In the latest edition (January 6th): Positive outlook as aviation industry adjusts
January 6th 2022: Good evidence that the industry will both survive and subsequently thrive. Eurocontrol’s perspective on the future outlook is particularly welcome. It expects that air traffic in Europe will recover to 70-90% of 2019 levels, even though the evolving pandemic has seen traffic fall away from its earlier ‘optimistic’ forecasts. CDB Aviation, the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing has completed delivery of a fleet of 15 new Boeing aircraft to United Airlines Holdings under a sale and leaseback transaction covering two 787-9 Dreamliners and 13 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which were delivered between 2020 and 2021. Air Lease Corporation has announced the pricing of its public offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.20% senior unsecured medium-term notes due January 15, 2027 (and $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% senior unsecured medium-term notes due January 15, 2032). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on January 12, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions; DAE bought 41 planes, sold 30 in 2021; AerCap delivers first of 14 A220s to Breeze.