Asset Management

Enabling aviation investment and protecting existing portfolios

IBA has helped clients across the aviation industry build successful aviation asset management solutions for over 30 years. Typically managing portfolios of 50 or more aircraft, we combine specialist technical, lease, and finance expertise with unrivalled market intelligence from IBA Insight to maximise investment returns. We can support you with lease management, aircraft investment and finance, maintenance and storage programmes, lease negotiations, repossessions, aircraft redeliveries, and aircraft remarketing.

Case Study: Acquisition due diligence to purchase a large shareholding of an operating lease business

Informed investment decisions


As you will know, our ability to make an informed investment decision is greatly enhanced by having access to swift and comprehensive analysis around the key issues. When NAC took to the market to sell a large shareholding in 2015, Goldman Sachs hired IBA Asset Management as part of the preferred investor due diligence team to do just that.

Alongside KPMG, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Goldman Sachs, IBA reviewed over 100 aircraft leases. We also calculated future lease, maintenance reserve income and expenditure, as well as benchmarking current and future aircraft values and lease rates. Our information and experience were used by the due diligence team to challenge and clarify various assumptions made by the vendor that were initially presented to the investor. NAC's processes and procedures were then reviewed and benchmarked to assess their standing in the industry. IBA was present at the various management meetings as the due diligence progressed towards an investment by the Private Equity firm EQT.


The combination of IBA's market and commercial experience and data intelligence from IBA Insight, proved invaluable to the purchasers, not just as part of the due diligence process, but as the relationship continued through their investment term.

$3.25B USD

of aircraft under IBA Asset Management programmes


Aircraft and Engines Inspections in 2022


Buy Side Due-Diligence in the first 6 months of 2023


Redeliveries & Repossessions in 2022

How do we help your aviation asset and financing strategies?

Aviation investment returns rely on sound analysis and effective risk management. IBA's deep sector knowledge and experienced team help you minimise risk and maximise opportunity.


  • We partner with you to facilitate new aviation investments and safeguard your existing portfolios.

  • We understand the intricacies inherent in aircraft, helicopter, and engine assets and guide you through robust due diligence, market analysis, forecasting, and aircraft management to minimise threats for stakeholders and reduce negative risk exposure for asset investments, values, and marketability.

  • Our independence, enduring market presence, adept Analysts, and cutting-edge intelligence will empower you to achieve your goals.

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The IBA team is there to support you through every stage of the deal cycle, from market entry to aircraft redelivery.

Infograhic of the aviation investment cycle

How can we help?

Aircraft under management

IBA provides end-to-end aircraft investment and management support. From pre-lease prospects to lease end extension, renewal, or exit, we are dedicated to building long-term partnerships that support you throughout the life of your aviation asset.


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Remarketing & Transitions

We are passionate about global aviation. IBA combines global industry experience, innovative expertise, and precise insight data to help you create the most advantageous lease-end outcomes.


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Available Assets

Let us help you sell or lease an aviation asset, and browse our aircraft, engines, and helicopters for sale.


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Aircraft repossessions

You need the right support to protect and preserve the value of your assets when things go wrong. Our team has extensive experience in repossessing aircraft, engines, and landing slots around the world. Our experts will support you every step of the way to ensure the intricate process of aircraft repossession is completed as effectively and safely as possible.


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Transaction advisory

Easily navigate the complex world of aviation investments with our independent support and guidance on commercial, vendor, and operator due diligence, and aircraft valuations.


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