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

With its over 35 years long experience in the field, 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 35 years in this area, Crédit Agricole CIB is one of the world leaders in aircraft financing. The Bank finances aircraft (passenger and cargo planes, business jets) operated by commercial airlines or private individuals. It offers its customers (airlines, aircraft or engine hire companies, airports, industrialists) a broad range of products and expertise in cooperation with Crédit Agricole CIB’s several product lines.

Several deals were prized and Crédit Agricole CIB was acclaimed “Aviation 100 Bank of the Year” by Airline Economics.

In the area of railroad financing the Bank was distinguished for the first time “European Rail Deal of the Year” since this activity began in 2005 (Jane’s Transport Finance).

An integrated global business line

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

Rail activity is performed from New York and Paris.

Our detailed offer

  • Advisory services in aircraft acquisition and finance, valuations, portfolio analyzes, debt restructuring, strategy
  • Advance payment financing
  • Export credits guaranteed by Coface, Hermes, ECGD*, Exim
  • Securitisation (aircraft, engines, airlines’ buildings)
  • Operating and hybrid leases
  • Optimised leases (Japanese operating leases)
  • Derivatives (interest rates, forex)
  • Merger and acquisition
  • Acquisition finance
  • Stock market listings

*ECGD: The Export Credits Guarantee Department is the United Kingdom's Export Credit Agency (ECA). It reports through to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. ECGD derives its powers from the 1991 Export and Investment Guarantees Act and undertakes its activities in accordance with a specific consent from HM Treasury.