Chris Leeds, heads up our funding team. Chris spent 11 years as an aviation finance specialist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG (BTMU) and before that for 12 years with ECGD, the UK’s official export credit agency. There he was Head of Country Policy for Europe and sub-Saharan Africa for 5 years and the Director heading the Aerospace and Defence team for 6 years.

Chris has huge experience in winning and closing deals with intense timescales and complex competing interests, with particular expertise in sourcing commercial and ECA debt for both airlines and operating lessors and high level industry contacts in all areas of aviation finance on a worldwide basis. Contact Chris on:[email protected]

So, if you are seeking the means of growing your aviation business or strengthening your market position, you are likely to be considering an acquisition of further aviation assets or infrastructure.

  • Aircraft Purchase Finance and Funding
  • Aircraft Lease Finance and Funding
  • Helicopter Purchase Finance and Funding
  • Helicopter Lease Finance and Funding

Traditionally aviation finance is sourced from quite a niche market of funders who concentrate on certain funding sectors. They usually choose between fixed wing and/or rotor and invariably either small civilian positions are the larger corporate and commercial positions.

We are happy to look at any aircraft or helicopter procurement as well as any leasing projects (wet or dry). We offer a range of aircraft finance products including contract hire, capital release, stocking and help with buying abroad.

Our services extend to and can include taking care of the registering and re-registering of charges over aircraft in both the UK and US; carrying out transactions in sterling, US dollars and Euros, and offering a range of prepayment terms.

We operate in all areas of the aviation finance and funding market for both fixed wing and helicopters.

Aviation Finance Option

Funding an acquisition is extremely diverse and there are many ways of “skinning the proverbial cat”. There are no set criteria or rules but it’s important to source the right aviation funding from the right institution or lender Our global network of corporate and banking contacts ensures that we place your aviation funding requirements with the right partner.

Aviation Funding Options Include:

  • Aircraft Asset Finance
  • Aircraft Lease Finance
  • Aircraft Lease Purchase Finance
  • Sale and Lease Back
  • Senior debt funding & Mezzanine
  • Leveraged credit lines such as letters of Credit or Bank Guarantees
  • A market listing or secondary placement
  • Equity funding
  • Venture capital/Hedge Fund

Aviation Finance – Comprehensive financial solutions

IAG has over 30 years experience in aviation and we know the aircraft finance market better than most. From Airbus to Boeing, Robinsons to Sikorskys, Mi-17 to Tiger Moths to Gulfstreams, we know that every aircraft is unique and that no two aviation finance deals are alike. As such, our aircraft and fixed wing finance is flexible and competitively priced.