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“Flight shame” poses long-term risk to aviation

After a decade of growth, 2019 Q1 passenger numbers in Sweden are 4.2% lower than the same period in 2018. Is aviation finance waking up to the long term risk of climate-conscious passengers? more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Ryanair-owned Lauda feasts on sub-$200k leased A320s

Ryanair’s Austrian subsidiary Lauda has more than doubled its fleet in 2019 with the addition of 18 mid-life A320s averaging sub-$200,000 lease rates. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Will lessors extend MAX rental holidays?

The continued uncertainty over the length of the MAX grounding poses a dilemma to lessors- a handful of which have offered their airline customers rental holidays or deferrals. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Accipiter makes first OEM order amid “extremely difficult” SLB market

Ishka speaks with Accipiter’s CEO, Paul Sheridan, for the lessor's fifth year about managing asset and credit risk in a market that looks to be “plateauing pretty soon”. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Airlines with MAXs seek cancellations, compensation from Boeing

As the MAX grounding enters its fourth month, affected airlines are growing impatient with Boeing over the OEM’s muted response to their calls for remedy.. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Tradeable e-note structure draws BOC Aviation back to ABS market

Aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has returned to the ABS market after a four-year absence for its second ABS - Silver Aircraft Leasing Limited. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Capital Markets

Garuda joins list of struggling state carriers

Ishka examines three of the weakest state carriers: Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways and South African Airways which together lost a combined $719 million in 2017 alone. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Will an EU fuel tax push airlines towards new-tech aircraft?

With efforts to tax aviation fuel gaining traction across the EU, Ishka examines the impact that kerosene taxes could have on aircraft demand. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Modelling and Forecasting

Lessors remarket 36% of Jet Airways’ leased aircraft

Lessors with exposure to Jet Airways have managed to remarket 36% of their aircraft, according to Ishka research. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Dublin Festival: So, how much did IAG agree to pay for those MAXs?

Ishka summarizes some of the talking points at its recent festival, held last week in Dublin. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

Dublin Festival: Older 737-800 lease rates firm further on back of MAX grounding

Used 737-800 lease rates climb higher and lessors win longer extensions as MAX faces recertification delays. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

COMAC’s C919 overseas marketing challenge

COMAC has faced some scepticism from aviation financiers around the international customer base for its C919, despite already having 815 orders. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles

How will Bamboo Airways break into Vietnam’s duopoly?

Ishka studies Bamboo Airways in this airline credit profile to understand how it plans to differentiate against its competitors and whether it has the potential to leverage Vietnam’s booming aviation sector. more


in Airline Profiles

Japan’s Mercuria to launch two aviation equity funds

Tokyo-based fund manager Mercuria Investment (Mercuria) is launching two aviation equity funds for Japanese institutional investors. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

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