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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

Investing in Japan: JOL and JOLCOs go “mainstream”

Demand has seen pricing for JOLCO and JOL products tighten while Japanese retail investors are, cautiously, open to a wider group of aviation credits. more

17/09/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing and Marsh sued over AFIC insurance product

Xavian Insurance alleges that Mash and Boeing have ‘misappropriated’ trade secrets. more

14/09/2018

in 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

Ishka research round-up: El Al closes $145m 787-9 JOLCO

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

09/09/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka research round-up: AerCap sells A319s for $20.3m

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

27/08/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka research round-up: GECAS sells CRJs for $8.5m each

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

20/08/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka research round-up: Intrepid makes $105m on three widebody sales

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

14/08/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka’s market research round-up: CALC’s 1.2% finance lease

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

07/08/2018

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

UKEF closes first Airbus deal since 2015

UKEF supported the export of two A330s to RwandAir in 1Q 2018. more

31/07/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

ASU rate rise surprise

Ishka examines why ECA premiums are rising despite the fact secured bank loan margins for aircraft appear to be getting cheaper. more

24/07/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Enders wants 50% of regional jet market with A220

Ishka provides a round-up on Airbus’ investor call from the Farnborough air show. more

23/07/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Dublin Festival 2018: Is risk being priced appropriately in aircraft finance?

Are investors pricing risk appropriately in aviation finance? Ishka explores the debate generated at the Ishka Dublin Aviation Finance Festival. more

06/07/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Intrepid: what exactly have Amedeo acquired?

Ishka looks at Intrepid's fleet financing arrangements. more

03/07/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Intrepid and Sky Leasing purchases bode well for more leasing platforms sales

Dickon Harris offers highlights from Ishka’s Dublin festival. more

02/07/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

FastJet comes off life support (again)

The LCC is fighting for its life, Ishka looks at the carrier’s fleet financing arrangements. more

29/06/2018

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

Lessors forced to wait for MRO slots

A spike in MRO activity is forcing aircraft lessors to wait for availability to overhaul aircraft and engines. more

25/06/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aviation financings , Aircraft Finance Market

Castlelake to acquire 23 aircraft for fifth ABS

Aircraft fund manager returns to the ABS market with CLAS 2018-1. more

05/06/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aviation financings , Aircraft Finance Market

FX issues dampen Korean investor demand

Cost of currency swaps is making senior debt uneconomic for Korean investors. more

31/05/2018

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Rising swap rates put further pressure on returns

As 5-year USD swaps broke the 3% barrier last week Ishka examines what impact this is having on new aircraft leases. more

18/05/2018

in Aircraft Finance Market

Equity returns squeezed for leased aircraft

Investors report to Ishka that equity returns are compressing for leased aircraft. more

17/05/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Is new equity here to stay?

Ishka reports from ISTAT’s Asia event in Singapore. more

11/05/2018

in Capital Markets , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

Norwegian plans to divest up to 140 aircraft

The low-cost carrier wants to free up its balance sheet and reduce costs by moving away from operating leases. more

30/04/2018

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Aviation Schuldschein: NAC repeats issue, no new entrants

Nordic Aviation Capital returns to the Schuldschein market with a $105 million issuance. more

19/04/2018

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

The hidden rationale behind IAG’s potential bid for Norwegian

Ishka examines why IAG may be planning to take over a vulnerable Norwegian Air Shuttle. more

13/04/2018

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors see silver lining in rising interest rates

Higher rates could increase yields for some lessors as it exerts upward pressure on lease rentals more

19/03/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

ABS Case Study: How was Emerald affected by last year’s airline bankruptcies?

Ishka looks at how Avolon’s Emerald Aviation Finance weathered two airline bankruptcies last year. more

27/02/2018

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

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

in Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

Could Korean equity appetite cool in 2018?

Ishka questions how many deals may be done in 2018 as a plunging US dollar dampens Korean investor enthusiasm for secured aviation assets. more

07/02/2018

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

What could burst the aviation finance bubble?

Financiers and lessors expect capital flows to continue to be drawn to aviation finance for 2018. more

26/01/2018

in Ishka insights , Capital Markets , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

Reminder: Ishka invites Deals of the Year awards submissions

Ishka is now accepting submissions for its Deal of the Year Awards. more

09/01/2018

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

CALC intends to adopt ‘asset-light business model’

The lessor is tapping in to investor demand for aviation assets to progressively adopt an asset-light business model. more

04/01/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka invites Deals of the Year awards submissions

Ishka is now accepting submissions for its Deal of the Year Awards. more

20/12/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Bank survey: Will bank margins dip further for airlines in 2018?

Financiers indicate that bank margins have compressed for secured aircraft loans over the last five months but Ishka wonders whether loan margins may tighten even further in 2018. more

11/12/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

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

in News , Ishka insights , Capital Markets , Premium , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

Thanksgiving rush for aircraft ABS

Ishka examines two separate asset-backed securitisations (ABS) currently in the market for lessors World Star Aviation and Aergen. more

13/11/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

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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