Covid-19 has caused a “seismic” drop in demand for aircraft parts as airlines delay all but necessary maintenance in their efforts to conserve cash. At the same time, an accelerated rate of aircraft retirements risk flooding the parts market, pushing up supply at a time of already low demand. more
The tally of confirmed bailouts grew by $1.34 billion from the previous week, but Germany edged closer to an agreement for a $9.7bn 'stabilisation package' for Lufthansa. more
An Ishka survey of aircraft asset managers reveals many are concerned about possible aircraft repossessions while several lessors are still trying to trade aircraft portfolios despite difficult market conditions. more
Airlines appear to have slowed down the volume of additional debt facilities in the last few weeks after raising billions of dollars a day during March and April to help cope with the coronavirus crisis. more
Commercial air traffic has begun a slow recovery, raising the question of which airlines and aircraft will be best positioned in the new environment. more
11 carriers are in bankruptcy proceedings following the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, placing as many as 500 aircraft – 80% of which are leased – at risk of re-entering the market. more
Could governmental support to aviation be beginning to waiver? The total tally, including reported support packages in the works, saw a slight weekly decrease for the first time. more
Lessors have become the largest group of shareholders in Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) after creditors and shareholders agreed to a NOK10 billion ($958 million) debt-for-equity scheme to help the troubled airline unlock crucial state aid. more
Fly, ALC, and AerCap finished Q1 2020 with mild declines to their operating lease revenue, as the bulk of lease deferrals agreed with airline customers have yet to hit lessors’ balance sheets. more
Ishka summarises the talking points of lessors' Q1 earnings calls, including airline support, sale-leaseback and forward placement activity and how best to fund yourself through a crisis. more
The tally of confirmed bailouts grew by a $1.16 billion over the past week as Garuda and IAG announced receiving state loans. Separately, Italy pledged $3.2 billion for Alitalia. more
Wizz and EasyJet join several carriers that are also rumoured to be in the market. Sources estimate that there may be as many as two hundred aircraft currently in the sale-leaseback market as airlines explore any means they can to raise cash. more
The four largest North American carriers are collectively burning through approximately $250 million per day, Q1 results show. more
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