Large insurance companies, sovereign pension funds and other non-traditional sources will step up to fill a void in capital funding for used aircraft, predicts Domhnal Slattery, the CEO of Avolon, a Dublin-based aircraft lessor. Currently, there is a “very shallow pool” of capital providers for debt financing of aircraft in their “mid-lives,” or about 8-15 years, he acknowledged on a conference call about an Avolon study of aircraft retirement trends. But Slattery does not expect ...

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