BNP Paribas is one of the leading aviation finance banks Established in 1981, Aviation Finance is today part of Transportation Finance (also including Shipping and Offshore).
It is both a coverage unit and an aircraft financing unit. This organization ensures that our clients enjoy the benefits of a “one-stop” shop, and of a consistent approach to their needs and to the industry.
BNP Paribas has arranged a vast number of aircraft financing transactions for cargo and passenger airlines, operating lessors (aircraft / engines, new or used) as well as business jets owners. It has also become the N°1 world-wide Low Cost Carrier’s financing partner.
As a coverage unit, AF is responsible for relationships with airlines and operating lessors.
Leveraging on its sectorial expertise, it defines and implements, across all the products’ range (aircraft financings, foreign exchange & interest rate hedging, debt capital markets, equity derivatives, corporate finance, cash management and fuel hedging…) and with the support of other teams, the Bank’s policy towards the air transportation industry, thereby ensuring consistency and commitment.
As a financing unit, AF centralizes all commercial and business jet aircraft financings, whatever the structure, from origination to execution and booking.
AF is also coordinating with other specialized teams within the Bank, if needed, to develop specific structures (incl. tax leasing and securitization).
BNP Paribas Aircraft Financing has a diversified portfolio covering more than 140 customer -airlines & operating lessors- worldwide.