Ratio of lease/purchase

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Among various options of buying/using a Cessna 172 or Cirrus Design SR22, how many percents fall under each category below? The options I know are: - Outright purchase: you pay the whole cost of the aircraft upfront and own it - Loan/purchase: you borrow money to buy the aircraft and offer it as collateral on the loan - Operating lease: you pay the leasing company to use the aircraft for a certain period of time and return it at the end of the lease - Financing lease: you borrow money to lease the aircraft on condition that you buy it at the end of the lease - Synthetic lease: something between the operating lease and financing lease A law firm has a neat summary of the above options at http://www.coolinglaw.com/AIRCRAFT%20FINANCING%20OPTIONS.pdf Sunho
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