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Irish lessor Genesis CEO on why his firm is helping build an airline

You have to think laterally you can’t just follow the herd off the cliff.” Dublin lessor Genesis speaks with Ishka as it partners with an ACMI provider to offer flexible green-time aircraft leases. more

06/04/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates

A look at 10-year-old aircraft values, Cathay discusses deferrals, and slowing OEM deliveries

A regular series from Ishka’s Transaction Economics service. It delivers ‘the Ishka View’ on events that have a bearing on the near-term performance of aircraft values, lease rates, and the market dynamics that matter under today’s market environment. more

31/03/2021

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

AeroCentury files for Chapter 11 and auctions assets

Californian-based regional aircraft lessor AeroCentury has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday and plans to auction its aircraft assets to repay its sole secured lender. more

30/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Carlyle Aviation set to buy Fly

Aircraft lessor and asset manager Carlyle Aviation Partners (Carlyle Aviation) has agreed to acquire listed rival leasing platform Fly Leasing Limited (Fly) in a deal with a total enterprise value of $2.36 billion. more

29/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates

ACG’s CEO on lessor M&A and the appeal of a ‘hybrid’ aircraft ABS

Aviation Capital Group’s (ACG) new CEO Tom Baker believes a wave of recent lessor M&A activity will “create opportunities” for other leasing firms and describes how the market might be ready for a hybrid aircraft ABS involving both aircraft leases and loans. more

25/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Lessor aircraft impairments up nearly five-fold in 2020

Aircraft impairments recorded by 16 lessors analysed by Ishka totalled $2.7 billion in 2020, a 485% increase from the $461 million recorded by the same lessors in 2019. more

22/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Regulatory and Accounting

NAC founder explores takeover as lessor faces new restructuring options

Regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital’s (NAC) founder and former chairman Martin Moller is looking at ways to potentially invest in the firm as the company faces a further potential restructuring. more

16/03/2021

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

New aircraft pricing pressure, lessor M&A activity, and lessors' efforts to remarket and sell ex-Norwegian Air aircraft

A regular series from Ishka’s Transaction Economics service. It delivers ‘the Ishka View’ on events that have a bearing on the near-term performance of aircraft values, lease rates, and the market dynamics that matter under today’s market environment. more

15/03/2021

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Q4 2020: Public lessors talk about new SLBs and aircraft impairments

Three listed lessors – AerCap, Air Lease Corporation (ALC), and Fly Leasing (Fly) – faced scrutiny by analysts around aircraft impairments during their Q4 2020 earnings calls. more

15/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

SVPGlobal and EnTrust form JV to buy Deucalion

Asset manager EnTrust Global (EnTrust) and funds managed by Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (SVPGlobal) have agreed to buy DZ Bank’s aircraft leasing and asset management arm via a joint venture. more

11/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

AerCap buys a discounted GECAS to build a ‘super lessor’

Citi and Goldman Sachs offer AerCap a $24 billion committed debt facility to complete the GECAS acquisition which will see 400 employees transfer to the Irish lessor. more

10/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

AerCap Q4 2020: "Worst is behind us" as collection rate jumps to 96%

AerCap announced a 2020 net loss of $299 million, down from a $1.1 billion net profit in the previous year. However, the lessor recorded a cash collection rate of 96% in Q4 2020, rising from 80% in Q3 2020. more

09/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Q4 2020: ALC recoups 40% of deferred rent and eyes SLB deals

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has recouped 40% of the total rent deferred throughout the pandemic according to its latest results. The Californian lessor agreed a total of $240.4 million in deferred rent to its lessees last year more

02/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Fly Leasing posts Q4 loss after $106mn impairment for two A330s

Fly Leasing finished 2020 with another quarterly loss driven by $115 million in aircraft impairments, including a “significant” $106 million write-down on A330s. more

01/03/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Avation bond extension buys lessor breathing room

Singapore-headquartered lessor Avation agreed a five-year bond extension with bondholders in February furthering a trend of lessors forced to reach distressed debt agreements with creditors in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. more

23/02/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Voyager proposes debt-to-equity offer as it seeks out of court restructuring

Dublin-based lessor Voyager Aviation Holdings (Voyager) is offering to equitise its existing unsecured bondholders via an out of court debt restructuring proposal. more

22/02/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

UPDATED: Lessors raise $7.83bn in three-week bond spree

Aircraft lessors tracked by Ishka raise $7.83 billion in USD issuances during a three-week period from mid-January to early February, taking advantage of a benign market for IG-rated issuers to attain some of the lowest coupons in recent history. more

18/02/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Lessors ready themselves for HNA Group bankruptcy

China’s HNA Group is facing bankruptcy after creditors on 29th January applied to a Hainan court to begin proceedings. The imminent bankruptcy process is sending waves through the aircraft leasing industry. more

02/02/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Dr Peters sues Air France over A380 return conditions

German asset manager Dr Peters is seeking over $34.8 million in compensation from Air France over a failure to redeliver an Airbus A380 in accordance with the terms of their agreement, Ishka has learned. more

26/01/2021

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

Castlelake beats pre-pandemic pricing as its returns to the aircraft ABS market

US fund manager and leasing firm Castlelake has priced the first commercial aircraft ABS in the 10 months since the global onset of the Covid-19 pandemic – achieving one of the lowest yields to date for an aircraft ABS and beating pricing on its last two transactions issued in 2018 and 2019. more

20/01/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Investor watch: Fund managers team with lessors to catch aircraft pricing dip

Several money managers have committed capital to aircraft asset managers this month for new debt and equity opportunities within aircraft leasing – despite the sector continuing to be buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic. more

18/01/2021

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

Lessor bonds: Lessors kick off 2021 with a flurry of issuances

Aircraft lessors took advantage of a benign debt capital market in January to issue several unsecured bonds. more

15/01/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka invites 2020 Deals of the Year Award submissions

Ishka is now accepting submissions for its Deal of the Year Awards. The Ishka Deal of the Year Awards celebrate the best closed aircraft financings of 2020. The awards will be announced at Ishka’s Dublin conference in June 2021. more

11/01/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

The (surprisingly short) list of airline failures in 2020

The (surprisingly short) list of airline failures in 2020 Commercial aviation endured its worst crisis to date thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic but Ishka research indicates there were relatively few airlines failures in 2020. more

07/01/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka’s Aircraft Pricing Benchmark: A320neo and MAX prices stay firm

Ishka launches its new price discovery service, the Aircraft Pricing Benchmark, the markets’ own guide to current leases and aircraft prices. more

04/01/2021

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Home , Aircraft Finance Market

Seasons greetings from Ishka!

Ishka is taking a break over the Christmas holiday period. We want to offer a sincere thank you to all of our readers for your continued support. Normal Insight service will resume in January. more

23/12/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors push back against 12-month PBH requests

Lessors are resisting long-term power by the hour requests from airline customers as they hope for a summer 2021 vaccine-induced aviation recovery. more

14/12/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Engine lessor Q3: Rental revenues slump as Fortress snags discounted CFM 56s

Engine lessors and investors have bought current generation engines at “extremely distressed” pricing, say leasing sources. more

30/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Update: Castlelake to fund lessors and airlines as banks ‘step back’ from the sector

Aviation asset manager and investment firm Castlelake, L.P has launched a new aviation private placement lending programme this month, hiring Armin Rothauser, previously at Starwood Capital and Deutsche Bank, to lead the new programme. more

25/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Public lessors Q3: Airline rent deferral demands dip but could return as winter approaches

Three publicly traded lessors, Air Lease Corporation (ALC), AerCap and Fly Leasing (Fly) granted $45 million in rent deferrals in total to their lessees in Q3, just 10% of the amount booked in Q1 2020, as the pace of airline rental forbearance requests slowed down since the start of the year. more

23/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Fly posts $8.3m loss with rent collections at just 53%

Fly Leasing (Fly) slid into the red this quarter, booking a net loss of $8.1 million as aircraft sales stalled and carriers struggled to meet their lease payments. more

19/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ishka World Tour: Pricing on aircraft ABS A notes ‘snap back’

Pricing on the senior A notes for many aircraft ABS “snapped back” to 90 cents on the dollar in the secondary market in September and October, according to speakers at Ishka’s World Tour. more

18/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

AerCap Q3: Record loss as lessor takes $915m widebody impairment

AerCap posted an $850 million net loss in the third quarter largely due to a $915 million fleet impairment concentrated on current technology A330 and 777 widebodies. more

17/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Cheap leases help Rex take on Bain’s Virgin Australia

Australian regional carrier Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) aims to increase its fleet to around 30-40 single-aisle aircraft by the end of 2022 as it takes advantage of a soft leasing market to bolster its fleet. more

13/11/2020

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ALC Q3: No PBH ‘pandemic’ as lessor hits record-high liquidity

ALC maintained its focus on liquidity this quarter as deferral requests slowed ahead of what executives expect to be a bleak winter for carriers. Despite seeing its revenues down for the third quarter running, the lessor’s liquidity is at an all-time high. more

11/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ishka World Tour takeaways

Ishka presents some of the key takeaways from the Ishka World Tour Conference. more

10/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircraft values: Freighters alone escape the CMV slide

Aircraft values and lease rates continue to trend downwards, according to three appraisers speaking at Ishka’s World Tour. more

06/11/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Are we seeing more 'realism' yet from leased aircraft sellers?

Bid/ask spreads are “narrowing” on aircraft prices, say asset managers, but trading leased aircraft remains challenging. more

04/11/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

CALC CEO Mike Poon: Chinese lessees fulfill deferral agreements

In an interview with Ishka, CALC CEO Mike Poon credits China’s upturn, a narrowbody focus, and a disciplined approach to leasing as keys to its enviable H1 2020 performance. more

19/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Spreads slow to renormalise on active IG lessor bonds

Spreads remain high on pre-crisis levels on all but A-rated aircraft leasing bond issuances, an Ishka analysis of 251 actively trading lessor issuances has found.  more

13/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Lessors worry airlines will impose ‘abusive’ PBH contracts

Several carriers have asked lessors in the last few weeks to take power-by-the-hour leasing agreements (PBH) as a means to reduce costs in preparation for a tough winter for passenger traffic. more

12/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor bonds Q3: Fresh issuances double on Q2

Aircraft lessors flooded back to the bond market in Q3 2020. After tepid issuances in Q2, Q3 total new issuances were the highest of the last seven quarters – and over double the previous quarter. more

09/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Malta leverages regulatory changes to attract aircraft lessors

The Government of Malta has tabled in parliament an update to the country’s 2010 Aircraft Registration Act to make itself more appealing to lessors. more

08/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Regulatory and Accounting , Investor Education

Lessors wait for A220 sale/leaseback opportunities

Sources state that increased market risk and capital deployment limitations are likely to result in higher lease rates when new A220 RFPs do eventually come to market. more

28/09/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

NAC CCO on regional aircraft resilience and its debt standstill

NAC's CCO, Jim Murphy, speaks with Ishka on the strength of the regional market, NAC's recent debt standstill and the Dash 8 market. more

25/09/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

High debt costs eat into aircraft lessor returns

Some lessors may be making lower returns on new sale/leaseback deals than they were pre-Covid because of increased financing costs, according to Ishka research. more

16/09/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Covid-19 ushers in a nascent 787 and A350 secondary market

Ishka estimates there are up to 22 787s and A350s in the market looking for new operators. more

01/09/2020

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

Fund watch: Icelease signals buying intent with naked aircraft purchase

Reykjavík-based lessor Icelease together with Corrum Capital Management, a private investment firm, have bought a naked 12-year old Boeing 737-800 through their joint venture CCM ICL Leasing LLC. more

26/08/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

JSA and CDB Aviation test the market with leased aircraft portfolios

Aircraft trading, the normal sale of leased and naked aircraft between lessors, nearly ceased entirely after the immediate onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Ishka is aware of new activity in the market as lessors begin to test investor appetite for leased aircraft. more

19/08/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

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