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Commercial Aircraft Leasing - Industry Market Research Report

Commercial Aircraft Leasing

The Commercial Aircraft Leasing industry has blossomed over the past two decades. Leasing airplanes was an uncommon practice until the 1990s. However, since then it has gained traction among carriers looking to limit large purchase costs and maintain flexibility in the number and composition of their fleet. Although purchases remain the primary way of procuring aircraft, leasing is becoming more popular, with one in three airplanes being leased; this share is expected to rise over the next five years, to one in two. Going forward, leasing will remain popular; however, a growing supply of leased airplanes, meant to match demand, will likely soften leasing rates and limit further profit growth.

This industry leases commercial aircraft to scheduled airlines and to other commercial carriers. The carrier (lessee) pays the industry operator (lessor) for use of the aircraft over a given time period, typically a few years. This industry does not lease noncommercial aircraft, such as military helicopters or recreational jets.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Yield on 10-year Treasury note
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table GE Capital Aviation Services (industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table CIT Aerospace Leasing (industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Aercap Holdings (industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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