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Global Aircraft Leases: New Tech vs. Old Tech
The current aircraft leasing landscape sees a division of leased aircraft into two categories: new technology and old technology. Below, I explore the trends, advantages, and disadvantages of each category, along with the financial and operational motivations influencing decisions within the industry. Presently, 45% of leased aircraft are new tech,…

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June 3, 2024
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Understanding MTOW and Its Importance
The Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of an aircraft is a critical parameter in aviation, reflecting the maximum weight at which an aircraft is certified for takeoff. This includes the weight of the aircraft itself, fuel, cargo, passengers, and any other necessary load. The significance of MTOW extends beyond operational parameters;…

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June 3, 2024
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Aircraft Parts Inflation Continues Unabated
Overall consumer inflation may be declining, but the aviation industry continues to grapple with a significant challenge: the inflation of aircraft parts. This phenomenon, characterized by a steady rise in the cost of aircraft components, poses multifaceted implications for airlines, manufacturers, lessors, and ultimately, passengers. Understanding the underlying causes, trends,…

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June 3, 2024
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The A321neo: Making Good on The Green Promise
As the second article in this issue makes clear, greenwashing is an increasingly pervasive problem. However, it’s important to acknowledge that some aircraft makers are genuinely committed to sustainability efforts and should be recognized for their initiatives. Case in point: The A321neo is legitimately considered to be among the “greenest”…

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June 3, 2024
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EU Probes 20 Airlines Over Alleged “Greenwashing” Practices
The European Union in May 2024 launched an investigation into 20 airlines over accusations of engaging in misleading greenwashing activities. These allegations focus on claims related to carbon offsetting benefits, including the suggestion that paying extra fees to support climate projects can effectively reduce CO2 emissions, and the notion that…

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June 3, 2024
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Airbus Boosts A350 Production Levels
Company insists the move has nothing to do with the safety scandals of its archrival Boeing. Airbus announced plans in April 2024 to increase the production rate of its long-range A350 aircraft to 12 units per month by 2028. This decision reflects the strong market demand for new planes, despite…

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June 3, 2024
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Spotlight on The Booming Freighter Market
  Here’s an update on the lease rates and values for the four dominant cargo aircraft. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released data for the global air cargo markets year-to-date in 2024, showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Let’s look at the latest developments among four titans…

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May 20, 2024
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IndiGo Explores India’s Long-Haul Demand
Few airlines have made as significant an impact as IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest-growing carrier. Established in 2006, IndiGo has rapidly ascended to become a trend-setter not only within India but also on the global stage, particularly in aircraft procurement and fleet management. IndiGo is marked by its exceptional growth…

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May 20, 2024
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