Business aviation in Australia is growing rapidly. For busy professionals, business aviation is an exercise in necessity & simplicity. Purchasing a private aircraft or helicopter can save money and offer enhanced opportunities for businesses. Private and business aircraft ownership can have a positive impact by allowing executives to set their own schedules and grow their business without being at the mercy of commercial airlines. This advantage can save money and could potentially offset the cost of the private aircraft in terms of cost savings, the ability to generate additional business and enhanced travel opportunities.
Rather than viewing the ownership of a private aircraft simply as an expense, in the right situation, it might actually provide a competitive advantage.
When It Comes Time To Purchase A Business Aircraft, You Could Bite The Bullet On The Capital Expense, Or You Could Let Us Arrange The Finance.
As a family business with over 30 years of experience and offices Australia Wide, Finlease has established itself as one of the most skilled, well respected specialist aviation asset financiers in the country. Over the past 30 years, Finlease has successfully financed an extensive range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. With finance ranging from $2 million for turboprops and helicopters up to large business jets of $70 million, with the average transaction size between $500,000 to $10 million.
Financing a business aircraft can be a complicated process with a range of unknowns to consider along the way Or it can be a simple matter of contacting us.
At Finlease Aviation Finance, we work tirelessly to understand your needs and then provide the most straight-forward, but customised financing solutions designed to get you into your aircraft and ready to fly.
With 18 offices across Australia, over the past 30+ years, Finlease has established itself as one of the largest specialist aviation asset financiers in the country. Finlease’s Aviation Finance division is one of Australia’s largest aviation asset financier. Over the past 20 years, Finlease has successfully financed an extensive range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. With finance ranging from $2 million for turboprops and helicopters up to large business jets of $70 million, with the average deal size between $500,000 to $10 million.
Specialised Aviation Services
Irrespective of what your aviation services specialises in:
You may need to source an aircraft either locally or from overseas that can fulfill your requirement.
New or Used aircraft – turbine jets or turbo prop – the odds of finding the right aircraft are high….OEM current delivery time line is well past your timeline, used quality aircrafts are in short supply, add to it, a fluctuating dollar and shifting interest rate.
Time is of essence and procrastinating is not an option. You must be ready with your money to make a move when you have found the aircraft you were looking for.
This is where Finlease makes all the difference.
Armed with a pre-approved funding for full purchase price and with ability to settle ex-vendor at your discretion, will help make all the difference you need in closing the sale quickly.
Finlease has organised off-shore valuations, worked with off-shore escrow agents, imported aircraft on US FAA registry. Facilitated funding for turbine overhauls, avionics / ADSB upgrades and whole lot of other aircraft refurbishments.
18 offices nation-wide
Family business for 30+ years
$700 million worth of funds on loan annually
Access to 30+ network of lenders
Helicopter financing shares many key features with conventional aircraft financing but there are a few important differences that influence the way in which financings are structured. Whilst helicopter built dates are inconsequential, their component times specially for turbine modules and engine life cycles tend to drive financing structure to a large extent.
Finlease has financed helicopters that have required complete strip down on airframe and rebuild to near new condition with modern avionics, overhauled engines, fresh paint and upholstery.
Finlease has financed and imported helicopters from North & South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Japan.
All paid for ex-vendor & off shore.
You may need to source a suitable helicopter either locally or from overseas.
The Finlease Difference.
Finlease has organised off-shore valuations, worked with off-shore escrow agents, imported aircraft on US FAA registry, facilitated funding for turbine overhauls, avionics / ADSB upgrades and whole lot of other aircraft refurbishments.
No waiting for banks or their long-winded excuses
We handle all the paperwork
Pre-approvals provided without obligation
You’ll be kept informed all the way
If your business has a CASA issued Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operates Certificate (ReOC) and has an A.B.N. registered for 2 years or more, you are pre-approved for up to $150,000.
We provide airlines, airports, air cargo facilities, fixed-based operators, ground handlers and more with financial solutions to keep your business growing.
We understand your specialized equipment needs and can help provide you options to make the best decisions at the right time.
Amit C and his staff excel in service delivery.
We have had a need for Amit’s assistance a few times during the last 6 years to purchase aircraft. Without the services that he and his team provide it could have been a long and protracted application process. What made it easier was his clear, concise questions, his product knowledge and his ‘no fuss’ approach to getting the right information from us that will give us the best chance of a positive outcome. Our last application was no different, we provided what was requested and shortly thereafter, we were approved.
Our shiny new 2022 Cirrus SR22 G6, is in the air right now paying its way!
Owner, Bankstown Flying School
NQ Heli-Worx Pty Ltd trading as Meridian Helicopters has known Amit Choksi since our inception in 2012.
Meridian Helicopters is one of Australia’s most professional and respected helicopter aerial work operators, specialising in electrical high voltage transmission powerline maintenance and construction with bases across the country. Meridian Helicopters is a proudly 100% Australian owned and operated company.
Amit has worked closely with our business as our financial broker over the last 10 years. Starting with us when Meridian consisted of 1 leased aircraft and myself, Geoff Keir as the only pilot, to today having 5 aircraft, 23 staff, a range of heavy / light motor fleet and holding long term contracts with major electricity providers for the states of Queensland and South Australia.
During this time Amit has provided us with extensive financial assistance and guidance, preparing all of our finance applications and proposals for aircraft, role equipment and motor vehicle fleet. Amit has built relationships with our banking managers and liaised closely with them to acquire the necessary funding for the above.
His knowledge and attention to detail have aided in keeping our company on track during our significant company growth and also through the COVID pandemic.
Amit is extremely dedicated, dependable, hard working, flexible and has extensive knowledge across all facets of the financial industry. We are fortunate to have Amit work with us. Meridian Helicopters would not be where we are today without his services.
CEO, Meridian Helicopters Australia
The Air Affairs (Australia) Group of Companies has had an affiliation with Finlease and Amit Choksi, for over 8 years. In that time, our activity with Finlease has been constant and Amit has been a key contributor in supporting our significant growth to where we are today. He has brokered many diverse capital expenditures to support that growth, ranging from aircraft, property, CNC machining centres, motor vehicles, trucks and trailers acquisitions and was a vital part of the large transactional project of moving our primary banking to a new bank over several months.
On a professional level, Amit has a distinct interest in our companies to best understand our needs and is in constant communication with us. He has wide ranging capabilities to source the best outcome for our financing requirements as they arise, which then helps us make informed decisions on the best options going forward.
Personally, Amit is very easy to work with, gives direct and informed advise and provides punctual answers to anything asked of him. Amit is a professional and friendly person and makes himself available at any time required and always responds quickly to our requests.
We highly regard and recommend Finlease and Amit to any potential customers who are looking for professional and informed financial brokerage advise.
CEO, Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd
Only a select number of Australian financiers are engaged in aviation finance. Finlease is a major partner with all of them. With over $740M in commercial finance introduced annually by Finlease, we are uniquely positioned to provide customized financial solutions to fit your aviation and business needs through a variety of loan structures & attractive fixed rates.
We combine our unparalleled asset finance expertise and structuring capability to deliver a debt solution that appropriately values your precious capital.
Lower upfront capital requirements: Finlease can arrange financing up to 100% of the aircraft’s value
Customised structuring: Finlease leverages its aviation asset knowledge to create a solution that allows you to take advantage of the aircraft’s value retention and minimize your loan/finance lease payments.
Keep your bank for banking: Finlease financing ensures you keep your banking credit lines separate and available to grow your business. Through our network of financiers, we do not have any requirement for you to maintain other lines of business debt or asset facilities.
Flexibility: Your aircraft may require an overhaul, a full refurb or an upgrade. We take our cue from your requirement and work proactively to ensure adequate capital is approved and available for these purposes.
Seamless experience: One point of contact through the entire credit and settlement process.
In prevailing global economic environment where demand is surpassing supply, inventory level for aviation assets – new & used, is at record low. Again, Time is of the essence. Get your capital organised first before going shopping. Finlease works closely with you and the bank to lock in solid pre-approvals, giving you the certainty, you need as you commence your acquisition process. With capital approved, negotiate hard and fast to secure the aircraft of choice. Finlease can facilitate off-shore (pre-purchase) valuation & settlement, work in conjunction with escrow agents, aircraft OEM and aircraft brokers for settlements in multiple currencies.
Each of our team members have years of experience in all forms of equipment finance, so they not only understand business finance, they know your industry.
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