UPDATE: Jet Airways grounds 25 leased aircraft, others leave fleet
Struggling Indian carrier Jet Airways has confirmed it has grounded at least 25 leased aircraft in February and March due to non-payment to lessors. The troubled carrier has effectively shrunk its operational fleet by around 35% since the start of the year.
Altavair CEO: ‘The aircraft leasing model has to evolve’
Altavair CEO Steve Rimmer believes “outsized returns” for aircraft lessors are a thing of the past, arguing that the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating a process of change that was already underway within aircraft lessors and their relationships with aircraft manufacturers. more
Risk of an oversupply of 737-800 freighters, warn cargo sources
The 737-800 freighter market is at risk of potential oversupply, say cargo sources, as more aircraft lessors and operators are looking at cargo conversion over the next few years. more
ABS update: S&P announces aircraft and engine ABS downgrades
Ratings agency S&P downgraded 23 securities from 30 separate aircraft and aircraft engine ABS transactions last week. Twenty of the lowered ratings remain “On Watch” for potential further downgrade. more