Fleet Selection

Asset Management

Advisory and Valuations


Market Analysis and Intelligence

Fleet Selection

Transaction Advisory

Operator Risk Assessment

Litigation Support

Facilitating confident aviation fleet choices for new and current clients


IBA recognises a crucial component of successful fleet management is shrewd identification of the aviation assets that best fit your business and operational needs.


Selections affecting the aircraft and engine portfolio mix, maintenance options, financial structures and contract terms can have a significant bearing on operational costs and asset values: in use, residual and exit.



Voted Appraiser of the Year 2021


Representing our involvement in 90% of ABS structures


Transaction and Portfolio Valuations in 2019


Years of Values and Maintenance Data

Shaping aviation fleet selection, financing and management to optimise asset potential

As well as supporting global leasing companies, operators and investors to advance successful aviation portfolios and manage them for best value, we encourage new entrants to the sector, guiding them through fleet mix choice and management best practice.


Underpinned by unique asset and market intelligence accessible via InsightIQ, IBA's data intelligence platform, we share intuitive, evidence-based advice with clients current and new. We enable confident progression or foundation in the global aviation market, smoothing the way to competent fleet structure and management and boosting asset value.


Aviation fleet selection involves multiple interrelated aspects. Financial metrics including price, operating costs, lease rates, aircraft and engine liquidity and potential revenue all influence prospective outcomes. Operational attributes also need to be considered: aircraft range, payload, reliability, fuel burn and speed vary significantly between assets and demand comparison and analysis.


Understanding of a client's mission fit, our advisors combine data-fuelled aviation insights with fleet management, financing and leasing capability to guide fleet choice. Residual value, aircraft reserves and maintenance and the leasing industry's appetite all play a part.


Unsurprisingly, the greater an aircraft type's liquidity, the lower the overall finance costs since residual values will be higher and depreciation slower. InsightIQ enables our teams to strengthen a client's negotiating position through evidence-based visual analytics, complex modelling and real-time global news.


IBA has built its models to answer specific questions connected with fleet selection and costs, providing essentially bespoke solutions per client. Airlines' diverse business models, the ability to maintain aircraft in-house and OEM maintenance programs all influence asset portfolio options.


Successful fleet evaluation amalgamates:


  • Accurate data and assumptions

  • Expert, flexible modelling to capture and adjust various inputs

  • Quantitative and qualitative experience to confirm modelling results are replicable in real-world operations

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