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1 November, 2021 – IBA, the leading aviation data and advisory consultancy, has expanded its ESG compliance offering by becoming an external reviewer aligned with the Guidelines for Green, Social, Sustainability, and Sustainability-Linked Bonds External Reviews published by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). As the first aviation-focused external reviewer, IBA will now be able to provide its clients with the second party opinion, and verification, that they are following the External Reviews’ Guidelines when implementing ESG-focused financial products. These include Green and Social Bond Principles, the Sustainability Bond Guidelines, and the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (available on ICMA’s website). This will enable IBA to provide support and guidance to its client organisations, such as banks and other sources of finance, aircraft lessors and airlines, in conducting ESG-focused fleet and financial planning, and in ensuring compliance with their ESG programmes. External Review services provided by IBA are also described in the Overview of the External Review Service Mapping on ICMA’s website. Phil Seymour, President of IBA, says: “ESG compliance is an integral goal of organisations in the aviation and related sectors and, as an external reviewer, IBA can help them deliver these important commitments.” IBA’s position as an external reviewer is the latest in a series of services it has rolled out to provide the aviation community with authoritative, independent insights and guidance on the environmental footprint of their operations. Earlier this year, it launched a Carbon Emissions Calculator (CEC) which is now used by companies across the aviation sector for independent carbon emissions analysis. The CEC is the first of its kind, and integrates IBA’s proprietary fuel-burn assessments with real-world flights and fleets data from its InsightIQ intelligence platform. It is the only finance-focused carbon modelling tool currently available that enables users to calculate and compare the emissions of airlines and lessors, entire aircraft fleets and regions over different periods of time, in addition to supporting analysis of specific commercial aircraft models and routes. About IBAIBA has over 30 years’ experience in delivering independent, expert business analysis and data on the aviation sector. Established in 1988, it provides a wide range of services including InsightIQ, a one-stop intelligence platform combining speed, accuracy, visual analytics and intuitive navigation IBA advises prominent investment funds and banks, aircraft leasing companies, operators, manufacturers and MROs. In January 2021, IBA was named ‘Appraiser of the Year’ by Airline Economics. For more information, visit www.iba.aero.IBA media contactsCharlie Hampton / Alisha PyzerEmail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: +44 (0)7884 187297 / +44 (0)7557 528922 About IBAIBA has over 30 years’ experience in delivering independent, expert business analysis and data on the aviation sector. Established in 1988, it provides a wide range of services including InsightIQ, a one-stop intelligence platform combining speed, accuracy, visual analytics and intuitive navigation IBA advises prominent investment funds and banks, aircraft leasing companies, operators, manufacturers and MROs. In January 2021, IBA was named ‘Appraiser of the Year’ by Airline Economics. For more information, visit www.iba.aero.IBA media contactsCharlie Hampton / Alisha PyzerEmail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: +44 (0)7884 187297 / +44 (0)7557 528922 International Capital Market Association (ICMA) ICMA promotes well-functioning cross-border capital markets, which are essential to fund sustainable economic growth. It is a not-for-profit membership association serving around 600 member firms in 60 countries. Among its members are private and official sector issuers, banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, market infrastructure providers, central banks & law firms. It provides industry-driven standards and recommendations, prioritising four core fixed income market areas, primary, secondary, repo & collateral and sustainable finance. ICMA works with regulatory and governmental authorities, helping to ensure that financial regulation supports stable and efficient capital markets. www.icmagroup.org@ICMAgroup The Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles The green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond market aims to play a key role in funding projects that contribute to environmental sustainability or/and socio-economic challenges globally. The Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (the “Principles”) promote integrity in this market through guidelines that recommend transparency, disclosure and reporting. The market initiative supporting the Principles consists of over 400 members and observers. Members are institutions that have issued, underwritten, placed, or invested in a green, social or sustainability or sustainability-linked bond. Members elect the Executive Committee, decide on changes to governance, and provide input to updates to the Principles. Observer status is designed to welcome organisations that are active in the field of sustainable finance, such as but not limited to NGOs, universities, auditors, and service providers, or are not yet active in the market. Observers are included in consultations regarding updates to the Principles and participate in working groups. The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) operates the Secretariat for the Principles and provides advice on governance and other issues. https://www.icmagroup.org/sustainable-finance/membership-governance-and-working-groups/
18th November, 2021: IBA, the award-winning aviation data and advisory company, has today unveiled major upgrades to InsightIQ - its aviation intelligence platform. These include significant enhancements to its industry-leading Carbon Emissions Calculator (CEC), including advanced carbon reporting and analysis for fleets and asset portfoliosFollowing the launch of the CEC in March 2021, IBA consulted with over 100 companies from all aviation sectors to understand their current and future needs for carbon reporting and analysis. This has enabled IBA to enhance its platform with new functionality that specifically addresses the requirements of current and prospective InsightIQ customers across the aviation industry and beyond. IBA’s InsightIQ version 1.6 now enables users to build and compare scenarios for real and hypothetical fleets – providing the most accurate analysis of airline and competitor emissions. The InsightIQ update also allows users to forecast reductions in fleet carbon emissions utilising the CEC - the world’s most advanced and accurate commercial aviation carbon emissions tracking model.This latest InsightIQ upgrade now also provides IBA’s aviation intelligence in Japanese, Mandarin and Chinese. InsightIQ is the first and only aviation data programme currently available to offer these global translations, with additional languages to be added in the coming months.InsightIQ’s new features now enable professionals across all sectors to access a comprehensive range of new insights. These include: For Aircraft Lessors: Demonstrating to investors, banks and operators how their fleet renewal programme will positively impact their carbon footprints Understanding the quantum of offsets required to reduce carbon emissions by specific amounts Providing independent metrics to support green financing and access lower costs of capital For Banks: Reporting on carbon emissions within their loan books and modelling new deal impacts on their portfolio Meeting reporting requirements and loan monitoring for ESG compliance Providing equity and credit analysts with a comprehensive market overview including per airline and lessor comparisons to evaluate ESG considerations For Airlines: Modelling fleet scenarios to understand and forecast the emissions impact from fleet evolution and emerging technology Sense checking sustainability reports and utilising the CEC as the independent basis for reporting for smaller airlines who don’t have their own reporting capability Benchmarking against peers using a consistent, independent and accurate methodology For Aviation Investors: Evaluating and demonstrating carbon emissions from their investments Monitoring annual investments for ESG compliance and checking actual performance compared to management stated intentions Providing deal specific carbon information, alongside benchmarking and assessment This upgrade to InsightIQ provides the industry’s latest and most accurate CO2 emissions tracking to date. This has been illustrated by recent data from InsightIQ’s Carbon Emissions Calculator (CEC) that highlights trends in overall CO2 emissions reductions at International Airlines Group (IAG)*.CO2 emissions data from InsightIQ’s CEC was on average accurate to operator figures with an average variance of just 1.28% in 2018 and 2019.IBA’s latest figures show that IAG achieved a 12.3% reduction in carbon emissions across the entire fleet between 2019 and 2021 on a per-seat per-mile ‘PSPM’ basis. This represents a strong performance compared to a global CO2 reduction of 2.3% in the same period. The global CO2 PSPM average in September 2021 was measured at 145g, whilst IAG’s measured at 144g. IBA’s CEC also demonstrates how British Airways has seen a 26.2% reduction in CO2 emissions on transatlantic flights since 2019, making BA the second most improved airline in the reduction of CO2 emissions from transatlantic flights globally.Ian Beaumont, Chief Executive Officer of IBA, said: “Our clients need to show direction of travel and be able to confidently project the impact of fleet retirements and new aircraft coming into service. The CEC now not only tracks historical emissions accurately but also allows clients to project future emissions and model different scenarios. Being able to provide a clear message on the path of future emissions is key to communicating with their stakeholders.”IBA’s upgrade marks the sixth set of enhancements to the InsightIQ platform since its launch in November 2020. Since then, IBA has seen accelerating subscriptions to the platform, from leading organisations in the aviation and related industries including Societe General, AVIOCAP, Floreat, CDB Aviation and many more.Beaumont added: “These CEC enhancements show our commitment to continued InsightIQ development as we build in our clients’ wish list for new and unique functionality in a single, integrated, web-based package.”More information about IBA’s InsightIQ is available here. Notes to Editors Images Download image of the IAG and InsightIQ comparison chart here. Further comment / interviews Ian Beaumont, Chief Executive Officer of IBA, is available for interview to offer further comment and insight. About IBAIBA has over 30 years’ experience in delivering independent, expert business analysis and data on the aviation sector. Established in 1988, it provides a wide range of services including InsightIQ, a one-stop intelligence platform combining speed, accuracy, visual analytics and intuitive navigation IBA advises prominent investment funds and banks, aircraft leasing companies, operators, manufacturers and MROs. In January 2021, IBA was named ‘Appraiser of the Year’ by Airline Economics. For more information, visit www.iba.aero.IBA media contactsCharlie Hampton / Alisha PyzerEmail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: +44 (0)7884 187297 / +44 (0)7557 528922
IBA has outlined a divergence in value trends between narrowbody and widebody aircraft driven by a surge in domestic travel in certain markets, but continuing low levels of international travel globally.
IBA forecasts that deliveries of new aircraft won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2025. Just 747 aircraft were delivered in 2020, and IBA forecasts deliveries will rise modestly to around 1,100 in 2021.
IBA, the leading independent aviation analytics and advisory company, has been crowned Appraiser of the Year 2021 in the prestigious Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards. This is the third time in four years, and the fourth time to date, that IBA has secured the title, having previously won in 2012, 2018 and 2020.
- ETS covers only 11% of commercial aviation emissions in 2020 - - Premium seating and older aircraft impact emissions efficiency - Independent carbon emissions analysis for airlines and lessors, aircraft portfolios and regions is now easily accessible following the launch today of a Carbon Emissions Calculator (CEC) by the leading aviation data and advisory company IBA.
The aircraft engine market is showing early signs of recovery from the worst effects of the Covid-19, but is not set to return to pre-pandemic levels until the mid-2020s, according to leading aviation data and advisory company IBA.
Demand for freighter aircraft continues to grow strongly as a result of Covid-19, but values and lease rates remain suppressed by an oversupply of feedstock aircraft, according to leading aviation industry consultant IBA.
New generation widebody and narrowbody aircraft have seen only modest declines in their market values despite the enormous challenges of Covid-19, according to leading aviation industry consultant IBA.
- Significant changes in OEM order and delivery shares, storage levels, market levels and lease rates - The advent and rollout of vaccines will start to drive a partial recovery in the aviation sector in 2021, but with significant variance between global regions, according to new data from IBA.
17th December, 2020 – The long term value of commercial aircraft engines is set to withstand the worst effects of Covid-19, according to new data from IBA. In a recent webinar entitled How To Build Resilient Engine Management Programmes For The Road To Recovery, the leading aviation data and advisory company outlined how engines are set to show long term value retention.
- Airlines remain loss-making, but some quarter on quarter improvements - - Fleet exits continuing, but younger aircraft value drops limited - - Modest recovery in some domestic markets, but load factors low - - OEM production rates constrained, with MAX return set to shift market dynamics -
2nd November, 2020: IBA, the leading aviation data and advisory company, today announces the launch of its new one-stop aviation intelligence platform, InsightIQ. The platform combines speed, accuracy, visual analytics and intuitive navigation to deliver actionable insight from comprehensive, integrated aviation data.
- Widebody engine values drop by up to 50% - 12th October 2020: The collapse in demand for air travel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant decline in engine values, with a knock on effect on engine MRO, according to data from leading independent aviation consultancy, IBA.
- Airline commercial aircraft fleet drops $60 billion in value - 7th October, 2020: There is a growing divergence between aircraft base and market values as the global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic drive down demand, according to data from leading independent aviation consultancy, IBA.
- Incident-free return to service crucial for 750+ MAXs currently on ground - 18th September, 2020: The commercial aircraft leasing market is set for considerable turmoil in 2021 with over 1,000 aircraft set to be returned to lessors without clear options for onward placement.
- Spend set to be less than half of US $90bn forecast -- Engine shop visits and spend taking the biggest hit -- Need for innovation and flexible maintenance programs has never been greater -- Lower cost options such as PMA expected to be in demand - 4th August, 2020: With MRO industry revenues directly related to aircraft utilisation, 2020's total MRO spend will be less than half of the approximately $90bn forecasted, according to the leading aviation data and advisory company IBA in its Changing Landscape of the Aftermarket Industry Webinar.
- Aircraft deliveries less than 50% of 2019 levels -- Almost 500 narrowbody cancellations - 90% for Boeing 737 MAX - 23 July, 2020: Over 800 aircraft have been identified as subject to exit from their current airline fleets, according to the leading aviation data and advisory company IBA in its Mid-Year Market Update.
8th July, 2020: IBA, the leading aviation data and advisory company, has adjusted its market values for all commercial passenger aircraft types across the widebody, narrowbody, regional jet and turboprop categories to reflect the impact of Covid-19.
20th May, 2020: IBA, the leading, independent aviation consultant, has highlighted the very high levels of current demand for air cargo in the current Covid-19 environment, but painted a more conservative picture of long term demand for certain aircraft types.
29th May, 2020: IBA, the leading independent aviation consultancy, is optimistic about the resilience of regional jet and turboprop aircraft values, but expects value and lease performance to vary based on secondary market supply for specific models.
Slow aviation recovery in China points to longer term global fleet grounding 17th April, 2020: With almost two thirds of all aircraft financed by asset backed securities (ABS) now grounded due to the COVID-19 crisis, receipts of both aircraft rental and maintenance payments are likely to fall, according to leading aviation consultants IBA in a report today.
Huge losses expected for airlines but ABS defaults unlikely Aircraft lease rates and values forecast to fall 2nd April, 2020: Downgrades are expected to the credit ratings of airlines' aircraft asset-backed securities (ABS) as they struggle to meet the challenges of COVID-19, according to leading aviation consultants IBA and Split Rock Aviation in a report today.
London / Dublin / Tokyo, March 11th 2020: IBA Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Beaumont to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IBA Group effective from 11th March 2020. Phil Seymour, IBA's former CEO will continue to serve as Company President.
London / Dublin / Tokyo / Los Angeles - January 21st 2020: IBA Group, the awardwinning specialist aviation consultancy, has won the coveted Appraiser of the Year 2020at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 awards held last night. This is the second time inthree years that IBA has won this prestigious award, having previously won in 2018, andis testament to its best practice and strategic focus. The firm was voted for by industrypeers in the aviation banking, leasing and brokerage sectors in recognition of itsindependent valuation expertise and significant depth of experience.
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