Global Aircraft Leasing Market, By Aircraft Types (WA, NBA, VLA, BJ), By Leasing Type (Dry Leasing,

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Increasing airport building activities for boosting tourism and reduced interest rates on the aircraft is expected to drive the growth of the Aircraft Leasing Market during the forecast period. This has resulted in some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Leasing aircraft is an option for buying aircraft. Basically, the lessor (owner) is transferring the aircraft to the lessee. Most airlines run their company by leasing aircraft to provide passengers with facilities. The elevated price of the airplane transforms the focus on airplane service based on rental.

Aircraft leasing is categorized as dry leases and moist leases, according to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The lessor offers the only aircraft to the lessee in dry leasing, while the lessor offers crews, maintenance, insurance, etc. to aircraft in wet leases.

Aircraft leasing firms rent their aircraft for a significant fee to airline operators and private charter owners.

Two significant kinds of leases are available –moist and dry. In the wet lease model, while charging an hourly price, the lessor or leasing business offers the airline with a completely functional, qualified crew, maintenance, and insurance. The dry lease model dictates that without the crew or equipment, the lessor will give the lessee the aircraft. This can save its staff’s airline training charges while still making it again.

Reduced interest rates, lease rates, and low-cost carriers (LCC’s) growth are the main driving forces behind the uprising leasing market for aircraft. Also, the expected rise in passenger traffic, freight aircraft and developing airports in the emerging economies contribute to this market’s development. However, this market’s development is dependent on passengers and may fluctuate as traffic increases or decreases

It is presumed that the dry lease dominates the market in the days ahead. Because dry leasing leads to reduced spending on training staff and maintenance of aircraft, it contributes significantly to market growth.

Top-tier airlines are expected to emerge as the leading segment and are expected to keep market dominance due to higher government-owned airline services spending. Another factor that drives demand is the increasing amount of passengers traveling through top-tier owned facilities and having a history of low default risk.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Reduced rates of interest
  • Increased airport and airport building activities
  • Constant developments in developing countries ‘ aviation and airport infrastructure
  • The emergence of uncertain and complex leasing and tax policies

Regional Outlook: 

The global aircraft leasing market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. The rest of the World includes South America and Africa. North America and the European region have been traditional regions for the aerospace & defense sector with the presence of major manufacturers and high market demand. In addition to this, these regions have been aggressive in terms of technological developments and research. This is one of the key factors governing the demand for the aircraft leasing market during the forecast period. Major countries in these regions include the US, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, and So on. This sector is one of the key contributors to the economies in the region. The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region with increasing expenditure on defense and space research. With the presence of some of the fastest-growing economies including India and China, this region is projected to be a major market for aircraft leasing during the forecast period. Other key countries in the region include South Korea, Japan, and Australia. The Middle East region promises a high potential demand for the aircraft leasing market during the forecast period. Major countries in this region include UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, and others. The rest of the World is an emerging market for aircraft leasing with demand from countries including South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, and others during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: AerCap Holdings NV, ALAFCO Aviation Lease, And Finance Company K.S.C.P., Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS), Bbam LLC, BOC Aviation, Boeing Capital Corporation, GE Capital Aviation Services, SAAB Aircraft Leasing, and SMBC Aviation Capital

Market Segmentation:

By Aircraft Types:

  • Wide Body Aircraft (WA)
  • Narrow Body Aircraft (NBA)
  • Very Large Aircraft (VLA)
  • Business Jets (BJ)

By Leasing Type:

  • Dry Leasing
  • Wet Leasing

By Airlines:

  • Top-Tie
  • Middle Credits
  • New Entrants
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Aircraft Type
    • By Leasing Type
    • By Airlines

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