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Aviation financing is likely to experience one of the most radical transformation over the coming years as the demand for financing deliveries of new aircraft reach unprecedented levels. New investors are entering this industry which can offer lucrative returns with underlying assets as security.
Looking at China's aviation sector, according to estimates, by 2031, China alone will be operating over 5,900 aircraft (representing 15% of the world's commercial fleet). As a result, there would be significant needs for aircraft financing in order to meet the soaring demand in the sector. Hong Kong, as one of the international financial centres and the gateway into China market, will certainly act as an important role in this rapidly growing industry.
PwC UK prepared the attached report that explores the trends, opportunities and challenges in this market. Experts in the world's leading lessors, banks, airlines and credit agencies were interviewed to give a full picture of the booming aviation financing market.