A quantum leap for once-struggling Qantas
The Australian airline appears to be on track for a sustained recovering as continues its Transformation Plan. Qantas has eight Boeing 787-9s which are scheduled to begin delivering in late 2017 through 2018. The Ishka view is that the new aircraft, which will mostly be used to replace the airline’s ageing 747-400s, will not threaten Qantas’ profitable codeshare agreement with Emirates but will allow the airline to benefit from the high rise in Chinese traffic to Australia.
Azul boss wants “fast” Avianca Brazil deal as lessors seek to reclaim aircraft
Azul’s acquisition of Avianca Brazil’s aircraft leases and airport slots needs to be closed “fast” in the next 60 days if the struggling Avianca spin-off wants “business". more
ISTAT: CDB Aviation chief argues this is the “beginning of the downturn”
A panel of leasing CEOs from GECAS, SMBC Aviation Capital, CDB Aviation and Air Lease Corporation debate whether the aviation finance industry is entering a downturn. more