Udvar-Hazy makes a big splash at the Farnborough air show

Steven Udvar-Hazy's Air Lease ordered 51 narrow-body aircraft from Airbus -- 31 A320s and 20 A321-20s -- for a list price of $4.43 billion. More news is expected from the man who arguably developed the aircraft-leasing industry. Udvar-Hazy, former chief of International Lease Finance, is expected to announce another multibillion-dollar deal to buy 50 150-seat 737s from Boeing. "He is nothing short of an icon in this industry," said Tom Captain of Deloitte. "As an icon, everyone will be watching him and what he does."

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