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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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Ishka examines investor protections for Norwegian’s EETC

The absence of special protection under Section 1110 of the US bankruptcy code and the continued poor financial performance of Norwegian has unsettled some investors. more

04/03/2018

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EETC Review: Still the favourite of the US carriers

Ishka looks at the data for EETC issuances from North American airlines. more

25/02/2018

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Boeing and Airbus continue production ramp-up

Healthy year-end results put both plane makers in a strong position to increase production. more

20/02/2018

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Airbus ECA cover back on ‘case-by-case basis’

Airbus anticipates a return to ECA cover in 2018 for a limited number of transactions. more

15/02/2018

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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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Will the Boeing and Embraer tie up really happen?

A merger makes sense for Boeing but will face strong political headwinds in Brazil. more

08/02/2018

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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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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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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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US airlines save billions under Trump tax changes

A proposed cap on corporate tax deductions for net interest expense is unlikely to have any effect on US airlines, but a 15% reduction in the top rate will be a boon for carriers. more

24/11/2017

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Aviation Schuldschein gathers momentum

Aviation Schuldschein issuances begin to pick up in 2017, but still only account for a tiny fraction of the wider Schuldschein market. more

20/11/2017

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Big three US carriers aren’t paying any corporation tax

The big three US carriers have been able to offset recent record profits thanks to years of previous losses. more

15/11/2017

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Norwegian’s Q3 results prove doubters wrong

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has posted surprisingly robust third quarter results. more

31/10/2017

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Airlines neglect EU compensation rules at their peril

Carriers have fought EU compensation legislation bitterly since its introduction in 2005 more

30/10/2017

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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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Airbus helps C Series to ‘spread its wings’

Airbus has come to the rescue of Bombardier’s foundering C Series programme by taking a 50.01% majority stake in the venture. more

17/10/2017

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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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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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Aviation debt funds to surge in 2017

Three or four new aviation debt funds are expected to be established by the end of the year. more

14/08/2017

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Snapshot: Aviation Equity Investors

Equity investors in the form of pension funds, private equity firms and Chinese and Japanese banks continue to pour into aviation as historically low interest rates prompt investors to seek greater yields. more

08/03/2017

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David versus Goliath: European regionals face low-cost squeeze

Europe’s regional airlines are facing increasing competition from low-cost carriers (LCCs). Trapped between non-economically viable routes and expanding capacity from LCCs, regional airlines are continuing to lose market share. more

22/02/2017

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Scope Clauses tie up MRJ and Embraer aircraft programmes

Scope clauses, more than any other factor, will determine how the US regional jet market evolves in the next half decade, with ramifications for OEMs, mainline and regional carriers. more

16/02/2017

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How vital are subsidies for Russia’s regional carriers?

Russia’s aviation sector remains under pressure as passenger traffic has declined following the economic sanctions and weakened RUB. The Russian government currently supports a number of domestic airlines through various subsidy programmes. The Ishka View is that government aviation subsidies may be at risk, but the subsidies support a small percentage of domestic traffic and therefore their removal will have a negligible impact for domestic airlines. more

06/10/2016

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Robust finances enable Spirit’s strategy change

Spirit Airlines’ (Spirit) new CEO has announced a new strategy for the Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) which will include targeting 500 new domestic routes, cutting capacity by 10% and changing the culture of ‘America’s most hated airline’ in an attempt to improve customer service. more

13/06/2016

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Alaska’s merger with Virgin America will be expensive but will aid growth

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air’s parent firm, Alaska Air Group, Inc., is set to acquire Virgin America, Inc. Despite the limited commonalities, Ishka believes that this merger makes strategic sense for both the airlines, especially in a consolidating US airline market. However fleet integration, Virgin’s shareholders and the increased leverage could still challenge Alaska’s attempt at expanding its market share beyond the Pacific Northwest. more

06/06/2016

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