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Ishka Investor Europe: MAX and neo equity returns continue to compress

Aircraft investors and lessors gathered at Ishka’s Aviation Finance Europe conference last week confirmed that returns on new technology leased aircraft, such as the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, have tightned forcing many investors seeking higher returns towards older aircraft. more

15/04/2019

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

Boeing struggles to push through MAX software fix

Boeing's MAX software fix has been delayed from days to weeks by the FAA, who are themselves losing the confidence of aviation authorities worldwide. more

02/04/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market , Aircraft Asset Profiles

Fly Leasing reaps rewards with AirAsia bet

It must have been quite a New Year’s party at Fly Leasing considering the impressive 2018 full-year results. Ishka assesses the impact of Fly’s decision to acquire the AirAsia portfolio on the platform and its possible future… more

26/03/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Boeing likely to offer airlines compensation for MAX groundings

Norwegian says it is "obvious" Boeing will pick up the bill for the cost of the MAX groundings, but how likely is it that airlines will receive compensation from the OEM? more

19/03/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market , Aircraft Asset Profiles

MUFG to acquire DVB’s aviation funds and finance arm

Japanese group MUFG is to acquire German DZ Bank’s aviation finance division as part of the dismantling of DVB Bank, DZ’s troubled transport finance business. Ishka analyses DVB AAM's managed fleet and the Deucalion aviation funds. more

08/03/2019

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

Which lessors are most exposed to Norwegian?

More than half of Norwegian’s 162 aircraft fleet (51%) is currently leased from third party lessors. Ishka analyses the exposure of aircraft lessors to the long-haul low-cost carrier. more

06/03/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Norwegian’s next move

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) has been a pioneer in making the idea of long-haul low-cost a reality. However, as Ishka has previously stated, the airline’s current business model is unsustainable. more

04/03/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Germania bankruptcy: What’s next for lessors?

A new conundrum emerged in the aircraft leasing market last week: Germania. The Berlin-based leisure airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 after 32 years in operation. more

08/02/2019

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

Lawyering up: Lessors appeal Avianca Brazil's latest extension

Aircraft lessors exposed to Avianca Brazil have appealed a controversial 73-day extension to a stay on aircraft repossessions granted by a court in Sao Paulo on February 1. more

06/02/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Jet Airways denies repossession rumours as it negotiates equity lifeline

Investors should get confirmation this week whether troubled Indian carrier Jet Airways, which denied earlier aircraft repossession reports, has agreed to an equity lifeline from its two largest backers. more

01/02/2019

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

Lessors in suspense as Avianca Brazil nears deadline

Lessors involved in Ocean Linhas Aereas S/A (Avianca Brazil) are sitting out a controversial stay on repossessions in disquiet as a February 1 deadline nears for the crippled Latin American carrier. more

28/01/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

More bad news for DR Peters’ A380s

Air France will return five A380s to the German asset manager at the end of their leases. more

20/12/2018

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

No longer freight-ened by cargo?

A survey by ATOZ Aviation Finance reveals lenders are relaxing their attitudes towards funding freighter widebodies. more

18/12/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

US aircraft lessor ACG gains traction with ECA-like product

Ishka examines ACG’s private aviation finance guarantee programme, AFS. more

13/12/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Anatomy of a deal: Korean pension fund buys into ANA B777 mezz debt

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

10/12/2018

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

Ishka research update: Nepal Airlines struggles with $233m cost of new A330s

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

04/12/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

737 Classics head up parked fleet

Ishka examines the global parked fleet. more

20/11/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Ishka research round-up: Finnair leases A350-900 for $1.115m

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

30/10/2018

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

Ishka research round-up: Goshawk’s 100% B787-9 financing

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

23/10/2018

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

Ishka research round-up: SAS A320neos leased for $345,620

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

15/10/2018

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

Lessons learned from Veling’s failed 777 leases

Veling has experienced a run of bad luck on two of its B777-200ERs. more

24/09/2018

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

Future deliveries update: Africa and Middle East

Ishka reviews the aircraft delivery schedule for the next two years for Africa and the Middle East. more

11/09/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

What next for C Series successor the A220?

Ishka examines the future of Bombardier’s C Series programme, recently re-christened as the A220 by Airbus. more

04/09/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Wizz tests lessors with “super aggressive” RFP

Dickon Harris examines how the Hungarian low-cost airline is testing lessor appetites with its latest RFP. more

13/08/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Ishka’s market research round-up: CALC’s 1.2% finance lease

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates and asset values, from Ishka. more

07/08/2018

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

Does the Airbus A321 have the X(LR)-factor?

Ishka examines Airbus’ potential answer to the middle of the market aircraft. more

06/08/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Operators still prefer production freighters to conversions

A boom in air freight has resulted in an undersupply of available aircraft, but operators still prefer production freighters to conversions. more

16/07/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Turboprops forever?

Ishka examines ATR and Bombardier’s plans for updating their turboprop offering - an aircraft market largely unchanged since the 1980s. more

01/05/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

New 777-300ERs lease rates and prices down slightly

Ishka looks at lease rates and values for the Boeing 777-300ER as it approaches the end of its production life. more

27/04/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Appraisers indicate prices firm for current tech narrowbodies

A consensus value of a group of ISTAT certified appraisers, polled by Ishka, reveals A320ceo and 737s are retaining their value despite the increasing number of NEOs and MAXes. more

10/04/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

The fluctuating fortunes of twin-aisle production rates

Ishka examines the status of the twin-aisle programmes for both Airbus and Boeing. more

15/03/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

Avation takes $8 million airberlin impairment hit

Impairment is part of the continued fall-out following airberlin’s bankruptcy last year. more

07/03/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing and Airbus continue production ramp-up

Healthy year-end results put both plane makers in a strong position to increase production. more

20/02/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

The great 737 freighter switchover is underway

The converted freighter market has begun transitioning from older classic 737 aircraft, to next generation 737s, but prices remain high. more

14/02/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

Will the Boeing and Embraer tie up really happen?

A merger makes sense for Boeing but will face strong political headwinds in Brazil. more

08/02/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

How to make money from an A380 fund…sort of

Ishka analyses the publicly available data for A380 funds to determine what decisions will give investors the best chance of making a healthy return. more

02/02/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

A380 KG investors face uncertain returns

Depleting liquidity reserves could force Dr Peters to sell parked A380 by March 2019. more

31/01/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Investor Education

Turboprop lease rates begin to stabilise

Turboprop lessors are benefiting from a stabilisation in lease rates following a two-year compression caused by lessor competition and increased production of ATRs. more

29/01/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium

Aircastle’s revenues down despite boisterous trading

Aircastle is poised to own more than 200 aircraft, according to its Q3 2017 results, but Ishka examines why the lessor's revenues from lease rentals appear to have dropped. more

13/12/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

Parked fleets: Aircraft heading to an exit?

In the first of a regular series Ishka examines the status of the parked (or stored) commercial aircraft inventory. more

12/12/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Pilot shortage, what pilot shortage?

Ishka examines whether competition between Ryanair and Norwegian over pilot hires is proof of a pilot shortage, or not. more

09/11/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Airbus helps C Series to ‘spread its wings’

Airbus has come to the rescue of Bombardier’s foundering C Series programme by taking a 50.01% majority stake in the venture. more

17/10/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , News

Are NEO op lease rates matching the MAX?

Ishka research indicates a contraction among single aisle operating lease rates for new aircraft but questions whether A320NEO lease rates have reached parity yet with Boeing MAXs. more

09/10/2017

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

‘Betting the house on the residual’ – Lessor CEOs reflect on weak sale and leaseback market

Lessor CEO’s at ISTAT’s EMEA conference in Edinburgh last week, reflect on a weak sale and lease back market. more

03/10/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

German retail investors express concern over A380s

In a new report Scope identifies how A380 closed- ends funds are trading at a discount as German retail investors ponder the future of the A380. more

21/09/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors grapple with diminishing A330 CEO demand

Ishka examines the prospects of the versatile twin-aisle aircraft popular with lessors. more

11/08/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

Lessors test 777-300ER’s secondary market appeal

The first potential ‘wave’ of used 777-300ERs are now coming off their initial 12-year leases. Ishka examines the remarketing challenge and prospects for the popular Boeing twin-aisle aircraft. more

28/07/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

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