Manufacturers remain bullish about the state of aircraft financing, some of which is fuelled no doubt by recent aircraft order adjustments.

"The body language in the corridors in Toulouse isn't too nervous so far," said Christophe Million-Rousseau, senior director of customer finance at Airbus, speaking at CAO's Inside Air Finance event this week.

Airbus will double the amount of vendor financing on offer this year to about €2bn ($2.75bn) compared with 2008.


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Source: Commercial Aviation Online