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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 intern...

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, whi...


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...

TAT Group enters into exclusive negotiations with Sagard, BPI France and Towerbrook funds for the acquisition of Sabena technics’ capital

TAT Group entered into exclusive negotiations with the investment companies Sagard, Bpifrance and TowerBrook in order to sell them its majority interest in its subsidiary Sabena technics, one of the European leaders in the field of aircraft maintenance and modification. This project was presented on December 17, 2018 to all Sabena technics Group’ s works councils. The sale should be final...

AviaAM Leasing consults business-carrier on acquisition and reconfiguration of three Boeing 737-500

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing, reconfiguration and trading services, has announced stepping into the consulting and advisory project of three Boeing 737-500 with European-based VIP charter company KlasJet.  Within the project frame, AviaAM Leasing is taking the responsibility of providing full-scale consultancy and advisory services...

Boeing Forecasts Continued Health and Growth for Aircraft Financing in 2019

Financing industry to provide approximately $143 billion in aircraft funding in 2019 Financing requirements to grow to more than $180 billion over next five years Funding continues to be balanced, diversified and global  Growing number of new participants attracted by strong commercial aviation industry Boeing anticipates stable growth and broad, diversified funding will cont...

Safran shareholders meeting approves the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran with 99.88% voting in favor

Safran's (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders' vote were approved. Following presentations by Safran of the merger plan and notably the reports of the merger appraisers concluding that the exchange ratio is fair, the shareholde...

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An exceptionally successful 2018 of Pilatus Aircraft

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Jet Aviation to open New FBO in Scottsdale Airport by late 2020

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Norwegian first quarter results - increased revenues and reduced costs

Norwegian reported its first quarter results. The quarter was characterized by reduced costs, increased revenue and significantly improved on-time performance. The net loss was NOK 1,489 million, whil...

Profitable growth of MTU Aero Engines in the first quarter of 2019

MTU Aero Engines reported increased revenues and earnings as well as that business prospects remain positive. In the first quarter of 2019, MTU Aero Engines AG saw its revenues  inc...

Biz Jet Markets Are Giving Back 2018 Price Increases

The used business jet market is in flux as a result of political uncertainties, increased availability of good pre-owned inventory, and limited access to pre-buy inspection facilities due to a higher...