Aircraft leasing industry accounts for about 3 per cent of the world’s financial services industry. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One thing that emerged from this year’s Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin is that aircraft lessors feel misunderstood by the equity markets despi(...)

Domhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon: did not refer to specific acquisition targets, but he acknowledged that the company would have to buy other lessors if it is to double in size. Photograph: Eric Luke

Aircraft leasing specialist Avolon is set to get $1.25 billion (€1.14bn) in funding from its new parent to kickstart an expansion that could see it b(...)