Aircraft leasing companies have seen rates rise, deals increase and airlines’ confidence in the future grow in the past year. Airbus A320-family rates have particularly strengthened, after a sharp drop. Carriers appear to be up-gauging a bit, seeking bigger jets, perhaps because fuel prices emphasize scale economies in trip costs. Parts Manufacturer Approval-certified companies (PMAs) are under continued pressure in leases and documentation is becoming more important in lease ...

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