Aircraft Finance: Recent Developments and Prospects confronts the burning issues in the turbulent world of the airline industry. The book combines selections of presentations from the First and Second De Brauw Blackstone and Westbroek Aircraft Finance Conferences, held in January 1992 and 1995, respectively. It deals with the legal and tax aspects of aircraft finance transaction in six European jurisdictions: France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. All presentations have been reviewed and updated by the authors. Issues raised include funding sources, security rights, aircraft leasing and the effect of the EC licensing regulation. Furthermore, it contains two selections dealing with the outlook for the aviation industry and the aircraft finance market. Aircraft Finance: Recent Developments and Prospects provides practical answers to complex legal issues for lawyers, financiers, airlines, lease companies and aircraft manufacturers.