Customized aircraft financing
Developing a financing strategy for your aircraft
Whether you are buying a new fixed-wing aircraft or refinancing or refitting an existing one, Bank of America’s Global Corporate Aircraft Finance (GCAF) division1 can provide funding through loans or leases for personal or corporate aircraft. GCAF specialists offer broad knowledge of aircraft financing options and can also share their industry expertise on topics such as valuation and various forms of ownership structures.
Expert analysis, ideas and advice from GCAF
- Work with a team of dedicated experts and specialists who can address every facet of corporate aircraft financing from providing structuring advice to serving as your advocate in the marketplace
- Rely on a professional staff of originators, syndicators, attorneys, accountants, appraisers, industry-specific credit underwriters, contract administrators and equipment managers
- Look to in-house industry experts and specialists, including certified senior aircraft appraisers, aircraft maintenance inspectors, aircraft remarketers with broker-dealer resale experience, an airframe and powerplant technician, an asset specialist and an aircraft market research specialist
- Depend on our significant experience handling complex Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, international requirements and aviation insurance issues
- Benefit from our ability to leverage capital market liquidity capabilities for new and portfolio transactions
- Count on our ongoing relationships with aircraft equipment manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, fixed base operators, aircraft management and maintenance firms
- Draw on our recommendations and connections to some of the leading experts in the industry to help you consider key issues related to tax benefits, ownership and aircraft registration
Products and value-added services:
- Traditional debt financing
- Tax and Synthetic operating leases
- Capital Markets syndications and advisory services
- Preferred transactions ≥ $5MM
- Fixed and floating rates
- Long term and long amortizations
- Fixed-wing aircraft
- New and pre-owned aircraft
- High-net-worth individuals
- Privately held companies
- Large, publicly traded Fortune 1000 corporations
In-depth relationships with:
- Aircraft OEMs, dealers, suppliers, FBOs
- Aircraft management and maintenance firms
- Aircraft service providers
To learn more about aircraft financing options, ask your advisor to arrange a meeting with a GCAF specialist.
1 Global Corporate Aircraft Finance is a division of Global Leasing, which is part of the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation.
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