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19. Willis Lease

19. Willis Lease
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 19 (Previous rank: 73)
CEO: Charles Willis, IV
Headquarters: Novato, CA
Employees: 55
Industry: Other
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.
From the July/August 2009 issue of Fortune Small Business magazine
Source: Zacks
Revenue is for the most recent four quarters ended on or before 12/31/08.

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