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.
Repossession risk report: Nigeria and Turkey
Anecdotal evidence suggests that aircraft repossessions are on the rise. Ishka looks at two of the more difficult jurisdictions to retrieve an aircraft from: Nigeria and Turkey. more
How will changes to Ireland’s double tax treaties impact new lessors?
Ishka reviews what changes to Ireland’s double tax treaties as part of the OECD BEPS regulations could mean for aircraft lessors. more
More firms seek to set up aviation debt funds
At least three non-bank institutions including an insurance firm are actively looking to create their own private aviation debt fund, according to Ishka research. more