We combine extensive aviation industry experience with private banking service to help you identify, acquire, and finance a private aircraft.
As time spent traveling increases itineraries become more complex.
An executive aircraft can provide you with the freedom to travel at your discretion while reducing your waiting time in airports and enabling more efficient journeys to remote destinations.
As well as improving your productivity and flexibility, it can enhance your privacy and security.
Citi Private Bank offers tailored financing strategies, whether you’re looking to finance a private aircraft, upgrade your aircraft, or free up your existing aircraft’s equity for other purposes.
Our team of specialists are both aviation professionals and private jet financing experts.
As experienced aircraft lenders, we work with you to evaluate your travel needs, advise on aircraft options, and simplify the acquisition process.
Based on your balance sheet, cash flow, and individual tax requirements, we can tailor the aircraft loan and terms for you.
We don’t believe in 'one size fits all’ when it comes to executive aircraft loans for our clients. We have flexible lending guidelines to accommodate the unique needs of sophisticated buyers.
We customize your loan amount and terms based on your personal and/or your company’s specific needs.
In certain jurisdictions, we are also able to offer private plane finance lease arrangements.
We can connect you to aircraft brokers, acquisition consultants, aviation attorneys specializing in aircraft financing, as well as management and/or maintenance companies.
In partnership with our network, we can help you consider key issues in the transaction process.
They monitor current aviation market trends and provide regular reports on demand, pricing, and new models.
They are always available for personalized consultations to discuss market developments and potential opportunities.
Ford has more than 25 years of aviation experience, flying both privately and in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and in the US Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol. He also has 30 years of banking and finance experience.
A licensed pilot with more than 2,500 hours of total time, Ford has flown a variety of different turbine and piston aircraft. Previously, he was Vice President of Business Aviation Finance for Merrill Lynch Capital and GMAC Commercial Finance. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Capital Transactions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.
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