Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory

Leading aircraft lessors, airlines, lenders, and investors rely on the Alton Aviation Consultancy team for our acumen, experience, and client-focused approach across the industry spectrum.

Proven Expertise

  • Market and financial analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Buy-side and sell-side due diligence
  • Channel and management checks
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Aircraft underwriting and modeling
  • Credit and industry analysis
  • Mergers and acquisitions support
  • Aircraft selection and order negotiation
  • Pricing and risk analysis
  • Aircraft appraisals
  • Asset management
A Broad Range of Investments

  • Aircraft leasing start-ups
  • Relaunches
  • Investment funds
  • Joint ventures
  • Structured financings
  • Trading transactions
  • Portfolio sales
  • Asset-backed securitizations
  • Whole-company merger and acquisitions
Assets of Every Type

  • Commercial fixed wing
  • Rotary wing (helicopters)
  • Commercial passenger, cargo/freighter, charter, VIP
  • Aircraft, airframes, engines, rotables, consumables/expendables
An Exhaustive Approach

Alton Aviation Consultancy professionals have provided advisory services on many of the industry’s largest finance and leasing transactions, with aircraft at every stage of the life cycle.

We frequently begin with market analysis, using a range of proven, proprietary tools and frameworks. From there, we offer critical support at every step of the transaction and beyond:

  • Pricing support, including lease cash flow forecasts and lease encumbered valuations
  • Residual value projections grounded in reality and derived from statistical analysis
  • Maintenance support evaluations to project the expected condition and maintenance cash flows during and beyond the current lease
  • Comprehensive airline (or other counterparty) credit risk assessments, including asset analysis and strategy within the operator’s fleet, sovereign considerations and other critical factors
  • Support for investment decisions through channel and management checks or buy-side or sell-side due diligence
  • Aircraft appraisals and valuations by ISTAT-certified appraisers, leveraging proprietary databases and resources
RECENT INSIGHTS
01 Dec 21
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Airlines,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors,   Business & General Aviation,   Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers,   Airports,   Technology / Mobility

The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility: Implications on Financing in the Aviation Sector

By Alan Lim,   Joshua Ng   |   Presentation

In the second of a series of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) white papers, Alton focuses the spotlight on the aircraft finance industry. In commercial aviation, aircraft lessors own approximately 50%...

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15 Nov 21
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Airlines,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors,   Business & General Aviation,   Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers,   Airports,   Technology / Mobility

The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility

By Alan Lim,   Joshua Ng   |   Presentation

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) has been a hot topic in the aviation industry. Significant investments have been made as technology, societal trends and ESG goals converge to make AAM a...

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01 Oct 21
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory

Low Visibility and Persistent Turbulence: The State of Commercial Aviation and Aircraft Leasing

By Adam Cowburn,   Bradley Dailey,   Ganesh Nair,   Jian Zhu,   John Mowry,   Joshua Ng,   Laetitia Achille,   Leah Ryan   |   Article

Low Visibility and Persistent Turbulence. The situation in the commercial aviation industry has continued to evolve with the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic that has dominated life since early 2020. As of...

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14 Sep 21
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory

Introduction to Aircraft and Engine Asset-Backed Securitizations (ABS)

By John Mowry   |   Presentation

At a recent ISTAT Learning Lab session, Alton Aviation Consultancy managing director John Mowry, alongside Evan Wallach, President & CEO of Global AirFinance Services presented an introduction to aircraft and...

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14 Dec 20
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors

Covid-19: Implications for lessors

By Bradley Dailey,   Jian Zhu,   John Mowry,   Katya Bulatova,   Laetitia Achille,   Leah Ryan   |   Article

NEW YORK - December 14, 2020: Commercial aviation continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with scheduled flights down 46% in the second week of December 2020. At...

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