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Aviation finance services

If you’re looking for help with managing your international aircraft leasing and financing operations, we understand the challenges that come with it. Our aviation investment and aircraft leasing services can be customised to meet the needs of airlines, lessors, financiers, and private equity firms. Our team of experts will guide you through the aviation finance process to ensure that you achieve success in your endeavours.

Our aircraft finance services

We can support you with:

  • Aircraft leasing
  • Aviation finance
  • Cash management

Aviation finance

Benefit from our aviation finance services to help you navigate the complexities of financial aviation structures. From transaction closing to maturity, get guidance on all aspects of aviation investment, including aircraft financing, LILO, operating, and ABS transactions. We can also help you establish and manage holding structures, including SPVs.

Our experts are well-versed in aviation investment and the International Registry filings for aircraft, so you can rest assured that you’ll have the support you need every step of the way.

Lease administration and reporting

If you need help managing lease administration and reporting, we can help you with that too. From corporate compliance and governance obligations to accounting and reporting requirements, we strive to make sure ensure that you are always kept up-to-date and compliant with relevant regulations.

  • One dedicated team
  • Unrivalled technical expertise
  • Committed service delivery

At IQ-EQ, we are proud to offer global support to clients who lease aircrafts throughout Asia, the United States, and Europe – our office in Shannon, Ireland, is strategically located near some of the most important leasing companies in the area, giving us unparalleled access to the latest industry developments. With a widespread presence around the world, our team can provide expert guidance on aviation finance in virtually any region.

Our experienced team is eager to help, offering extensive knowledge and insight that is second to none. With our help, you can rest assured that your aviation finance needs are in capable hands.

Contact us today to learn more about our aviation finance services and how we can help you achieve your investment goals.

IQ-EQ are very consistent. We have been very lucky in that we have had the same people working on our account and that is always a good thing. James Yates Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner London, IK Partners

Aircraft Finance FAQs


What is aviation finance?

Aviation finance is designed for aircraft purchase, leasing, or refinancing, and has unique legal and structural considerations, making it different to most other finance options. Common types of aircraft financing include secured loans, operating leases, finance leases, and sale-leaseback arrangements. Ensuring you have the correct legal and financial structures in place is crucial to achieving long-lifespan and high-value aircraft assets.

How does aircraft financing work?

Aviation finance provides the necessary funds you need to buy or lease an aircraft, which can then be used for commercial or private purposes. The financing process typically involves a lender (also known as a lessor) that supplies the money necessary to purchase the aircraft, and the borrower (also known as the lessee) making regular payments back to the lender over a set period of time.
The terms of the financing agreement can depend on a variety of factors, such as the value of the aircraft, the borrower’s ability to pay, and how long the financing period is.

Working with IQ-EQ has been seamless – you and your team understand our business, advise us appropriately, and handle your side of our collective partnership so that we can focus on making good investment decisions. Evan Gibson SVP, Merchants Capital

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