Edited by a team of leading airfinance lawyers with contributions from market specialists, this best-selling book describes the industry participants' needs, financing methods, country and regional markets, credit and aircraft values, legal and insurance issues and regulatory issues. It includes coverage of export credits, aircraft as investments, information on insurance, regulation, environmental and legal issues. Essental reading for airline operators, aircraft lessors lawyers, aircraft brokers, consultants and investors.
The fourth edition is an essential update to the previous edition published in 1998. The fourth edition examines a comprehensive range of commercial and legal topics which are relevant to aircraft financing in 2011 and explores current trends in the aviation and aircraft financing industries. This is the most comprehensive book on Aircraft Finance.
The text is supported by graphs, diagrams and charts and other pictorial features, where appropriate. All these supporting features facilitate a better understanding of the accompanying text for the reader. In certain chapters, for example, Chapter 8 (export credit financing), there are diagrams to clarify the specific transaction structure discussed in the accompanying text. These structure diagrams enable the reader to get a very clear idea of the transaction structure, which is particularly useful where the structure is complex or unusual. In Chapter 3 (Aircraft Capital Markets), there are a number of graphs and charts which clearly summarise the evolution of aircraft capital markets transactions. Graphs, charts etc. are particularly useful where the text is heavy with figures and statistics. .
The book will be helpful to aircraft finance lawyers because it discusses and clarifies many of the financing transactions which they advise on in their day to day business (ie "bread and butter" deals like operating leasing or export credit financings, or other types of deals, like Islamic financing). This is of especial benefit to junior lawyers who wish to expand their knowledge of this practice area. The book also benefits other aircraft financing industry participants, eg bankers, leasing companies, lessees, who want to expand their knowledge of aircraft financing beyond their area of expertise and those seeking an up-to-date summary of legal and regulatory developments. For example, the Cape Town Convention is a common feature of aircraft financing transactions and the book provides a useful summary for all industry participants of the Convention's key points and features. .
New aircraft financing techniques
Key jurisdictions and their financing products
Updates on existing and new regulatory regimes
Contributors to the 4th edition are market leaders in their respective areas of expertise. The fourth edition is divided into thematic sections, enabling the reader to locate information easily.
The first section - Market Context - provides an overview of the aircraft financing market in recent years, including an examination of recent trends in funding sources.
The second section - Transaction Structuring - explores the commercial and legal issues underpinning an aircraft financing transaction.
The third section - Core Products and Regional Markets - examines some of the aircraft financing products currently used in the market, such as export credit financing and Islamic financing. It also examines the aviation industry and aircraft financing products on a global scale, focusing on Brazil, Russia, India, China and certain European countries.
The final section - Regulatory Matters - explores recent developments and changes in regulation, including the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Basel III and the Cape Town Convention and their impact on the industry.