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VILAF’s Aviation Practice covers every aspect of the business including leasing and subleasing, financing and refinancing, portfolio sale, releasing of aircraft mortgage, registrations, operation, sale, and other corporate matters.

Among VILAF’s notable clients include Bamboo Airways, The Boieng Company AWAS, Avolon Aerospace Ltd., Goshawk, GECAS Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Jetstar Pacific Airlines.

Recent successes in the Aviation practice:

  • Advised Goshawk in the financing, leasing and delivering of 4 Airbus A321 aircrafts to VietJet
  • Acted for Jetstar Pacific Airlines in purchasing 10 Airbus A320 aircraft from Airbus with a loan amount equal to US$118 million to finance the initial payments to Airbus prior to delivery and in leasing other aircraft transactions and other legal issues in Vietnam
  • Advised Avolon Aerospace Limited on the refinancing of an Airbus 350 leased by Vietnam Airlines and in the leasing of an Airbus A350 to Vietnam Airlines
  • Advised Avolon Aerospace Limited on various matters including the CIT international refinancing of MSN 17, leasing of two aircrafts to Bamboo Airways, aircraft lease review, release of the aircraft mortgage of MSN 4504, sale and leaseback of four Airbus A321-200NX aircrafts, Vietjet lease, repossession advise, aircraft lease extension of MSN 3646, and HVN restructuring among others
  • Advised The Boeing Company in various corporate matters and import-export activities
  • Advised GECAS Singapore Pte. Ltd., the owner and the lessor of the aircraft, in relation to the enforcement of the lease agreement when a local lessee failed to comply with its payment obligation
  • Advised Premier Aviation Co. Pte. Ltd. in payment refunding and share transfer
  • Advised Small Planet Airlines UAB in the financing with Bamboo Airways
  • Advised ST Engineering Aerospace Resources Pte. Ltd in sale and leaseback with Vietnam Airlines and another with Vietjet
  • Advised Thai Airways International Public Company Limited in its trademark registration
  • Advised Total Engine Asset Management in the engine refinancing and the sale and lease back of engines of Bamboo Airways
  • Advised a UK law firm in the aircraft transfer and lease novation of Wings Capital Partners for MSN 8061
  • Advised an international law firm based in China for the Ping An sale and novation of A321 aircrafts
  • Advised Macquarie AirFinance in the amendment to secured financing of MSN 3621
  • Advised an international law firm on the Willis Lease Finance Corporation’s aircraft engine securitization
  • Advised a UK law firm in Societe General -JOLCO financing of two airbus A321