Our award-winning aviation team combines in-depth industry knowledge and decades of experience with solid relationships across the sector and during every phase of our client's and their asset's lifecycle. Leveraging the size and strength of the MUFG network, we provide a suite of financial products and services for the acquisition, ownership of and investment in aircraft, including:
- Commercial debt
- Export credits
- Sale and lease back of aircraft
- Portfolio financing
- Operating lease financing
- Structured capital markets
- Asset-backed securitisation
- Pre-delivery and "end-of-life" asset finance solutions
MUFG has been involved in aviation for more than 30 years, providing a wide spectrum of financial solutions. In 2019, MUFG expanded its global aviation offering, strengthening our team with the addition of highly experienced asset based finance and aviation specialists. The size of MUFG's balance sheet and international presence, as well as our extensive expertise in capital markets, act as key differentiators in our ability to provide financial services to the aviation industry.
Our international network gives us a global platform from which to work and meet the needs of our clients, whatever their size and wherever they are based. We can serve airframe and engine manufacturers and traders, MRO's, airlines, operating lessors, and investors.
One example of the benefits of this strength and depth was when our aviation team acted as global co-ordinator and bookrunner on a facility to finance Novus Aviation Capital's first direct orders. MUFG underwrote US$295 million of an US$400 million facility to finance four 777-300ERS to be delivered to British Airways in 2020 within a Shariah-compliant structure.
The deal allowed Novus to commit to Boeing with confidence in 2018 – some two years prior to delivery – with MUFG distributing the debt to European and Asian banks. The bespoke nature and size of the deal saw MUFG win Airfinance Journal's "Bank Loan Deal of the Year 2018".
Our team prides itself on tailoring solutions and supporting a range of clients on their journey, meaning we are well equipped to handle deals of any size.
Our global aviation team based in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong work seamlessly together to provide cross-border services for structured capital market products and corporate banking capabilities.