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Ex-Im Backers Find Path Forward in House

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) reauthorization legislation, long stalled in the U.S. House of Representative, received a boost last week when lawmakers turned to a little-used procedure called a discharge petition to bypass the committee to bring the bill to a floor vote. The maneuver is...

Jazeera Airways Shareholders approve voluntary reduction of capital

Jazeera Airways Shareholders approve voluntary reduction of capital, and cash payouts totaling KD32.7 million before year-end, bringing total payouts in 2015 to KD52.7 million In an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders held today, Jazeera Airways shareholders approved a bo...


Fitch Affirms VA 2013-1 Class A Notes; Upgrades Class B, C & D Notes

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the class A notes at ‘A’ and upgraded class B (to ‘BBB’ from ‘BB+’), class C (to ‘BB’ from ‘B+’) and class D (to ‘B+’ from ‘B’) notes for Virgin Australia Holdings Limited’s (VAH, not rated publically) enhanced equipment notes (EEN) series 2013-1. Fitch’s ratings cover approxi...

China's Exim Bank Offers Lending Facility To Comac

China Import and Export Bank has signed an initial deal to provide a lending facility of up to CNY50 billion yuan (USD$7.87 billion) to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). The move has pushed up the Chinese state policy bank's total outstanding loans to Comac to around CNY4.4 billion yuan. Comac makes both the ARJ21 regional jet and the larger C919 which it hopes could even...

Air Tahiti appoints Falko for ATR72-500 sale

Air Tahiti has mandated UK based lessor Falko Regional Aircraft to remarket six aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program. Each of the aircraft has been operated since new by the airline and will make way for the ATR72-600 aircraft that the airline has on order. The aircraft, with MSNs 719, 731, 751, 806, 829 and 862, will be available from the fourth quarter of 2015. Air Tahiti has already...

Waypoint Leasing Signs Deals for Up To 38 More Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing today announced orders and commitments for up to 38 new rotorcraft at the Helitech show in London. In a deal agreed with Airbus Helicopters, the Ireland-based company signed to buy up to 20 H135singles over the next three years, making it the first lessor to offer the type in its portfolio. Firming up commitments made in earlier contracts, Waypoint also agreed to acquire 18 A...

Apollo Aviation Group Raises $833 million for SASOF III

Apollo Aviation Group (“Apollo Aviation”), a multi-strategy aviation investment manager, announced today that it raised $833 million for SASOF III, its third aviation fund. The amount raised is well in excess of SASOF III’s $750 million target. SASOF III, an institutionally-focused commingled private equity fund, follows on from SASOF and&n...

AirAsia shares gain eight percent after report it may be taken private

Shares of AirAsia Bhd rose to their highest in nearly two weeks after Reuters reported that the founders of Asia's largest budget airline are sounding out investors to take the company private. The stock rose as much as 8 percent in early trade to hit 1.35 ringgit per share, its highest since Sept 25, and outperforming the 0.05 percent rise in the benchmark index. Reuters had exclusively...

Airstream Concludes Nine ERJ-145 Sales in 2015

Independent aircraft remarketing company Airstream International Group has so far concluded the sale of nine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets in 2015.   The most recent sale has been two LU variants sold on behalf of Luxair to an operator in Southern Africa. Earlier in the year the company completed the sale of an LR variant to an operator in Mexico and an ER to UK operator BMI ...

airberlin starts off the fall season with stable capacity utilization

In September 2015, airberlin transported a total of 3,160,104 passengers. In light of an extensive capacity reduction by 7.2 percent, the number of passengers decreased by 6.4 percent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Analogously, the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) traveled within airberlin’s global flight route network decreased by 7.2 percent to 4.631 billion...

Global Jet Capital Buying GE Capital's Bizjet Portfolio

Business jet financing firm Global Jet Capital announced an agreement today to purchase the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately $2.5 billion of net assets. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close by year-end. As part of this transaction, the GECapital Corporate Aircraft team will join the Glob...

Chinese Fund Poised to Enter Bidding War for London City Airport

A secretive Chinese investment fund is understood to be poised to enter the 2 billionn bidding war for London City Airport. Gingko Tree, a division of the Chinese state's foreign exchange regulator, is believed tobe in talks with Australia's Macquarie about teaming up to make an offer for the East London airport. An agreement has not yet been reached with Macquarie. However, if Gi...

Worldwide Flight Services bought by Platinum Equity

Platinum Equity has today completed the acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) from LBO France, but no financial details have been disclosed for the acquisition. Platinum Equity head of European investment, Bastian Lueken, says: “We are excited about the prospects for WFS and are working with the management team to execute on the company’s long-term growth strategy.”...

Chinese, German investors set sights on Latvia's Air Baltic

Air Baltic (BT, Riga) has attracted attention from Chinese investors Latvia's State Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, Kaspars Ozoliņš, has disclosed. In an interview with Latvian Radio this week, Ozoliņš described the investors simply as owners of a variety of aircraft manufacturing firms. He added that talks took place last month during the finalization of details for a...

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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

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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...