Aircraft lease securitization hasn’t exactly taken off since the financial crisis, but there are promising signs for 2015.

While larger lessors such as Aercap and GE Capital Aviation Services have generally found funding via general corporate obligations to be more attractive, securitization has become an important source of capital for some smaller firms that would have difficulty tapping the high yield bond market. These players have found a welcome reception for deals backed by highly leveraged leases on lesser know aircraft manufacturers, even in the absence of insurance wraps that were common in pre-crisis deals.

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