by Wang Ling and Zhou Jie King and Wood Mallesons’ Finance Group
2012 has witnessed another year of growing demand and strong deal flows in the Chinese aviation market. By year end, more than 350 new aircraft will have been delivered for operation in China including commercial airplanes and business jets. Active participation of Chinese banks and leasing companies (through both onshore and offshore entities) along with innovative transaction structures developed for the Chinese market by market participants and their counsels have contributed to the robust growth.
US Export-Import Bank Guaranteed Structure
For the first time in Chinese aviation finance history, a Chinese airline is able to leverage over the credit support of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (“US Ex-Im Bank”) without a guarantee from a Chinese bank or a sovereign undertaking from the Chinese government.
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