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IBA Appointed ARJ21 Programme Appraiser By Comac

16th October, 2020: The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC, Chinese: 中国 商用⻜机有限责任公司) has appointed IBA as the appraisal firm for its ARJ21 programme. The ARJ21 is a 78-95 seat regional jet that first entered commercial service with Chengdu Airlines in 2016. Today, 34 ARJ21 aircraft are in service, operated by Air China, China Eastern […]

Demand Collapse Driving Down Engine Values And MRO Demand Says IBA

 – 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. In a recent webinar, […]

Aircraft Values In Distress Says IBA As Covid Drives Down Demand

– 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. The gap between aircraft base values – the underlying economic […]

Over 1,000 Aircraft Set To Return To Lessors In 2021 Without New Homes Says 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. In a webinar yesterday, IBA outlined how around 1,300 aircraft, including […]

2020 MRO Spend Expected To Drop By More Than 50%

– 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 […]

IBA Appoints Phil Talbot As Chief Technology Officer

July, 2020: IBA, the leading aviation data and advisory company, has appointed Phil Talbot as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Phil has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and asset management technology with substantial expertise in business analytics, data research, AI, Big Data and cloud infrastructure. He will be responsible for managing the development of IBA’s […]

Over 800 Aircraft To Exit Airline Fleets Says IBA

– 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. […]

IBA Highlights Resilience of Regional Jet and Turboprop Aircraft Values but Performance Variation Due to Secondary Market Supply

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. In a webinar entitled “Covid-19 – Regional Jet & Turboprop Aircraft Values and Lease Rates: What Are My […]

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