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Will US Ex-Im be fully online at the end of the month?

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im), could be free to approve guarantees over $10 million by the end of the month if Congress approves a stop-gap financing amendment. This will allow the bank to legally function with only two board members rather than a full quorum of five, or a working board of three. more

21/09/2016

in Airlines , Lessors , Manufacturers , Home , Aviation financings , Assets , Lessor finances

Young operator analysis: Canadian Jetlines’ leasing plans

Canadian ultra-low cost carrier start-up Jetlines carrier needs to raise CAD50 million to launch its business. The carrier has attracted willing European equity but needs a government exemption on the current foreign ownership limits of 25% to 49%.The Ishka View is that there is a strong chance that the firm will receive the necessary exemption but there is a risk that further delays could spook the appetite of its foreign investors. more

19/09/2016

in Airlines , Lessors , Ishka insights , Home , Aviation financings , Lessor finances

The MRJ programme: delayed but not defeated

Mitsubishi’s MRJ90 programme has been delayed by five years and the company is now scheduled to deliver its first aircraft in mid-2018. Delays are commonplace with all new aircraft programmes but lengthy delays can be ill afforded while the MRJ faces stiff competition from Embraer with its E2 aircraft which is on schedule. The Ishka View is that MRJ’s programme still has plenty of promise but any more material delays will hurt future aircraft sales for the Japanese manufacturer. more

13/09/2016

in Assets , Ishka insights , Manufacturers , Home

Malaysia Airlines will survive Mueller’s departure

Malaysian Airlines Berhad (MAB) has already undergone sufficient transformation to survive the loss of its CEO, Christoph Mueller, who will leave the airline in September 2016, although it will face fresh pressures for the remainder of this year and the next. MAB has been successful in overhauling its network in-line with demand under its restructuring plans, but continued competition from South Asian low cost carriers (LCCs) will remain a challenge. more

29/04/2016

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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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