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ALAFCO sues Hong Kong Airlines as carrier saves licence

Hong Kong Airlines lives to fly another day after securing emergency funding, but is facing a $34.26 million lawsuit from lessor ALAFCO, along with a parent group with mounting debt. more


in Airline Profiles

Future deliveries update: North America and Latin America

Ishka provides a guide to aircraft scheduled for delivery to airlines in North America and Latin America over the next 24 months. more


in Modelling and Forecasting

Airborne Capital prices debut ABS Tailwind 2019-1

Airborne Capital has priced a $637 million ABS, Tailwind 2019-1 (Tailwind) which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 17 aircraft. Airborne is the servicer for the deal. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Future deliveries update: Europe, Africa and Middle East

Ishka provides a guide to aircraft scheduled for delivery to airlines in Europe, Africa and the Middle East over the next 24 months.  more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Aircraft ABS: GECAS prices STARR 2019-2

GECAS has priced a $446.337 million ABS, STARR 2019-2 (START III) which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 20 narrowbody aircraft. The portfolio has an average age of 8.4 years and a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 5.5 years. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Hong Kong Airlines given days to save licence

Hong Kong Airlines has days to secure financing or face losing its operating licence, while a quarter of the troubled carrier’s fleet remains parked or stored, including nine leased aircraft. more


in Airline Profiles

German investors’ slow entry into aviation

Many German institutional investors are still hesitant about expanding into aviation equity investments, confirmed aviation asset managers at Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance Germany conference held in Munich last week. more


in Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

Airlines snapping up aircraft bargains left by HNA

New aircraft not taken up by HNA Group subsidiaries are being leased and purchased at discount prices. more


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

Airbus and Boeing fall short on delivery targets

Boeing has clearly had a terrible year thanks to the MAX grounding, but Airbus also faces its own challenges to meet delivery targets. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles

JetSMART well-positioned to leverage low-cost travel growth in Latin America

Ishka reviews JetSMART, a relatively new and upcoming ULCC vying for the immense potential in Latin America’s aviation market. more


in Airline Profiles

ALC on track to double fleet by 2023

ALC’s 2018 plan to double its fleet by 2023 is progressing full steam ahead as the lessor maintains 2018's pattern for aircraft sales. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessor CEOs: Chinese leasing slowdown

Lessor CEOs discuss slowdown from Chinese leasing platforms; 2019’s spate of airline bankruptcies; and weakening demand for the largest widebodies in their Q3 earnings calls. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessor CEOs: Boeing ‘helps’ with MAX rentals

The climate crisis’s growing shadow over aviation dominated lessor earnings calls in Q3, as did the fallout from the MAX grounding. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

AerCap Q3 2019 results dampened by OEM delays

AerCap reported a strong quarterly profit in Q3 2019, but saw fleet and revenue growth dampened by delivery delays of new aircraft. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

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