AerCap, Air Lease, & A History of Aircraft Leasing

Former CFO of Air Lease Corporation

Why is this interview interesting?

  • History of GPA and asset-liability misalignment
  • A comparison of Hazy and Kelly’s portfolio strategy
  • Impact of tourist capital on lease rates
  • Residual value risk in lessor portfolio’s
  • How AerCap could reduce wacc post-GECAS deal
  • Why the market discounts publicly traded lessors
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Jim Clarke

Former CFO of Air Lease Corporation

Jim has over 30 years of aircraft leasing experience and has spent time as a lessor, a lender, and an airline customer in the industry. In 1990, he joined GPA, now AerCap, and then spent 5 years at GECAS before joining Merrill Lynch running structured finance in the late 90’s. He has over 5 years experience as an airline CFO and was the CFO of Air Lease working closely with Steve Hazy between 2010-12. Jim now runs an aircraft restructuring boutique to assist airlines and lessors globally. Read more

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AerCap, Air Lease, & A History of Aircraft Leasing(May 31, 2021)

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