Avianca Holdings has received Bankruptcy Court approval to send its proposed plan of reorganisation to creditors for a vote, according to a court filing on 14th September. more
Lessors state that a wave of capital from new and existing investors is driving down margins, particularly for sale/leasebacks, but has also helped resuscitate the trading of leased aircraft. more
Monaco-headquartered asset manager Stratos is seeking to increase its 41-aircraft portfolio to 60 aircraft by the end of 2021, and potentially over 100 aircraft after 18 months via the addition of narrowbodies and a handful of widebodies. more
California-based regional aircraft lessor AeroCentury had its proposed Chapter 11 plan approved. In the meantime, Ishka notes the lessor has been attracting unusual interest from amateur investors. more
This is a regular series from Ishka’s ‘Transaction Economics’ service. It delivers ‘the Ishka View’ on events that have a bearing on the near-term performance of aircraft values, lease rates, and the market dynamics that matter under today’s market environment. more
Regional aircraft are half as likely to be operated by airlines benefitting from state support compared to larger aircraft, an analysis based on Ishka’s state aid tally shows. more
Ishka speaks with Elix Aviation COO John Moore about the firm’s expansions plans, as well as values and lease rate trends for turboprops. more
ATR prices are being depressed by an increasing supply of aircraft coming into the market from distressed airlines, according to Ishka’s Pricing Benchmark team. more
This report is an excerpt from Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP) subscription-based service. It delivers ‘The Ishka View’ on the near-term performance of airlines under today’s extraordinary market circumstances. more
Philippine Airlines aims to cut 21 aircraft from its fleet and put all remaining operating leases under no-minimum PBH terms after filing a pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process. more
More aircraft are continuing to come out of storage as airlines react to a slow return in passenger demand, according to Ishka research. more
US lessor Castlelake is exploring a potential collaterised loan obligation (CLO) based on aircraft loans which could make it the first entity to create a publicly-traded CLO for the asset class, as it expands its aircraft financing division. more
Freighter conversion slots are in such high demand that some investors could face up to a four-year wait for a conversion slot for some of the most popular conversion programmes for troubled assets such as the A330. more
This is the 47th updated summary of airline state aid during the Covid-19 crisis. Ishka estimates that as of 31st August 2021 governments have introduced $195.89 billion in assistance measures for air carriers globally, including sectoral package and airline-specific bailouts. more
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