NEW YORK, March 1 The U.S. government is
expected to help the buyer of American International Group
Inc's (AIG.N) aircraft leasing unit with financing, a source
familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
AIG is selling International Lease Finance Corp, one of the
world's largest aircraft leasing companies, as part of its
efforts to sell assets to pay back the government.
But potential bidders for the unit, which had a book value
of about $7.5 billion as of Sept. 30, have had to face the
challenge of coming up with the funds needed to finance the
(Reporting by Paritosh Bansal, editing by Maureen Bavdek)