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1H 2017 review: Pratt delays expected to impact listed lessors

Ishka examines how delays to Pratt & Whitney’s new geared turbofan (GTF) engine could impact the listed lessors. more


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Kenya Airways seeks 5-year waiver on $1.9 billion Afrexim loan

Ishka examines Kenya Airways’ breach of terms on its $1.9 billion syndicated loan arranged by the African Export-Import Bank to fund 20 aircraft and its effort to obtain a payment holiday and lease reductions. more


in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights

“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


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


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


in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Q2 lessor review: FLY continues its hunt for assets

FLY Leasing appears to be a frustrated buyer as its Q2 2017 net income drops from a year ago while the firm seeks to acquire the right assets. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights

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


in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Q2 lessor review: Impairments bedevil Aircastle

In a review of Aircastle’s Q2 2017 results, Ishka’s considers impairments stated in the quarter and the lessor’s stated strategic reliance on opportunistic transactions for future growth. more


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Airlines charge lessors more for novations

As the world’s fleet increases, airlines are forced to spend time doing novations as lessors trade their aircraft. Ishka examines some of the challenges lessors and airlines face with novations. more


in Lessor finances , Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting , Technical Expertise

Update: the scramble for airberlin’s assets

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


in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Q2 lessor review: ALC comments on newcomers

Ishka analyses Air Lease Corporation Q2 2017 performance and concerted effort to address market concerns over leasing newcomers. more


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Is Norwegian’s low-cost long-haul model sustainable?

Ishka compares Norwegian Air Shuttle with a regional rival low-cost carrier, Wizz Air, to understand just how expensive Norwegian’s long-haul ambitions are proving to be. more


in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights

Investors up equity portions in new JOLCOs

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


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


in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Will Brexit force the UK to drop out of the European open skies deal?

In a special guest insight piece, RDC Aviation Economics’ Tim Coombs, looks at the impact of Brexit on airlines and airports. more


in Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

H1 2017 traffic growth and load factors up but Middle East sees decline

As part of its regular series on air passenger traffic, Ishka studies the evolution of traffic and capacity during the first six months of 2017. more


in Ishka insights , Regulatory and Accounting

Lessors ponder fall out from airberlin’s collapse

Ishka reviews how the German carrier’s recent insolvency could impact Airbus aircraft lease rates. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Going below 0.6 lease rate factors

Lessors complain that as competition for aircraft sale/leasebacks heats up some new deals are breaking the 0.6 lease rate factor barrier. more


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Aviation debt funds to surge in 2017

Three or four new aviation debt funds are expected to be established by the end of the year. more


in Ishka insights , Premium , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors grapple with diminishing A330 CEO demand

Ishka examines the prospects of the versatile twin-aisle aircraft popular with lessors. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights

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