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Successful 2018 for JetLoan Capital

"2018 was a success", announced Sam Harris, President of JetLoan Capital.  While continuing their funding of jet transactions, the new general aviation department thrived. JetLoan Capital experienced continued growth in 2018 with 70 closed transactions and over $100,000,0...

Safran acquires ElectroMechanical Systems business from Collins Aerospace

Safran announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the ElectroMechanical Systems business from Collins Aerospace. This business primarily consists of actuators and pilot controls for aircraft and was previously a part of Rockwell Collins. These operations generated sales of USD 159 mi...


Bonds in Nominal Value of EUR 8 Million issued by Magnetic MRO

Magnetic MRO issued bonds in total aggregate value of EUR 8 million. The company has submitted an application to Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange Listing & Supervisory Committee for listing the bonds on the multilateral trading facility First North. Capital raised with the bond issue will be used for acquiring a competitor operating in the same industry and further expanding Magnetic MRO&rsq...

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Finalize Amended and Extended Capacity Purchase Agreement for Jazz Regional Flying

$97.26 million Air Canada equity investment in Chorus reinforces partnership  Capacity Purchase Agreement amended and extended by an additional 10 years ending December 31, 2035, securing Jazz's place in Air Canada's regional network for the next 17 years;  Simplification and modernization of the Jazz fleet, with growth through more, larger-gauge aircraft....

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)* Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018 % Change Guests 30.4m 32.7m +8%...

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 position as the global leader in regional aircraft leasing. EQT VI will remain the largest shareholde...

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...

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FACC increases sales, earnings below prior-year quarter

FACC AG started 2019 with a slight increase in revenues, but a decline in profits. Compared to the previous year, Group revenues increased moderately by 2.2 % to EUR 193.7 million in the first quarter...