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  • Air Asia’s proposed $1bn data sale passes scrutiny

    The Malaysian personal data protection agency sees no obstacles to the proposed $1 billion data sale from Air Asia Group to an American lender.

  • IAG may need to raise more equity

    IAG may have to return to the capital markets in 2021.

  • BOC Aviation cancels more 737 Max orders

    Singapore-based BOC Aviation cancelled additional Boeing 737 Max aircraft orders in September.

  • MAB seeks 75% lease reductions

    Two lessors involved in negotiations with Malaysia Airlines (MAB) have told Airfinance Journal that the airline may have some success with its "audacious" request to shave up to 75% of its annual lease bill.

  • Avianca fails to overturn $240m state loan ban

    Carrier intends to press on with DIP financing plan.

  • Easyjet issues ‘creative’ RFPs

    Airline is in the market with deals that come with terms intended to maximise the value and cash for the assets, sources indicate.

  • MAB would test legal waters with UK restructuring plan

    A restructuring plan is a new regime in the UK that is similar to a scheme of arrangement but provides additional flexibility to a debtor seeking to compromise its debts due to financial difficulties.

  • Genesis Park prepares aviation acquisition fund

    The special purpose acquisition company is backed by an all-star aviation management team.

  • Moody’s downgrades Fly Leasing

    Fly has high exposure to airlines in Southeast Asia and South Asia, which represent the majority of its asset values, Airfinance Journal Fleet Tracker data shows. The lessor has many aircraft on lease to Air Asia Group and Lion Group carriers, and also to Malaysia Airlines and Garuda.

  • KBRA notes lease rate uptick on newer aircraft

    Lessors are expected to be challenged with remarketing numerous aircraft after airline defaults, which may drive lease rates downward.

  • CDB Aviation agrees United SLB deal

    CDB Aviation has agreed to purchase and lease back 12 new aircraft from US carrier United Airlines.

  • More than 1,000 leased aircraft to be returned in 2021

    More than 1,000 aircraft are expected to be returned to their bank and lessor owners without clear options for onward placement.

  • KBRA takes rating actions on 155 ABS structures

    The agency says it considered the results of its cash flow analysis, as well as the performance of the subject transactions, many of which included 'declining cash flows and delinquent or deferred lease payments' in its action.

  • Ryanair to make Max move amid crisis: Davy

    Analysts expect Irish carrier to firm up options by the end of the year.

  • S&P takes rating action on ABS deals

    Agency downgrades a number of aircraft and engine ABS structures.

  • Exclusive: SMBC AC agrees SLB for new A320neo customer

    SMBC AC supports Northeast Asian carrier's first A320neo delivery through a sale and leaseback transaction.

  • BOC Aviation, Wilmington take Spicejet to court

    BOC Aviation and Wilmington Trust have partnered to seek legal redress in a UK court over missed aircraft lease rental payments from Indian carrier Spicejet.

  • Minsheng Leasing rescues Viva Aerobus SLB deal: AFJ LATAM 2020

    Mexican carrier now assessing sources of financing for future deliveries, according to chief financial officer Jose Golffier.

  • Gol weighs government support proposal: AFJ LATAM 2020

    Chief financial officer Richard Lark tells delegates at the AFJ LATAM 2020 conference that Gol continues to work on the proposal.

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