Following the annual ISTAT meeting in March, we published a piece about the Boeing view of the so-called funding gap for 2009: the financing shortfall seen by just about everyone except Boeing and Airbus as between $10bn and $25bn this year needed to pay for more than 1,000 airplanes due for delivery by the Big Two and Bombardier and Embraer.
Boeing believes the gap is $0-$5bn and Airbus, though not presenting at ISTAT, has a similar view.
We mentioned in our story that we have been invited to visit Boeing Capital officials to get detail about their methodology. We did, and we wrote that piece for Commercial Aviation Online, for which we are a regular contributor. That piece was published April 2. We can now reprint it below.