Onward and upwards: 2015 New Year Industry Snapshot
Last year was the year that the A320Neo flew for the first time, the DC10 and MD11 flew for the last time in scheduled passenger service, the 787-9 and A350 were delivered to their launch customers, OEMs unveiled the 737MAX 200, the A330neo and a 97MT A321, Dubai Airport overtook Heathrow to take the #1; 3.3 billion passengers flew on 33.4 million flights globally – more than one departure every second... and the number of public market lessors increased by 25%. Dick Forsberg, head of Strategy at Avolon, dusts off his crystal ball, assesses his own (past impressive) forecasting performance in these columns, and looks to what 2015 has in store.

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