The 2016 Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook projects continued strength in the primary aircraft finance sectors, with a growing number of market participants and a steady trend toward more funding options at attractive pricing for buyers of commercial aircraft. Underpinned by strong commercial aviation industry fundamentals, and bolstered by interest from both new and experienced financiers and investors, we believe the aircraft finance industry is well-positioned for another successful year.
Overall, the aircraft finance outlook for 2016 is a positive one. We expect the industry to continue developing new markets and structures, enabling even broader financier and investor participation in aviation and resulting in greater efficiency for airlines and lessors. In particular, we forecast increasing momentum behind lessor portfolio sell-down into the capital markets and the development of regional private placement markets. Standardizing these structures to enable their use by a broader set of borrowers, financiers, and investors should be an important area of focus for all market participants.
Working together, we can translate this forecast into profitable business for all market constituents.