Crédit Agricole CIB: one of the world's leaders in air transportation and rail financing

With over 40 years experience, Crédit Agricole CIB gives preference to lasting relationships with its customers. The expertise of its teams is recognised worldwide in the air and rail transportation markets.

Recognised expertise

Active for over 40 years in this area, Crédit Agricole CIB is one of the world leaders in aircraft and rail finance. The Bank finances aircraft (passenger and cargo airplanes including spare engines, business jets) and trains. It offers its customers (airlines, aircraft, engine  or rail lessors, individual owners) a broad range of products and expertise in cooperation with Crédit Agricole CIB’s various product lines.

Since 2001, Crédit Agricole CIB has been awarded numerous times “Aircraft Finance House /Bank of the Year” by Airline Economics & Global Transport Finance.

In the area of railroad finance since this activity began in 2005 the Bank was distinguished “Rail Finance House of the Year Finance in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017” (Global Transport Finance).

An integrated global business line

The Aviation sector is an integrated worldwide business line with teams in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Specialised in air transportation, these teams are organised on a one stop shop basis, i.e. each client is followed by a Senior Banker in charge of a customer portfolio who centralises all the services.

Rail Finance is performed from Paris, Frankfurt & New York.

Our detailed offer

•    Advisory services in aircrafts, railcars acquisition and financing, fleets valuations, rating, debt restructuring, strategy
•    Export credits guaranteed by BPI, Euler Hermes, UKEF*, Exim, SERV
•    Securitization (aircraft, engines, railcars)
•    Operating and hybrid leases
•    Optimised leases (Japanese operating leases, French optimised leases…)
•    Derivatives (interest rates, forex)
•    Mergers and acquisitions
•    Stock market listings
•    Advance payment financing
•    Loans
•    Finance Leases

*UKEF: The UK Export Finance is the United Kingdom's Export Credit Agency (ECA). It reports through to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The UKEF derives its powers from the 1991 Export and Investment Guarantees Act and undertakes its activities in accordance with a specific consent from HM Treasury.