Lease securitization has the potential to plug a yawning financing gap for non-U.S. airlines. With European banks, traditionally their biggest source of capital, less inclined to lend, these carriers are increasingly looking at options for leasing aircraft, rather than purchasing them outright.

That in turn, is prompting leasing companies to test investor appetite for deals that, before the financial crisis, came with an insurance wrap and  did not require them to do their homework.

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