"We see the private-placement market as another important source of efficient financing for our customers. Recognition by capital markets investors of the strong performance of aircraft-backed securities along with growing opportunities to provide finance to leasing companies and global airlines drive the growth of the private-placement opportunities. This market should nicely compliment the EETC market by giving our customers tailored solutions to do smaller number of deliveries and yet achieve similar economics with larger transactions," said Kostya Zolotusky, managing director for capital markets development and leasing at Boeing Capital Corp., the manufacturer's financing and leasing unit. Boeing estimates that over the next 20 years, 33,000+ commercial aircraft will be manufactured globally, representing a market value (at 2010 prices) of over $4 trillion: Less than 20% of those deliveries to US airlines. Commercial aircraft financing will exceed $100 billion per year outstripping traditional funding due to shifting capital and regulatory changes.
AFC arranges capital for and invests in aviation businesses, financing aircraft and infrastructure critical to the development of global transportation. AFC is a complementary partnership between highly successful aviation advisory firms, large investment managers and investment banks. AFC was founded with the view that the aviation industry requires permanent and dedicated capital for financing aircraft purchases. As a reliable investment partner and financial advisor to airlines and other operators, the company prides itself on a partnership business model to support the steady growth of the transportation sector.