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Aircraft ownership and leasing

Fast, effective transaction management support is important when you finance and lease aircraft globally. Our aircraft leasing teams provide that support from transaction closing to maturity for lease in/lease out (LILO) aviation transactions and financing or operating leasing deals.  We establish financing and holding structures, including special purpose vehicles, to hold your aircraft. Once your deal has been executed, we can then manage your special purpose vehicle’s corporate compliance and, corporate governance.  Our expert team manage the lease administration and accounting and reporting requirements. We also work with new leasing companies establishing platforms in new jurisdictions.  

AIRCRAFT LEASING

Our multilingual team of aviation experts have worked in multiple jurisdictions, including the US, Ireland, the Channel Islands, New Zealand and Asia.

Our services include;

Company and SPV formation

We can support an existing leasing company with its international expansion plans in setting up a new leasing entity entering into a new key market to meet consumer demands for aircraft.

Aircraft financing

Our structured finance and securitisation team can speedily set up a new special purpose vehicle to hold an aircraft or to hold a new operating or financing lease relating to a new leasing transaction on behalf of our lessor client.

Our team provides independent services to lenders, lessors and other aircraft owners or those with relevant interest in respect of airframes and engines ensuring that those interests are recorded correctly and efficiently at the International Registry of Mobile Assets.

Financial accounting and reporting for aircraft leasing

We offer support in bookkeeping, the preparation of annual and periodic management accounts, and the preparation, completion and submission of VAT and tax returns for the leasing transaction.

Regulatory and tax compliance

We have international tax services professionals with extensive experience on cross-border transactions and business operations, in various countries.

Corporate Secretarial for aircraft leasing

Our global team of chartered corporate secretaries and administrators take care of all statutory submissions; arranges and minutes all board, committee and shareholder meetings; provides registered office and safe custody services; and acts as a processing agent.

AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP

With extensive experience in all aspects of aircraft ownership, administration and management, our aviation experts provide an exceptional level of service and care that allows our clients to rest assured knowing their aviation assets are protected and their structures are adequately accounted for with an appropriate level of governance. Our team will manage the many requirements relating to aircraft ownership while ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory matters.

Our services include;

Aircraft ownership structures

We provide bespoke corporate structuring solutions to suit individual circumstances, utilising a range of jurisdictions (including British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Ireland, Isle of Man and Malta) to hold or protect your asset or lease and ensure operational and tax efficiencies.

Aircraft registration

We handle all aspects of aircraft registration on behalf of our clients, including new registration, transfer of registry, parked and off-lease arrangements and deletion. We liaise closely with all relevant parties, ensuring seamless coordination through to completion.

EU import and export

We handle permanent aircraft importation, temporary admission, aircraft exportation, customs warehousing, End-Use Relief, import and export licensing and Inward Processing Relief at multiple locations.

Financial administration and VAT reporting for aircraft ownership

Our aviation ownership team provide comprehensive operational support to aircraft owning entities and leasing vehicles across multiple jurisdictions, including; review of draft contracts for compliance with EU VAT and Customs law; EU VAT registration processing; financial administration and VAT reporting also return submissions.

Corporate Secretarial Services for aircraft ownership

Our global team of chartered corporate secretaries and administrators takes care of all statutory submissions; arranges and minutes all board, committee and shareholder meetings; provides registered office and safe custody services; and acts as a processing agent.

Outsourced Business Solutions

We provide a 360-degree solution to support your business including HR, payroll, offices and financial administration.

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