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Debt (Schedule Of Debt) (Details)

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Debt (Schedule Of Debt) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt $ 6,111,165 [1] $ 6,566,163
ECA-Guaranteed Financings [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 1,662,810 [1] 1,577,325
Debt, weighted average interest rate 2.48% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2023  
ALS I Debt [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 640,332 [1] 806,574
Debt, weighted average interest rate 0.53% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2032  
ALS II Debt [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 693,180 [1] 803,852
Debt, weighted average interest rate 2.13% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2038  
Revolving Credit Facility [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 461,421 [1] 591,676
Debt, weighted average interest rate 3.18% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2016  
GFL Securitization Debt [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 624,973 [1] 627,704
Debt, weighted average interest rate 0.52% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2032  
TUI Portfolio Acquisition Facility [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 262,302 [1] 313,223
Debt, weighted average interest rate 1.93% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2015  
Skyfunding B737-800 Acquisition Facility [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 133,669 [1]  
Debt, weighted average interest rate 3.86% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2021  
AT Revolving Credit Facility [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt   291,628
Subordinated Debt Joint Ventures Partners [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt 64,280 [1],[3] 87,568 [3]
Debt, weighted average interest rate 19.35% [2],[3]  
Debt, Maturity 2022 [3]  
Other Debt [Member]
   
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Debt $ 1,568,198 [1] $ 1,466,613
Debt, weighted average interest rate 4.19% [2]  
Debt, Maturity 2023  
[1] As of December 31, 2011, we remain in compliance with the respective financial covenants across the Company's various debt obligations.
[2] The weighted average interest rate in the table above excludes the impact of derivative instruments, interest rate caps and interest rate swaps, which we hold to hedge our exposure to interest rates.
[3] Subordinated debt issued to two of our joint venture partners in 2008 and 2010.