Greetings from Dublin where the conferences are bigger than ever. The themes and high points flowing through from the debates and from the delegates draw a parallel with our views that 2018 will be another strong year for the market. Our Market Update report and webinar recording plus our top 12 outlook for 2018 is available to download if you are interested in understanding more on transactions, yield, traffic, OEMs and market drivers.
Another theme from Dublin is around Riskier Credits. There’s yield in risker credits, you just need to spot and manage them, make sure you clearly understand the risk and have an exit strategy. This requires taking a more detailed look at jurisdictions, the credit and the asset. Our thoughts on how to manage this can be found here.
It will be a busy year ahead for Lessors, IBA.iQ has identified 1300 lease return and extensions in 2018. If this resonates, make sure you have a decent servicer for transitions and take this opportunity to review terms if extending. Our Asset Management brochure is a useful guide on how to best approach this.
Lastly I am delighted to share that IBA won ‘Appraiser of the Year’ award at the Airline Economics gala dinner. I wanted to convey a huge thanks if you voted for us and reiterate how proud I am of the team for their outstanding work. Our valuations expertise is the cornerstone for IBA’s practices – Intelligence, Advisory and Asset Management, we are continuing to invest in both the latest technology and our people so that we provide high calibre insight that reassures clients and guides decision making.