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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 more 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

Could Azul’s proposed takeover help Avianca Brazil’s lessors?

Lessors appealing a court-mandated stay on repossessions on leased aircraft with Avianca Brazil are looking at a non-binding asset takeover deal by LCC Azul with interest. more

14/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Peter Barrett reflects on changing leasing market

SMBC Aviation Capital Chief speaks with Ishka about 737 MAX lease rates, airline bankruptcies and a tough sale/leaseback market. more

13/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

MUFG to acquire DVB’s aviation funds and finance arm

Japanese group MUFG is to acquire German DZ Bank’s aviation finance division as part of the dismantling of DVB Bank, DZ’s troubled transport finance business. Ishka analyses DVB AAM's managed fleet and the Deucalion aviation funds. more

08/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Could CMIG sell its aircraft leasing arm?

After missing a bond payment and having two real estate stakes frozen, CMIG is rumoured to be exploring selling off some of its subsidiaries, including its aircraft leasing arm, to meet its financial commitments. more

05/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

UPDATE: Jet Airways grounds 25 leased aircraft, others leave fleet

Struggling Indian carrier Jet Airways has confirmed it has grounded at least 25 leased aircraft in February and March due to non-payment to lessors. The troubled carrier has effectively shrunk its operational fleet by around 35% since the start of the year. more

01/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

AerCap Q4 FY2018: revenues fail to catch up to unprecedented fleet growth

AerCap's capex in 2018 was unprecedented, resulting in significant improvement of the lessor's fleet metrics. Yet full-year revenues largely failed to reflect the quality of the newly expanded fleet. Ishka explores the possible reasons. more

28/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Turboprop leases rates: Fewer lessors help ATR and Q400 lease rates stabilise

In the past 12 months, turboprop lessors have seen lease rates stabilise for both ATR72-600 and Bombardier’s Dash 8 Q400. Ishka analyses the market performance of the two large turboprops and what lessors make of this slice of the market. more

25/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors win Avianca Brazil legal victory but wait to repossess aircraft

Aircraft lessors exposed to ailing carrier Avianca Brazil are expected to remain on stand-by until next month despite new court developments technically paving the way for aircraft repossessions. more

20/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Aircastle’s results overshadowed by Avianca Brazil concerns

Aircastle’s mostly positive results for the full year 2018 were overshadowed by the ongoing concerns for the fate of the lessor’s aircraft operated by Avianca Brazil. more

19/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Merx refinances RISE ABS

Merx Aviation is in the market with a new $429.1 million aircraft securitisation, MAPS 2019-1 Limited which will refinance the 2014 RISE Ltd aircraft ABS transaction (RISE). more

18/02/2019

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

Debt-laden holiday firm Thomas Cook eyes sale of airline group

Following a share slump and rising debt last year Thomas Cook has announced a potential sale of its four subsidiary airlines. Ishka examines Thomas Cook’s leased fleet and lessor exposure. more

15/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Germania bankruptcy: What’s next for lessors?

A new conundrum emerged in the aircraft leasing market last week: Germania. The Berlin-based leisure airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 after 32 years in operation. more

08/02/2019

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

Lawyering up: Lessors appeal Avianca Brazil's latest extension

Aircraft lessors exposed to Avianca Brazil have appealed a controversial 73-day extension to a stay on aircraft repossessions granted by a court in Sao Paulo on February 1. more

06/02/2019

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

Jet Airways denies repossession rumours as it negotiates equity lifeline

Investors should get confirmation this week whether troubled Indian carrier Jet Airways, which denied earlier aircraft repossession reports, has agreed to an equity lifeline from its two largest backers. more

01/02/2019

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

Chinese lessor watch: Bocomm issues $1.5bn bond

Ishka collects the latest deals, leases and news for Chinese-owned aircraft leasing entities between November 2018 and January 2019. more

31/01/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Will lessors and lenders stick to their New Year resolutions?

Aircraft lessors and financiers indicate a greater resolve in trying to preserve returns for 2019. more

29/01/2019

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

Capital structure: a driver of success for lessors?

Aircraft leasing is a capital intensive business but how much of a role does a lessor's capital structure play in determining its competitiveness in the marketplace? more

22/01/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Capital markets outlook for lessors: going like hot cakes

Capital markets have been very receptive of aircraft lessors in recent years. Ishka looks at the 2018 activity and considers the possible trajectory of lessors' capital markets issuance in the near future. more

10/01/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Consolidation, fragmentation: lessor M&As in 2018

After a year of big buys, Ishka reviews lessor merger and acquisition activity in 2018. more

03/01/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates

More bad news for DR Peters’ A380s

Air France will return five A380s to the German asset manager at the end of their leases. more

20/12/2018

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

Fly Leasing’s big Asian bet

Ishka examines Fly Leasing’s Q3 results. more

17/12/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Lessor finances

Anatomy of a deal: Korean pension fund buys into ANA B777 mezz debt

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

10/12/2018

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

Fund watch: Sirius delays IPO; Ostrum seeks investors

Sirius Aviation Capital Holdings Limited, the Guernsey-based lessor launched by Ryanair’s ex-deputy CEO, Howard Millar, has delayed its IPO for the second time this month, while Ostrum Asset management launches a new aviation debt fund. more

07/12/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Emirates Cargo wins $8.9m for failed B737 freighter delivery

Aero Acquisitions never completed the freighter conversion or delivered the aircraft. more

27/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircastle uses investment grade status to cut costs

Aircastle is putting its newly-acquired triple-IG rating to good use as the markets present it with both opportunities and challenges. more

16/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Lessor chiefs react to promise of hard winter for airlines

Major leasing companies remain cautiously optimistic about their businesses. more

14/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Canada Jetlines breaches Boeing contract with A320 leases

The new carrier terminated its B737 MAX order to lease A320s from AerCap. more

08/11/2018

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

AerCap’s sales to slow as fleet makeover speeds up

AerCap’s Q3 results show that the lessor’s selling spree may be slowing down as the lessor shifts further focus to building up a fleet of highly liquid, popular aircraft types. more

07/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates

New lessor Centrus preps for potential downturn

New leasing start-up Centrus’ founders explains to Ishka why they think the aircraft leasing sector could be on the verge of a correction. more

05/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Home

Ishka research round-up: Finnair leases A350-900 for $1.115m

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

30/10/2018

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

Investor watch: PE firm Carlyle buys Apollo

Ishka examines US private equity firm, The Carlyle Group’s planned acquisition of Apollo Aviation Group from founders Bill Hoffman and Robert Korn. more

29/10/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Exclusive: Toby Bright picks internal successors to lead JSA

Retiring US lessor chief names new senior management team. more

24/10/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Home

Ishka research round-up: Goshawk’s 100% B787-9 financing

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

23/10/2018

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

ALC’s mission to educate equity investors

Aircraft Lease Corporation argues that solely using net book value is not enough to assess an aircraft lessor's true worth. more

22/10/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates

Ishka research round-up: SAS A320neos leased for $345,620

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

15/10/2018

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

GATS: Lessors innovate to solve lease novation problem

GATS, The Global Aircraft Trading System, is the aviation finance industry’s answer to the problem of lease novations when trading aircraft. more

04/10/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor CEOs turn guns on OEMs

Lessor CEOs at ISTAT’s EMEA conference in Prague last week, reflect on the relationship between OEMs and lessors. more

02/10/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ISTAT EMEA: ALC outlines mid-life ABS strategy

“The idea is that there is a ton of value in these leases. When we were selling to other people they were profiting from them. We no longer want to do that.” more

27/09/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessons learned from Veling’s failed 777 leases

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

24/09/2018

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

Q2 2018: FLY continues AirAsia portfolio sell down

Q2 2018 reporting by FLY Leasing is the industry’s first opportunity to assess the effect of the lessor’s bold decision to acquire the AirAsia portfolio. more

23/09/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

CIT veterans launch new leasing platform: Zephyrus Aviation Capital

The 21-aircraft platform plans to expand to up to 75 aircraft within 18 months. more

20/09/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

ALC Q2 2018: a case of rational exuberance?

ALC is entering a period of unprecedentedly fast growth and is earmarking $8.5 billion for the expansion of the platform over the next 18 months. more

12/09/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Hong Kong Investival: Chinese real estate investors explore aviation

A motivated base of Chinese institutional investors is looking for non-real estate debt opportunities creating hopes for alternative asset classes such as aviation. more

10/09/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Are robust used A320s and 737-800s lease rates beginning to falter?

Ishka examines lease rates for used single-aisle aircraft. more

31/08/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates



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