An increasing number of airlines will be coming to loggerheads with lessors regarding maintenance reserves and conditions for return of leased aircraft, now that more carriers are tapping the lease market. Airlines are responsible for aircraft line maintenance, such as A checks. But C and D checks, the heavier checkups, are far more expensive, so lessors usually require maintenance reserves—monthly installments the airlines must pay to cover the cost of these future, pricey checks. ...


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