US), as well as AerCap and Avolon (both based in Ireland) and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

The global aircraft leasing market is forecast to reach about $60 billion by 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% during the 2022-2027 forecast period, according to Proficient Market Insights. The global market growth was driven by the increasing demand for cost-efficient operation of commercial aircraft, technological advancements, rising market demand for fuel-efficient commercial aircraft, and increasing air traffic.

The US aircraft leasing industry includes about 385 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $8 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 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 typically offer between 100 and 1,000 aircraft for lease.

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