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Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner

Welcome to a series of posts on developments, events, experiences and issues related to the aircraft finance, leasing, maintenance and marketing sectors of the aviation industry. I hope that you find these posts both enjoyable and food for thought.

Mike

Wide Body Aircraft in Storage

April 2018 - In February, AMS completed the sale of five Boeing 747-400 pax aircraft which had been parked up, in storage, since 2015/16. That’s a lot of seats, a lot of engines, a lot of components and a lot of metal. The sale also took a lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of perseverance and a lot of internal faith that the mandate from our client could be completed successfully.

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Will Conference Pairs Bear Fruit?

January 2018 - Not many days go by where I do not receive an invitation to register for an aircraft finance or leasing conference somewhere in the world. I suspect that it’s almost certainly the same for everyone at the sharp end in our industry. Perhaps driven by that thought and it being the start of a new year, I was thinking recently about developments in conferences; their relevance today to the industry sector and where the future lies for them.

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Aircraft Leasing – The Next Quantum Leap

September 2017 - Today, commercial aircraft leasing is a multi billion dollar industry employing thousands of people around the world; but it was not always like this. Changes and developments are constantly being made within the industry to facilitate its growth but it took a Quantum Leap in the concept of leasing, a generation ago, to actually initiate and fuel that growth. This post looks back at that Quantum Leap and predicts the next Quantum Leap set to add a new dimension to aircraft leasing.

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