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Increasing role of hedge funds & equity groups

With airlines seemingly going bankrupt left and right, carriers are looking at creative ways to restructure their debts. Hedge funds and equity groups are increasingly taking more of a role in offering non-traditional alternatives for these struggling airlines by enabling a quicker restructuring through debtor-in-possession (DIP) loans. Hedge funds, which have grown to an aggregate […]

By   |  December 20, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Lease rates: narrowbody jet transport

The A320 and 737NG families remain the leaders of narrowbodies. Other models are gaining in years making them more costly to operate with maintenance requirements and poor fuel efficiencies. NWA has not announced any major plans to reduce the DC9s from its fleet, although they are getting on in age. Most reductions from Delta, Northwest, […]

By   |  October 24, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Forecast calls for incresing fuel prices

The highly active Atlantic hurricane season of 2005 has brought with it not only untold levels of destruction, but it has wreaked havoc on U.S. energy prices as well, not the least of which being jet fuel prices. As more and more airlines find themselves in unfavorable financial conditions, leaving them unable to secure futures […]

By   |  October 18, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Transmeridian ceases operations

TransMeridian (TMA) ceased operations last week following unsuccessful attempts to restructure debts, and will liquidate under Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws. Its fleet consists of 16 aircraft: four 727-200s (two of which have already been parked), five 757-200s, five MD-82s, and two MD-83s. The major lease holder of eleven of these aircraft is Pegasus Aviation. Other […]

By   |  October 3, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments

Mba’s lease rates – narrowbody jet transport

The A320 and 737NG families remain the leaders of narrowbodies. Other models are gaining in years making them more costly to operate with maintenance requirements and poor fuel efficiencies. NWA has not announced any major plans to reduce the DC9s from its fleet, although they are getting on in age. Most reductions from Delta and […]

By   |  September 30, 2005  |  Aviation oracle   |  0 Comments