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Adam Pilarski

A provocative view of globalisation future

Airlines and original equipment manufacturers are showing signs of wanting to restrict competition, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS Download the PDF Version – A Provocative View of Globalisation’s Future The past few decades are the age of globalisation. The world is getting smaller and much more interconnected. Trade has been growing in line […]

Percentage of World Widebody Aircraft Backlog for Middle Eastern Airlines

What Goes Up Must Come Down Middle East order backlog for widebody aircraft now totals about 700 aircraft. The order backlog in this region has risen rapidly from ten years ago and now represents about 30% of worldwide widebody aircraft orders. Of significance is the relationship between oil price and orders for widebody airplanes. As […]

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Middle East slowdown has profound implications on aviation

The big three Middle Eastern carriers grew at an unprecedented rate, despite having no real domestic basis to justify it, says Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. Download the PDF Version – Middle East slowdown has profound implications on aviation Recent developments in the Middle East dampened the overall positive outlook for aviation experienced by […]

Who’s Exposed at Alitalia?

With Alitalia in bankruptcy (amministrazione straordinaria in Italian), which lessors have exposure? Alitalia has an aircraft fleet of just over 100 aircraft; the list above indicates some of the more prominent lessors who own aircraft deployed by Alitalia Their most popular aircraft with lessors is the A320-200 followed by A330-200s AerCap with seven aircraft, followed by […]

Narrowbody Aircraft Rule the Roost

Narrowbody aircraft dominate the commercial aircraft landscape in absolute fleet terms As of April 2017, there are almost 16,000 NB aircraft in service worldwide with an order backlog of almost 11,000, a record number Widebody and regional jet aircraft are diminished in comparison And, the disparity is likely to get larger: the backlog of NBs […]

Passenger and Air Cargo growth strong and sustained

Passenger and Air Cargo growth strong and sustained Both passenger and cargo traffic registering robust growth over last four years Passenger traffic has averaged 6.1% growth during past 50 months; cargo, 4.8% All major world regions with strong growth performance Main drivers of growth continue to be economic, market liberalization, and global trade However, some […]

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The Meaning and Implications of Aviation Cycles

Despite an “undeserved” reputation as a pessimist, Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President at AVITAS, is upbeat about aviation’s the short-term prospects, although a downturn is on the way. At the recent Dublin Airfinance conference, a speaker addressing the question as to where we are in the cycle recited a long list of factors supporting the positive […]

Best Industry Practice for Aircraft Lease Transitions

If aircraft are returned late or in an unacceptable condition at the end of lease, the operator can face significant compensation costs. Recommended best practice for the aircraft lease transitions process are highlighted here, including the need for detailed, advanced planning. AVITAS’s Bruce Burnett advises on the best practices for aircraft leasing, read more here […]

Aircraft Leasing Asset Management Seminar, Jun 13th-15th Beijing, China

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Business in collaboration with Boeing Capital Corporation and AVITAS, are offering a three-day Aircraft Asset Management Professional Education course geared towards airline employees, aircraft manufacturers, leasing and financing companies, government policy makers and regulators and aviation professionals. The course will be instructed in the English language with Mandarin Chinese translation […]

Bruce Burnett presenting at Aircraft Leasing Seminar, June 8th 2017

Bruce will be presenting at the Aircraft Leasing : A Guide to Successful Negotiations seminar being held in Washington DC on June 8th, 2017. The agenda highlights: Lease Contract Formation and Enforcement Principles of Contract Law relevant to an Aircraft Lease Agreement Assent, Assignment, Delegation, Breach, Discharge, Remedies Aircraft Operating Leases Cape Town Convention Technical Language in […]