International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) has parted out nine aircraft in-house so far this year, and expects to increase the number of aircraft it breaks down for spares in the next year. The parting-out strategy, to some degree, grew out of the October 2011 acquisition of a company that provides aircraft dismantling services. But it also reflects financial pressures on Europe’s airline industry, which resulted in unforeseen liquidations and bankruptcies for a number of ILFC customers. ...

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