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 a 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, 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, leasing such equipment 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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