Geneva, Switzerland: During the Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation Conference, we filed a couple of stories in aircraft finance with Commercial Aviation Online. Since CAO is a paid subscription service, our arrangement with CAO is that it gets exclusive use for a few days before we can post the stories here.
The stories are below the jump. In them, we report what panelists had to say about the “funding gaps” in 2009 and 2010 and about aircraft values.
A Calyon bank official said at the annual Airfinance Journal conference that Airbus and Boeing may have to increase funding more than the companies expected this year because the funding gap is larger than thought. This Bloomberg story has the details.
Calyon has been one of the most active lenders worldwide.
We previously wrote a story for Commercial Aviation Online about Boeing Capital Corp.’s War Room methodology in tracking the “funding gap” for 2009 deliveries. We posted that story on this website at this link.
We followed that CAO story up with a profile of the Airbus BCC equivalent, the Watchtower Committee. Here is that story: