The International Bureau of Aviation estimates that operating leases adds $2 billion to total maintenance costs as each redelivery of a single-aisle aircraft at eight-years old adds approximately $1.65 million to costs beyond basic Maintenance Planning Document requirements. This figure can be over $3 million for a twin-aisle aircraft. AAR reported revenue of $377.8 million in the first quarter of its fiscal 2016 and income from continuing operations of $8.2 million, down from $395.1 ...

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