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Aeroflot Seeks to Exit Deal for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Aeroflot, Russia's biggest carrier, is trying to get out of an agreement to buy Dreamliners from Boeing Co. as it seeks planes and routes from a debt-saddled airline and the market struggles in recession. "We're trying to exit the deal," Chief Executive Officer Vitaly Savelyev s...

Shandong Airlines Forecasts Up to 700 Million Yuan Net Profit from Jan.-Sep.

Air China's subsidiary Shandong Airlines (SC) predicted that the net profit for the first three quarters is expected to increase by 66.04%-102.94% year on year, according to the airlin's earning forecast issued yesterday evening. The Jinan-based carrier forecast its net income f...


AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 70 Aircraft in the Third Quarter 2015

Amsterdam, The Netherlands; October 14, 2015 – AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap,” NYSE: AER) today announced its major business transactions during the third quarter 2015: Signed lease agreements for 46 aircraft, including 12 widebody and 34 narrowbody aircraft. Purchased 7 aircraft, including 1 Boeing 787-8, 1 Boeing 787-9, and 5 Boeing 737-800s. Executed sale and...

Delta reports 3Q adjusted net income of $1.4 billion

Adjusted pre-tax income(1) of $2.2 billion, an increase of $547 million year over year on a similar basis. - Adjusted earnings of $1.74 per diluted share. - On a GAAP basis, pre-tax income of $2.1 billion and earnings of $1.65 per share. - Returned $532 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for theSeptember 2015...

JetLease Capital completes CJ2 loan

JetLease Capital has arranged and completed a $2 million loan for a Cessna Citation CJ2 business jet. The jet will be based in the Midwest United States. The transaction was structured as a 7 year term loan, 15 year amortisation, 80% LTV. The client is a high net worth individual/entrepreneur engaged in the real estate industry. JetLease Capital is based at the West Palm Beach Flor...

Chinese Group HNA Wants to Buy Famous French Tour Operator

One of the largest French tour operators, FRAM group, announced Tuesday that it received a "firm offer for the acquisition of its shares" made by the Chinese group HNA and its French partner Selectour Afat. This is another big case of investment by Chinese business in France in the tourism sector, following the acquisition of Club Med by Fosun, and Louvre Hotels by Jin Jiang. FRAM...

AVIC Aircraft Forecasts 116-140 Million Yuan Loss for First Three Quarters

AVIC Aircraft Company Limited expects to suffer a loss of up to 61.67 million yuan in the third quarter, compared with the net profit of 123.34 million yuan in the same period last year, the Chinese aircraft manufacturer said on Tuesday night in its third-quarter earnings forecast. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30 will be 116-140 million yuan, compared with the net profit of...

Avolon Signs US$1.3 Billion Aircraft Deal with Hainan

Aircraft lessor Avolon committed to leasing five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines, in a US$1.3 billion deal, during the third quarter of the year. The Dublin-based company recently agreed a sale to Chinese operator Bohai Leasing for US$31 a-share, valuing the business at US$7.6 billion. In an update on Tuesday, Avolon said that it has delivered eight craft worth U...

Avolon Q3 2015 Trading Update - $350 million of new aircraft delivered in Q3

Avolon , the international aircraft leasing company, today issues an update for the third quarter of 2015 (‘Q3’). Avolon delivered eight aircraft in Q3 valued at $346 million and sold seven aircraft during Q3. Avolon’s total owned, managed and committed fleet at September 30, 2015 was 258 aircraft, an increase of 14% year-on-year. 2015 Q3 Highlights Business Activity &Os...

Societe Generale Coporate & Investment Banking Announces Appointments

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointment of Frederic Surdon as Head of Asset Finance effective immediately. This new department includes Export Finance, the Aviation, Real Estate and Shipping Finance teams as well as the Structured Solutions and Leasing teams. Based in Paris, Frederic Surdon reports to Pierre Palmieri, Head of the Global Financ...

Special Report: Aircraft Acquisition Planning and Financing

One of the ultimate attractions of business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your company’s needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright business aircraft purchase. If outright ownership isn’t right for your company’s needs, charter, fractional ownership and, to a lesser degree, aircraft leasing...

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 rarely used and even more rarely successful since it requires 218 signatures. But it was the same pr...

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 board recommendation to reduce the company’s capital from KD42 million to KD20 million through a...

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...

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