Lessor bonds: Ratings agencies bearish on lessors, while new issuances drop
Rating agencies have become more bearish on the aircraft leasing sector with Fitch, and Moody’s changing their outlook on the sector from stable to negative. Sub-A rated investment-grade instruments, which would include most aircraft lessor bonds, have also seen record levels of capital outflows in the last few weeks.
Asset Managers Survey: A limited hike in equity returns
An Ishka survey of aircraft asset managers reveals many are concerned about possible aircraft repossessions while several lessors are still trying to trade aircraft portfolios despite difficult market conditions. more
Aircraft lessors end up with a majority stake in Norwegian
Lessors have become the largest group of shareholders in Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) after creditors and shareholders agreed to a NOK10 billion ($958 million) debt-for-equity scheme to help the troubled airline unlock crucial state aid. more
Public lessors Q1: Covid onset results in mild hit to lease revenues
Fly, ALC, and AerCap finished Q1 2020 with mild declines to their operating lease revenue, as the bulk of lease deferrals agreed with airline customers have yet to hit lessors’ balance sheets. more