From: email@example.com (Tiffany Tyler) Organization: PREST- University of Manchester Date: 27 Apr 96 01:14:31
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I have a general question about orders placed by leasing companies. Can anyone walk me through their acquisition strategies/criteria? When ILFC places an order, for instance, do they already have the leases lined up with the airlines, meaning that they buy what a cash-strapped carrier cannot afford based on the airline's own needs? Or do they do generic buying in anticipation of general market trends? At the low end of the leasing market, I can understand a small company owning 2 or 3 planes and leasing them out, say to charter companies, to supplement seasonal capapcity requirements. But the mechanics behind an ILFC or a GE Capital are less clear to me, at least in terms of how they make a specific equipment decision. Help!