In the December 9th edition: Aviation remains positive in face of Omicron
December 9th 2021: According to IATA, air travel drivers had been pointing to the gradual recovery continuing in November; The Kroll Bond Rating Agency expects the aircraft ABS market will continue to grow in the coming year, returning to close to the peak activity level seen in 2019; Reflecting the essentially forward looking nature of the commercial aviation sector, the blight of the new coronavirus variant has yet to impact on fleet strategies. This is reflected in a number of positive recent developments for plane manufacturers, including positive news at last for the MAX in China; Aircastle closes $100m revolver; Avolon delivers first of eight A330s to Cebu Pacific; ALC delivers A321-200s to China and Peach airlines; CDB Aviation delivers A320 to Allegiant; CALC takes its 150th aircraft; Norwegian 737 MAX 8 lease includes low season PBH; Jackson Square finances A321neo for Pegasus; Ashland Place finances A330neo; NAC delivers DHC8-400 to Flybe; TrueNoord transitions E190 to MAI; Avmax delivers Dash 8-300 to PassionAir ; Binter closes financing for new ATRs; New CFO at SMBC Aviation Capital; Willis Towers Watson acquires Aerosure; Avation market update ; Hydrogen-powered, mid-size, long-haul airliner mooted.