Airlines, lessors, arrangers, financiers and other participants in the aviation sector continue to focus on different funding sources for aircraft acquisitions and/or refinancings.

The Aircraft Finance team at Bird & Bird has extensive experience acting for airlines, lessors, financiers and manufacturers on all types of transactions, including:

  • commercial loan financings 
  • PDP financing
  • export-credit supported financings
  • operating and finance leases
  • tax-based lease financings
  • sale and lease-backs
  • corporate jet and helicopter financings
  • restructurings

Members of our team also have debt capital markets experience in the aviation sector.

We know the aviation industry very well. Members of our Aviation group have also worked for airlines, lessors, banks and manufacturers. We are very aware of the requirements of transaction parties on aircraft finance transactions and we can advise clients on the most complex issues.

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