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KeyCorp’s Corporate Aviation Finance group is Experienced, Responsive and Competitive with Aircraft Financing

Owners and buyers of new and used business jets and helicopters throughout North America who are looking for valued insight along with highly competitive lease and loan financing structures can find solutions with KeyCorp’s Corporate Aviation Finance division, the business aircraft finance/leasing specialty unit within Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY).

Key is comprised of respected aviation finance professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience in corporate aircraft and helicopter finance.  Combining deep aircraft asset expertise with their knowledge of financial accounting, tax-related issues and aviation regulations makes them a reliable aviation capital source.

Instead of using predetermined formulas, Key provides a cost-effective consultative approach to structuring a product that suits the client’s unique needs. This approach, combined with Key’s extensive resources, enables the company to provide creative business aircraft capital related products and services.

“Specifically related to aviation finance and leasing, simply stated we add value, and we do it with a sense of professional urgency,” says Patti Sullivan, Vice President with KeyCorp. “We offer extensive insight from our years of experience in the industry applying this specific knowledge so as to structure an optimal product to best accommodate the particular needs and accounting goals of our corporate clients.  No two aircraft transactions are the same; we have the knowledge and experience to quickly determine how Key can most effectively be of financial service.”

Key is currently expanding its Corporate Aviation Finance business to become a recognized, active leader in corporate aviation market space.  The company’s experience covers a wide range of new and aftermarket aircraft, ground support equipment and ancillary aviation equipment.  Key’s team is made up of seasoned aviation focused account managers, documentation professionals, credit underwriters, asset managers and legal counsel.  This expertise allows the company to make smarter recommendations while providing significant cost benefits.

Key’s Corporate Aviation Finance division is a longstanding member of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).  

“Our membership with NARA has allowed us to develop close, trusted relationships with many top aircraft brokers and dealers in the industry,” Sullivan says. “Combined with our experience, these relationships enable us to get involved earlier and to provide fast go/no-go decisions.  In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative to team up with other like-minded leaders within the aviation community to provide our mutual clients with a positive aircraft acquisition experience.  It’s always a privilege teaming with a NARA member.”

For more information about Key’s Corporate Aviation Finance services, visit their website at http://www.kefonline.com/business/aviation.htm or call Patti Sullivan at 978-387-4484.

Posted on: July 17, 2012

Written by: Brian Humes