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 (four partners, one consultant and over 20 lawyers), is 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.  We have the expertise and strength to advise on market leading transactions and the resources to support clients efficiently with their ongoing operations.

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  • GECAS as seller and Start Ltd as issuer

    on the latest START 2018-1 asset backed securitisation.


    on an USD$575.7m asset backed securitisation.

  • Smartwings AFIC-supported multi-aircraft deal

    - the first time an Irish structure has been used for an airline AFIC deal.

  • Aergo Capital Limited and METAL 2017-1 Limited

    on a four-tranche US$584.8m asset backed securitisation transaction

  • Zephyrus Aviation Capital

    on its first structured ABS financing, ZCAP 2018-1, which will be used to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of 21 aircraft.

  • Air Lease Corporation and the issuers

    on a US$344m aviation asset backed securitisation through its Thunderbolt platform.

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