Aviation & Alternative

Ibdar focuses on aviation mandates on a global basis.

Significant expertise in aircraft leasing with execution of landmark transactions in the Middle East and Africa, which included the first Shariah compliant lease in Africa with Ethiopian Airlines. As the role of private equity in the aviation sector is becoming more prominent as a result of airlines choosing to lease aircraft, Ibdar has identified this opportunity and developed an aviation platform to focus on these lucrative opportunities which provide strong asset backed returns to Shariah compliant investors. We work alongside trusted and experienced aircraft leasing partners to originate and manage transactions. We have completed in excess of ~USD 250 million in aviation transactions globally, with experience along the entire investment value chain from sourcing to exit. 

Transaction Experience: 

USD 96 million - Lease of 4 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines (Winner - Airfinance Journal Africa Deal of The Year Award) 

USD 76 million - Lease of 3 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft leased to Falcon Aviation 

USD 61 million - Lease of 1 Boeing 777 aircraft to Emirates Airlines 

USD 24 million - Lease of 1 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to RwandAir

For further information on aviation investments, please contact Fahim Shelot, Director - Alternative Investments (fshelot@ibdar.com).