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Lessons learned from Veling’s failed 777 leases

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

21/09/2018

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 , Ishka insights

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

Korean institutional investors continue aviation spree

South Korea continues to be an abundant source of capital for aviation assets with institutional investors leading the charge. Private aircraft funds in Korea increased fourfold between 2012 and 2016, with further growth expected this year. more

20/05/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Investor Education

Airbus and Boeing experience a dip in twin-aisle orders

Ishka examines the state of each of the aircraft programmes across Airbus and Boeing’s product range, focusing on the twin-aisle market. more

18/05/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Technical Expertise

David versus Goliath: European regionals face low-cost squeeze

Europe’s regional airlines are facing increasing competition from low-cost carriers (LCCs). Trapped between non-economically viable routes and expanding capacity from LCCs, regional airlines are continuing to lose market share. more

22/02/2017

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

Low-cost carriers continue to favour the NEO

Ishka examines the order battle between Boeing’s MAX aircraft versus Airbus’s NEO aircraft among low cost carriers. more

19/02/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Investor Education

Scope Clauses tie up MRJ and Embraer aircraft programmes

Scope clauses, more than any other factor, will determine how the US regional jet market evolves in the next half decade, with ramifications for OEMs, mainline and regional carriers. more

16/02/2017

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

Widebody evolution among public lessors

Ishka analyses the portfolio of the public lessors between 2011 and 2016 to understand the evolution of widebody aircraft in their fleets. more

02/02/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Aviation financings , Ishka insights

Review of Airbus and Boeing single-aisle order conversions in 2016

Ishka looks at all known single-aisle conversions during 2016 for Airbus and Boeing aircraft and discovers that more than half of all order conversions in 2016 were Airbus customers choosing to up-gauge to a larger aircraft. more

20/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Assets , Ishka insights

Are twin-engine widebodies a good investment?

In this Insight, Ishka looks at the investment proposition offered by twin-engine, twin-aisle (widebody) aircraft. Ishka lists both the major concerns surrounding these assets as well as the six key drivers that make twin-engined widebody aircraft, potentially, an interesting proposition for investors. more

19/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Investor Education

Bombardier clambers back: an interview with Colin Bole

Bombardier scored some notable successes with the C Series in 2016. Ishka speaks with Colin Bole, senior vice president, sales and asset management at Bombardier Commercial about how lessors will feature in the aircraft manufacturer’s plans for both the C Series and the Q400. more

16/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Qatar converts A320neo order to A321neos

Qatar Airways will trade in its 80-aircraft order for A320neos for the A321neo after engine problems on the smaller jet prompted the airline to refuse delivery in 2015. The airline is also considering switching the power plant from the Pratt & Whitney GTF to the CFM LEAP engine. The company said it is closing in on completing the acquisition of a 49% stake in Meridiana. more

09/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Emirates delays A380 deliveries raises doubt about aircraft

The year-long delivery delay of 12 Airbus A380s by Emirates is casting further doubt on the giant jumbo aircraft program given there are only 126 aircraft remaining on the Airbus order book for the aircraft. The manufacturer originally forecast a demand for 1,200 over two decades. more

09/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Airbus, Boeing facing beyond-peak market

After failing to meet sales targets last year, both Airbus and Boeing face turbulence this year after failing to achieving targets of one-to-one book-to-bill ratios. Despite IranAir orders, observers say demand is near or past peak. Boeing only achieved about half the new orders net it booked in 2015 at about 470. Airbus net orders reached only about a quarter of 2015 figures at 410. more

09/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

COMAC plans 1Q maiden flight for C919

After low-speed taxi tests were completed on December 28, China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp (COMAC), is planning the first flight of C919 narrow body for the first quarter, about three years later than initially planned. China Eastern is the launch customer for the aircraft, which now has 570 orders from 23 Chinese and foreign carriers. more

09/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Sukhoi fix to be completed this month

Work is expected to be completed this month on the Sukhoi SuperJet SSJ-100 after excessive metal fatigue forced Sukhoi SuperJet operators to ground the aircraft. Fleet inspection was completed with Sukhoi labeling a tail stabilizer defect as “not a critical situation.” The defect is with the stabilizer attachment points that Interjet said affects about half its fleet. more

09/01/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

S7, GECAS cut lease deal for E170s

Russia’s S7 Airlines has S7 and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) cut a deal for the lease of 17 Embraer 170s set for delivery in the first half of 2017.  The Russian carrier will be the launch customer for the type in the country. more

23/12/2016

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

Sukhoi gains EASA approval for SSJ100LR

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted European certification for the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100LR, which is a 50% range increase and takeoff weight over the basic version of the aircraft. Range is now extended an additional 845 nm. more

23/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

C919 LEAP engine certificated

The LEAP-1C engine set to power COMAC’s C919 narrow body aircraft was certificated by both the European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration, paving the way for service entry for the CFM International powered aircraft. more

23/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

United Continental fleet reconsideration could hurt Boeing

The shift in United’s capital expenditures including the indefinite deferral of 61 Boeing 737s as well as other possible changes to the airline’s order book may end up hurting Boeing depending on the size of the ultimate cutback. United has about 200 Boeing aircraft on order the vast majority for the 737 MAX but it is also one of the largest customers for the Dreamliner. The airline has been converting some of its 787 orders to 777-300ERs providing a boost to that program. More concerning is statements that everything is on the table in the fleet reconsideration plans which could signal a shift to Airbus or an increase in the acquisition of used equipment. more

23/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

No A380s for Iran Air as Airbus completes deal

Airbus finally turned into pending aircraft deal with Iran Air into a firm order for 100 aircraft with deliveries scheduled for early 2017. The airline has 46 A320 family aircraft along with 37 A300s and 16 A350s on order. more

23/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Emirates ends 777-200ER ops

After selling its last Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, Emirates ended operations of the type recently. The retirement of the aircraft follows similar moves for its A340-300s and A330-200s. more

22/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles

Airlink acquires 11 ERJ 140s

South African Regional Airlink will add 11 Embraer ERJ 140 jets to its fleet, bringing the number of Embraer regional jets the airline operates to 30. more

22/12/2016

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Ishka Conference Highlights 

Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance: Europe conference returned to London on April 11th-12th 2018.  Watch the highlights and hear what our delegates had to say about the event 

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