Marketplace: Financing Options For Aircraft Sales

Credit: Textron Aviation

Financing Textron Branded Products

Textron Financial Corp. provides debt financing exclusively for buyers of new and pre-owned Textron branded products, specifically Cessna, Beechcraft and Bell.

Financing for pre-owned aircraft is available for direct purchase from Textron, as well as through broker-facilitated transactions. In addition to aircraft acquisition, financing is offered for major maintenance and modification work performed at Textron-owned service centers.

While Textron Financial supports financing for purchasers on the domestic market, its primary focus has been toward international buyers of Textron products, since attractive financing solutions by American banks are available for the U.S. general aviation market.

Credit: Airfleet Capital
Credit: AirFleet Capital

Small And Mid-Size Business Aircraft Focus 

Nationwide financing of small to mid-size business aircraft, mainly long-term, fixed-rate loans for Part 91 operators, is AirFleet Capital’s specialty.  

The company works regularly with aviation tax specialists to establish single-purpose entities or other tax advantage structures under which the majority of its clients register their aircraft. Financing is also structured for clients who lease their aircraft into Part 135 charter operations.

With its sole focus on aircraft financing and a staff which includes pilots, aircraft owners, flight instructors, mechanics, sales and former FBO owners, AirFleet Capital has closed more than 8,000 transactions involving both new and pre-owned aircraft during its 25-plus years of operation.

Global Jet Capital
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A Global Aircraft Finance and Leasing Power

Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, and with offices in Zurich, Hong Kong and Mexico City, Global Jet Capital works with all the major OEMs, as well as brokers and dealers worldwide for new and pre-owned aircraft financing.  

To date, the Global Jet Capital management team, with a collective 220-plus years of business aircraft industry experience, has completed more than 3,500 transactions.

Global Jet Capital’s value proposition is tightly aligned with its Operating Lease product, allowing clients to protect their capital from downside risk. With OEM backlogs stretching out, Global Jet Capital is seeing increasing interest in its pre-delivery payment service which allows clients to finance the standard pre-delivery payments associated with ordering an aircraft that will not be delivered for several months or longer.

PNC Aviation Finance
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PNC Aviation Finance Offers Financing Flexibility

One of the leading providers of asset-based corporate aircraft finance in the U.S. and Canada, PNC Aviation Finance focuses exclusively on business aviation, offering comprehensive financial support through a suite of flexible, uniquely designed, tip to tail financing solutions for new, preowned and leased aircraft.

Tailored to meet the needs of sophisticated corporate aircraft owners, services include asset and credit-based loans, fixed and floating rates, hybrids and leasing options.

The PNC Aviation Finance team, made up of more than 40 industry professionals, concentrates solely on the full range of aircraft transactions, from marketing to underwriting, sales and servicing.

At the same time, the company provides access to the broad array of financial solutions for the corporate aircraft operator, offered by one of the country’s top financial institutions.

To expedite a smooth transaction, PNC Aviation Finance will also connect customers with specific needs from appraisals to legal support and engine maintenance, to its vast network of industry partners.

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Sourcing Suitable Financing Or Refinancing Solutions

In addition to design, asset management, acquisition and sales, ALTEA offers advisory services to source suitable financing or refinancing solutions for both new and pre-owned business and regional aircraft.

ALTEA’s up-to-date market knowledge and deep understanding of financial structures enable the company to source the most appropriate and cost-effective lease or loan structure for the aircraft within the finance community.

As a result, ALTEA’s ability to assess both the risk of the borrower or lessee and interpret the requirements of financiers enhances the number of offers and the successful completion ratio.