Onex became tied with Wichita after it acquired Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, now Spirit AeroSystems. In addition, a partnership between Onex and GS Capital Partners acquired Raytheon Aircraft, now Hawker Beechcraft.
AIG is likely to negotiate with the three groups for several weeks before it presents the winning bid to the New York Federal Reserve and US Treasury, which hold about an 80 percent stake in the insurer.
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ILFC has ordered 168 aircraft worth $16.7 billion from Boeing and Airbus. The aircraft are to be delivered during the next 10 years. Forty-nine of them, worth about $3 billion, are scheduled for delivery this year.