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New ownership and bright future for Monarch Aircraft Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has agreed the terms of its new ownership structure, with a transaction in which Greybull Capital LLP becomes the majority shareholder in the leading aircraft MRO provider. MAEL’s lenders PNC will continue to provide facilities and support, and many of th...

Embraer Delivers 15 Commercial and 24 Executive Jets in 3Q18

During the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer delivered 15 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 business jets, being 17 light jets and 7 large jets. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD13.6 billion. Regarding the commercial aviation market, Embraer for...


Seabury Capital Group announced the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Seabury Capital Group LLC (“Seabury Capital”) announced its role as sole investment banking advisor on the successful acquisition of a leased portfolio of 21 aircraft by Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus”). Zephyrus is a fleet management solutions provider to lessors and commercial airlines focused on mid- to end-of-life aircraft and related engine leasing and tr...

CDB Aviation Closes $700 million Secured Portfolio Financing

Facility Further Expands the Company’s Banking Partnerships Worldwide  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today that the company successfully closed a secured portfolio financing facility for $700 million, covering a fleet of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. “Diversifying...

Gulfstream officially acquires NORDAM G500 and G600 nacelle line

  Company Will Continue To Operate Line At Oklahoma Facility Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has acquired The NORDAM Group Inc. manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Gulfstream had been operating the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based line since early September as part of an agreement with NORDAM to address its July bankruptcy filing....

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Exa Corporation

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform  Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries  Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital Engineering Throughout Value-Chain  Dassault Systèmes and Exa Corporatio...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China delivers brand new Boeing 737 to Okay Airways

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has recently delivered a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its first client in China – Okay Airways.  On 21stof Se...

Virgo Investment Group Partners with ex-CIT Aerospace Executives to Expand its Aviation Business

Virgo Investment Group (“Virgo”) announced that it is expanding its aviation business via Zephyrus Aviation Capital (“Zephyrus” or the “Company”). Several former CIT Aerospace executives have partnered with Virgo to transform Zephyrus into a full-service platform and the Company is completing a large portfolio acquisition.  Zephyrus is a fleet manag...

Rostec Suggests Using Automobile Leasing Scheme to Renew Russian Helicopter Fleet

Rostec has suggested implementing the Government's idea to replace helicopters older than 25 years in Russia based on the leasing scheme. The measures can be supported by the state program facilitating purchase of new aircraft for air carriers. The suggestion was announced by Director of the Aviation Cluster of the state corporation Anatoly Serdyukov. The Russian fleet of civilian helicopte...

Vista Global acquires XOJET, strengthening its global presence with 115 owned business jets

Vista Global acquires XOJET’s fleet and commercial operations Acquisition of XOJET’s business aviation services reinforces Vista Global’s market position in North America Vista Global’s technology and worldwide reach to expedite growth at XOJET Vista Global’s asset lite solutions to fly point to point, anywhere, anytime, are now offered by two compleme...

THOMAS FLOHR LAUNCHES VISTA GLOBAL TO CONSOLIDATE FRAGMENTED BUSINESS AVIATION MARKET, SUPPORTED BY A FURTHER $200M INVESTMENT

Vista Global Holding is set to consolidate the business aviation industry Endorsed by further $200m investment from global private equity firm Rhône Group Headquartered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) The fully integrated group will offer global, all-encompassing, asset- lite services for every customer: For guaranteed access to aircraft: VistaJet’s Pr...

Safran : Very strong results for the first-half 2018 - Full-year 2018 outlook raised significantly

Adjusted data Revenue at Euro 9,506 million (including a contribution of Euro 1,516 million from Zodiac Aerospace), up 23.9% on a reported basis and up 10.1% on an organic basis   Recurring operating income at Euro 1,386 million (including a contribution of Euro 129 million from Zodiac Aerospace), up 32.6% on a reported basis and up 20.3% excluding Zodiac Aerospace   CFM56-...

Rotortrade announces solid results for the first half of 2018

The international helicopter dealer and distributor Rotortrade continues its strong growth with 12 deliveries and 9 backlogs across manufacturers, class and mission for the first half of the year. The company has also secured new exclusive mandates for 16 helicopters for the same period. Rototrade has signed 3 new Network Agreements with Mode Aviation in Guatemala, Gualter Helicopteros in Brazi...

Laudamotion Announces New 2019 Aircraft, New Livery, New Offices And Pay Rises Following Ryanair 75% Purchase

Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fare airline, announced that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from Niki Lauda in August. Laudamotion also announced a series of initiatives to support Laudamotion’s continued growth, which include: Confirmed del...

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The expansion of Embraer Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos

During the celebration of 50th anniversary, Embraer announced  US$ 30 million investment in the expansion of its Eugênio de Melo unit, in São José dos Campos. Through the construction of new facilitie...

Vietnam Airlines Flies Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

  Boeing delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines today via lease from Air Lease Corporation . The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – t...

To Fill Market Gap, Cougar Acquires Advanced Technology Aircraft

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ATR 72-600 is selected by TAROM to renew its regional fleet

TAROM,  the Romanian national air carrier, has to renew its regional fleet, to provide increased seat capacity, to low operating costs and improve environmental performance. The choice of pa...

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2015-1

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes (the “Notes”) issued by Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2015-1 (see ratings list below). P...