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Fitch revises outlooks for Chinese bank lessors

Follows outlook downgrades on parent banks

Exclusive: Lessors step up for United lease deal

The Chicago-based carrier revealed amended fleet plans earlier this week

Exclusive: SIA closes inaugural A350 Jolcos

Flag carrier confirms deal to AFJ.

SMBC AC transitions repossessed Spicejet Max 8s

New lease of life with European carrier.

Carlyle Aviation agrees A320neo deal

Transaction for three aircraft, sources say.

Chinese Big Three on track for $2.3bn profit in 2024

China’s state carriers should return to profitability this year, says HSBC.

A350 operator closes financing

Airfinance Journal's Deal Tracker unveils recent financings

Skyworks sells three narrowbodies

North American network carrier retains services to arrange the sale of certain narrowbody aircraft

Exclusive: KfW IPEX Bank names new origination aviation h...

German lender has provided a variety of financings to leasing companies and airlines in its 50-year presence in the aviation market

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Inequality among airlines

What do Airfinance Journal's Airline Financial Ratings say about the industry post-Covid? The distribution curve is a long way from “normal” and is becoming less so. We see that the current number of CCC “rated” airlines still well exceeds pre-Covid levels and the number of CC “rated airlines remain 50% higher than pre-Covid

Phenomenal growth rates of Chinese economy and traffic ar...

Avitas SVP aviation consulting Adam Pilarski gives three fundamental reasons why the phenomenal growth rates of the Chinese economy and traffic are definitely over

Jolco transactions set for bright 2024 – SMFL

‘Generally, market prefers Airbus aircraft’

Secured facility will fund 2024 growth: SES 

Airfinance Journal talks to Shannon Engine Support about its inaugural secured RCF and investments in the first half. Last November the lessor closed the largest engine portfolio financing with eight banks. Chief commercial officer Tadhg Dillon points to acceleration and growth of the business over the past three years as the driver behind the engine portfolio facility