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Aviation finance

Established in 1976, we have more than 40 years’ experience helping our customers meet their aviation finance needs. Our in-depth knowledge means we consistently deliver a quality and efficient service

Aircraft we finance

We can finance aircraft registered in the UK, USA, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Ireland, excluding those operated by major airlines and the Armed Services.

Aircraft we finance

We work in partnership with our customers

Drawing on our experience and expertise, we are able to provide customers with a wide range of options when financing their aircraft. We work in partnership to ensure that we offer flexible lending terms to enable the purchase of a new or pre-owned aircraft or to raise finance using existing aircraft as security.

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Contact us today

If you have any questions, please give a member of the team a call

Call us on

020 8390 9444

Lines are open
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
(excluding UK bank holidays)

Aircraft mortgages and registration

Our finance facilities are structured by way of a loan secured by an aircraft mortgage.

Security – by way of a mortgage over the aircraft - will be required, together with the appropriate guarantees, and facility fees normally apply.

More information on aircraft and mortgage registration, can be found at:

When lending to companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) we register a mortgage with Companies House.

Close Brothers Aviation and Marine team

Andy Blundell

Andy Blundell
MD of Aviation and Marine

With 30 years’ experience in Asset Finance and banking, Andy has an in-depth knowledge of aviation and marine financing solutions for both corporate and personal clients. Andy’s high standards ensure clients of Close Brothers Aviation and Marine consistently receive the best quality service available.

Dominic Prisco

Dominic Prisco
Regional Manager

Dominic has more than ten years’ experience in Asset Finance and has been with Close Brothers since 2013. He specialises in assisting private and commercial clients to finance or refinance aviation and marine assets. Dominic has built many long lasting, successful relationships with customers within the aviation and marine industries.

James Crew

James Crew
Marine Sales Director

James has significant experience in the Marine sector, having spent nearly two decades funding leisure and commercial vessels, both at home and abroad, for a wide range of clients.  James' experience and passion for the marine sector will enable Close Brothers Aviation and Marine to continue to provide real expertise and value-added service.

Ian Halliday

Ian Halliday
Aviation Sales Director

Ian has more than 13 years’ experience in the Aviation sector, spanning both sides of the industry from a supplier perspective in addition to finance. Ian’s considerable experience for the aviation sector will enable us to continue to provide real expertise and value-added service to our clients, partners and the wider aviation industry.