Reminder: Ishka invites Deals of the Year Award submissions

Reminder: Ishka invites Deals of the Year Award submissions

Ishka is now accepting submissions for its Deal of the Year Awards. The Ishka Deal of the Year Awards celebrate the best closed aircraft financings of 2018. The awards will be handed out at Ishka’s Dublin conference in 2019.

What deals are eligible and who can submit deals?


The Ishka Deal of the Year Awards highlights the best aviation financing transactions of 2018.

The awards recognise financing transactions for airlines, lessors and investors. Any deal participant can submit an award, including lawyers, advisors, airlines, banks, investors, OEMs and lessors. Both secured and unsecured financings can be submitted. However, to be eligible for an award all deals need to have been closed before the end of the calendar year 2018.

Ishka is now accepting award submissions but the deadline is 30th January 2019.

Please submit all award submissions to both [email protected] and [email protected].


Award categories


Best Americas Deal 2018

Best European Deal 2018

Best Asian Deal 2018

Best Capital Markets Deal 2018

Best Commercial Bank Deal 2018

Most Innovative Deal of 2018

Best European Leasing Deal 2018

Best Leasing Deal of 2018

Best Used Aircraft Deal 2018

Best Performing Airline of the Year 2018


How to submit?

Ishka can accept submissions in any format including PDF, Excel and Word file but submissions must include the information highlighted in red. Submissions prepared for other publications can also be accepted.


Submissions Criteria


Airline/Lessor, Borrower, Name:

Deal volume:


Currency (if not USD):

Delivery date:

Financing date:

Aircraft asset:

All financiers:


Legal advisors:

ECA support if any:

Reason why the deal should win:


Who decides the awards?


The Ishka Insights team, a group of researchers and analysts, will decide as a panel on the final winning list of deals. More details on the Ishka Insight team can be found at www.ishkaglobal.com. By submitting deal information participants agree to have their deals displayed in tagmydeals, Ishka's aviation finance deals database. 


When will the awards be given out?


The award will be handed out during Ishka’s Dublin June event in 2019. For any further enquiries please feel free to email Ishka Editor Dickon Harris ([email protected]) or call on 0203 176 6394. Again, the deadline for submissions is 30th January 2019.

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