AerCap deal will spur more Irish leasing deals

Avolon's chief operation officer says that AerCap's success shows the opportunities for the entire sector here, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

22nd December, 2013

AerCap's mega-deal to buy AIG's aircraft leasing arm ILFC for $5 billion has made waves right across the industry, not least in Dublin, the global hub for the sector.

Avolon, a major Irish player in the sector and a competitor of AerCap, believes that a possible public flotation of its own stock is now a greater possibility because of the huge deal. Indeed, AerCap's share price has leapt from about 21c to nearly 36c in the...

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