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IBA has one of the largest teams of certified senior appraisers in the industry who partner with aviation and financial sector clients globally to give independent advice on wide-ranging, complex asset valuation requirements. From strategic fleet selection, transaction due diligence, Asset Backed Securities (ABS) portfolio appraisal, and operational decision-making through to annual portfolio and financial compliance monitoring, we'll have you covered.


Don't just take our word for it; IBA was voted Appraiser of the Year in 2012, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. We understand our clients' valuation needs can be complicated, will often demand prompt attention, and may change abruptly with evolving events.


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A powerful mix of specialist valuation skills and commercial and industry knowledge; that's what sets our people apart. With access to IBA Insight's unique historical and contemporary aviation intelligence, we make an asset's essential value transparent. Impartial, flexible valuations of individual and aggregated assets can be yours at the touch of a button. Valuing aviation assets is a specialist practice that requires an in-depth understanding of global markets. Even the challenge of local or international political, economic, health, or environmental turbulence won't force our judgment off course. You can be assured our collaboration will be driven by independent data and rich, comprehensive experience.

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Valuation definitions fluctuate with external circumstances; buoyant, stable markets will produce different asset values to those during a slump or in distressed, fire sale conditions. Our experts will know which valuation definitions to apply and give clients solid, independent advice whatever the circumstances.


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Our intelligence platform, IBA Insight, offers extensive up-to-date and historical values data. You'll discover real-time global market opportunities, aircraft liquidity by class, model, and region, flight and utilisation activity, and risk profiles.


IBA's Helicopter Update: The Outlook
Webinars16May 2024

IBA's Helicopter Update: The Outlook

This webinar, led by IBA’s Kane Ray, Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket, and Rami Abdel Aziz, Manager - Helicopters, covered various aspects of the helicopter market, including finance and leasing, a global market review, EMS and offshore market outlook, and the latest helicopter values and lease rate performance.   Summary The session covered  growth opportunities in the helicopter weight segments, the trend towards multi-role helicopters, and the impact of supply chain issues and escalating costs on the heavy helicopter segment. IBA were also questioned on the potential impact of Advanced Air Mobility Technologies on the helicopter market. The webinar concluded with a Q&A, addressing questions about the differences between the helicopter and commercial aircraft leasing markets, the low leasing proportion of the helicopter market, and the standards of different helicopter segments, notably in the Medium and Super-medium helicopter weight categories.   Presenters Kane Ray, Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket, IBA Rami Abdel Aziz, Manager - Helicopters, IBA   Watch on-demand   Key Takeaways Helicopter Leasing Market Growth:The helicopter leasing market has grown from a 8-9% leased fleet to nearly 11% in recent years, with expectations to reach 15% by the end of the decade. This growth is driven by operators choosing to finance and lease their helicopters rather than purchasing them outright. Regional EMS Helicopter Demand: The demand for EMS helicopters varies by region, with North America leading the way caused by hospital and private sector needs, while in Europe, demand is driven by governmental public sector needs. Demand in  Asia is a hot topic due to continuing finance and investment opportunities. Offshore Market Challenges: The offshore oil and gas market is a significant segment for helicopter lessors. Safety requirements for helicopters serving this market are driving new orders. However, the market is also facing significant supply chain constraints and escalating costs due to high demand and shortages of essential components. Air Mobility Technology Impact: Advanced Air Mobility Technologies are expected to impact the Ultra-light helicopter segment in the coming decades. However, the impact on the helicopter market presently remains minimal. Helicopter Market Value Stability: The market value outlook for helicopters remains stable through 2025 due to factors such as sustained demand, constrained capacity, high inflation and interest rates, and ongoing supply chain issues. One improvement is that heavy helicopters still trail base values, and IBA continue to forecast a closing of this gap.   "Helicopter fleet growth is expected to outpace retirements, driven by sustained demand, constrained capacity, and high inflation and interest rates. However, the market growth remains dependent on the utilisation of existing helicopters, stabilisation of high inflation and interest rates, and to an extent, the price of oil.   The leasing proportion of the helicopter market is growing, with the percentage of leased to owned helicopters surpassing 10% and nearing 11%. We anticipate this to reach 15% by the end of the decade."

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

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