GLG Network Survey: Aircraft Leasing

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The GLG Survey team interviewed 35 aircraft lessors and 35 airline executives responsible for procurement.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Aircraft lessors and airline executives shared their current outlook and situational actions taken since the impact of COVID-19.
  • The survey explores current relationships between lessors and airlines.
  • It also investigates the impact of COVID-19 on future trends and outlooks for the aircraft and airline industry as a whole.


The GLG Survey team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Dick Forsberg, former Head of Strategy at Avolon Holdings until March of 2019.

Please join Dick Forsberg, former Head of Strategy at Avolon Holdings, as he analyses the results of the survey and discusses implications on the aircraft leasing market in the Survey Webcast.

The standard deliverable, includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.


  • What are the criteria for deciding whether to support a request for relief?
  • Please rank these potential challenges facing your lessor in order of severity (with 1 being the least critical and 5 the most critical).
  • How likely are airlines to use lessors to finance future deliveries, compared to pre-COVID?
  • What proportion of your airline’s network do you expect to be operating by the end of 2020?
  • Do you expect your airline to restructure its business and operations in the future?
  • Which of the following actions did your airline take in the 4-6 week period following the onset of the COVID-19 crisis?


This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy & Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above).

  • For those with a subscription not including the above, cost of the survey is $5,000 USD. This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint.
  • A more detailed set of cross-tabulation tables will be provided upon request for an additional charge of $1,500 USD.


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