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, retables, 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
15 Jan 19
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors

Untangling the growing web of aircraft transactions and values

By Adam Cowburn,   Adam Guthorn,   Brian Rynott,   Isobel Fenton,   John Mowry,   Laetitia Achille   |   Article

There are many factors that influence aircraft values, but these factors can be complex. In a special white paper authored for the Airfinance Journal’s 2018-2019 Annual, Alton Aviation Consultancy authored...

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26 Jun 18
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory

Busting the Myth, East & West

By John Mowry   |   Presentation

John Mowry, Managing Director, recently presented an assessment of certain characteristics of the Top 10 aircraft lessors at Ishka’s Aviation Finance Festival held in Dublin on June 26, 2018. The...

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03 May 18
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Airlines,   Aviation & Aerospace Investors,   Aerospace Manufacturers & Suppliers,   MRO & Aftermarket

Commercial Aero-Engine Market Update & Analysis

By Adam Guthorn   |   Presentation

Alton Aviation Consultancy Director, Adam Guthorn, presented an engine fleet forecast and an overview of the engine leasing market at the Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance conference in London on...

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17 Apr 18
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory,   Airlines

Aircraft Engine Investment Considerations

By John Mowry   |   Presentation

Alton Aviation Consultancy’s Managing Director John Mowry presented at Airfinance Journal’s roundtable entitled “Financing and Investing in Aircraft Engines”, held at The Peninsula Tokyo, on April 18, 2018. The presentation...

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12 Apr 18
Aircraft Leasing & Financing Advisory

Impact of Lessee Defaults on Aircraft Leasing

By John Mowry   |   Presentation

Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director John Mowry presented an assessment of the impact airline lessee defaults have on the economics of an individual leased aircraft and on a portfolio of...

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