Disruption in the global aviation industry caused by liberalization of airspace, volatile oil prices, the onset of expansion by low cost carriers using smart data, and secular growth in travel trends have increased the opportunity for lessors. Indeed, world air traffic is on the rise: some 7.8 billion passengers are expected to take to the skies in 2036, almost twice as many as in 2017, according to the International Air Transport Association. For lessors, these factors and more are leading to the rapid expansion of their business – but how should the expansion be funded? The capital and private equity markets have been more than willing to take up the opportunity and this trend is set to continue. Our panelists will discuss the exciting opportunities on offer, as aviation leasing takes flight.