The aircraft finance industry, in a rut unlike any seen in the last 10 years, needs more than structural changes to right itself, according to U.S. regional airlines equity analyst Robert Ashcroft, a director at UBS, offering his conference summation remarks. Rather than focusing on structural topics that dominated the day, Ashcroft provided his thoughts on disclosure regarding aircraft values, fleet-lease rates and aircraft re-marketability that pose risks that structure has proven unable to mitigate.

"The nondisclosure of the ease of re-marketability to investors within a prospectus is a material omission," Ashcroft stated. He did concede that investors have become more aware of these details since September 11.

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