Background Information Current trend: leasing
The percentage of leased passenger aircraft and freighters in the worldwide fleet of aircraft has grown steadily in recent years.
In 1970, less than one percent of aircraft were leased, ten years later that figure was 1.7 percent; by 1990 it was almost ten times that. In the meantime, the figure is estimated at over 40 percent.
For the past several years, engine leasing has gained in popularity – a trend that is also on the up. Lessors include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent providers.
MTU is one of the players in this growing market.