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AerCap ends 2019 with surge in sales

AerCap finished Q4 2019 with a surge in aircraft sales, helping it improve key portfolio metrics and boost dividends. more

24/02/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

ALC books bumper Q4 trading gains

ALC is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a strong close to 2019. The lessor made good on promises to concentrate trading gains in H2 2019 and is offering sale-leasebacks with Chinese carriers wrestling with the impacts of Covid-19. more

21/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

CDB Aviation transitions its CEO

In an in-depth interview, newly-promoted CDB Aviation CEO Pat Hannigan tells Ishka how the aircraft lessor is on the hunt for both more talent and investment opportunities in 2020. more

20/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Coronavirus to put pressure on HNA Group airlines' rents

HNA Group airlines have cut delays on lease payments. Financiers are, however, concerned that the coronavirus – which has severely reduced traffic in and out of China – will put pressure on the group’s airlines’ cash flows. more

18/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

M&A: How Japan fell in love with aircraft leasing

Japanese firms have been courting aircraft leasing platforms with increasing fervour in recent years, investing at least $14.4 billion since 2018, according to Ishka calculations. more

13/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Will Qatar Airways help Air Italy’s lessors with their aircraft?

Italian carrier Air Italy ceased operations this week, leaving 12 leased aircraft without an operator. more

12/02/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

Coronavirus prompts Chinese airlines to seek rental holidays

Chinese airlines are asking lessors for rental holidays to overcome crippled cashflows due to the coronavirus outbreak. more

11/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Carlyle prices first ABS of 2020:AASET 2020-1

Carlyle Aviation (Carlyle) has priced the first aircraft ABS of the year, AASET 2020-1. more

02/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Impatient capital: Frustrated funds search for leased aircraft

In a follow up report on the state of the current aircraft leasing market, Ishka examines how aircraft funds are looking at opportunities in the aircraft leasing space. more

31/01/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Avation up for sale

Avation announced last week it could potentially sell the company after it was approached by an “interested party”. more

15/01/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Recent arrivals: New lessors since 2018

Magnetic MRO is the latest firm to have announced a new leasing platform, Magnetic Leasing. Ishka reviews all of the new lessors established since 2018. more

09/01/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Aviation investors' concerns for 2020

Ishka presents some of the hot topics we think will be debated by aviation institutional investors during 2020. more

02/01/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor bonds 2019: Chinese lessors issue more USD notes

Aircraft leasing companies issued 23.1% new bonds by volume in the first eleven months of 2019 compared with the year before. more

18/12/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Airlines snapping up aircraft bargains left by HNA

New aircraft not taken up by HNA Group subsidiaries are being leased and purchased at discount prices. more

29/11/2019

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

ALC on track to double fleet by 2023

ALC’s 2018 plan to double its fleet by 2023 is progressing full steam ahead as the lessor maintains 2018's pattern for aircraft sales. more

25/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessor CEOs: Chinese leasing slowdown

Lessor CEOs discuss slowdown from Chinese leasing platforms; 2019’s spate of airline bankruptcies; and weakening demand for the largest widebodies in their Q3 earnings calls. more

22/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessor CEOs: Boeing ‘helps’ with MAX rentals

The climate crisis’s growing shadow over aviation dominated lessor earnings calls in Q3, as did the fallout from the MAX grounding. more

21/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

AerCap Q3 2019 results dampened by OEM delays

AerCap reported a strong quarterly profit in Q3 2019, but saw fleet and revenue growth dampened by delivery delays of new aircraft. more

20/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY accelerates deleveraging campaign in Q3 2019

Fly is beating its own deleveraging forecast for 2019 after taking on debt to fund its 2018 AirAsia portfolio acquisition. more

18/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Used Embraer E190/E195 E1 lease rates to come under pressure

With major E-Jet E1 operators set to phase out the type, many lessors worry lease rates could come under pressure as early as next year. more

15/11/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

TrueNoord’s Tieleman: Asset diversification, new types in ‘our wish list’

TrueNoord CEO Anne-Bart Tieleman speaks to Ishka on the regional aircraft lessor's reincarnation into a bigger entity and its strategy for fleet growth. more

13/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

BBAM dispenses with anchor investor for HORIZON III ABS

US aircraft lessor BBAM has priced a $440-million ABS, Horizon III (HORZN 2019-2), which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 18 aircraft. more

07/11/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

DAE prices Falcon 2019-1 and taps tradeable e-note market

DAE has priced a $514.3 million ABS, Falcon 2019-1, which will acquire a portfolio of 23 leased aircraft split between 20 narrowbodies and three A330s. more

28/10/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Repo update: Lessors look to remarket ex-Thomas Cook aircraft

A month after Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy Ishka examines how lessors have managed to remarket aircraft from four recent airline bankruptcies: Adria Airways, Aigle Azur, Thomas Cook and XL Airways. more

23/10/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

MROs expect aircraft retirement ‘jump’ in 2020

After several years of reduced part-out activity, lessors and the MRO industry are preparing for a hike in the number of aircraft retirements in 2020. more

21/10/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Modelling and Forecasting

NAC's Martin Moller: Regional leasing space ‘well covered’ for now

Ishka speaks with Nordic Aviation Capital's (NAC) chairman, Martin Moller, on competition in the regional aircraft leasing space. more

15/10/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

A220 lease rates shrink as premiums evaporate

Lease rates for the A220-300 have shrunk as arguments against its tradability weaken and lessor competition intensifies. more

08/10/2019

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

Repo frenzy: Four airlines down, six on watch

Four airlines ceased operations in the past two weeks tentatively leaving 74 leased aircraft without an operator. more

01/10/2019

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

ISTAT Lessor CEOs: ‘Sun is setting’ on end of line widebodies

Ishka summarises the key talking points from the year’s ISTAT lessor CEO panel. more

27/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

ISTAT: Lessors’ unease about future return of the MAX

The few leases agreed since the grounding paint a negative picture for near-term 737 MAX lease rates. more

26/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

A380 funds face grim prospect of Emirates retirements

Emirates’ announcement that it may start retiring leased A380s at rental expiry could dash hopes for lease extensions into the 2030s. more

24/09/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates

A busy summer for aircraft portfolio trades

Historically, aircraft trading slows down during the summer months but leasing firms confirm that there has been a surprisingly high number of transactions during July and August. more

20/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Home

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

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

Investing in Aviation Finance & Infrastructure: Europe

Ishka is thrilled to launch this event, covering infrastructure opportunities whilst maintaining a core focus on commercial aviation investment, this will be the only event of its kind in Europe.

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