The MRJ programme: delayed but not defeated
Mitsubishi’s MRJ90 programme has been delayed by five years and the company is now scheduled to deliver its first aircraft in mid-2018. Delays are commonplace with all new aircraft programmes but lengthy delays can be ill afforded while the MRJ faces stiff competition from Embraer with its E2 aircraft which is on schedule. The Ishka View is that MRJ’s programme still has plenty of promise but any more material delays will hurt future aircraft sales for the Japanese manufacturer.
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
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