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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, 7...

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 i...


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...

Fitch Affirms Ryanair at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ryanair Holdings plc’s (RYA) Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) and Ryanair Limited’s senior unsecured rating at ‘BBB+’. The Outlook on the IDR is Stable. The unsecured rating covers EUR1.7bn of debt, and it is aligned with RYA’s IDR of ‘BBB+’ despite potential subordination to RYA’s approximately...

DVB Bank and aireg are developing financing options for alternative aviation fuels

DVB Bank SE  is strengthening its commitment to sustainability and has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. As both announced today, DVB Bank, as the leading specialist for international transport financing, will support the climate efforts of the aviation industry in Germany. aireg has been working on the development and market introduc...

Finnair has successfully placed EUR 200 million hybrid bonds

Finnair Plc successfully placed EUR 200 million hybrid bonds on 1 October 2015 (the “New Hybrid Bonds”). The initial coupon rate of the New Hybrid Bonds is fixed at 7.875 per cent per annum, but it will be subject to a coupon reset on each 5th anniversary of the issue date of the New Hybrid Bonds. The New Hybrid Bonds have no specified maturity date, but Finnair may exerci...

Malindo Air to lease six 737-800 aircraft from GECAS

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Malindo Airways for six new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Four of the aircraft have delivered to Malindo Air. The remaining two are scheduled for delivery in October. Malindo Air, headquartered in Malaysia, currently operates a fleet of 24...

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First airBaltic bond coupon is paid

In accordance with the bond calendar outlined in the final prospectus of the bond issue, the Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2020 has made the first bond coupon payment to its inv...