Our award-winning aviation team combines in-depth industry knowledge with solid relationships across the sector. Leveraging the size and strength of the MUFG group, we provide a suite of financial services for the acquisition and ownership of aircraft, including:
- Commercial debt
- Export credits
- Sale and lease back of aircraft
- Portfolio financing
- Operating lease financing
- Structured capital markets
- Asset-backed securitisation
As a group, MUFG has been involved in aviation for more than 30 years, across a wide spectrum of financial solutions. The familiarity with the aviation industry, 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 network of more than 800 branches and offices in 50 countries worldwide, serves over 500,000 corporate customers and gives us a global platform from which to work. We can serve airframe and engine manufacturers, airlines, operating lessors, investors.
One example of the benefits of this strength and depth was when our aviation team acted as global co-ordinator and bookrunner for British Airways' $1.75bn revolving credit facility, in turn winning Airfinance Journal's 'Corporate Loan Deal of the Year 2015' award.
The award hailed the deal as the largest bespoke revolving credit facility for an airline in Europe, achieving significant cost savings for British Airways and representing excellent terms in the prevailing market.
Our aviation team works closely with our Asian corporate banking team and structured finance team (based in Tokyo, Singapore and New York) to provide cross-border services, as well as with MUFG Securities for structured capital market products.
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