Aviation Loans

Whether you are considering a turbine helicopter, single-engine or multi-engine turboprop, or a light, mid-cabin or large jet, finding competitive financing for your next aircraft should be a simple, reliable process.

Who We Are

The Business Aviation Specialty Group (BASG) provides aviation financing solutions for companies that use an airplane as an essential asset in operating their company. Our programs are customized to preserve the company’s cash position while maximizing the aircraft loan solution. Our experienced aviation teams are pilot/bankers that know how to evaluate the aircraft while supporting the loan requirements of our client. As a domestic lender we support Part 91 flight departments and aircraft management companies operating the airplane under Part 135 throughout the United States.

With $20.0 billion in assets, Bank OZK is a publicly traded bank (NASDAQ: Ticker symbol OZK).

Why Us

Let us help you get your organization off the ground. We are a national leader specializing in aircraft financing to the aviation marketplace for new and pre-owned airplanes.

  • Commitment to the industry
  • Expertise – understanding of business aviation
  • Speed – fast response to loan applications
  • Consistency – true to terms negotiated
  • Longevity – strong asset base

Market Overview & Fleet Analysis

The corporate aircraft environment continues to evolve with new industry regulations, complicated tax laws and changing business models. Combining this new paradigm with rigorous travel needs of senior executives puts additional stress on flight departments to match aircraft assets to the mission’s requirements. The Business Aviation Specialty Group has the financial expertise and aviation knowledge in customizing a financial solution supporting the flight requirements of your company.

Below is an example of the of analysis we can provide on the type of aircraft you intend to finance. This example will give you the guidance of how that aircraft will retain its value of time. This will help your understand the term of your financing needs and provide guidance on when to sell.

aircraft depreciation chart

Aircraft Financing Options

Whether you are considering a turbine helicopter, single-engine or multi-engine turboprop, or a VLJ to a BBJ, we have aircraft financing options to meet your needs.

  • Loan values from $2MM - 40MM
  • New or pre-owned aircrafts
  • Amortizations: Up to 25 years
  • Advance rates up to 85% of original cost or current appraised value
  • Fixed & Floating Rates Loan

Documentation needed to get started:

  • Two (2) years of financial statements (with interim statements)
  • Personal tax returns
  • Business tax returns
  • Current banking statements
  • Current brokerage statements
  • Current personal financial statement

Industries We Serve

  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media Distribution
  • Insurance
  • Software
  • Food, beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Technology

Meet the Business Aviation Specialty Team

Our experienced team is ready to help you with you aircraft financing solutions

Michael Cole, ATP

Managing Director-Aviation
17901 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72223
1-501-541-5875
[email protected]

Jacqueline Rambacal, Comm Pilot

Vice President – Eastern Area Manager
12915 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
1-336-671-1990
[email protected]