IBA launches iQ Engines, prescient valuation tool for operators, lessors and the aviation finance industry

IBA, the independent aviation advisory, valuation, and consulting firm has launched iQ Engines.  This unique module combines IBA’s deep industry knowledge and values expertise to guide stakeholders on engine values.

Terry Dawson, Managing Director – Digital at IBA, leads the Firm’s data intelligence services and business strategy for the IBA.iQ platform. He comments, “Engines form a substantial proportion of an aircraft’s value ranging from 40 to 50% when new to over 80% when the aircraft reaches sunset stage.  The operating life of an engine can be extended with qualified maintenance to restore much of its value; making aircraft engines an attractive and relatively secure investment proposition.”

Having an accurate picture of historical, current and future values is essential for those buying, selling, financing, investing in or operating aircraft engines.  The iQ Engines module combines IBA’s core expertise in aircraft and engine appraisals with market and data intelligence to analyse factors that can impact the value of aircraft engines.

IBA.iQ clients can access single engine or portfolio valuations by engine type, thrust and variant.

Financiers and owners expect to be able to closely monitor the value of their assets and want to keep abreast of factors that could impact that value.  As Dawson explains, “This module delivers our deep engine valuation expertise to our customers; helping them to understand and track engine values over time.  That capability is critical in a range of activities from making strategic investment/divestment decisions and carrying out market placements, to conducting transaction due diligence and benchmarking asset performance across different engine types.  Although valuations do remain relatively stable for popular engine types, major technology changes, performance improvements and maintenance events may result in step changes in value for older variants, and sometimes new models.”

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