Airline recovery draws on parked owned aircraft before leased new ones

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Global aviation is operating more and more aircraft to meet increased demand in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it seems that the pool of parked aircraft continues to be a preferred source of growth compared with new aircraft. Moreover, owned aircraft continue to be returned to service more rapidly than leased aircraft.

As at 26-Apr-2022, the active leased fleet was still -9% smaller than its Jan-2020 size, while the active owned fleet was only -3% smaller.

With aircraft in service still below pre-pandemic numbers, it is not surprising that global deliveries of commercial aircraft are still below 2019 levels.

Leased aircraft deliveries have been slower to recover than owned aircraft.

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