Aviation finance—Export Credit Agency financing
Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright
Aviation finance—Export Credit Agency financing

The following Banking & Finance guidance note Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Aviation finance—Export Credit Agency financing
  • What are Export Credit Agencies?
  • Which ECAs are active in aviation finance?
  • Types of ECA support
  • Benefits of ECA financing

BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to its obligations under EU law (including EU treaties, legislation, principles and international agreements) and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement. For further reading, see: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. This may have an impact on the information in this Practice Note about capital adequacy. For detailed information on the on-shoring of the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation (EU) 575/2013), see Practice Note: Preparing for Brexit: CRR and prudential regulation—quick guide.

Aircraft in commercial operation may be financed from several sources, including support from governmental or quasi-governmental entities known as export credit agencies (ECAs). ECA support has several advantages. In times of financial crisis, the proportion of aviation finance transactions involving ECA support usually increases.

See also Practice Note: Aviation finance—typical ECA financing structures and documentation.

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