Voted Appraiser of the Year 2021, our fourth win, IBA's success is built on its teams of consultants, analysts and ISTAT-qualified appraisers whose business it is to make aviation investments and assets excel. For specialist aviation data, investment guidance, valuation, technical management and legal services and expert opinion, trust IBA. Underpinned by its unrivalled intelligence platform, InsightIQ, our teams will work to inform decisions, opportunities and moderate risk. We support smart acquisition, divestment and management decisions.
IBA works with leading aircraft and engine leasing companies from around the world. Our depth of industry knowledge informs our expert advice so we can support clients through the investment cycle, inspiring confidence at every stage of their journey. From valuations, fleet selection and portfolio development to redelivery and remarketing at lease end, we accompany clients through every risk assessment and asset management activity during the life of the lease.
Aviation investment can be an intricate affair and, with significant financial stakes involved, leaving things to chance is not an option. Whether you are investing for the first time or an established player in the market, IBA can help you cut through the complexities of the asset class to better understand investment opportunities. We can work with you to support portfolio development, diversification and to meet strategic needs.
For over 30 years IBA has worked with global and regional airlines providing valuation and advisory services, aviation data intelligence and aircraft and engine redelivery support. Working collaboratively on a variety of aviation projects spanning the world, we fulfil clients' additional resource requirements and provide project management support wherever and whenever needed.
With our large team of award-winning ISTAT-qualified appraisers and over 30 years' proprietary data, IBA is a leading player in the valuations market. Working globally, we offer independent, impartial opinion and advice on the value of a range of asset types including aircraft, engines, helicopters, freighters and air cargo, landing slots and spares. Always striving to exceed clients' expectations, IBA's objective judgement supports the required security needed for loans, asset repossession, commercial development and remarketing.
We take a resourceful approach to litigation support and dispute resolution, identifying thoughtful solutions that are tailored to our clients' legal strategy. Our access to over 30 years of proprietary aviation data, regular involvement in strategic M&A and aircraft management expertise affords us regular access to the typical areas of contention between parties. IBA assists clients directly or via their legal teams across many aspects ranging from insurance related settlement for aircraft damage or loss, to disputes between lessors and lessees - often at redelivery.
We work globally to support the MRO community with research of aircraft historical performance, aircraft and engine values, maintenance cost benchmarking, shop visit forecasts and competitive analysis for all fixed and rotary wing aircraft, parts and engines.
Introducing InsightIQ, IBA's one-stop aviation intelligence platform. IBA's extensive fleet, values and market data in combination with flight data and our professional expert opinion, offers greater confidence and assurance for investments, risk profiling and monitoring of aircraft portfolios.
There are various strategies lessors can adopt to reduce their fleets’ carbon emissions and, in doing so, potentially benefit from lower financing costs, strengthen their investor relations’ story and develop a greater competitive advantage with lessees. IBA outlines two key strategies: purchasing new technology planes with lower emissions levels and committing to offsetting a proportion of the emissions their lessees generate. 1. Buying new technology planes with lower emissions Airframe and engine OEMs are working on many initiatives that will improve technology and produce more efficient and potentially carbon free aircraft, but this is evidently a longer-term proposal. In the medium term, buying new gen technology planes will potentially provide a good investor relations story, fit with many airlines long term strategies and also potentially provide a ‘Greenium’ benefit, with access to lower cost finance. 2. Offsetting proportions of carbon emissions generated by the lessee There are three offsetting options, the impact of which can be calculated using rich intelligence from the InsightIQ platform and newly launched Carbon Emissions Calculator (CEC). Voluntary offset schemes at $3/tonne High quality offset schemes at $13/tonne Buying and holding emissions allowances from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Source: IBA InsightIQ CEC Read the full case study here Based on calculations and analysis from InsightIQ CEC, we conclude that buying and holding Emissions Allowances from the EU ETS may be the most efficient carbon reduction strategy for lessors. Although upfront costs are higher, buying emissions allowances at the start of a lease and holding them until lease end is an investment. Current market expectation is that these assets will appreciate in value by 70% - 75% by 2030. Investors will therefore have an opportunity to profit from their re-sale at lease end. Emissions trading also enjoys high environmental integrity as a regulated market. To understand the maths behind this conclusion, we have created the following Case Study: Case study- Airbus A321 neo (Non-ACF/ACTs) with LEAP-1A33 Engine A lessor can commit to offset emissions as a competitive differentiator in a bid to win a lessee. Using the example of a new A321neo narrowbody bought in April 2021 for US$ 56M and offered on a 12-year notional US$ 360K monthly rental, its residual asset value will be US$ 35M at lease end. We can mine the emissions information our CEC generates to calculate the following CO2 outcomes to calculate the offset costs and impact on IRR. All Data used and displayed in this article is derived from IBA’s proprietary data platform IBA InsightIQ. If you have any further questions or comments please contact: Ian Beaumont Sign up for a demo
Geoffroy Robin Aviation Analyst, IBA Advisory and Jie Zhou, Senior Aviation Analyst, IBA Advisory, uses InsightIQ fleet and flights data to share a detailed view of HNA's current exposure and explore what the restructuring process could mean for lessors.
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