Investment

India to invest $680 million in drone manufacturing industry

India will invest $680 million in the drone manufacturing and components industry under the PLI scheme...


Avia Solutions secures $355 million funding for growth plans from Certares

Avia Solutions Group entered into a strategic partnership with Certares, which is to provide a €300 million investment....


Air New Zealand denied capital raise again

Air New Zealand delayed its plans to raise equity capital after the government refused to participate over economic conditions....


The race to orbit: The new SPAC rush for space startups

Space startups and SPACs spark a new gold rush in the global race to occupy the Earth's orbit....


Qatar Airways India plans face headwinds, may buy stake in IndiGo

Qatar Airways’ plans for its proposed venture in India are now in question due to the India’s restrictive foreign ownership rules. ...


Aviation still has investment perspectives?

Aircraft leasing has gone from being a niche investment category to a mainstream field, with more money, opportunities and competition. Lessors are ardent about the rising demand for aircraft, global air traffic continues to grow and as new funding sources are required to be sourced by the industry even faster. But what is the investment worthiness of the aircraft leasing market now?...


Prime Capital launches aviation debt fund

Prime Capital launched the Prime Capital Aviation Debt Fund (PCAD), a SICAV-SIF-sub-fund of Prime Capital Debt SCS in Luxembourg. The fund will invest in senior, aircraft-backed loans. With the first closing several insurance companies committed $115 million to the fund....


Is investment climate in aviation favourable for new IPOs?

Being shocked by a number of bankruptcies, for around 7 years the global aviation industry had been subject to diminished enthusiasm from investors. However, since 2016, record-low aviation fuel prices have led to more green on the airlines’ balance sheets, growing cash flows in the market and an increasingly positive outlook on the future of the industry in general. Does this mean that we should expect an increase in the number of airline...


British Airways to receive £4.5B investment

During the World Travel Market in London, the CEO of British Airways Alex Cruz announced the upcoming £4.5 billion investment to add new planes, refurbish the existing ones, and to increase availability of low fares in attempt to keep up with the increasing market pressures.  ...


Opinion: Private equity industry is becoming a spent force

The recent collapse of Monarch Airlines and the potential surrender of care home group Four Seasons to creditors may well be a sign of the times for the private equity industry. The sector is known for turning round companies, slashing costs, increasing cash flow and using debt to reduce tax and mitigate risk, but the model is now looking fragile....