In the February 6th issue: the launch of three new securitisations and announcements of a number of substantial unsecured banking facilities for lessors indicates a continued appreciation of aircraft leasing's strong fundamentals; The multifaceted response to climate change has seen IATA creating a dedicated exchange on which airlines can trade carbon credits, the establishment of a new working group by the AWG and the use of big data based technologies to optimise fuel efficiency. Meanwhile the design of an electric motor to drive a proposed 186 seater, 300nm short haul electric aircraft is about to progress from the drawing board to the test bench; The way in which Ryanair is positioning itself for strategic opportunity on the MAX10; Airbus continues to iterate the engineering capabilities of its A220 model; Moody's take on DAE’s business model.