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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Castlelake’s Seventh Aircraft Portfolio Transaction

Kroll Bond Rating Agency assigned preliminary ratings to two classes of notes issued by Castlelake Aircraft Structured Trust 2021-1, an aviation ABS transaction. This transaction represents Castlelake’s seventh aircraft portfolio transaction, each of which were rated by KBRA. read more

Avolon Predicts Growth in Aircraft Leasing to Finance Airline Fleet Renewal in 2021

In its 2021 outlook paper, Avolon forecasted that two-thirds of new passenger aircraft deliveries will be financed by lessors, with the airline funding gap closed through lessor placements and sale leasebacks. read more

Forbes Ranks Air Transport Services Group No. 71 Best Small-Cap Company

Forbes named Air Transport Services Group one of the 100 Best Small-Cap Companies of 2021. Forbes published the list on Dec. 4, with ATSG ranking No. 71. read more

Griffin Global Asset Management Hires Hild as SVP, Lynch and Lombardi as VPs

Griffin Global Asset Management, a commercial aircraft leasing and alternative asset management business, hired Eric Hild as senior vice president and Patricia Lynch and Michael Lombardi as vice presidents. read more

Avolon Executes 31 Lease Transactions in Q4/20

Avolon executed a total of 31 lease transactions in Q4/20 consisting of new aircraft leases, follow-on leases and lease extensions, and delivered a total of 21 new aircraft in the quarter to seven customers and transitioned three aircraft to follow-on lessees. read more

Air Lease Reports $1.1B in Aircraft Investments in Q4/20

Air Lease reported that it delivered 10 new aircraft from its order book and purchased and leased back 14 aircraft in Q4/20. Air Lease’s aircraft investments in the quarter totaled approximately $1.1 billion. read more

Ares and Industry Veterans Launch Vmo Aircraft Leasing

Ares Management and aviation industry veterans Bob Brown, Sean Sullivan and Will Hudson launched Vmo Aircraft Leasing, a company to acquire and lease commercial aircraft. read more

AerCap Prices $1B Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes

AerCap Ireland Capital Designated Activity Company and AerCap Global Aviation Trust, which are each wholly-owned subsidiaries of AerCap, priced their offering of senior notes, consisting of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.75% senior notes due 2026. read more

AerCap Signs $8.3B in Transactions in 2020

During 2020, AerCap signed financing transactions for approximately $8.3 billion and signed lease agreements for 97 aircraft. The company also purchased 36 new aircraft and executed sale transactions for 46 aircraft. read more

Icelandair Enters Sale/Leaseback Agreement with SKY Leasing

Icelandair entered into an agreement with Sky Aero Management (SKY Leasing) regarding a sale and leaseback of two Boeing 737 MAX9 aircraft. The aircraft are expected for delivery in Q2/21. The lease period for each aircraft will be 12 years. read more

Aero Capital Solutions Closes $413MM Aviation Investment Vehicle

Aero Capital Solutions closed on its second aviation investment vehicle with total aggregate equity commitments of $413 million. read more

Aircraft Leasing Funds Lose Investors as Valuations Plummet

The Wall Street Journal reported that investors have gone sour on specialty aircraft leasing funds. read more

Almada to Launch Aircraft Leasing Venture

Aviator reported that Toronto-based private-equity firm Almada will launch a new aircraft leasing company of the same name, backed by a C$80 million investment. read more

KBRA Provides Overview of Aircraft Leasing Sector

Kroll Bond Rating Agency released its 2018/2019 overview of the aircraft leasing industry and notes it expects a “highly competitive landscape in the aircraft leasing business.” read more

Dragon Aviation Leasing Appoints New CEO

Dragon Aviation Leasing appointed Gang Li as chief executive officer. Li was previously with AerCap as chief accounting officer. read more

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