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Repossession update: WOW, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi

Ishka tracks the repossession process of three bankrupt carriers in 2019: WOW air, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi, and reviews some other recent bankrupt airline fleets. more

17/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

South African Airways loses another CEO amid “unsustainable” debt

Another SAA CEO bites the dust, complaining that the airline is receiving no governmental support for its "unsustainable" level of debt. more

14/06/2019

in Airline Profiles

Aergo CEO: A second ABS “not on the horizon”

As Aergo celebrates its 20th birthday, Ishka sits with the firm’s CEO and founder, Fred Browne, to talk about the company's history, why he thinks aircraft prices could soften and why the aircraft lessor is forgoing the ABS market - for now. more

13/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

OEM problems throw a wrench into ALC’s growth plans

ALC’s growth plans have been materially affected by OEM troubles and the delays they have caused. more

11/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ishka’s predictions for the 2019 Paris Air Show

Ishka looks at what could be in store at the 2019 Paris Air Show: from major announcements from Airbus to PR damage mitigation at Boeing. more

10/06/2019

in Modelling and Forecasting

MAX grounding Q1 costs for top operators just tip of the iceberg

The Q1 results of top MAX operators covered less than three weeks of the grounding. Ishka believes Q2 results will reveal greater costs. more

07/06/2019

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Investor Guide: Digitalisation and the end of paper aircraft records

This investor guide looks at one of the main paper-heavy touchpoints on the road to digitalisation: aircraft records. more

05/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Investor Education

US private equity acquires lessor aircraft portfolios

A US private equity firm and a separate US equity fund manager have won bids to acquire separate leased aircraft portfolios from AerCap and Aircastle. more

04/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircastle Q1 results weighed down by Avianca and Jet failures

Aircastle took roughly a 10% delta y-o-y—on its rental yields and net cash margins in Q1 2019 following the bankruptcies of just two of its 86 lessees, Jet Airways (India) and Avianca Brazil (Brazil). more

03/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Update: €0.33/litre European jet fuel tax on the cards after EU elections

All of the political groups likely to form the European Parliament's next majority back a commercial jet fuel tax. Update: Tax would have meant 82.44% increase of 2018 - 19 fuel costs. more

31/05/2019

in Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Aviation finance: Are you pricing for risk properly?

Three aircraft and engine leasing risk officers highlight their biggest concerns in the market today. more

30/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Lessor CEOs: MAX grounding a boon for lessors?

Has the Boeing 737 MAX grounding inadvertently helped lessors? Yes, according to several aircraft leasing chiefs. more

28/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Spare engine purchase prices soar by 20% in twelve months

With demand for spare engines getting stronger and stronger, Ishka surveys engine lessors for current spare engine purchase prices and lease rates. more

24/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessors succeed in remarketing most of bankrupt Germania’s A319s

Three months after the German leisure carrier filed for bankruptcy lessors have remarketed of half of Germania’s fleet. more

23/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

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