Reading a outdated Airliner World, Sep 03, it has a small column that says
easyjet sold 7 of its 737NG (2 are currently operating and 5 are going to be
delivered) and leased them back for a 7 year term.
The benefits that I understand may include extra cash inflow due to the sale
of aircraft and reducing the depreciation costs since those depreication no longer included in easyjet's accounting book.
What are the others benefits other than these two? and what are the possible costs (lease costs...?) .
2nd question is, who will bear the maintainence costs of these leased aircraft?
who is going to do the D-checks when aircraft get older? usually will a dry lease or wet lease includes maintainence costs?
[Edited 2003-10-13 10:02:06]