Monday, 12 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 December

                                                 
EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
Irish Aircraft leasing firm up for sale, could be worth $7bn

Dublin-based AWAS has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in an auction that could value the aircraft lessor at $7 billion, including debt, and draw bids from Chinese lessors and other Asian investors, sources said. AWAS offers a portfolio of about 200 aircraft and a leasing platform through which it caters to about 90 customers such as Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways.

Milestone Aviation Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced that President Daniel Rosenthal has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Richard Santulli, GE Officer and Milestone Chairman, will leave GE but continue to serve Milestone in an advisory capacity. Rosenthal, 41, has spent most of his career in leadership positions at some of the most innovative organizations in the aviation industry. In 2009, he co-founded Milestone, the first global helicopter leasing company. He previously spent four years at NetJets, where he held various leadership roles.

Terra Firma seeks to sell aircraft leasing company AWAS worth $7 bn

European private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd has aircraft leasing company Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) put on sale through an auction that may attract bids worth $7 billion, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. Terra Firma is working with Goldman Sachs to conduct the auction and potential bidders have already been contacted, the report said.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 December

                                                 
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/

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 25/11/16 for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jeju Air.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines Ferried Shannon-Ljubljana 03/12/16 ex 9H-AEL.

F-WTDW Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Montpelier 02/12/16 still Air Mediterranee colours.

HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  24917 ASL Airlines Hungary registered at Shannon 02/12/16 ex N284AL.

VQ-BJC Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27992 Rossiya Ferried Orenburg-Shannon 03/12/16 in Orenair colours returned to Castlelake for Alba Star.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
Apollo Aviation Grows Fleet By 25%

Apollo Aviation Group announced that since the second quarter of 2016 it has contracted to purchase 27 commercial aircraft and five aircraft engines for a total gross purchase price of $750 million. All flight equipment is being purchased with leases attached to airlines in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  The 27 aircraft are comprised of 21 narrowbody and six widebody from the Airbus A319, A320, A321 and A330, and the Boeing 737-800 and B737-900ER families. The vast majority of aircraft (96%) are in-production.

Jet-leasing giant SMBC has eye on acquisitions

Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital will continue to size up potential acquisitions but Ceo Peter Barrett said the company "Won't pursue growth for growth's sake" in an interview with the Irish Indepedent adding that the sector remained strong globally, despite challenges such as Brexit that might impact locally.

SMBC Aviation says airlines in Turkey and Brazil now on level flight path

Aviation markets in Turkey and Brazil, flashpoints for political or economic uncertainty in the past year, are stabilising, a top aircraft leasing company says. Reporting a 30% increase in first-half pre-tax profit to US$142.9m. The CEO of the Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital played down recent concerns about a broader downturn in aviation markets, which some see as oversupplied.

Vnesheconombank To Fund Superjet 100 Deliveries For Cityjet

CityJet will take delivery of five more Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft in 2017. The delivery schedule was made public after a three-party memorandum was signed by the aircraft’s OEM Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), Russia’s VEB bank and Superjet International. The memorandum outlines the terms and conditions under which VEB will finance delivery of the five aircraft to CityJet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
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-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Ferried Bournemouth-Budapest 28/11/16 after paint prior delivery to become PK-CRC.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 26/11/16 prior delivery ex 9H-AEL.

EI-FTI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44759 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/12/16.

EI-FTJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44760 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/11/16.

EI-IGT Boeing 737-73V c/n 32421 Air Italy Ferried Olbia-St Athan 29/11/16 in Meridiana colours.

EI-LSY Gulfstream G550 c/n 5350 Gainjet Ireland Registered at Shannon 01/12/16 ex SX-GJJ.

M-ABKM ATR72-212A(500) c/n 699 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 23-25/11/16.

M-ABKN ATR72-212A(500) c/n 762 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 30/11-01/12/16.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Miami-Bangor-Shannon 25-26/11/16.

OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air Delivered Shannon-Cologne 24/11/16 ex EI-RUW.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 25/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

VP-BLT Boeing 757-28A c/n 28174 Azur Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon-Bangor-Cecil Airport  29-30/11/16 after interim storage on return to AerCap.

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