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The US election and its relevance to aviation, Aero Finance

The US election and its relevance to aviation Dr. Adam Pilarski’s analysis of the US Presidential election, now entering its final month, draws parallels with other countries. He asks what consequences the US election, and other political developments will have for globalisation, trade, and he ask how all this is related to aviation. “The political […]

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PILARSKI SAYS… Dark clouds of globalisation

Standardisation in airlines is making it boring  to fly in the USA, writes  Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS A well-known industry pundit recently wondered how come the big three US airlines are beginning to resemble each other in service, fees and amenities. He claims that from the flying public point of view, the big three mirror each other and pursue strategies that will ensure […]

2nd Half 2016 AVITAS BlueBook of Jet Aircraft Values available

The 55th edition of the Jet Aircraft BlueBook is now available. The latest BlueBook features for the first time Bombardier CSeries CS100 values.     Considered the industry’s most respected source of commercial aircraft values, the AVITAS BlueBook of Jet Aircraft Values contains base, current market and future values forecasts for all major western-built jet types, including regional […]

Digital Records vs. Oodles of Paper

I remember my first redelivery.  It was a classic Boeing airplane that my airline had operated since new.  It was now nearing 17 years old and being redelivered to the lessor, one of the larger, more demanding leasing companies.  Although I recognized there were numerous “required” records that had to be redelivered with the aircraft, […]

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PILARSKI SAYS…What evolution can tell us about future of airline profitability

The relationship between oil price and the profitability of carriers is a complex one, writes  Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS Some readers were dismayed by my May column in which I expressed doubts that from now on will be profitable forever, as some highly respected industry leaders claim. My belief is […]

Maintenance Reserves – The Basics

It is all about the risk.  Some people are risk adverse and some are risk takers, but when it comes to leasing aircraft or engines, no one wants to be financially responsible for any big surprises.  So what’s the risk? The risk is all about ensuring the owner or lessor always is protected for the […]

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PILARSKI SAYS…Conflict between Airbus and Boeing threatens to burst bubble

The behaviour of the big two manufacturers could prove a problem for the market, writes Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice-President at AVITAS. As featured in Airfinance Journal Column PILARSKI SAYS A number of strange developments are happening relating to a potential bubble in aircraft production, especially in the narrowbody segment. Some data are beyond contestation. The number of aircraft ordered from […]

Aircraft Operating Lessors – Aircraft In-Service vs. On Order

The aircraft operating lease is a major driver of industry growth in aircraft ownership and operation   Aircraft operating leases are now about 40% of all commercial aircraft ownership in the world and may grow to 50% over the long term   While there are dozens of operating lessors, about 20 companies dominate the landscape […]