|Quoting Redtailmsp (Thread starter):|
So here we are in bankruptcy and have parked around a dozen A319's - and are today taking delivery of two new ones from the factory - fleet numbers 3176 and 3177 I think. No, they are not going to the desert for storage. I presume this is all part of the refinancing of the A330's - maybe I just don't see the big picture. Merry Xmas all.
A common misconception is that all aircraft are either owned or leased from the same company.
Frame 1234 could be owned by the airline via cash or a loan
Frame 1235 could be leased from bank syndicate A
Frame 1236 could be leased from GECAS or ILFC
and so on. So individual aircraft being parked is down to the details of its ownership or lease, and new aircraft need not be from the same money pool.
Just like Boeing doesn't finance all the aircraft it sells, neither do Airbus. In fact the constructors rarely finance anything, but do act as brokers in many cases. Most constructor financing is generally cherry-picked for the most secure and profitable deals, and often resold later on to people like GECAS.
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...