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Understanding Aircraft Sale Leasebacks

The Wilmington Trust Equipment Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional

If your company finds it more advantageous to purchase aircraft rather than to lease, an aircraft sale leaseback may be an option.Many factors affect the decision to enter into an aircraft sale leaseback arrangement.A sale-leaseback gives you greater flexibility to control the tax consequences of your aircraft operations.It can also provide a method of financing, free up the equity tied up in the aircraft, and improve your balance sheet.

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Customize your Aircraft Lease

The Wilmington Trust Equipment Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional

Aircraft leases are about more than just the payment, and it’s important to consider the features you desire in the lease as well.Considerations include how long you want the lease term to be, and if you ultimately want to own the aircraft.It’s also important to determine which tax treatment will be most desirable for the company.Many lessors and lenders are willing to modify the terms of an aircraft lease to suit the specific needs and objectives of each client.

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Benefits of Equipment Leasing

The Wilmington Trust Equipment Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional

Because of its flexibility, equipment leasing can benefit all types of companies: large and small, public and closely held, high-tech, and industrial.If your business demands the use of high-priced assets, such as aircraft, railcars, vessels, or even satellites, equipment leasing via a leveraged equipment lease may be worth investigating.An Equipment Trust allows your company the use of high-ticket equipment without the astronomical cost of purchasing the equipment outright.

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Selecting the Right Type of Aircraft Lease

The Wilmington Trust Equipment Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional

The type of aircraft lease you select depends on the needs and capabilities of your company.Considerations include the company’s cash flow, working capital, balance sheet, accounting, and tax needs.Operating leases and capital finance leases are two options with different features and benefits.An off-balance sheet loan is structured to capture some of the benefits of both the operating lease and the capital lease.There are many ways to lease aircraft.

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Aircraft Leasing: Is it Right for your Company?

The Wilmington Trust Equipment Finance Team |
Corporate & Institutional

Discover the pros and cons of purchasing and leasing aircraft. Some companies may be subject to requirements prohibiting aircraft ownership due to shareholder or insurance liability concerns.A lease arrangement may be more flexible than purchase of an aircraft.An experienced professional can customize provisions and options in your aircraft lease to meet the specific business, tax, and accounting requirements of your company.

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