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The shipping industry is a major contributor to harmful air pollution, generating an estimated 2.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In a global market, the maritime transport sector is depended on as a reliable and cost-effective means of transporting goods. The huge volume of shipping activity and direct impact of the industry on carbon dioxide emissions have led the shipping industry to become the focus of several new green shipping initiatives, particularly in…
The Invasion of Low-Cost Airlines The transatlantic market, typically the most lucrative aviation market in the world, is under attack. Research carried out by Telegraph Travel in conjunction with OAG, the air travel analysts, has revealed the pressure being put on traditional carriers by low-cost, long-haul disrupters. Telegraph Travel asked OAG to compare this winter’s transatlantic capacity with 2016/17. In terms of total seats on offer, British Airways remains the biggest player for flights between…
What a year it has been! At the start of 2017, Reed Smith had no aviation finance team. We have now established teams in London, New York and Abu Dhabi (and we’re not done yet!). Across the board we have structured and closed a diverse range of transactions for lenders, lessors and operators alike (and we still have one or two to go as we all race for the finishing line that is the Holidays).…
What to do if you are an aircraft leasing company struggling to lease your aircraft? For one lessor, Dublin-based Amedeo, the answer is to create its own “virtual airline”. Amedeo has apparently been struggling to attract new lessees for its fleet of Airbus A380s – it currently has 12 under management and a further 20 on order. They believe the best way to utilise the company’s assets is now no longer to just lease the…