AerCap Holdings reported net income of $165.2 million for 2009, up 8.8% from $151.8 million in 2008. "We're delighted to report that 2009 is truly behind us," Klaus Heinemann, CEO of the Amsterdam-based operating lessor, told analysts during a conference call. He described it as "an extremely challenging year for the aviation and financial services industry," but noted that AerCap did not need to repossess any aircraft, "which came as a surprise to us." Total revenues declined 21% to $1.0 ...

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