PK AirFinance is a leading provider of loans secured by commercial aircraft and aircraft engines.

About

PK AirFinance is a premier specialized aircraft and aircraft engine lending business with deep expertise in the aviation finance sector. Its comprehensive origination, underwriting, structuring and syndication capabilities are delivered by a team of experienced professionals, whose extensive experience in varied products and geographies was built over several decades and industry cycles.

PK AirFinance has a global footprint serving airlines, aircraft traders, lessors, investors, financial institutions and manufacturers worldwide. PK is managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc.

With $39 billion in gross origination volume since 1983, the history of PK spans through several ownerships by major players such as Credit Lyonnais (at the time, one of the largest aircraft lenders, today CA-CIB), GECAS and now Apollo, one of the largest alternative investment managers.

PK’s total managed portfolio is currently $4+ billion across 400+ assets, flying with more than 80 operators in 50+ countries.

Portfolio

Portfolio Highlights (as of September, 2023)

400+
Loans
285+
Aircraft
115+
Engines
90+
Operators
50+
Countries
30+
Years of Experience

Products and Services

Principal Business Activities

The company offers senior secured loans including full payout loans, balloon loans, limited recourse loans and syndicated loans. Its other financing solutions include finance leases, loan participations, pre-delivery payment loans (“PDP”), bridge loans, operating lease portfolio long-term financing.

Eligible assets are commercial aircraft (narrow-body, wide-body aircraft, turboprops and regional jets) from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, ATR, as well as spare engines used for the same aircraft.

PK AirFinance’s deep product and structuring expertise drives strong operating and portfolio performance, while serving the evolving needs of airline and investor customers across business cycles.

Syndication Deals

For our customers, both airlines and investors alike, PK’s syndication capability allows us to source, arrange and manage diversified and optimized sources of financing. It gives access to new lending relationships while ensuring quality of execution, certainty of delivery and long-term commitment.

For our partners, PK is well-positioned to help bank and non-bank lenders take advantage of aircraft financing opportunities worldwide.

  • PK has arranged aircraft acquisition/disposition and/or financing for more than 120 airlines and all aircraft types. Our broad customer base gives us access to a wide range of investment opportunities.
  • PK’s financial and technical expertise enables us to optimize the structure and performance of aircraft financing investments.

In the fast-changing aircraft financing market place, PK offers the kind of experience, global presence and resources that you can count on long term.

Our Team

Europe

Luxembourg

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Kieran Bacon

Portfolio Management Analyst
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Kieran Bacon

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Dhruv Bagri

Legal and Contract Assistant
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Dhruv Bagri

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Iolanda Barros

Administrative Assistant
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Iolanda Barros

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Yvonne Chenery

Senior Vice President Contracts
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Yvonne Chenery

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Saida Douah

Senior Vice President Administration
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Saida Douah

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Virginia Izaguirre

Accounts Assistant
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Virginia Izaguirre

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Janet Lu

Controller
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Janet Lu

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Kinga Stepniewska

Contract Management Assistant
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Kinga Stepniewska

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Haris Zaljevic

Assistant Vice President Administration
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Haris Zaljevic

London

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David Bartlett

Director Legal
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David Bartlett

London

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Christophe Bernardini

Senior Vice President Marketing
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Christophe Bernardini

Toulouse

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Guillaume Degemard

Senior Vice President Marketing
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Guillaume Degemard

London

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Max Jonsson

Vice President Marketing
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Max Jonsson

London

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Eelco van de Stadt

President
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Eelco van de Stadt

North America

New York

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Subbu Alagappan

Managing Director
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Subbu Alagappan

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Michael Bregman

Associate
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Michael Bregman

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Alex Roche

Associate
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Alex Roche

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Gary Rothschild

CEO
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Gary Rothschild

Asia

Singapore

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Claudia Barston

Vice President Marketing
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Claudia Barston

Singapore

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Nelson Lim

Vice President Marketing
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Nelson Lim

Tokyo

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Akiko Kawaguchi

Administrative Assistant
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Akiko Kawaguchi

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Yoshifumi Sakuragi

Senior Vice President Marketing
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Yoshifumi Sakuragi

Locations

Europe

Luxembourg

Le Dome, 2 Avenue Charles de Gaulle,
3rd Floor L-1653 Luxembourg

Toulouse

17 avenue Didier Daurat
4th Floor
Immeuble Socrate Blagnac 31700 FR

London

1 Soho Place,
London W1D 3BG

North America

1370 Avenue of the Americas,
32nd Floor,
New York, NY 10019

Asia

Japan

Okura Prestige Tower
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

Singapore

61 Robinson Road
Level 11 Suite 1, Robinson Centre
Singapore
068893