Airline Business launches guide to the biggest names in leasing

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IAB finance special 2013

The 2013 Airline Business finance interactive is out now

Airline Business has published a definitive reference to the men at the top of the world's biggest aircraft lessors and the companies they run.

As part of the Airline Business 2013 interactive finance special report, the clickable personalities guide reveals some of the colourful stories behind those pulling the strings in the leasing sector, explains the history of their companies and recalls some of the memorable quotes they've made.

Learn how Norm Liu's long history in the leasing sector made him the ideal choice for the top job at leasing giant GECAS or how a young Steven Udvar-Hazy escaped Soviet occupation in Hungary to become a pioneer of aircraft leasing when he co-founded ILFC as Interlease Group in 1973.

Read how Udvar-Hazy led ILFC through its initial public offering in 1983 and sale to American International Group for $1.3 billion in 1990 before retiring only to reemerge with a new lessor, Air Lease.

The guide is also a go-to reference for a potted history of some of the major lessors including GECAS, ILFC, BBAM, AerCap, CIT Aerospace, AWAS, BOC Aviation and Air Lease. This includes details of how they evolved companies they acquired and their relationships to subsidiaries.