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Capacity utilisation improves in Q1 2017 but will the trend continue?

Ishka examined the traffic and capacity growth trends during the first three months of 2017 and found that the year has started-off with a positive note. more

22/05/2017

in Home , Ishka insights , Modelling and Forecasting

Korean institutional investors continue aviation spree

South Korea continues to be an abundant source of capital for aviation assets with institutional investors leading the charge. Private aircraft funds in Korea increased fourfold between 2012 and 2016, with further growth expected this year. more

20/05/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Investor Education

Steady as she goes: Capital markets update 2017 year-to-date

Ishka reviews recent trends within the capital markets for both lessors and airlines. more

19/05/2017

in Home , Ishka insights , Capital Markets

Airbus and Boeing experience a dip in twin-aisle orders

Ishka examines the state of each of the aircraft programmes across Airbus and Boeing’s product range, focusing on the twin-aisle market. more

18/05/2017

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Ishka insights , Technical Expertise

ISTAT Asia 2017 takeaways

Ishka reviews some of the key takeaways from the ISTAT Asian conference 2017. more

17/05/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Could Emirates slide into the red?

Ishka looks at whether Emirates’ 80% fall in profitability in 2016/17 suggests a more worrying long-term trend. more

16/05/2017

in Airline Profiles , Home , Ishka insights

Lessors go unsecured

The major public lessors have reorganised their debt structure with unsecured notes now making up the bulk of their financing. more

10/05/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Lessor finances , Ishka insights , Capital Markets

Will Hong Kong’s new tax rate lure lessors?

Hong Kong is introducing an effective tax rate of 1.65% for aircraft lessors, but is it enough to attract leasing firms to the city? more

08/05/2017

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

FLY full-year results 2016: Can FLY overcome its hurdles?

Ishka examines why FLY Leasing’s revenues have declined by 25.3% in 2016 compared to 2015. more

07/05/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights

Welcome to FREIGHTCO: the new freight aircraft leasing fund

As part of its leasing start up series Ishka interviews Stephen Johnson, chairman of BPA International, as it raises capital for its new freight aircraft leasing fund, FREIGHTCO. more

04/05/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Ishka insights

Engine trouble: Are airlines paying too much for hourly maintenance deals?

Airlines may be paying more than they need to for their sale/leaseback engine hourly agreements. more

03/05/2017

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

Lessors trim funding costs

Ishka examines how the borrowing costs have gone down steadily for most non-Chinese lessors. more

02/05/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Lessor finances , Ishka insights

Will Schuldschein take off for aviation?

Following a series of aviation-related Schuldschein issuances in the past two years, Ishka’s two-part series examines how the German Schuldschein has emerged as the darling of the European private placement market. more

01/05/2017

in Ishka insights , Capital Markets

Investor’s guide: What is Schuldschein?

Following a series of aviation-related Schuldschein issuances in the past two years, Ishka’s two-part series examines how the German Schuldschein has emerged as the darling of the European private placement market. more

26/04/2017

in Ishka insights , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

ALC full year results: where is Wally?

ALC posts another strong set of results for 2016 offering no clues to observers searching for signs of the cycle turning. more

25/04/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Lessor finances , Ishka insights

US Ex-Im’s (welcome) comeback

With new board members named the Export-Import Bank of the United States is set to come back online in 2017. Ishka looks at how the aviation finance market has managed without the export credit agency. more

24/04/2017

in Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

European aviation investors’ survey

Ishka polled more than 70 European investors to assess their views on aviation. more

21/04/2017

in Ishka insights , Investor Education

Goshawk’s next steps

Ishka speaks with Goshawk Aviation Limited’s CEO, Ruth Kelly, about the lessor’s strategy to expand its leasing platform. more

20/04/2017

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

Lessors report higher write-downs for 2016

Ishka looks at lessors’ impairment charges during 2016 and assesses whether they increased or decreased relative to 2015. more

18/04/2017

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Lessor finances , Ishka insights

How to set up an aviation leasing platform in Ireland

Since the 1970s, Ireland emerged as the pre-eminent destination for international aircraft lessors. But how do investors go about setting up leasing platform in Ireland? more

17/04/2017

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

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