Rank: 19 (Previous rank: 73)
CEO: Charles Willis, IV
Headquarters: Novato, CA
Revenue: $152.3 million
(four quarters to 12/31/08)
Return to investors: 4.39%
(three years to 12/81/08, annualized rate)
Willis Lease occupies a small but important niche market, leasing aircraft engines to commercial airlines that need replacements for those being inspected or repaired -- about 15% of all installed engines are estimated to be spares at any given time. Its Engine Pooling Program allows carriers to share Willis engines among themselves, reserving them via the Web.
... What Readers Say
They speak out on the fastest-growing small public companies ...
|Executive||2008 Total Compensation