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ISTAT: Lessor CDB chief argues this is the “beginning of the downturn”

A panel of leasing chiefs from GECAS, SMBC Aviation Capital, CDB Aviation and Air Lease Corporation debate whether the aviation finance industry is entering a downturn. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ALC’s declining China exposure

Optimism-driven growth was the main theme of Air Lease Corporation’s performance in 2018. But with gains from trading showing some softness across several top lessors, Ishka wonders if weakness in the secondary markets may be emerging. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Could Azul’s proposed takeover help Avianca Brazil’s lessors?

Lessors appealing a court-mandated stay on repossessions on leased aircraft with Avianca Brazil are looking at a non-binding asset takeover deal by LCC Azul with interest. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Peter Barrett reflects on changing leasing market

SMBC Aviation Capital Chief speaks with Ishka about 737 MAX lease rates, airline bankruptcies and a tough sale/leaseback market. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ethiopian MAX crash overshadows ISTAT conference

Chinese and Indonesian aviation authorities have grounded 737 MAX aircraft after the second crash in five months of a new MAX during take-off. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

MUFG to acquire DVB’s aviation funds and finance arm

Japanese group MUFG is to acquire German DZ Bank’s aviation finance division as part of the dismantling of DVB Bank, DZ’s troubled transport finance business. Ishka analyses DVB AAM's managed fleet and the Deucalion aviation funds. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Which lessors are most exposed to Norwegian?

More than half of Norwegian’s 162 aircraft fleet (51%) is currently leased from third party lessors. Ishka analyses the exposure of aircraft lessors to the long-haul low-cost carrier. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Could CMIG sell its aircraft leasing arm?

After missing a bond payment and having two real estate stakes frozen, CMIG is rumoured to be exploring selling off some of its subsidiaries, including its aircraft leasing arm, to meet its financial commitments. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Norwegian’s next move

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) has been a pioneer in making the idea of long-haul low-cost a reality. However, as Ishka has previously stated, the airline’s current business model is unsustainable. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

UPDATE: Jet Airways grounds 25 leased aircraft, others leave fleet

Struggling Indian carrier Jet Airways has confirmed it has grounded at least 25 leased aircraft in February and March due to non-payment to lessors. The troubled carrier has effectively shrunk its operational fleet by around 35% since the start of the year. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

AerCap Q4 FY2018: revenues fail to catch up to unprecedented fleet growth

AerCap's capex in 2018 was unprecedented, resulting in significant improvement of the lessor's fleet metrics. Yet full-year revenues largely failed to reflect the quality of the newly expanded fleet. Ishka explores the possible reasons. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Who is impacted by the 2019 JOLCO tax reforms?

Ishka summarises sections of the 2019 Japanese tax reform relevant to the JOL/JOLCO market and its potential effects on market participants. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Turboprop leases rates: Fewer lessors help ATR and Q400 lease rates stabilise

In the past 12 months, turboprop lessors have seen lease rates stabilise for both ATR72-600 and Bombardier’s Dash 8 Q400. Ishka analyses the market performance of the two large turboprops and what lessors make of this slice of the market. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

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