With over 400 years of combined experience within the team we act as, or reinforce, your technical experts and advise across leasing and operations, including inspections, maintenance oversight and records management.

Working as an outsourced expert, or alongside in-house resources, the team operates on aircraft of all sizes and across all stages of ownership from physical inspections to maintenance oversight, records management to continued airworthiness management and quality audits, lease return conditions to transitions and certification. We have particular expertise at conducting operator reviews and technical due diligence projects to both inform investment strategies and reassure lenders with respect to operators’ growth plans.

Expertise includes:

  • Operators reviews.
  • Technical due-diligence.
  • Contract management.
  • Fly forward analysis.
  • Maintenance and inspection programmes.
  • Storage solutions.
  • Records review and management.
  • Management of maintenance reserves.
  • Redelivery management.
  • Portfolio management.
  • Cashflow modelling.
  • Engines and inventory management.

Benefiting from the knowledge and experience of its integrated asset management and technical services group, IBA as a CAA/EASA approved organisation provides full AOC project management (to EU Ops) and contract support for start-up air transport operations. We also provide continuing airworthiness management and quality auditing to operators looking to outsource these requirements.

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Example Case Study


An aircraft leasing fund was looking to outsource the management of the fleet while it both acquired further aircraft and developed its own inhouse capacity.


IBA advised the fund on the most suitable aircraft, the best means of acquiring them and led the negotiation and management of the fleet, overseeing delivery of new aircraft, the ongoing management, dealing with maintenance reserve claims, lessor contributions and ultimately the remarketing at lease end.


Aircraft were acquired through a mixture of purchases from other lessors as well as directly originated sale leaseback transactions. As part of the process, IBA performed an inspection of the aircraft and records over a 15 day period to highlight potential issues that resulted in the negotiations to reduce the price of the aircraft by 450,000USD. IBA was fully responsible for lease reviews and negotiations of the originated deals, IBA successfully extended five of the leases, sold seven aircraft and arranged leases with new lessees on three of those aircraft.

Get in Touch

IBA Group Ltd, IBA House,  7 The Crescent,
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DY

+44 (0) 1372 22 44 88


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