- Soaring success: Changi airport
We're all family here
The global cluster of aviation companies is becoming one tight-knit, happy family, so says a study by Frost & Sullivan.
While some airlines (cough, mumble, Ryanair) still use ruthless tactics to undercut, outgrow or buyout their rivals, most are taking the friendly approach.
According to Frost & Sullivan's report, Merger and Acquisition Trends in the Global Airline Industry, aviation companies are focusing on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a means to cut costs and improve profitability.Read more... in Talking point
- Lease rental trends
Place your bets, will we see a first flight at PAS?
It's surprising when a manufacturer announces a large aircraft order so close to a major air show, such as the one in Paris (starting 17 June). Yet, here's Bombardier announcing Ilyushin Finance Co.'s (IFC) deal for up to 42 CSeries. It makes you wonder what they have in store for us during the show.Read more... in Talking point
Evolving maintenance market for unmanned aerial vehicles
Initially developed for military purposes, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are now penetrating the commercial aviation industry. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in five years' time there will be approximately 7500 small UAVs operating in non-military areas. The increase in the use of UAVs raises issues regarding maintenance and training.Read more... in Guest Blog
Hawaiian highlights demand for the EETC
Hawaiian Airlines has become the latest airline to offer enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETC), adding to the growing number of airlines choosing this form of financing.
Scott Topping, the airlines' CFO explained that the $445m offering "opens a significant new source of future capital for Hawaiian."Read more... in Talking point
Latin America's growth rate makes it top pick for investment
Latin America will achieve an annual growth rate of 6.5 per cent and a gross domestic product of $15.14tn by 2025, analysis by Frost & Sullivan suggests.
According to its report, Mega Trends in Latin America, this rising disposable income together with a growing population, improved connectivity and increased infrastructure makes this region "one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world", and "a source of capital for companies globally".Read more... in Guest Blog
- Fuel costs: Hedge your bets
- On hold: EADS-EFW on cargo growth