When you own one of the world’s largest fleets, orders for 40 narrowbodies or 10 widebodies are “yawnsville stuff,” according to GE Capital Aviation Services CEO Norman Liu. GECAS has around 1,620 aircraft, worth $46 billion, in its portfolio; that’s a greater value than the GDP of most countries. The lessor also made a $900 million net profit in 2013, beating the returns of most its 230 airline clients. As such, Liu’s take on which aircraft are good bets holds ...

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