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Lessors boost unsecured issuances

Ishka reviews how the major lessors’ debt structure has evolved in 2017. more

26/04/2018

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Merx uses debut ABS to help switch to full servicer

Merx Aviation markets inaugural aircraft securitisation backed by 25 narrowbodies. more

24/04/2018

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BOC Aviation moves away from floating rate leases

Ishka examines Singapore-based aircraft lessor BOC Aviation's latest results as it undergoes substantial expansion and shifts away from a floating rate business model. more

23/04/2018

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Would lease transparency create more liquidity in aviation?

Attendees Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance event in London debate transparency. more

20/04/2018

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Will European investors stick with aviation as interest rates rise?

Ishka summarises some of the key takeaways from Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance Europe Conference held in London. more

17/04/2018

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ALC uses tax boost to shop for aircraft

Ishka reviews Air Lease Corporation’s FY2017 results, as it preps for a higher interest rate environment to its planned shopping spree made possible by the U.S. tax changes. more

16/04/2018

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How AirAsia Capital purchase will change Fly Leasing

Ishka reviews Fly Leasing’s Q4 and FY2017 results in light of its recent large-scale acquisition of the AirAsia Capital portfolio. more

03/04/2018

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‘No interest in current Alitalia’ say bidders

Administrators say the airline languishes in a state of ‘objective economic impotence.’ more

26/03/2018

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Lessors see silver lining in rising interest rates

Higher rates could increase yields for some lessors as it exerts upward pressure on lease rentals more

19/03/2018

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FY 2017: AerCap lower sales targets

Ishka reviews AerCap’s full financial year 2017. more

12/03/2018

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FLY Leasing takes $1.1 billion AirAsia portfolio ‘bet’

The lessor has taken the opportunity to scale up its portfolio and invest in new technology assets. more

09/03/2018

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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

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CDB’s Peter Chang: “The good days for selling aircraft may be over soon”

Ishka speaks with CDB Aviation chief Peter Chang as he unveils the firm’s new fund and why appetite may be waning among some Chinese firms seeking to be aircraft lessors. more

01/03/2018

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ABS Case Study: How was Emerald affected by last year’s airline bankruptcies?

Ishka looks at how Avolon’s Emerald Aviation Finance weathered two airline bankruptcies last year. more

27/02/2018

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EQT’s NAC stake sale tests investor appetite for lessors

Ishka examines rumours surrounding private equity firm EQT and its potential sale of its majority stake in regional aircraft lessor NAC. more

26/02/2018

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Wings Capital Partners boosts equity base

Ishka speaks with Steve Hannahs, Wings Capital’s CEO and founder, on the lessor’s equity rise and possible return to the ABS market. more

22/02/2018

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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

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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

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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

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Winter is here: Intrepid’s new boss speaks growth strategies

Intrepid’s new CEO, Doug Winter, explains how the firm could expand. more

23/01/2018

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Why should funds invest directly in aircraft assets?

In a guest Insight piece ABL Aviation, an aircraft asset manager, explores the benefits of investing in aviation and the returns investors can achieve compared to other asset classes. more

19/01/2018

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The challenges for new lessors hunting equity

Ishka examines a tough market for start-up lessors seeking to raise equity capital. more

18/01/2018

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GECAS sale: will they, won’t they?

Ishka reviews the market chatter on the possible sale of GECAS. more

15/01/2018

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Chinese lessor watch: CALC launches first Chinese ABS

Ishka reviews the latest deals, leases and news for Chinese-owned aircraft leasing entities for the last two months. more

08/01/2018

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HNA and Bohai troubles cast a shadow over Avolon

Investors are closely watching what might happen to the various subsidiaries and holdings under HNA Group’s complicated and highly opaque ownership structure, including aircraft lessor Avolon, as the firm faces continued fund-raising challenges. more

05/01/2018

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CALC intends to adopt ‘asset-light business model’

The lessor is tapping in to investor demand for aviation assets to progressively adopt an asset-light business model. more

04/01/2018

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Terms tighten for Neo and MAX sale/leasebacks

Lessors state while lease rates continue to drop purchase prices on sale/leasebacks are starting to widen thanks to competitive pressure. more

18/12/2017

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What next for airberlin’s leased fleet?

Ishka identifies the grounded aircraft formerly leased by airberlin as lessors seek to find them new homes. more

05/12/2017

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AerCap sees a drop in basic rents but gains in disposals

AerCap’s Q3 results capture the rewards of a sellers’ market for a large leasing platform. Ishka looks at the lessor’s plans for the near future. more

04/12/2017

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Hong Kong’s latest bid for aircraft leasing ‘dominance’

Proposed changes to how Hong Kong-listed lessors report aircraft transactions are part of an effort to reduce their operating costs and improve the attractiveness of listing in the city. more

27/11/2017

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FLY Leasing Q3 results: All dressed up and nowhere to go

FLY continues to struggle to source acquisitions for its fleet. Ishka takes a look at the lessor’s Q3 performance. more

22/11/2017

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Q3 lessor review: ALC slows down aircraft trading

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has sold only three aircraft to third parties in Q3 2017 and is planning to dispose of just one aircraft in the fourth quarter. more

16/11/2017

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First hints of winter aircraft trading slow-down

Lessors appear to have slowed down the sales of new to five-year-old leased aircraft from their portfolios in the last two months. more

05/11/2017

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Low yields are here to stay - Ishka New York Conference

Conference participants at Ishka’s New York conference discuss lower returns from leasing. more

26/10/2017

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Impairments bog down Aviation Capital Group and Aircastle

Ishka studies the asset quality performance of major listed lessors during H1 2017. more

25/10/2017

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Russia’s GTLK sets sights outside Russia

Ishka speaks to Roman Lyadov, CEO of Russian lessor, GTLK Europe. more

19/10/2017

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Interest rate hikes won’t deter investors from aviation argue lessor CEOs

Ishka asks three senior lessors: Khanh T Tran, ACG’s CEO, Alec Burger, GECAS’ CEO and Pat Hannigan, CDB’s chief commercial officer, to assess what impact higher interest rates may have on aircraft rents and investor appetite for aviation assets. more

18/10/2017

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Lessors move quickly to seize Monarch’s leased fleet

Lessors have acted swiftly to repossess aircraft from Monarch Airlines which was taken into administration last week. more

13/10/2017

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Lease extensions firm up used singe-aisle aircraft rents

Ishka examines how lease rates have strengthened for used Boeing 737and Airbus A320 aircraft. more

11/10/2017

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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

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Lessors wait to hear from toppled Monarch

Monarch’s collapse means lessors are preparing to have to remarket its fleet of A321 aircraft. more

02/10/2017

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What impact will the end of QE have on aircraft rents?

As the Fed begins to end quantitative easing Ishka examines how aircraft rents will begin to be impacted. more

29/09/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting

ISTAT: ‘competition everywhere’– no end to wall of money

Nearly every part of aviation finance; be it new, mid-life or end-of-life aircraft appears to be experiencing some form of increased competition. Ishka bears witness to an increasingly competitive market at ISTAT EMEA 2017 held in Edinburgh. more

27/09/2017

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Are lessors too complacent about South African Airways?

As South African Airways narrowly avoids defaulting for the second time this year Ishka asks whether lessors are perhaps too complacent about the potential risks facing the airlines. more

26/09/2017

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DAE Capital joins the leasing premier league

Ishka speaks with DAE Capital’s CEO, Firoz Tarapore, in the wake of its recent acquisition of AWAS. more

22/09/2017

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1H 2017 review: Pratt delays expected to impact listed lessors

Ishka examines how delays to Pratt & Whitney’s new geared turbofan (GTF) engine could impact the listed lessors. more

19/09/2017

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Q2 lessor review: FLY continues its hunt for assets

FLY Leasing appears to be a frustrated buyer as its Q2 2017 net income drops from a year ago while the firm seeks to acquire the right assets. more

08/09/2017

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Q2 lessor review: Impairments bedevil Aircastle

In a review of Aircastle’s Q2 2017 results, Ishka’s considers impairments stated in the quarter and the lessor’s stated strategic reliance on opportunistic transactions for future growth. more

05/09/2017

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Q2 lessor review: ALC comments on newcomers

Ishka analyses Air Lease Corporation Q2 2017 performance and concerted effort to address market concerns over leasing newcomers. more

30/08/2017

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Lessors ponder fall out from airberlin’s collapse

Ishka reviews how the German carrier’s recent insolvency could impact Airbus aircraft lease rates. more

17/08/2017

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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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