As commercial aircraft lessors’ influence in the global airline market continues to rise, leasing companies are not being shy about telling Airbus and Boeing what they want and when they want it. “We see leasing playing an increasing role in the way airlines modernize and acquire their fleets,” Air Lease Corp. chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy said at the recent ISTAT Americas 2014 conference in San Diego. Udvar-Hazy, who revolutionized how aircraft are bought and sold in ...

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