Monday, 28 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
AerCap Announces Closing of New $0.6 Billion Credit Facility

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced that it has completed the closing of a new $0.6 billion secured credit facility. The facility will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through 2017. The facility was signed to finance a portfolio of eight aircraft and matures in 2024.

Aergo Capital expands its fleet with four Bombardier planes

Aergo Capital has acquired four next-generation Bombardier craft that are on lease to Ethiopian Airlines. Aergo said that it has bought a British Virgin Islands company that owns four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines is leasing all four for the long term. An existing financing deal with Export Development Canada will stay in place.

Avolon delivers Boeing B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aerolineas Argentinas. This is the second Avolon aircraft on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas.

Avolon's Slattery wins major aviation award

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery is to be awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry' award at this year's Aviation Industry Awards.

FPG and FPG Amentum acquire one Wizz Air A321-200 for a JOL transaction

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd  and FPG Amentum Ltd. (‘FPG Amentum’), the Dublin-based aircraft leasing / management company announce the acquisition of one Airbus 321-200. The aircraft was acquired from another lessor and is on lease to Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Industry Leaders Launch AVi8 Air Capital Commercial Aircraft Leasing Company

Two aviation industry leaders announced the launching of a new commercial aircraft leasing company to be headquartered in Dublin with a commercial office in Miami: AVi8 Air Capital. Both co-founders, Ray Sisson will serve as the company’s Executive Chairman, and Ed Wegel will assume CEO duties at AVi8. The company will focus on building its fleet with the newest, most desirable narrowbody commercial aircraft, is in process with several leading global investment banks and is currently analyzing potential deals.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7416 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 13th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 2nd aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Boeing 737-800 to Ukraine International Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered a Boeing 737-800 on lease to Ukraine International Airlines. This is the third aircraft of a three aircraft transaction.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November

                                                 
Cityjet SSJ95 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EWT Boeing 757-28A c/n 29381 I-Fly Ferried Tolmachevo-Shannon 18/11/16 on return to lessor.

EI-FBK Boeing 717-2BL c/n 55182 Volotea Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Keflavik 22/11/16 for Hawaiian Airlines to become N494HA leased from BCC.

EI-FBU Airbus A330-322 c/n 120 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 22/11/16 for storage.

EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Bournemouth 17/11/16 for painting leased from AerCap.

EI-FTH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44758 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/11/16.

EI-RUC Boeing 737-86R c/n 30494 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUD Boeing 737-86R c/n 30495 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Celestial Aviation Ferried Tel Aviv-Shannon 20/11/16 after freighter conversion for Star Air as OY-SRU.

M-ABKP Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30704 Inishdawson Leasing Ferried Beijing-Seletar 17/11/16 ex B-5172.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Tel Aviv 23/11/16 in Tailwind colours.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Ferried Dusseldorf-Shannon 17/11/16 in Tailwind colours ex TC-TLH.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Avolon delivers one Boeing 787-9 to Hainan Airlines

Avolon announced on 11 November the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 aircraft to Hainan Airlines. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Hainan Airlines.

FLY Leasing Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

FLY Leasing Ltd reported third-quarter earnings of $22.9 million on revenues of $80.7 million acquirubg seven aircraft at a cost of $467 million and sold three older aircraft for a gain of $4.1 million. FLY Leasing's CEO Colm Barrington said "In the quarter we sold three aircraft with an average age of 15 years, generating a gain of $4.1 million, a 19% premium to net book value,  meanwhile, we invested $467 million in seven aircraft with an average age of about two-and-one-half years. The impact of these and earlier transactions on our portfolio metrics was significant, reducing our fleet age to 6.2 years and increasing our average lease term to 6.7 years.  FLY continues to have ample resources to fund its growth strategy with more than $1 billion of unrestricted cash, available debt capacity and unencumbered assets providing more than $2 billion of purchasing power."

Goshawk successfully issues an unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein

Goshawk Aviation Limited has completed its debut unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein issuance. Goshawk is the first aircraft leasing company and the first Irish company to access the Schuldschein market, underlining Goshawk’s growing reputation as an innovator in the aircraft leasing space. The offer was launched at $75 million, the issue was significantly oversubscribed and was increased to $95 million to meet investor demand. The issuance consists of 3- and 5-year tranches and proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The issue was arranged by Commerzbank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and NORD/LB.

Milestone Aviation Group Leases Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo to Support Petrobras' Brazilian Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced on 16 November that it has leased a Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo S.A. to support Petrobras' offshore operations in Brazil. Milestone has provided the S-92 to Omni on a flexible one-year lease to support their operations. Omni has a short-term requirement for incremental heavy aircraft to serve its customers while uncertainty remains around their Airbus H225s' return to service timeline. This is the 12th aircraft that Milestone has leased to Omni.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs four aircraft deal with Jeju Air

SMBC Aviation Capital announced on 15 November that it has concluded a deal with Jeju Air for four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the third portfolio deal that SMBC Aviation Capital has completed with Jeju Air over the past year and brings to eleven, the number of aircraft on lease to the airline. The first aircraft (MSN 35018) will deliver at the beginning of December with the additional three aircraft (MSN 37541, MSN 37540 and MSN 37543) expected to deliver before the end of March 2017.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EFP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37540 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37543 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-FVC Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOP.

EI-FVD Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOQ.

EI-SOO ATR72-212A(500) c/n 577 ASL Airlines Ireland Registered 04/11/16 ex HB-ACE.

M-ABKL ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1028 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Toulouse-Guernsey 17/11/16 ex PR-PDB.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 ASL Aviation Group Ferried Miami-Dothan 10/11/16 for freighter conversion ex ZS-SRD.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International registered at Dublin 16/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

2-ATTF Airbus A319-112 c/n 734 AerCap Ferried Amman-Dublin 16/11/16 ex YA-TTF.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus fleet Dublin 
AerCap CEO doesn't expect US election to hit aviation industry

AerCap does not believe the result of the US presidential election will disrupt growth for the aviation industry. This is because of the resilience of travel demand to other shocks in recent years, its CEO said today.  "What we do know is that over last two and a half years, we've faced an awful lot of global shocks - Ebola, Zika, the downturn in Brazil, the attempted coup in Turkey, Brexit," said CEO Aengus Kelly.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs Airbus A320-200 lease deal with Ural Airlines 

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has signed a lease with Ural Airlines for an Airbus A320-200 aircraft with Manufacturer’s Serial Number 2947. The aircraft will be delivered to Ural Airlines at the end of this month and will bring the number of aircraft placed on-lease by SMBC Aviation Capital with Ural to seven.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7368 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 12th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 1st aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal. The transaction was completed at the Airbus facility in Hamburg on 31st October 2016.

Stellwagen Announces Its Acquisition By Acasta Enterprises Inc. For US$270 Million

Stellwagen Group and Acasta Enterprises Inc., a Toronto, Canada based public company announced that the Parties have entered into definitive agreements by which Acasta would acquire Stellwagen for approximately US$270 million plus future consideration contingent on the operating performance of Stellwagen over the next three to five years, and will commit to investing US$100 million into Stellwagen Capital’s Senior Loan Company or another strategic investment. These agreements are subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval and approval by Acasta’s shareholders.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

D-ASXE Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32365 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Antalya 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXG Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32366 Sun Express Germany Ferried Antalya-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXI Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32367 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Izmir 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-AXGF Airbus A330-202 c/n 616 Eurowings Delivered Hamburg-Cologne 03/11/16 ex A7-AFM leased from GECAS.

EC-HKO Airbus A319-111 c/n 1362 Iberia Airlines Ferried Shannon-Madrid 08/11/16 after paint prior to delivery to Ernest SpA to become EI-FVG.

EI-EFW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35018 Jeju Air Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 04/11/16 for paint prior delivery in December leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

N7879A Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 03/11/16 ex EI-RUM leased from Amentum Aircraft Leasing.

SX-DIO Airbus A320-232 c/n 527 Astra Airlines Ferried Thessaloniki-Keflavik-Bangor-Goodyear 03/4-11/16 on return to lessor AerCap.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 November

                                                   
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
 
Aergo Capital appoints Lorraine Carew and Stan Barnes as executives

Aircraft lessor Aergo Capital has appointed former Pembroke Capital founder Lorraine Carew as head of commercial operations in a number of management changes. Aergo CEO Fred Browne described the appointments as significant for its business "Our continued investment in the best people underlines our commitment to the delivery of a quality service for our customers".

Aergo Capital sells one 2001 Vintage A320-200 to Blackrock Investment Management and one 1997 Vintage B737-400 to VX Capital Partners LLC

Aergo Capital has announced the sale of two (2) aircraft as the company continues to reduce the average age of its fleet.  One Airbus A320-200, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 1626, to Blackrock Investment Management, LLC – Aviation Group. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with Avion Express, who will continue to operate the aircraft. Blake Morgan acted as lead transaction counsel for Aergo Capital and KPMG acted as tax and accounting adviser. Clifford Chance acted as legal counsel for Blackrock Investment Management. Aergo sold one Boeing 737-400, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 27673, to VX Capital Partners, LLC. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with NewGen Airways, who will continue to operate the aircraft.

Avolon adds five banks to acquisition debt facilities for transaction with CIT Group

Avolon announced that it has placed 35% of the US$8.5 billion debt financing facilities, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (Morgan Stanley) and UBS Investment Bank (UBS), for the acquisition of the aircraft leasing business of CIT Group Inc. Avolon successfully placed US$2.975 billion with five banks: Barclays; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.; BNP Paribas; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; and SunTrust Bank. The placement was increased from an initial target of 30%.

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited adds six Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio from Avolon

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) announced that it has added six (6) Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio. The aircraft have been acquired as part of an eight (8) aircraft acquisition from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, and are currently on lease to UK carrier Flybe.

Goshawk deliver first of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Oman Air

Goshawk announced the acquisition of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft on long- term lease to Oman Air. The delivery is the first of a two-aircraft transaction from Oman Air’s direct order with Boeing, with the second unit scheduled to deliver in November of this year. To meet the airline’s financing requirements, the structured solution arranged by Goshawk was executed within a three-week period from mandate to delivery, demonstrating the agility and dynamism of the Goshawk team.

Standard Chartered in talks on Chinese aviation finance venture

Standard Chartered’s Dublin-based aviation finance unit is a sizable player in the global industry, with more than 100 aircraft on lease to 25 airlines is reportedly in advanced talks over a Chinese joint venture in aviation financing that will aim to help the country’s airlines pay for the $1tn of new aircraft they are set to buy in the next twenty years.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300s 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-FJY Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42272 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 01/11/16.

EI-FTC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44753 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/11/16.

EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/10/16.

EI-FTG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44757 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 02/11/16.

EI-FWC Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95111 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Dublin 02/11/16.

N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Ferried Lourdes-Bangor-Jacksonville for freighter conversion 28/10/16 ex ET-AMK.

VP-BEA Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Delivered Kaunas-Moscow Sheremetyevo 28/10/16 ex EI-VKO.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLG.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLH.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Ryanair adds five new 737s in October increasing fleet to 362 aircraft

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair added five brand new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet in October increasing the total number of aircraft to 362.

Ryanair's new 737s are leased through wholly owned Luxembourg subsidiary Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l.

The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world.

According to aircraft fleet website Planespotters.net construction numbers have been allocated to Ryanair for a further 15 Boeing 737-800 deliveries.

EI-FTA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Delivered 5 October

EI-FTB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Delivered 12 October

EI-FTD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44754 Delivered 13 October

EI-FTE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44755 Delivered 14 October

EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Delivered 29 October

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

C-FFPH Boeing 737 Sunwing returns to Canada after summer lease

                                                 
C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D Sunwing Airlines 
C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines departed Dublin Airport on Monday 31 October as TOM9857 at 1206 local to Toronto Pearson after summer lease to Thomson Airways.

During the summer season the aircraft operated an extensive sun charter programme on behalf of TUI's Falcon Holidays and Thomson Holidays to Burgas, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife South and Zakynthos.

Sunwing Airlines is based at Toronto Pearson International operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 737-800s and plans to lease 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft from Air Lease Corporation.

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