The lease return or redelivery process is the final stage in the aircraft leasing life cycle. This phase is of great importance to the lessor and lessee as it could have significant financial and reputational implications if not managed well.
A crucial element of a successful and mutually-beneficial aircraft transaction relationship is achieving an optimum financing arrangement with acceptable risk for each transacting party. This report will explore everything to consider to achieve a well-balanced and efficient transaction.
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the aviation industry on the crest of a decade-long wave of growth. While the impact of the pandemic on aviation, aviation finance and investments cannot be understated, some of its consequences were in the making well before patient zero’s first cough in Wuhan, says Viktor Berta, ACC Aviation’s VP of Aviation Finance Advisory.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) was trending pre-pandemic before Covid-19 overshadowed it and airlines put on hold new fleet decisions or deferred deliveries. However, as the industry starts to return it is expected to come back strong.
ACC’s Director of Consulting, Rob Watts, reflects on the rise of sustainable investing, the growing importance of ESG in aviation financing and the implications for airlines and investors.
Since the onset of the pandemic, airlines have sought to tackle liquidity issues by leveraging unencumbered assets to raise the capital necessary to help them get through the downturn. One avenue in particular has gained traction among airlines that own assets and are looking to raise additional capital: a sale and leaseback (SLB).
Spreading to more than 100 countries, the COVID-19 outbreak is causing disruption on an unprecedented scale. Governments worldwide have instructed national lockdowns – and with airlines unable to fly, aviation is one of the industries being hit hardest by this global crisis.
The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has been grounded globally for almost a year. With the aircraft not expected to return to service until mid-2020, we reflect on its impact in 2019 and the potential repercussions for the year ahead.
Our relationship with personal transport is changing. Electric VTOL vehicles are almost certain to be the next big thing in aviation; but why do we need them, and how will they change the way we travel?