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  • June 2017
    Skytech-AIC appointed by TUI Group to market one 1998 Boeing 767-304ER for sale . . .
  • March 2017
    Sale of five A300-600s and three A310-300s plus spare engines for KAC completed . . .
  • January 2017-2
    Skytech-AIC appointed by European investment fund to advise on aircraft investment . . .
  • January 2017-1
    Second ex Thai Airways 777-200 sold and delivered . . .
  • December 2016-2
    Sale of first package of ex Kuwait Airways A300-600s and A310-300s closed . . . 
  • December 2016
    First ex Thai 777-200 sold and delivered . . 
  • August 2016
    Major portfolio acquisition by Skytech-AIC-advised Lessor completed . . 
  • April 2016
    LOI signed for sale of two Boeing 777-200 aircraft presently on lease to Thai Airways International...

Aircraft Finance

tg777Skytech-AIC is one of very few entirely independent airfinance arrangers with no links to any financial institution - clients are guaranteed totally impartial advice.  A reputation for delivering market beating and, on occasions, benchmark-setting terms for their clients is confirmed by a client CFO comment:

 

In my experience, airlines which use Skytech-AIC to help structure and source their aircraft financings will have a definite, significant and sustained net commercial advantage over those which do not

 

Skytech-AIC's constant market presence monitors worldwide appetites among some 65+ lessor/equity providers and 35+ lenders.  Appetites change constantly e.g. in two similar transactions for a major client undertaken two years apart: the winner of the first competition achieved only 12th position second time around. And, illustrating the formidable effects of Skytech-AIC's competitions is the following comment from a Lessor who had failed to win a Skytech-AIC managed competition but succeeded in a simultaneous transaction for a near identical aircraft and terms:

 

“We only won because you guys were not involved!”

 

Airlines have elected to use Skytech-AIC for their aircraft financing needs for the following reasons:

 

  • the exceptional and demonstrable  market-leading results achieved by Skytech-AIC's sophisticated competitive tendering process
  • the significant genuine added value through improved transaction NPVs (price and lease rate) after allowing for Skytech-AIC's fees
  • the level of technical, financial and market expertise brought to each transaction
  • the breadth of market knowledge available: 65+ institutions worldwide accessed for each transaction
  • the dedicated level of personal service from initial ideas through to transaction closing
  • the significant reduction in workload on airline executives responsible for fleet financing activities
  • the quality of advice, and level of professionalism brought to the preparation of presentations, Requests for Proposal (generally regarded as "industry best") and other documentation