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Used Embraer E190/E195 E1 lease rates to come under pressure

With major E-Jet E1 operators set to phase out the type, many lessors worry lease rates could come under pressure as early as next year. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

TrueNoord’s Tieleman: Asset diversification, new types in ‘our wish list’

TrueNoord CEO Anne-Bart Tieleman speaks to Ishka on the regional aircraft lessor's reincarnation into a bigger entity and its strategy for fleet growth. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Shared patterns: An analysis of 737s grounded over pickle forks

Ishka identifies 37 Boeing 737 NGs affected by ‘pickle fork’ cracks as over 1,000 aircraft reach the FAA’s inspection threshold. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles , Technical Expertise

Shipping sulphur regulations push up jet fuel prices

The premium of jet fuel over crude oil has increased 31.3% since new limits for the sulphur content of marine fuels was announced. more


in Regulatory and Accounting

Q3 update: European MAX airlines bearish on aircraft’s return

Ishka examines the Q3 announcements of several airlines affected by the MAX grounding and their increasingly pessimistic re-entry outlooks. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

BBAM dispenses with anchor investor for HORIZON III ABS

US aircraft lessor BBAM has priced a $440-million ABS, Horizon III (HORZN 2019-2), which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 18 aircraft. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Making sense of IndiGo’s 730 aircraft order

Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo increased its total Airbus A320neo family orders to a whopping 730 aircraft to date with an additional order for 300 jets. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market


Californian aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has priced a $437-million ABS, TBOLT 2019-1, which will be used to acquire 19 aircraft. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing CEO survives committee grilling

Spectacle presided over substance as Boeing's CEO faced down US senators and representatives. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Fund watch: Sky Leasing, Avenue Capital fundraise as CataCap buys AerFin

AerFin finds a new majority shareholder, while Sky Leasing and Avenue Capital are reportedly targeting $1 billion in funds each. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

Airlines on watch: Norwegian agrees Chinese JV, Thomas Cook’s subsidiary finds buyers

Ishka reviews recent updates on a range of airlines currently “On Watch” according to Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP). more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Stellwagen prices Raptor 2019-1

Seraph, an asset manager and part of the Stellwagen Group, has priced a $726 million ABS, Raptor 2019-1, which will acquire 19 aircraft split between three widebodies and 16 narrowbodies. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Wizz Air on JOLs, JOLCOs and sale-leasebacks

Ishka speaks with Wizz Air chief supply chain officer Andras Sebok on the low-cost’s fleet growth targets, aircraft financing preferences and its recent JOLCO predilection. more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

DAE prices Falcon 2019-1 and taps tradeable e-note market

DAE has priced a $514.3 million ABS, Falcon 2019-1, which will acquire a portfolio of 23 leased aircraft split between 20 narrowbodies and three A330s. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

NY Investival takeaways: Will OEMs limit their love for lessors?

Ishka summarises some of the key topics raised at its New York Investival last week. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing sticks to Q4 MAX return as commercial division bleeds $3.8bn

Boeing booked a further $872 million of costs to the 737 programme in Q3, on top of the $8.3 billion loss in Q2. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Repo update: Lessors look to remarket ex-Thomas Cook aircraft

A month after Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy Ishka examines how lessors have managed to remarket aircraft from four recent airline bankruptcies: Adria Airways, Aigle Azur, Thomas Cook and XL Airways. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Treaty lenders make cautious comeback after Japanese tax reforms

Treaty lenders are slowly returning to the Japanese market after tax reforms announced last year left overseas lenders unsure how competitive they could be against domestic banks when contending for JOLCO debt mandates. more


in Regulatory and Accounting

MROs expect aircraft retirement ‘jump’ in 2020

After several years of reduced part-out activity, lessors and the MRO industry are preparing for a hike in the number of aircraft retirements in 2020. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Modelling and Forecasting

NY Investival: Investors prep for Autumn ABS rush

Despite airline bankruptcies, there appears to be plenty of investor confidence in the aircraft ABS market. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

What are Interjet’s biggest challenges?

Ishka studies Interjet in this airline credit profile to understand its biggest challenges. more


in Airline Profiles

ACG sources Korean equity for second ABS

Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has priced a second ABS, the $477 million MACH 1 USA. more


in Capital Markets , Modelling and Forecasting

NAC's Martin Moller: Regional leasing space ‘well covered’ for now

Ishka speaks with Nordic Aviation Capital's (NAC) chairman, Martin Moller, on competition in the regional aircraft leasing space. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Midlife A319, 737-700 part out driven by strong demand for engines

A robust spare engine market has driven a range of investors to seek available used narrowbodies with green time engines for part out. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Aircraft OEM 20-year outlooks: How do they differ?

Ishka reviews year-on-year changes to the outlooks of Airbus, Boeing and COMAC. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Investor Education , Modelling and Forecasting

Fund watch: KGAL considers two new aviation investment products

KGAL considers continuing its core investment product series as DAE wins a $1.4 billion hedge fund mandate. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

Carlyle scores tight pricing for AASET 2019-2

Carlyle Aviation Holdings Limited (Carlyle) has priced a $540.4 million aircraft securitisation, AASET 2019-2 Trust (AASET 2019‑2) split between three classes of notes. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

A220 lease rates shrink as premiums evaporate

Lease rates for the A220-300 have shrunk as arguments against its tradability weaken and lessor competition intensifies. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

COMAC wins in the Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute

Burgeoning aircraft manufacturers like COMAC are reaping the rewards of the Boeing-Airbus World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Airline bonds Q3 2019: $7.1bn raised amid shrinking maturities

Airlines around the world raised $7.1 billion through 47 unsecured bond issuances in Q3 2019. more


in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets , Home

Aviation struggles to control the climate crisis narrative

Public fallout from the climate crisis represents an “existential” threat to aviation, said panellists at this year’s ISTAT Berlin. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Wings prices second ABS, WAVE 2019-1

California aircraft lessor Wings Capital Partners (Wings) has kicked off a flurry of lessor aircraft ABS deals this autumn pricing its second ABS last week: the $678.08 million WAVE 2019-1. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Repo frenzy: Four airlines down, six on watch

Four airlines ceased operations in the past two weeks tentatively leaving 74 leased aircraft without an operator. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Home

ISTAT: Lessors wary of further airline bankruptcies

Ishka summarises some takeaways from the ISTAT EMEA conference. more


in Airline Profiles

ISTAT Lessor CEOs: ‘Sun is setting’ on end of line widebodies

Ishka summarises the key talking points from the year’s ISTAT lessor CEO panel. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

ISTAT: Lessors’ unease about future return of the MAX

The few leases agreed since the grounding paint a negative picture for near-term 737 MAX lease rates. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

A380 funds face grim prospect of Emirates retirements

Emirates’ announcement that it may start retiring leased A380s at rental expiry could dash hopes for lease extensions into the 2030s. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessors move to repossess bankrupt Thomas Cook aircraft

178-year-old Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving lessors to repossess its 55 leased A320s, A321s and A330s. more


in Airline Profiles

A busy summer for aircraft portfolio trades

Historically, aircraft trading slows down during the summer months but leasing firms confirm that there has been a surprisingly high number of transactions during July and August. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Home

JOL investors brace for lower returns

Return expectations for both JOL and JOLCO investors have shrunk by around 1.5% over the past year, leading newer investors down the credit curve. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

How has the A220 been financed so far?

Financier appetite for (and comfort with) the A220 has been growing steadily since its 2016 introduction. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

M&A: PacLife sells ACG to Tokyo Century Leasing

Pacific Life Insurance Company (PacLife) has agreed to sell its remaining shares in Californian aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group’s (ACG) to Tokyo Century Corporation in a deal worth approximately $3 billion. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Could the A220 become the third ‘liquid’ narrowbody?

A year after being acquired by Airbus the A220, née Bombardier CSeries, has racked up a series of new orders and a growing numbers of prospects. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Avation sees pick-up in turboprop demand

Emboldened by its strong quarterly results and buoyed by optimistic forecasts, Avation says it plans to aggressively grow the fleet by adding narrowbody and turboprop aircraft. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Fed cut helps United price record EETC

United Airlines (United) has broken its own record to price the tightest coupon to date for its recent enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) transaction. more


in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Aengus Kelly: AerCap portfolio strategy “sticking to true north”

AerCap chief Aengus Kelly says the lessor is sticking to its policy of disposing older aircraft and chasing new-technology assets. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Late-life NG airframe values jump on the back of MAX grounding

Part out companies claim the MAX grounding has boosted late life NG airframe values. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles

FLY chief on the hunt for the next AirAsia ‘type deal’

Ishka speaks with FLY Leasing’s CEO, Colm Barrington, on potential competition between lessors and OEMs and a liquid ABS market. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY boasts bumper Q2 quarterly results

FLY Leasing reported a vast improvement in financial and fleet metrics in Q2 2019 as it continues to reap benefits from successfully absorbing the massive AirAsia portfolio, originally acquired in 2018. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Aigle Azur files for bankruptcy after failed leadership coup

French airline Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy on 2nd September and entered judicial receivership following months of difficulties. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

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