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How has the A220 been financed so far?

Financier appetite for (and comfort with) the A220 has been growing steadily since its 2016 introduction. more

17/09/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

M&A: PacLife sells ACG to Tokyo Century Leasing

Pacific Life Insurance Company (PacLife) has agreed to sell its remaining shares in Californian aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group’s (ACG) to Tokyo Century Corporation in a deal worth approximately $3 billion. more

16/09/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Avation sees pick-up in turboprop demand

Emboldened by its strong quarterly results and buoyed by optimistic forecasts, Avation says it plans to aggressively grow the fleet by adding narrowbody and turboprop aircraft. more

12/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Aengus Kelly: AerCap portfolio strategy “sticking to true north”

AerCap chief Aengus Kelly says the lessor is sticking to its policy of disposing older aircraft and chasing new-technology assets. more

09/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY chief on the hunt for the next AirAsia ‘type deal’

Ishka speaks with FLY Leasing’s CEO, Colm Barrington, on potential competition between lessors and OEMs and a liquid ABS market. more

04/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY boasts bumper Q2 quarterly results

FLY Leasing reported a vast improvement in financial and fleet metrics in Q2 2019 as it continues to reap benefits from successfully absorbing the massive AirAsia portfolio, originally acquired in 2018. more

03/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Aigle Azur files for bankruptcy after failed leadership coup

French airline Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy on 2nd September and entered judicial receivership following months of difficulties. more

02/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

The unsustainably low level of aircraft retirements

Ishka examines the depressed level of aircraft retirements. more

30/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Modelling and Forecasting

Lessor CEOs: MAX continues to boost narrowbody lease rates

The MAX grounding and its lift to narrowbody lease rates dominated lessors’ earnings calls in 2019 Q2. more

28/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Falko closes $650 million regional aircraft fund

Regional lessor Falko has closed its second aircraft equity fund at $650 million, away from what it describes as a "crowded" Airbus and Boeing market. more

23/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

An airline CEO’s perspective: How to survive the lessor’s pitch

Capt. Suren Ratwatte, the former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, offers advice for negotiating the lease of a new aircraft. more

21/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Investor Education

ALC rejigs future fleet mix even as OEM problems linger

ALC's ambitious plans for doubling its fleet over five years are bearing fruit but its strategic targeting of 737 MAX is proving problematic. more

15/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor takes aircraft from HNA-tied Aigle Azur

French carrier Aigle Azur raised eyebrows last week after confirming one lessor “took back” an A320 under “deceptive means.” more

13/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Aircastle Q2: Strained results flag risk of betting on emerging markets

Aircastle's disappointing Q2 results highlight the risk of over-exposure to emerging markets after the bankruptcies of Jet and Avianca Brazil. more

12/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

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

ICBC splits 38 aircraft portfolio between separate buyers

Chinese leasing firm ICBC Leasing finalises one of the largest aircraft portfolio sales of recent history. more

26/07/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Will lessors extend MAX rental holidays?

The continued uncertainty over the length of the MAX grounding poses a dilemma to lessors- a handful of which have offered their airline customers rental holidays or deferrals. more

15/07/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Home

Accipiter makes first OEM order amid “extremely difficult” SLB market

Ishka speaks with Accipiter’s CEO, Paul Sheridan, for the lessor's fifth year about managing asset and credit risk in a market that looks to be “plateauing pretty soon”. more

12/07/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Tradeable e-note structure draws BOC Aviation back to ABS market

Aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has returned to the ABS market after a four-year absence for its second ABS - Silver Aircraft Leasing Limited. more

10/07/2019

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

Dublin Festival: Older 737-800 lease rates firm further on back of MAX grounding

Used 737-800 lease rates climb higher and lessors win longer extensions as MAX faces recertification delays. more

28/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

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

Aergo CEO: A second ABS “not on the horizon”

As Aergo celebrates its 20th birthday, Ishka sits with the firm’s CEO and founder, Fred Browne, to talk about the company's history, why he thinks aircraft prices could soften and why the aircraft lessor is forgoing the ABS market - for now. more

13/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

OEM problems throw a wrench into ALC’s growth plans

ALC’s growth plans have been materially affected by OEM troubles and the delays they have caused. more

11/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Investor Guide: Digitalisation and the end of paper aircraft records

This investor guide looks at one of the main paper-heavy touchpoints on the road to digitalisation: aircraft records. more

05/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Investor Education

Aircastle Q1 results weighed down by Avianca and Jet failures

Aircastle took roughly a 10% delta y-o-y—on its rental yields and net cash margins in Q1 2019 following the bankruptcies of just two of its 86 lessees, Jet Airways (India) and Avianca Brazil (Brazil). more

03/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Aviation finance: Are you pricing for risk properly?

Three aircraft and engine leasing risk officers highlight their biggest concerns in the market today. more

30/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

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

JP Lease and Stratos price first JOL aircraft ABS

JOL Air Limited is the first aircraft ABS to include a Japanese Operating Lease (JOL) structure. more

22/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY drops A320neo options

FLY Leasing has chosen not to exercise the 2019 A320neo options it inherited as part of the AirAsia transaction. more

17/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Goshawk markets debut ABS

Ireland-headquartered Goshawk Aviation conduct a roadshow for its debut aircraft ABS - the youngest aircraft ABS with tradable E-note to date. more

15/05/2019

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

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

AerCap’s gains on sales keep dropping

AerCap’s net income Q1 2019 took a hit after the lessor saw a dramatic decrease in gains from sales which the lessor attributed to both the type and number of the aircraft it sold in the quarter. more

09/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessors face prospect of dismal MAX lease rates

Lessors are in limbo following the MAX grounding while 737 MAX lease rates are likely to remain low in the short-term. more

02/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Avolon bags funds, investment grade under the Orix halo

Financial markets and credit agencies have decisively shrugged off Avolon’s HNA woes as investors jumped feet first into the lessor’s gargantuan $2.5 billion issuance of senior unsecured debt in early April 2019. more

01/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ICBC Leasing shortlists buyers for 40 aircraft portfolio

Chinese leasing firm ICBC Leasing conducts one of the largest aircraft portfolio sales of recent history. more

22/04/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Jet Airways: Lessor repossessions gain speed as airline winds down operations

Ishka analyses the latest developments in Jet Airways’ fleet and the hurdles lessors could face. more

16/04/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

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

Lessors still wait for repossessions as Azul and Avianca Brazil talks collapse

Lessors are still seeking to repossess aircraft from struggling Latin American carrier Avianca Brazil, as its creditors actively explore auctioning off the airline’s assets. more

10/04/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Lessor CEOs: hitting the bottom of the sale/leaseback market

Ishka reviews some of the key market concerns raised by the public aircraft lessors including AerCap, Aircastle, ALC, and Fly including a potential slow-down in capital from China, Jet Airways’ and the tension of enforcing the Cape Town Convention in Brazil. more

08/04/2019

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

Ishka Investival: Korean investors explore more ABS e-notes

South Korean equity investors are open to aviation deals including aircraft ABS e-notes, according to aviation financiers and lessors speaking at Ishka’s Hong Kong Investival last week. more

01/04/2019

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

WOW Air collapse: How are lessors impacted?

Icelandic carrier WOW Air ceased operating on 28th March after talks failed on a lifeline investment from Indigo Partners. Ishka assesses the impact on lessors. more

28/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline 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

CDB Aviation boss: “Don’t expect to see new Chinese aircraft lessors”

CDB Aviation’s CEO Peter Chang and President Pat Hannigan believe that higher funding costs and declining yields will deter Chinese investors from creating leasing platforms. more

25/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Azul boss wants “fast” Avianca Brazil deal as lessors seek to reclaim aircraft

Azul’s acquisition of Avianca Brazil’s aircraft leases and airport slots needs to be closed “fast” in the next 60 days if the struggling Avianca spin-off wants “business". more

22/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Jet Airways faces repossession crisis

Jet Airways has reached a critical juncture in the negotiations for its survival with potential rescuers Etihad and the State Bank of India (SBI) locking horns as aircraft are grounded. more

20/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

ISTAT: CDB Aviation chief argues this is the “beginning of the downturn”

A panel of leasing CEOs from GECAS, SMBC Aviation Capital, CDB Aviation and Air Lease Corporation debate whether the aviation finance industry is entering a downturn. more

18/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ALC’s declining China exposure

Optimism-driven growth was the main theme of Air Lease Corporation’s performance in 2018. But with gains from trading showing some softness across several top lessors, Ishka wonders if weakness in the secondary markets may be emerging. more

15/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Investing in Aviation Finance Japan

12th September 2019

Exclusive gathering of Japanese investors, regional banks and the wider aviation finance community to uncover new opportunities in a changing Japanese investment landscape


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