April 14th edition: Insurance issues dominate, while strong positives remain in place
April 14th 2022: While the war in Ukraine remains to the forefront in all forecasts, the passage of time, and a prolongation of the war, however awful a prospect that is for the people of Ukraine, will inevitably be accompanied by a continual weakening of the Russian capacity to wage war. This may be a factor in the aviation industry’s current confidence levels. This confidence is evident in this issue, notably the strong uptick in order books at the two main aircraft manufacturers, new orders from lessors, and airline M&A activity in the US; Boeing and Airbus sales are up, even though orderbooks are affected by adjustments for sanctions and airline restructuring.