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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

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

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

Pilot shortage, what pilot shortage?

Ishka examines whether competition between Ryanair and Norwegian over pilot hires is proof of a pilot shortage, or not. more

09/11/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors wait for Rolls-Royce’s LessorCare

Rolls-Royce has responded to dissatisfaction from the leasing community about its aftercare support, with the launch of LessorCare - its new one-stop solution for lessors. more

07/11/2017

in Ishka insights , Technical Expertise , Aircraft Finance Market

Untested: non U.S. EETCs in bankruptcy

Ishka takes a closer look at the creditor protections for Norwegian’s EETC. more

06/11/2017

in Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

Future deliveries update: Airbus and Boeing Middle East

Ishka provides a guide to planned aircraft deliveries for both Airbus and Boeing built aircraft destined for Middle East carriers extending to the end of 2018. more

02/11/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Norwegian’s Q3 results prove doubters wrong

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

31/10/2017

in Airline Profiles , News , Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors struggle with gender balance

A survey by Ishka reveals that women make up less than a third of new leasing hires. more

27/10/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Low yields are here to stay - Ishka New York Conference

Conference participants at Ishka’s New York conference discuss lower returns from leasing. more

26/10/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Future financing forecast: Airbus and Boeing Americas

In an update to a series of reports published in June 2017, Ishka provides a guide to planned aircraft deliveries for both Airbus and Boeing built aircraft destined for North and Latin American carriers extending to the end of 2018. more

20/10/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Interest rate hikes won’t deter investors from aviation argue lessor CEOs

Ishka asks three senior lessors: Khanh T Tran, ACG’s CEO, Alec Burger, GECAS’ CEO and Pat Hannigan, CDB’s chief commercial officer, to assess what impact higher interest rates may have on aircraft rents and investor appetite for aviation assets. more

18/10/2017

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

Lease extensions firm up used singe-aisle aircraft rents

Ishka examines how lease rates have strengthened for used Boeing 737and Airbus A320 aircraft. more

11/10/2017

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

ABS optimism undented by spate of airline bankruptcies

Following the bankruptcies of Alitalia, Air Berlin, and Monarch Airlines, Ishka examines which ABS transactions are the most exposed. more

10/10/2017

in Ishka insights , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Are NEO op lease rates matching the MAX?

Ishka research indicates a contraction among single aisle operating lease rates for new aircraft but questions whether A320NEO lease rates have reached parity yet with Boeing MAXs. more

09/10/2017

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

‘A kaleidoscope of liquidity’ – financiers cast a critical eye over bank lending

Ishka reports on the aviation finance panel at last week’s ISTAT EMEA event held in Edinburgh. more

05/10/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market , News

‘Betting the house on the residual’ – Lessor CEOs reflect on weak sale and leaseback market

Lessor CEO’s at ISTAT’s EMEA conference in Edinburgh last week, reflect on a weak sale and lease back market. more

03/10/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors wait to hear from toppled Monarch

Monarch’s collapse means lessors are preparing to have to remarket its fleet of A321 aircraft. more

02/10/2017

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

Are ABS deals inflating asset prices?

Ishka reports on the Investor panel at this week’s ISTAT EMEA event held in Edinburgh. more

28/09/2017

in Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

ISTAT: ‘competition everywhere’– no end to wall of money

Nearly every part of aviation finance; be it new, mid-life or end-of-life aircraft appears to be experiencing some form of increased competition. Ishka bears witness to an increasingly competitive market at ISTAT EMEA 2017 held in Edinburgh. more

27/09/2017

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

Are lessors too complacent about South African Airways?

As South African Airways narrowly avoids defaulting for the second time this year Ishka asks whether lessors are perhaps too complacent about the potential risks facing the airlines. more

26/09/2017

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

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

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

German retail investors express concern over A380s

In a new report Scope identifies how A380 closed- ends funds are trading at a discount as German retail investors ponder the future of the A380. more

21/09/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

“Not an EXIM replacement”- Bob Morin explains AFIC

Bob Morin, AFIC’s Transaction and Business Development leader, explains how AFIC differs from ECAs and how it could help airlines and aviation financiers. more

15/09/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Update: Alitalia will not restructure leases until after sale

An update to our previous Insight. Alitalia will not restructure any leases until it knows who the new owner will be. more

14/09/2017

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Airbus’ continuing export credit paralysis

Airbus’ airline customers have not been able to access export credit agency cover for more than a year while the OEM continues to be investigated over its historic use of middle men. more

11/09/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors adopt ‘wait and see’ approach to Alitalia

Lessors who have aircraft placed with Alitalia, the Italian flag-carrier currently in administration, are waiting to see what will happen to the airline before making any commercial decisions. more

06/09/2017

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Update: the scramble for airberlin’s assets

Ishka reviews the fallout from airberlin’s insolvency as competitor airlines bid for assets. more

31/08/2017

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Investors up equity portions in new JOLCOs

Japanese Operating Leases with Call Options, or JOLCOs, are seeing increased demand from investors and airlines. more

25/08/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Could aviation finance adopt blockchain?

Ishka examines whether OEMs could be tempted to use blockchain for the transfer of aircraft titles. more

23/08/2017

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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