Aircraft lessors under spotlight in PP market

Wooden Plane
By Silas Brown
01 Apr 2020

Aircraft lessors have become popular borrowers in the US private placement market but coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a whole new magnitude of risk for the industry and many will be looking to amend the terms of their deals. Many market participants predict that the conversations between borrowers and investors will be tricky.

“There have been a lot of leasing deals, lending money against engines and aircrafts,” said a private placement banker based in the US. “Investors will judge the borrowers on among other things how diversified the lessor is against regions and different airlines that use its planes. But all ...

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