Operating lessors are expected to take direct delivery of almost 300 aircraft this year from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database.
Almost $96 billion worth of airliners will be delivered by Airbus and Boeing in 2013 (applying 2013 full-life base values). A further $3 billion will be shipped by Bombardier and Embraer.
Airline Business interactive finance special 2013 out now
Airbus is expected to represent 144 direct lessor deliveries this year, Boeing for 120 deliveries. Embraer and Bombardier have 22 and 11 direct lessor's deliveries planned in 2013.
Asia-Pacific is anticipated to lead with a total of 138 deliveries for customers. European customers will account for 87 deliveries, North America for 61 aircraft. Middle East and Africa will account for seven deliveries while Latin America and Caribbean has four lessor deliveries planned to customers.
In total 1,443 aircraft are scheduled to be handed over this year, and operating lessors will represent a 21% market share.
The top five lessors, in terms of number of this year's deliveries are GECAS (35 aircraft), AWAS (34 aircraft), BOC Aviation (34 aircraft), Aviation Capital Group (31 aircraft), Air Lease and SMBC Aviation Capital (29 aircraft).
The growing role of lessors is one of the talking points in this year's Airline Business interactive special report on the aviation finance market.
This year's Airline Business interactive finance special report examines how the leasing sector is increasing its proportion of the world fleet, and how airlines' financing sources are being adapted in the wake of the higher cost of export credit resulting from the revised Aircraft Sector Understanding agreement.
The online special also incorporates a range of data presented in interactive format, giving snapshots of the largest lessors, funding sources and financing forecasts by region.
• Download this year's Airline Business finance interactive