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A321neo delivery delays worsening in 2019

Airbus A321neo delivery delays have worsened in 2019 despite the OEM’s efforts to ramp up production. more

20/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Shallow midlife 777-300ER market sees lease rates compress further

Ishka surveys lessors for current lease rates and sale prices for midlife 777-300ER. more

19/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Q2 update: Top MAX airlines reveal grounding impact

Ishka examines the Q2 announcements of nine airlines affected by the MAX grounding. more

08/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Ishka’s take on Boeing’s MAX crisis five months on

Ishka reviews Boeing’s efforts to return the 737 MAX to service five months after its grounding. more

06/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Investor Education

Cargo lessors: Boeing will have to offer discounts on extra 777 freighters

Boeing will have to offer discounts on extra 777Fs built to plug the production gap caused by the 777X delay, say cargo lessors speaking to Ishka - but is there a market for them? more

01/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Home

Remarketers confirm plummeting mid-life A330 lease rates

More mid-life A330 are being stored while values and lease rates appear to be compressing. more

29/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Home

Boeing Q2: No certainty on MAX return to service

Boeing has prepared multiple and divergent plans for the MAX's return to service, betraying the uncertainty that still surrounds the MAX crisis. more

25/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

MAX grounding: Boeing's $8.3 billion blow

Boeing has announced $5.6 billion losses from customer concessions and delays deliveries, along with $2.7 billion from MAX production slowdown. more

19/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Ryanair-owned Lauda feasts on sub-$200k leased A320s

Ryanair’s Austrian subsidiary Lauda has than doubled its fleet in 2019 with the addition of 18 mid-life A320s averaging sub-$200,000 lease rates. more

16/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Lessors remarket 36% of Jet Airways’ leased aircraft

Lessors with exposure to Jet Airways have managed to remarket 36% of their aircraft, according to Ishka research. more

02/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

COMAC’s C919 overseas marketing challenge

COMAC has faced some scepticism from aviation financiers around the international customer base for its C919, despite already having 815 orders. more

25/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

ALC is first lessor in the queue for the Airbus A321XLR

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) left the Paris Air Show this week with new orders for 105 aircraft, including 27 for the newly launched Airbus A321XLR. more

20/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Repossession update: WOW, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi

Ishka tracks the repossession process of three bankrupt carriers in 2019: WOW air, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi, and reviews some other recent bankrupt airline fleets. more

17/06/2019

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

US private equity acquires lessor aircraft portfolios

A US private equity firm and a separate US equity fund manager have won bids to acquire separate leased aircraft portfolios from AerCap and Aircastle. more

04/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor CEOs: MAX grounding a boon for lessors?

Has the Boeing 737 MAX grounding inadvertently helped lessors? Yes, according to several aircraft leasing chiefs. more

28/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Spare engine purchase prices soar by 20% in twelve months

With demand for spare engines getting stronger and stronger, Ishka surveys engine lessors for current spare engine purchase prices and lease rates. more

24/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessors succeed in remarketing most of bankrupt Germania’s A319s

Three months after the German leisure carrier filed for bankruptcy lessors have remarketed of half of Germania’s fleet. more

23/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

ISTAT Asia: MAX likely grounded until end of 2019

Attendees and appraisers at ISTAT Asia did not think the MAX would be flying again in time for the summer season and asked how the grounding could impact MAX values and lease rates. more

14/05/2019

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

MAX grounding: Lessor CEOs discuss Boeing’s “multi-headed monster”

The CEOs of CDB Aviation, BOC Aviation Avolon and SMBC Aviation Capital share their views on the MAX grounding and Boeing’s uphill public relations battle. more

13/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Norwegian puts the brakes on leasing arm growth

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has scaled back growth of its captive lessor, Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA), by delaying aircraft deliveries for the next two years. more

30/04/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Boeing’s shrinking MAX orderbook

Boeing has gotten no MAX orders since the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, along with 210 MAX orders wiped from its books as Jet Airways teeters on the brink. more

26/04/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Investor guide: Cannibal airlines and Christmas trees

In this investor guide Ishka highlights the risk of bankrupt airlines raiding leased aircraft for parts and leaving investors and lessors with a costly maintenance bill. more

25/04/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Investor Education

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

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

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

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12th September 2019

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