Aviation & Transport Finance

A&L Goodbody’s Aviation & Transport Finance Group has unrivalled specialist aircraft, aviation and transportation finance legal expertise in Ireland. Our aviation team, the largest dedicated team in Ireland (consisting of four partners and over 20 lawyers), has been recognised by the industry for over 40 years as the Irish law firm of choice for experienced and sophisticated advice on the full range of financing structures, including significant experience in the establishment of new aircraft leasing and financing platforms, joint ventures and sidecars, mergers & acquisitions, asset backed securitisations, aircraft CLOs, aircraft portfolio sales, acquisitions & financings, aircraft leasing transactions and high-profile restructurings. We have the expertise and strength to advise on market leading transactions and the resources to support clients efficiently with their ongoing operations.


  • GE

    on the US$30bn combination of GECAS and AerCap.

  • Several creditors to Norwegian Air

    during its Irish examinership proceedings.

  • Irish transaction counsel to Castlelake

    on its CLAS 2021-1 ABS.

  • GECAS on its partnership with PIMCO

    to develop US$3bn supported aviation leasing platform.

  • Carlyle

    on its US$2.36bn acquisition of Fly Leasing.

  • Bleriot Aviation

    on its US$300m secured warehouse arranged by BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole.