Financing, Insurance and Taxes » Aviation Financing

Issues regarding financing of aircraft.

September 20, 2007 - 8:22am

Representatives from The Royal Bank of Scotland are on hand at NBAA’07 to provide information about the bank’s corporate aircraft financing entity, RBS Asset Finance.
The division writes large, individually structured loans and leases for corporate aircraft ranging in price from $1 million to $250 million with terms lasting between two and 10 years, the company said.

July 31, 2007 - 11:51am

The process for deciding whether or how to buy a business aircraft is fraught with seemingly incalculable factors and subjective considerations. Over the past five years a small French company called Aero Capital claims to have developed an armory of software power and expertise that can give prospective buyers a higher degree of reassurance that they are making the right move.

July 18, 2007 - 10:32am

Before bailing out last month for the usual summer vacation, the House and Senate took no action on the tax bill that would have extended the bonus depreciation benefits allowance. Extension of the bonus depreciation benefits for certain business aircraft buyers is part of a larger tax package to be decided, and that is being held up by battles over items unrelated to the bonus depreciation.

June 19, 2007 - 11:56am

An International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) order for 50 Boeing 787s, plus conversion of two previously unannounced options (booked earlier this year along with a 777-300ER, for which ILFC was the launch customer) has brought total announced orders for the new twin-aisle twinjet to 634 from 45 customers since its launch in April 2004.

May 23, 2007 - 11:13am

The boom in demand for business jets is inevitably pushing prices skyward, and Citi Private Bank is here (Booth No. 858) to help would-be buyers finance their airplanes.

May 23, 2007 - 11:08am

Given the bucks or the ability to borrow them, buying a business jet ought to be a straightforward affair. And if you don’t care about the potential downsides, it may be. But the typical business aircraft transaction involves a multinational cast of players and a plethora of contracts to go with them.

May 22, 2007 - 8:17am

Gestair Private Aviation has announced a $115 million investment over the next four years to further expand its 30-aircraft fleet. The Spanish-based company is also planning a new main-  tenance hangar. Also anticipated is FBO network expansion and company acquisitions abroad.

May 22, 2007 - 8:11am

Guggenheim Partners and UBS have formed Guggenheim Aero Finance, a corporate jet financing company that will combine worldwide reach with a streamlined approval process to offer aircraft financing solutions to individual and corporate buyers of new and pre-owned corporate jets.

May 22, 2007 - 8:05am

Austrian-based operator Jetalliance announced here on Tuesday that it is now offering what it claims to be a new kind of business aircraft financing called asset-based leasing. Under the scheme, a firm or individual agrees to make a down payment for part of an aircraft–say, 30 percent. Jetalliance then buys the aircraft from the manufacturer. It will then own the remaining 70 percent.

March 22, 2007 - 7:55am

At press time, Boeing was close to concluding a deal in which it will be selling its business-jet finance division. Boeing hopes to announce the buyer at its board meeting on May 3. The business, currently under the direction of Louis Seno, is expected to remain headquartered in Broomfield Hills, Mich. Financing for new BBJ transactions will stay with Boeing, but will be handled by the company’s offices in Renton, Wash.

 
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