In the final issue of 2019: we take a series of seasonal, end of year looks at key elements of the aircraft financing ecosystem, including: airline profitability; recruitment in the 25,000 person-strong global airline finance market; the 'Top 20' risk assessment by top aircraft finance executives; trends likely to affect aircraft lease rates in 2020. Interview with Trevor Ricards, SVP with responsibility for US Asset Trading at GECAS, on its options in the ABS market.