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Aviation court claims down 50% since April, Doric and DAE file new cases

Claims related to aviation at the London Commercial Court have halved since March 2021 amid the ongoing air travel recovery, with one litigation lawyer saying lessors are now much more willing to negotiate. more

15/10/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Investors turn to ‘black market’ for P2F conversion slots

Investors could face up to a four-year wait for some P2F conversions, leading some to turn to a ‘black market’ to trade conversion slots with other airlines or lessors, sources have told Ishka. more

14/10/2021

in Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor Bonds Q3 2021: USD issuances rebound as IG spreads tighten

Aircraft lessors tracked by Ishka issued $8.35 billion in capital markets debt during the third quarter including $7.5 billion in USD issuances, a 21% rebound over second quarter USD issuances helped by tightening spreads. more

13/10/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Airline Bonds Q3 2021: Chinese airlines dominate slow summer of issuances

The volume of unsecured bond issuances by airlines declined by a third consecutive quarter in Q3 2021 to $12.04 billion with Chinese airlines responsible for three in every four issuances. more

12/10/2021

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets

15-year-old aircraft values, industry commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and airlines opt for larger narrowbodies

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

11/10/2021

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

ISTAT EMEA 2021: SAF spotlight grows, and appraisers debate if hydrogen aircraft could disrupt residuals

From hydrogen aircraft to SAF, Ishka examines aviation’s progress coming to terms with its role in the climate crisis following the ISTAT 2021 EMEA conference. more

08/10/2021

in Regulatory and Accounting

ISTAT CEO panel: Slattery slams widebody orders, lessors warn more airlines could fold in SE Asia

From widebody regrets to second-guessing AerCap’s asset disposals, Ishka provides a summary of the key talking points from the lessor CEO panel at the ISTAT EMEA 2021 conference in Edinburgh this week. more

07/10/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ISTAT EMEA 2021: ‘Screaming silence’ when it comes to aircraft trades

Aircraft lessors and part-out firms talking to Ishka this week at the ISTAT EMEA 2021 conference in Edinburgh, complain about the surprisingly limited number of old and new aircraft being offered for sale. more

06/10/2021

in Aircraft Finance Market

White paper: Lessons from airline defaults after 2020

Ed Hansom and JJ O’Toole from Sirius Aviation Capital provide an update to their Airline Default Study white paper to include defaults during 2019 and 2020. more

05/10/2021

in Airline Profiles , Investor Education

Castlelake’s new rated lessor set to chase SLBs

New rated lessor brings US asset manager Castlelake closer to being able to raise unsecured debt from the capital markets. more

04/10/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Airline bookings rise as US border reopens, EU and US capacity falls

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

04/10/2021

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

PAL details 17 aircraft rejections, Air Mauritius lessors back 65% debt cut

In this week’s Restructuring Watch report, Ishka provides updates on airlines from Ishka’s Restructuring list. As of this update, Ishka notes 11 airlines have ceased operations and 20 are undergoing formal court-led restructuring processes initiated since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. more

01/10/2021

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

EU confirms $1.59 billion for relaunched Alitalia (ITA), PIA gets bailout

This is the 48th updated summary of airline state aid during the Covid-19 crisis. Ishka estimates that as of 30th September 2021 governments have introduced $198.78 billion in assistance measures for air carriers. more

30/09/2021

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Altavair CEO ponders boosting widebody engine offering

Asset manager Altavair’s CEO, Steve Rimmer argues additional investment in widebody engines is “key” to its widebody freighter strategy. more

29/09/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates

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