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Missing MAXs drive super sellers’ market

Grounded 737 MAXs are likely to drive fewer portfolio sales of leased aircraft this year, predict aviation financiers, as aircraft lessors look set to hold onto more of their leased aircraft assets in order to maintain revenue. more

27/01/2020

in Aircraft Finance Market

Lufthansa makes a 2020 return to the JOLCO market

After closing JOLCOs for 19 aircraft last year, Lufthansa, a favoured airline credit among Japanese aircraft equity investors, is currently out in the market with its first JOLCO RFP in 2020. more

23/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka reviews 2019’s start-up airlines

This Insight rounds up the newest arrivals to the aviation industry, specifically those airlines that either commenced operations or were founded in 2019. more

22/01/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

On watch: Sriwijaya Air reeling from fleet groundings and state debts

Indonesian private carrier Sriwijaya Air is on a mission to bring around half of its fleet back into service after a dispute with former commercial partner Garuda Indonesia in the last quarter crippled its operations. more

20/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

The dearly departed: the lost airlines of 2019

In this Insight Ishka summarises the airlines which have closed down during 2019. more

17/01/2020

in Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka invites Deals of the Year Award submissions

Ishka is now accepting submissions for its Deal of the Year Awards. The Ishka Deal of the Year Awards celebrate the best closed aircraft financings of 2019. The awards will be handed out at Ishka’s Dublin conference on the 17th and 18th June 2020. more

14/01/2020

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Airline bankruptcies compress A330 lease rates even further

An already saturated leasing market for mid-life Airbus A330s has taken a turn for the worse with the addition of 11 A330s from bankrupt airlines. more

10/01/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Airline bonds Q4 2019: $8.7bn raised to end $31.1bn year

Airlines around the world took advantage of low-interest rates to raise $8.7 billion through 48 unsecured bond issuances in Q4 2019. more

07/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

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

Future deliveries update: Asia-Pacific

Ishka provides a guide to aircraft scheduled for delivery to airlines in Asia-Pacific over the next 24 months. more

20/12/2019

in Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

Airlines on watch: HKA aircraft impounded, Sriwijaya limps on

Ishka reviews recent updates on a range of airlines currently “On Watch” according to Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP). more

19/12/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

737 MAX production halted: what are the effects?

Boeing announced late on 16th December that it will temporarily suspend production of the 737 MAX beginning in January. more

17/12/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market , Market Move

Airborne Capital prices debut ABS Tailwind 2019-1

Airborne Capital has priced a $637 million ABS, Tailwind 2019-1 (Tailwind) which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 17 aircraft. Airborne is the servicer for the deal. more

10/12/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircraft ABS: GECAS prices STARR 2019-2

GECAS has priced a $446.337 million ABS, STARR 2019-2 (START III) which will be used to acquire a portfolio of 20 narrowbody aircraft. The portfolio has an average age of 8.4 years and a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 5.5 years. more

05/12/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

German investors’ slow entry into aviation

Many German institutional investors are still hesitant about expanding into aviation equity investments, confirmed aviation asset managers at Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance Germany conference held in Munich last week. more

02/12/2019

in Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

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

Marubeni and Mizuho team to acquire Aircastle

Ending months of rumours, Aircastle looks set to be acquired by a Japanese consortium. Ishka examines the merger proposal for the US aircraft lessor. more

19/11/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

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

Making sense of IndiGo’s 730 aircraft order

Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo increased its total Airbus A320neo family orders to a whopping 730 aircraft to date with an additional order for 300 jets. more

06/11/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

ALC drops GAPS/CAPS for TBOLT III

Californian aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has priced a $437-million ABS, TBOLT 2019-1, which will be used to acquire 19 aircraft. more

05/11/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Fund watch: Sky Leasing, Avenue Capital fundraise as CataCap buys AerFin

AerFin finds a new majority shareholder, while Sky Leasing and Avenue Capital are reportedly targeting $1 billion in funds each. more

01/11/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

Airlines on watch: Norwegian agrees Chinese JV, Thomas Cook’s subsidiary finds buyers

Ishka reviews recent updates on a range of airlines currently “On Watch” according to Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP). more

31/10/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Stellwagen prices Raptor 2019-1

Seraph, an asset manager and part of the Stellwagen Group, has priced a $726 million ABS, Raptor 2019-1, which will acquire 19 aircraft split between three widebodies and 16 narrowbodies. more

30/10/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Wizz Air on JOLs, JOLCOs and sale-leasebacks

Ishka speaks with Wizz Air chief supply chain officer Andras Sebok on the low-cost’s fleet growth targets, aircraft financing preferences and its recent JOLCO predilection. more

29/10/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

NY Investival takeaways: Will OEMs limit their love for lessors?

Ishka summarises some of the key topics raised at its New York Investival last week. more

25/10/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing sticks to Q4 MAX return as commercial division bleeds $3.8bn

Boeing booked a further $872 million of costs to the 737 programme in Q3, on top of the $8.3 billion loss in Q2. more

24/10/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

NY Investival: Investors prep for Autumn ABS rush

Despite airline bankruptcies, there appears to be plenty of investor confidence in the aircraft ABS market. more

18/10/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

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

Fund watch: KGAL considers two new aviation investment products

KGAL considers continuing its core investment product series as DAE wins a $1.4 billion hedge fund mandate. more

10/10/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

Carlyle scores tight pricing for AASET 2019-2

Carlyle Aviation Holdings Limited (Carlyle) has priced a $540.4 million aircraft securitisation, AASET 2019-2 Trust (AASET 2019‑2) split between three classes of notes. more

09/10/2019

in Capital Markets , 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

COMAC wins in the Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute

Burgeoning aircraft manufacturers like COMAC are reaping the rewards of the Boeing-Airbus World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute. more

07/10/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Aviation struggles to control the climate crisis narrative

Public fallout from the climate crisis represents an “existential” threat to aviation, said panellists at this year’s ISTAT Berlin. more

03/10/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Wings prices second ABS, WAVE 2019-1

California aircraft lessor Wings Capital Partners (Wings) has kicked off a flurry of lessor aircraft ABS deals this autumn pricing its second ABS last week: the $678.08 million WAVE 2019-1. more

02/10/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

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

JOL investors brace for lower returns

Return expectations for both JOL and JOLCO investors have shrunk by around 1.5% over the past year, leading newer investors down the credit curve. more

19/09/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

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

Fed cut helps United price record EETC

United Airlines (United) has broken its own record to price the tightest coupon to date for its recent enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) transaction. more

10/09/2019

in Capital Markets , 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

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

What are the tax implications of GATS?

GATS aspires to make the use of trusts in aviation widespread, but how will uptake of trusts impact lessor and airline tax analysis? more

16/08/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

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

Aircraft funds should be wary as courts rule against ‘tax treaty shopping’

In a guest Insight, PwC Ireland examines the increasing judicial scrutiny towards treaty-based tax planning and what it may mean for aircraft lessors and investors. more

09/08/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Fund watch: SMBC AC fund picks up investors, Investec loses aviation head

SMBC Aviation Capital has launched a new closed-ended equity aviation fund of 17 Japanese institutional investors. more

30/07/2019

in Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

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

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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