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Middle East situation keeps Air Partner busy

Air Partner continues to receive contracts from the UK Government for emergency relief, supplies and evacuation flights to help with the turmoil in the Middle East. The air charter specialist has arranged evacuation flights for British nationals out of Egypt and is working closely with the British Government to repatriate displaced Egyptians who have fled to Tunisia as a result of the political instability in Libya. Shares in the company were up 1% on Monday and have gained 8.9% for the year to date.

Other leasing stocks were stable or ended the day lower. Aircastle shares dropped 1.9%.

Selected Lessors daily share price movements (% change): 07-Mar-2011