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On Watch: Interjet gets new owner, Asiana to reduce leased aircraft

Mexican LCC Interjet announced on 2nd December that businessman Alejandro del Valle has invested 90% of a $150 million funding package, making him a majority owner. more

03/12/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Vaccine news help secured debt margins tighten for ‘blue chip’ airlines

Positive news on the development of a Covid-19 vaccine injected more confidence into the commercial aviation sector during Q4 2020, as margins quoted for new secured airline loans appear to be tightening for top-tier airlines, according to financing sources. more

02/12/2020

in Aircraft Finance Market

Engine lessor Q3: Rental revenues slump as Fortress snags discounted CFM 56s

Engine lessors and investors have bought current generation engines at “extremely distressed” pricing, say leasing sources. more

30/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Covid-19 bailouts: France ready to further support Air France-KLM, Corsair

Ishka’s confirmed state support tally rebounded from one of the lowest average weekly increases in the previous update to a $3 billion uptick over the past two weeks. more

27/11/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Airline Credit Profile: Why is Philippine Airlines planning on seeking court protection?

In this Airline Credit Profile, Ishka reviews the factors that led to Philippine Airlines' current predicament. more

26/11/2020

in Airline Profiles

Update: Castlelake to fund lessors and airlines as banks ‘step back’ from the sector

Aviation asset manager and investment firm Castlelake, L.P has launched a new aviation private placement lending programme this month, hiring Armin Rothauser, previously at Starwood Capital and Deutsche Bank, to lead the new programme. more

25/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

On Watch: Norwegian creditors could lose $7.1bn, AirAsia X ordered to pay lessors

Liquidating Norwegian would wipe out the airline’s assets and leave a $7.1 billion deficit, according to a report by auditor Deloitte. more

24/11/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Public lessors Q3: Airline rent deferral demands dip but could return as winter approaches

Three publicly traded lessors, Air Lease Corporation (ALC), AerCap and Fly Leasing (Fly) granted $45 million in rent deferrals in total to their lessees in Q3, just 10% of the amount booked in Q1 2020, as the pace of airline rental forbearance requests slowed down since the start of the year. more

23/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

On Watch: Norwegian enters examinership, Korean Air to buy Asiana stake

Ishka provides updates on airlines from Ishka’s On Watch list, including Norwegian's initiation of an examinership process and Korean Air's acquisition of an Asiana stake. more

20/11/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Fly posts $8.3m loss with rent collections at just 53%

Fly Leasing (Fly) slid into the red this quarter, booking a net loss of $8.1 million as aircraft sales stalled and carriers struggled to meet their lease payments. more

19/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ishka World Tour: Pricing on aircraft ABS A notes ‘snap back’

Pricing on the senior A notes for many aircraft ABS “snapped back” to 90 cents on the dollar in the secondary market in September and October, according to speakers at Ishka’s World Tour. more

18/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

AerCap Q3: Record loss as lessor takes $915m widebody impairment

AerCap posted an $850 million net loss in the third quarter largely due to a $915 million fleet impairment concentrated on current technology A330 and 777 widebodies. more

17/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Cheap leases help Rex take on Bain’s Virgin Australia

Australian regional carrier Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) aims to increase its fleet to around 30-40 single-aisle aircraft by the end of 2022 as it takes advantage of a soft leasing market to bolster its fleet. more

13/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Covid-19 bailouts: Cathay and Lufthansa ready for winter, new support slows down

The recent $0.68 billion increase to Ishka’s confirmed state support tally is, on an average weekly basis, one of the lowest since March. more

12/11/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

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