GECAS anticipates 'soft landing' in next leg of aviation cycle
The next downward leg of the aviation cycle is unlikely to be as precipitous as others that have gone before, says Diarmuid Hogan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Aviation Services. In this interview with Aviation Finance's John Stanley he argues that demand for aircraft assets continues to be underpinned by a strong investor demand for long lived, predominantly US dollar funded assets and by airline fundamentals which are much healthier than they were ahead of previous cyclical downturns. He also discusses the potential effect of rising interest rates on the market value of assets and explains why the company expects its variety of activities, including lending to airlines and investors, will help offset any potential decline in the windfall gains it has enjoyed over the last three years from aircraft trading.

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