IBA Insight

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IBA Insight is a comprehensive, integrated aviation data and analytics platform for identifying opportunities and risks across aircraft assets, operators, and lessors.


Access IBA's vast aircraft fleet, flight, values, trends, and liquidity data through one cutting-edge, easy-to-use platform.


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Over 165,000 aircraft events added annually


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IBA Insight offers the aviation data and analytics you need to make faster decisions with confidence. Combining accuracy, visual analytics, and intuitive navigation in a fully browser-based and integrated system, our platform delivers worldwide aviation intelligence at the touch of a button.


With our proactive global fleet monitoring functions, users can also receive curated insights, alerts, and live updates directly to their mobile phone via push notifications from the IBA Insight app.


We combine over 70 years of proprietary commercial aircraft and engine data with our award-winning valuations, flight schedule information, aviation carbon emissions modelling and airline analytics.

IBA's Engines Explained: The Outlook
Webinars18Apr 2024

IBA's Engines Explained: The Outlook

This webinar, moderated by Mike Yeomans, and featuring Kane Ray and Jamie Davey, discusses the latest trends in the aviation engine market, highlighting the impacts of increased demand for air travel and OEM/MRO supply chain bottlenecks on aircraft engine values.   Summary Much like the aircraft they power, the trend is for spare engines with existing leases to be extended due to the service extension of current-generation aircraft, increased shop visit demand, new-generation engine quality issues, and a lack of spare parts.   These challenges have caused rises in market values and lease rates with IBA identifying evolving trends for supporting future rises. One of these trends is the expected demand for engine shop visits in the coming years. Lease rates have largely recovered to pre-COVID levels, with the CFM56-7B engine and the V2500-A5 engine families being notable movers. The panellists also discussed the shift in the trading market, the wide-body market, new-generation engine values, and the regional market.   Speakers Mike Yeomans, Director - Valuations and Consulting, IBA Kane Ray, Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket, IBA Jamie Davey, Manager - Engines & Parts, IBA   Key Takeaways Aviation Engine Demand Surge: The aviation engine market is experiencing a surge in demand due to increased air travel and the impact of COVID-19, leading to a rise in lease extensions due to a lack of engine supply. Engine Supply Shortage Factors: Factors such as increased shop visit demand, new generation engine quality issues, and a lack of spare parts in the MRO world are causing a shortage in engine supply. Increasing Market Values: Despite the challenges, market values are increasing due to the lack of supply, with even slower-to-recover segments such as the widebody market now experiencing demand, i.e. the General Electric GE90-115B powering the Boeing 777-300ER. Rising Engine Shop Visits: Engine shop visit demand is on the rise, with the narrowbody fleet expected to see further increases in the upcoming years. Recovered Lease Rates: Lease rates have recovered to pre-COVID levels for many engine variants, with engines like the CFM56-7B and the V2500-A5 seeing lease rate increases. Mature Engine Demand Increase: In both narrowbody and widebody markets, service extensions for mature aircraft have led to some significant increases in market values. This is most evident for mature engine variants with existing passenger fleets. Turboprop Engines Demand: The regional market is experiencing an increase in demand for turboprop engines, impacting market values and lease rates, with operators trying to find lift wherever possible.   "The (engine) leasing market is currently experiencing a lot of lease extensions due to a lack of engine supply, particularly for current generation engines. This lack of supply is being caused by factors such as increased shop visit demand, new-generation engine quality issues, and a lack of spare parts in the MRO world. Despite these challenges, market values are increasing due to the lack of supply.”       Watch On-demand   Click here

Aircraft Values & Lease Rates: February 2024

Aircraft Values & Lease Rates: February 2024

Where are aircraft values and lease rates going in 2024? The general sentiment for 2024 is that values and leases will continue to soar throughout 2024 with this movement attributed to several industry factors. This includes the current tight supply, driven by lease extensions, current engine reliability issues and a lack of new aircraft deliveries.   In our aviation market update webinar for Q1 2024, IBA's specialist aircraft valuations and appraisal team shared the latest updates for commercial narrowbody and widebody aircraft values. Here’s how the individual aviation asset classes have performed over the last year and the forward outlook for this year. Narrowbody Aircraft Market values     Source: IBA Insight & IBA Research (Percentages represent change in value over previous 12 months)   There has been a growth in new generation narrowbody aircraft values, particularly for the 737 MAX 8 and the A320neo models, which are closely matched in terms of Market Value.  Specific aircraft valuations are influenced by aircraft specifications such as Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) and engine thrust, along with the nature of the transaction and the motivations of the participants, leading to potential variations. After robust gains in 2023, there is an optimistic outlook for continued growth in 2024, extending to both the A320ceo and the 737NG.   In the mid-life narrowbody aircraft segment, there has been a significant increase in aircraft values throughout 2023, with further gains projected for 2024. This suggests a sustained progression. Operators are demonstrating interest in older aircraft, even those in less-than-ideal conditions, as they strategically acquire assets from the secondary market with plans for subsequent investments in their serviceability. This trend reflects a proactive approach from airline operators, as they anticipate future returns on their investments. Lease rates   Source: IBA Insight & IBA Research (Percentages represent change in value over previous 12 months)   Narrowbody aircraft lease rates have been characterised by a significant upward trend in 2024, particularly for the 737 MAX 8 and A320neos. IBA forecasts an increase to $410,000 per month by July 2024, signalling substantial growth.  The A321neo specifically is experiencing a surge, with lease rates already in the mid-$400,000s range expected to increase as the year progresses. This is partly driven by tight supply, due to ongoing production rate recovery, and the elevated interest rate environment.   In the mid-life segment, lease rates have also seen a robust increase, especially for the A320 family (A320 and A321), with mid-life examples registering over 20% annual growth in some cases. The grounding of GTF-powered aircraft and operators extending leases to cope with supply constraints in the secondary market has fuelled this growth in lease rates. While this has caused lease rates for the A320ceo to approach parity with the 737-800, the rate of growth is anticipated to cool off, as the year progresses, reaching a plateau in the middle of the year. Lease rates for mid-life aircraft are climbing, from above $200,000 to the mid-$200,000s range.     Widebody Aircraft Market values Source: IBA Insight & IBA Research (Percentages represent change in value over previous 12 months)   In the widebody segment, we have identified a recovery in the market values of current-generation aircraft, that is expected to continue into the middle of the year. Notably, A350-900 values are closing in on those of the Boeing 787-10, erasing the latter’s premium. The continuing recovery in widebody aircraft values also mirrors the trends seen for narrowbody aircraft last year. The flurry of orders, especially for the A350 and Boeing 787, echoes the strong demand witnessed in the narrowbody segment, and while the values have not fully returned to pre-pandemic levels, there is room for further growth into the middle of the year.   IBA has seen a robust recovery in the mature widebody segment, particularly for mid-life examples. Market values for these assets are expected to have more than doubled in 12 months by mid-year, representing one of the most substantial percentage changes in the market. Acquisitions made during the pandemic at lower prices have proven to be astute investments, given the current market dynamics. Notably, the A330 and the Boeing 777-300ER are experiencing a strong uptick in values, driven in part by the solid performance of the value of their engines, which have rebounded significantly. Lease rates   Source: IBA Insight & IBA Research (Percentages represent change in value over previous 12 months)   Widebody aircraft lease rates demonstrate a positive outlook in 2024. There has been a notable shift for A330s in 2021 and 2022 to rates now approaching pre-2019 and which are expected to surpass by July 2024. On the Boeing side, the 777-300ER is experiencing a similar upward trend, with rates moving closer to those for a typical 12-year-old aircraft in 2019 and anticipated to surpass 2019 levels by mid-year.   A significant driver of the lease rates is the scarcity of available aircraft, characterised by a market dominated by lease extensions rather than new placements. Some extensions surpass $500,000, with operators showing a strong motivation to retain their aircraft, given the limited supply of new aircraft entering the market. Transaction volumes are on the rise, particularly on the lessor trading side, indicating increased activity in the market. While lease placements may be lower as operators opt to extend and retain their current fleet, the overall trend suggests a strengthening market with an uptick in values. This positive trajectory extends to both narrowbody and widebody aircraft, highlighting a robust and evolving landscape in the widebody aircraft lease rate market for the year ahead. Summary The narrowbody and widebody aircraft market in 2024, both exhibits growth and evolving dynamics. Narrowbody aircraft, such as the 737 MAX 8 and the A320neo, are focal points for this growth, with market values influenced by various factors, including inflationary pressures and market demand. Narrowbody aircraft lease rates, driven by factors like production rate recovery, supply constraints, and operator lease extension strategies, contribute to a dynamic and evolving landscape throughout 2024. On the widebody side, the market showcases recovery, convergence in values between key models, and substantial growth in mature widebody aircraft values, emphasising the resilience and evolution of the overall market landscape.   To learn more about our latest aircraft values, including turboprop and regional aircraft values, click here to watch the full webinar.   If you have any further questions, comments, or feedback, please get in touch with Mike Yeomans.

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Aircraft Value Trends

Digestible risk assessments for aviation asset values


  • Analyse historical values, economic metrics, and leasing deals

  • Contextualise historical aircraft values with market and macroeconomic data

  • Understand the impact of external factors (e.g. oil prices, swap rates) on aircraft value

  • Profile recession events and airline failures against aircraft/engine values, and asset volumes


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  • Create liquidity analysis from associated aircraft events

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