DZ Bank is understood to be exploring a new sales process for DVB AIM/AM after a planned merger with Japanese Bank MUFG stalled in the face of US banking regulatory hurdles. more
Repayment of deferred aircraft rents now “significantly exceeds” requests by airlines for new support, while greater caution on the part of lessors has led to a fresh insistence upon security deposits and a hike in lease rate factors (LRFs) on sale-leaseback transactions. more
The political momentum behind a proposed extension to the US CARES Act payroll support program makes its continuation likely, but the terms and size are yet to be negotiated. more
Ishka speaks to ELF CEO Tom Barrett more
The wave of aircraft lease deferrals has cut AerCap’s 12-month cash flow expectation by 26% over the past two quarters from $3.1 billion to $2.3 billion at the end of Q2 2020. more
MAX cancellations have been creeping up at nearly double the monthly 31-aircraft production target. Among those, lessors feature heavily. more
Lessors “largely [drove]” OEM order activity in Q2 2020, said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, as airlines struggling to deal with the impacts of Covid-19 stepped back as buyers. more
The Belgian government and Lufthansa agreed on a stabilisation package to rescue Brussels Airlines. The latest $335 million in state aid takes Lufthansa Group’s tally to $12 billion. more
Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) managed to win itself some breathing space after it successfully arranged a debt standstill with its creditors in early July. But sources warn that NAC could simply be the first of several potential aircraft lessor restructurings set to eventually hit the market. more
South Korean LCC Eastar Jet has joined Ishka’s On Watch list after peer airline, Jeju Air, announced it had scrapped plans to purchase of 51% of the carrier. more
Major US airlines will only support a “clean” extension of the payroll support beyond September without “extraneous conditions,” a major trade association has said. more
Fresh availability of 757 aircraft due to Covid-19 will extend the operational life of its freighter fleet for another two to three years, cargo sources suggest. more
In its monthly aircraft ABS round up, Ishka summarises some recent trends and transaction highlights. more
A rush for liquidity among large North American carriers during Q2 2020 saw Delta, Southwest, Air Canada, Copa and Spirit issue $8.65 billion of traded unsecured airline debt. more
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