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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

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

In Germany, Spezialfonds timidly rise from KG market ashes

Ishka examines the German closed-end fund market: from the demise of retail KG funds to the slow emergence of Spezialfonds for institutional investors. more

23/07/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

“Flight shame” poses long-term risk to aviation

After a decade of growth, 2019 Q1 passenger numbers in Sweden are 4.2% lower than the same period in 2018. Is aviation finance waking up to the long term risk of climate-conscious passengers? more

17/07/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market , Home

Will lessors extend MAX rental holidays?

The continued uncertainty over the length of the MAX grounding poses a dilemma to lessors- a handful of which have offered their airline customers rental holidays or deferrals. more

15/07/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Home

Airlines with MAXs seek cancellations, compensation from Boeing

As the MAX grounding enters its fourth month, affected airlines are growing impatient with Boeing over the OEM’s muted response to their calls for remedy.. more

11/07/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Tradeable e-note structure draws BOC Aviation back to ABS market

Aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has returned to the ABS market after a four-year absence for its second ABS - Silver Aircraft Leasing Limited. more

10/07/2019

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

Garuda joins list of struggling state carriers

Ishka examines three of the weakest state carriers: Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways and South African Airways which together lost a combined $719 million in 2017 alone. more

08/07/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Dublin Festival: So, how much did IAG agree to pay for those MAXs?

Ishka summarizes some of the talking points at its recent festival, held last week in Dublin. more

01/07/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

Dublin Festival: Older 737-800 lease rates firm further on back of MAX grounding

Used 737-800 lease rates climb higher and lessors win longer extensions as MAX faces recertification delays. more

28/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Japan’s Mercuria to launch two aviation equity funds

Tokyo-based fund manager Mercuria Investment (Mercuria) is launching two aviation equity funds for Japanese institutional investors. more

21/06/2019

in Aircraft Finance Market

BBAM returns to the ABS market with Horizon II

Aircraft lessor BBAM Aviation Services Limited (BBAM) is in the market with its third aircraft ABS, Horizon Aircraft Finance II. more

20/06/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

US private equity acquires lessor aircraft portfolios

A US private equity firm and a separate US equity fund manager have won bids to acquire separate leased aircraft portfolios from AerCap and Aircastle. more

04/06/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircastle Q1 results weighed down by Avianca and Jet failures

Aircastle took roughly a 10% delta y-o-y—on its rental yields and net cash margins in Q1 2019 following the bankruptcies of just two of its 86 lessees, Jet Airways (India) and Avianca Brazil (Brazil). more

03/06/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

JP Lease and Stratos price first JOL aircraft ABS

JOL Air Limited is the first aircraft ABS to include a Japanese Operating Lease (JOL) structure. more

22/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Aviation financiers becoming wary of rising airline risk

As fuel costs rise and airline bankruptcies have piled up in 2019, aviation financiers debate whether banks have become sensitive to airline credit risk in the past year. more

20/05/2019

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

FLY drops A320neo options

FLY Leasing has chosen not to exercise the 2019 A320neo options it inherited as part of the AirAsia transaction. more

17/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Goshawk markets debut ABS

Ireland-headquartered Goshawk Aviation conduct a roadshow for its debut aircraft ABS - the youngest aircraft ABS with tradable E-note to date. more

15/05/2019

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

ISTAT Asia: MAX likely grounded until end of 2019

Attendees and appraisers at ISTAT Asia did not think the MAX would be flying again in time for the summer season and asked how the grounding could impact MAX values and lease rates. more

14/05/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market , Regulatory and Accounting

GECAS' second tradable E-note aircraft ABS

GECAS has closed its fifteenth asset-backed securitisation (ABS) backed by narrowbody leased aircraft - STARR 2019-1 and the second to involve a tradable equity note (E-note). more

12/05/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

HNA woes prompt Hainan Airlines' loss

In the latest in the HNA saga, the firm's group of airlines have reported dismal 2018 results as the parent continues to look for assets to sell off. more

06/05/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors face prospect of dismal MAX lease rates

Lessors are in limbo following the MAX grounding while 737 MAX lease rates are likely to remain low in the short-term. more

02/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Avolon bags funds, investment grade under the Orix halo

Financial markets and credit agencies have decisively shrugged off Avolon’s HNA woes as investors jumped feet first into the lessor’s gargantuan $2.5 billion issuance of senior unsecured debt in early April 2019. more

01/05/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Aircraft ABS: Castlelake prices CLAS 2019-1

US fund manager and leasing firm Castlelake has priced its sixth structured ABS financing, Castlelake Aircraft Structured Trust 2019-1 (CLAS 2019-1). more

17/04/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka Investor Europe: MAX and neo equity returns continue to compress

Aircraft investors and lessors gathered at Ishka’s Aviation Finance Europe conference last week confirmed that returns on new technology leased aircraft, such as the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, have tightned forcing many investors seeking higher returns towards older aircraft. more

15/04/2019

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

Ishka Investor Europe: Aviation investors reveal environmental concerns

Ishka summarises some of the key takeaways from the Ishka’s Investing in Aviation Finance Europe conference held last week in London. more

12/04/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Fund watch: Huijbers launches Hong Kong equity fund, Aero Capital Solutions closes midlife aircraft fund

Ishka examines two new aviation equity funds one launched by Aero Capital Solutions, which has closed at $200 million, and another, by PH Aviation Asia, which is still seeking investors. more

11/04/2019

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor CEOs: hitting the bottom of the sale/leaseback market

Ishka reviews some of the key market concerns raised by the public aircraft lessors including AerCap, Aircastle, ALC, and Fly including a potential slow-down in capital from China, Jet Airways’ and the tension of enforcing the Cape Town Convention in Brazil. more

08/04/2019

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

How are airlines coping with the MAX grounding?

Ishka examines the level of optimism hinted by other airline schedules, the impact of the immediate MAX order backlog on operators, and how large and small airlines exposed to the type are reacting. more

05/04/2019

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

AWG addresses GATS questions with draft documentation

AWG has published GATS draft documentation ahead of its planned Q1 2020 release. In it, the organisation takes pains to address some of the common question that the market has had over its project. more

03/04/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Technical Expertise , Aircraft Finance Market

Boeing struggles to push through MAX software fix

Boeing's MAX software fix has been delayed from days to weeks by the FAA, who are themselves losing the confidence of aviation authorities worldwide. more

02/04/2019

in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market , Aircraft Asset Profiles

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