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Avianca's share price plummets, PAL receives court approval

Avianca Holdings has received Bankruptcy Court approval to send its proposed plan of reorganisation to creditors for a vote, according to a court filing on 14th September. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

PE funds and new lessors help drive recent aircraft trading

Lessors state that a wave of capital from new and existing investors is driving down margins, particularly for sale/leasebacks, but has also helped resuscitate the trading of leased aircraft. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Stratos contemplates second ABS and discusses 100+ aircraft target

Monaco-headquartered asset manager Stratos is seeking to increase its 41-aircraft portfolio to 60 aircraft by the end of 2021, and potentially over 100 aircraft after 18 months via the addition of narrowbodies and a handful of widebodies. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

AeroCentury, a short-squeeze standout, exits Ch. 11 with Chinese investors

California-based regional aircraft lessor AeroCentury had its proposed Chapter 11 plan approved. In the meantime, Ishka notes the lessor has been attracting unusual interest from amateur investors. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

10-year-old aircraft values, pickup in B777 P2F conversions and Ryanair-Boeing MAX 10 talks break down

This is a regular series from Ishka’s ‘Transaction Economics’ service. It delivers ‘the Ishka View’ on events that have a bearing on the near-term performance of aircraft values, lease rates, and the market dynamics that matter under today’s market environment. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

An uneven playing field: The reduced level of state support for regional aircraft operators

Regional aircraft are half as likely to be operated by airlines benefitting from state support compared to larger aircraft, an analysis based on Ishka’s state aid tally shows. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Turboprop lessor Elix launches asset management service

Ishka speaks with Elix Aviation COO John Moore about the firm’s expansions plans, as well as values and lease rate trends for turboprops. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ATR prices face challenging recovery as market supply increases

ATR prices are being depressed by an increasing supply of aircraft coming into the market from distressed airlines, according to Ishka’s Pricing Benchmark team. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Asia-Pacific’s travel boom, special focus: Qantas and Air New Zealand falling revenues

This report is an excerpt from Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP) subscription-based service. It delivers ‘The Ishka View’ on the near-term performance of airlines under today’s extraordinary market circumstances. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Philippine Airlines to reject 21 aircraft and set no-minimum PBH after Ch. 11 filing

Philippine Airlines aims to cut 21 aircraft from its fleet and put all remaining operating leases under no-minimum PBH terms after filing a pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Remarketing Watch: Small positive steps as stored aircraft fall by 11%

More aircraft are continuing to come out of storage as airlines react to a slow return in passenger demand, according to Ishka research. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Castlelake explores possible CLO as it expands financing book

US lessor Castlelake is exploring a potential collaterised loan obligation (CLO) based on aircraft loans which could make it the first entity to create a publicly-traded CLO for the asset class, as it expands its aircraft financing division. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Investors face a four-year wait for key freighter conversion slots

Freighter conversion slots are in such high demand that some investors could face up to a four-year wait for a conversion slot for some of the most popular conversion programmes for troubled assets such as the A330. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

airBaltic secures $106 million aid while Pegasus, TAP and El Al request more support

This is the 47th updated summary of airline state aid during the Covid-19 crisis. Ishka estimates that as of 31st August 2021 governments have introduced $195.89 billion in assistance measures for air carriers globally, including sectoral package and airline-specific bailouts. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

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