Alex Vella
Alex Vella

Magnetic Leasing


Alex is CEO at Magnetic Leasing, which specialises in the trading and leasing of mid-end of life narrow body assets. Alex joined Magnetic in 2019 after spending more than 10 years in various finance & fleet roles within airlines across Europe, Middle East & Asia. By utilising the capabilities within Magnetic Groups‘ MRO & CFM56 engine shop, Magnetic Leasing has been able to provide bespoke solutions for the industry.

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Main Stage

  • With current tech engines currently appreciating in value for their LLPs and part because of teething difficulties with new gen engines, what impact are we likely to see on current gen engine values?
  • When should we expect the supply of current gen engines to outstrip demand and would we see more lessors and asset owners look for returns with engine tear downs?
  • How are OEM and MRO bottlenecks and part shortages/feedstock constraints impacting investment opportunities and returns?
  • When is the demand going to, once again, be matched by production levels of new aircraft?
  • Are new gen engine issues kinks that can be ironed out or a wider issue? Are new gen engines a less attractive investment option currently given these issues?
  • How much effort should OEMs place on ramping production vs fixing issues with current engines? How will this affect maintenance costs of engines and engine liquidity in the future?
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Alex Vella
CEO, Magnetic Leasing