Customized Aircraft Financing

Customized Aviation Financing Developing a financing strategy for your aircraft

Whether you are buying a new fixed-wing aircraft or refinancing or refitting an existing one, you can pursue your objective with financing solutions from U.S. Trust, in partnership with the Global Corporate Aircraft Finance (GCAF) executives from Banc of America Leasing, that are aligned with your ownership structure and cash flow needs. Benefit from our experience providing customized aircraft financing to help meet your unique circumstances and objectives.


  • 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
  • Benefit from experts and specialists who can act in a variety of roles depending on transaction type and your financial, tax and asset needs
  • 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
  • Profit 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


  • Traditional debt financing
  • Tax and non-tax operating leases
  • Capital markets syndications and advisory services
  • Preferred transaction of $5 million or more
  • Fixed and floating rates
  • Long-term and long amortizations

To learn more about aircraft financing options, ask your U.S. Trust® advisor to arrange a meeting with a Global Corporate Aircraft Finance specialist.

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Global Corporate Aircraft Finance is a division of Banc of America Leasing.


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