Better value in secondary market purchases rather than from new orders says Wainshal
Aircastle chief executive RON WAINSHAL sees a bigger pie for everyone in 2013 and with Aircastle's access to the capital markets he says it has a leg up in the secondary market. Speaking with Aviation Finance Wainshal says 'we see better value from purchase and lease-backs and secondary market purchases rather than from new orders given the large, multi-year OEM backlogs and the considerable opportunity cost and higher risks, e.g. in placement and funding, involved with new orders.' He also addresses the firm's growth plans and says 'we are seeing much better investment conditions for newer, high quality wide-bodies than for new narrow-bodies and that's where we've invested the majority of the $1.8 billion in acquisitions we completed over the past two years'.

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