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Ryanair Reports Q3 Loss Of €20m (Excl Lauda)

Ryanair reported a Q3 net loss of €20m (excl. Lauda). Strong traffic growth (+8%) to 33m was offset by a 6% decline in ave. fares due to excess winter capacity in Europe. Stronger ancillary revenue growth (+26%) was offset by higher fuel, staff and EU261 costs. Q3 Results (IFRS)*...

Nordic Aviation Capital formally welcomes GIC as a new shareholder

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced that it has welcomed GIC,Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, as a new shareholder. The transaction comprises a partialsale by the existing shareholders and the injection of new capital to further strengthen NAC’sbalance sheet and solidify its p...


Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA strengthens its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) is strengthening its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion in order to increase its financial flexibility and create headroom to the covenants of its outstanding bonds compared with the Company’s business plan. The Company is changing its strategic focus from growth to profi...

Convolus to be acquired by AVIAA, merges fleets

AVIAA is adding over 150 new aircraft to their membership with the announcement on 28th January it has reached an agreement with Europe’s smart purchasing business Convolus to merge their operations.   The move will see AVIAA widen its footprint in Europe with the establishment of an office in Munich, Germany, complementing its existing bases in the UK and US...

Strong sales increase in 2018 for Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light twin-engine helicopters of the H135/...

Aviareto - One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry of Mobile Assets, which is used to record the financial interest in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Financia...

65 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by SMBC Aviation Capital

Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65  A320neo Family aircraft (15 A321neo and 50 A320neo). The order was finalised in 2018 and included in the year-end order figures. In addition the agreement includes an upsizing of 15 A320neo from a pre-existing order to 15 of...

Record Activity and Growth in 2018 of CDB Aviation, Executing Transactions for 107 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced a record year for 2018, in which the company executed transactions involving 107 aircraft, rapidly accelerating business to support the continued growth of its industry-leading leasing platform. “We’re extremely proud to report that 2018 was another benchmark year for CDB Aviation, setting an all-time record for activity across the many facets of our...

How ROI turns into lost profit for aircraft investors

2019 kicked off with a $1bn investment of a US private equity giant KKR into the passenger and freight aircraft leasing business. The deal reflects the ever-growing interest of investment entities towards commercial aviation which is expected to generate $35.5bn of profits for aircraft lessees, the airlines, alone. But with an almost decade-long queue for new aircraft deliveries and general volati...

Record Year Worth $500 Million In Biz Jet Sales for Mente Group

Mente Group registered a record year for the company in 2018 for transactions. Since its founding in 2009, Mente Group has expanded into a full-service business jet strategic consulting company. "This past year was a record year for Mente Group transactions in the aircraft segments where we operate," said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. "The dollar volume o...

Embraer and Boeing Welcome Brazilian Government Approval of Strategic Partnership

 Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the Government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The government's approval comes after the two companies last month approved terms for the joint venture that will be made up of the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer. B...

Boom Supersonic Closes $100 Million to Develop its Mach-2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic has closed a $100 million Series B investment round, bringing total funding to over $141 million. Investors, led by Emerson Collective, include Y Combinator Continuity, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as founders and early backers of transformativecompanies like Google, Airbnb, Stripe, and Dropbox. The proceeds of Boom’s Series B round, whichinclude $56 million...

Acquisition Of 5.00% Of China Southern Airlines by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. announced that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on 28 December 2018, it has completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited ("China Southern Airlines"), resulting in our aggregate holding of approx...

Second brand-new Boeing 737 to the Chinese carrier delivered by AviaAM Leasing’s Joint Venture

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing, reconfiguration and trading services, has announced that its Joint Venture company with the state-owned company Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has recently delivered its second brand-new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the Chinese custome...

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 MTU Maintenance once again broke records in 2018. The MRO division of MTU Aero Engines AG secured around 4.4 billion US dollars in MRO contract wins, surpassing the 4 billion mark for the first...