IBA predicts a contraction in outstanding aircraft leases in 2020 for first time in over a decade, as investor opportunities are evaluated for the $21 billion aviation ABS paper market
3rd April 2020: IBA in a Seminar, in conjunction with aviation finance advisory firm Split Rock provided an in depth assessment of the aviation ABS market as of April 3rd. It can be seen here. In it IBA President Phil Seymour predicts a contraction of aircraft leases this year - which will make it the first year in over a decade where the number of outstanding aircraft leases will contract.
This year''s predicted decline will follow 2019 which saw a decline in the rate of growth in new leases to a net number of about 240. This was significantly down on what we now can say was the peak of the cycle, 2018, when some 2,250 lease start events took place, compared with 1,400 lease ends, for a net increase that year of 850.

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