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Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly: Q1 2016

May 10, 2016

This eleventh edition of Aviation and Aerospace M&A Quarterly, published by global consulting firm ICF International in association with Mergermarket, highlights M&A activity and trends in the aerospace, aircraft finance, airlines, and airport markets in Q1 2016.

Discussion topics in this edition include:

  • The London City Airport acquisition is the largest transaction of Q1 speculated to be approximately £2bn. 
  • A joint venture between Hong Kong’s NWS Holdings and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises formed a new aircraft leasing firm, Bauhinia Aviation Capital. 
  • Alaska Air Group acquires US budget carrier Virgin America, merging the two airlines together to soon be the fifth-largest in the US. 
  • The air transportation fleet will undergo rapid technological change as airlines introduce six new aircraft types with ramped up production. 

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