The leading aviation consultancy

Voted Appraiser of the Year 2022, our fifth 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, Insight, our teams will work to inform decisions, opportunities and moderate risk. We support smart acquisition, divestment and management decisions.


How we can help

Leasing, Managing Aircraft and Engines

Aviation as an Investment

Operating Airlines

Banks and Other Financial Institutions

Aviation Litigation for Lawyers

MRO Support

Aviation Intelligence and Analytics

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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.

Asset Management

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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.

Aircraft Under Management

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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.

Remarketing & Transitions

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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.


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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.

Litigation Support

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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.


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Introducing IBA Insight & IBA NetZero – aviation finance's one-stop shop for intelligence. You need quick, intuitive access to the most accurate commercial aviation data. Our products are designed to provide you with seamless and simple analysis, prompting better asset decisions, enhanced risk management, and a full understanding of aviation decarbonisation strategies.


Latest Insights

IBA  Analysis: High oil and kerosene prices contribute to collapse of Flyr
News & PR01Feb

IBA Analysis: High oil and kerosene prices contribute to collapse of Flyr

 Norwegian low-cost airline Flyr has entered administration just 18 months after starting operations. IBA Insight reveals that Flyr (which translates from Norwegian as ‘to fly’) operated a fleet of 12 leased aircraft (6 x Boeing 737 NG and 6 x Boeing 737 MAX). Seven of these were owned by Air Lease Corporation.     Flyr was a very seasonal operation, with its top city pairs featuring summer flights between Oslo and Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona and Rome, as well as domestic flights within Norway.       The airline cut its capacity over the winter of 22/23 to save costs, but ultimately failed to raise the required financing to continue operations. Flyr’s demise follows shortly after the collapse of British regional airline Flybe.    This shows us that it is not easy to remain cashflow positive in the weaker winter months, during a high oil price environment. It also makes the strong profits reported by Ryanair in Q3 even more impressive.    Kerosene prices come back to bite weaker operators.  Jet kerosene prices remain very elevated at USD 1,153 per metric tonne, in part due to a very wide crack spread caused by a lack of refinery capacity. The last time we saw such high kerosene prices was in 2008, just before the Global Financial Crisis. This period saw a similar playbook, with weaker players exiting the market, thereby reducing market capacity and giving other airlines more pricing power to cover higher fuel prices.      IBA remains positive on the general aviation recovery presented in our Outlook for in 2023, but we anticipate further failures and airline consolidation to occur amongst some of the weaker players in the coming weeks.  

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