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Feature: JOL survey 2011
03 June 2011
More equity investors interested in Japanese operating leases (JOLs) as the market opens up, despite a difficult year for Japan.
This has been a unique year for
Japan. Only three months ago, on March 11, the country suffered
from a tragic disaster - an earthquake and tsunami struck
the North of the country, which resulted in a nuclear
The International Air Transport
Association predicts a major short-term slowdown in Japan's
aviation market, which is worth $62.5 billion and represents
6.5% of worldwide scheduled air traffic.
But aircraft finance deals have
been less affected. Japan Airlines, which agreed five 737-800s
with sale/leasebacks from lessor Jackson Square Aviation, took
delivery of one aircraft exactly one month after the earthquake
The Japanese operating lease
(JOL) market remains equally buoyant. Air France executed one
Japanese operating lease with call option (Jolco) for a
2007-vintage 777-300ER, which was delayed by only a couple of
Airfinance Journal's 2011 Japanese operating lease survey
shows that the number of deals and total...
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