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Business aviation is a highly complex and regulated sector. Apart from essential funding, there are jurisdictional, operational, regulatory, tax, and capital treatment factors to consider. At the same time, activities such as operational costs and technology enhancements are also crucial elements must be up to date to ensure the successful management of a sophisticated high-value asset such as an aircraft.

As experts in the business aviation industry, Damalion is strongly positioned to help our clients make well-informed decision regarding aviation services, including acquisitions, incorporations, financing, and sales.

Our specialization translates into more than being your trusted consulting company. We offer deeper and richer insights resulting in superior client support, more than closing transactions. Damalion is your experienced partner who will eagerly listen and respond to your needs.

Damalion facilitates the establishment, management, and holding of structures, including special purpose vehicles and funds in Luxembourg. Once we finalize a deal, our Damalion experts will handle corporate compliance, governance obligations, accounting, reporting requirements, and lease administration, to name a few. We are your strategic partner when it comes to customized, end-to-end private jet solutions to take care of your needs.

Aviation, Special Purpose Vehicle, and Fund Formation Services

Our structured finance and securitization team can efficiently and speedily set up a special purpose vehicle or fund to hold an asset, operating, or financing aviation leases on behalf of our clients.

Aviation Leasing and Financing Services

Our Damalion experts offer independent aviation leasing services to foreign investors, lessors, and aircraft owners or those with vested interest in terms of airframes and engines. We ensure all interests are record accurately on your behalf.

Financial Accounting and Reporting for Aviation Leasing and Financing

We offer comprehensive support in activities, including bookkeeping, preparation of annual management accounts, completion of annual financial reports, and management of the auditing process.

Regulatory and Tax Compliance Solutions

As a consulting business with years of expertise and a vast network in the private jet or corporate jet financing industry, we have domestic and international tax professionals with years of experience in business operations and cross-border transactions in Luxembourg and other EU member states. We have the knowledge and skill to ensure the completion and filing of VAT returns for aviation leasing transactions.

Corporate Directorships and Secretarial Services for Aviation Leasing and Financing Activities

Our reliable team will facilitate the search of administrative personnel and corporate secretaries who will handle all legal submissions, as well as arrange minutes, shareholder  meetings, and committee meetings, to name a few. We also provide assistance in the search for a registered office in Luxembourg as well as safe custody services for an efficient set up of special purpose vehicles and funds in Luxembourg.

Trustee Solutions

Trustee services have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years as more investors look for independent and unbiased trustee to support all capital market activities. We cater to clients who require customer transactions that require a trustee that can move speedily, developing a commercial approach in the execution of deal documentation.

Aviation Management Services

We handle and provide clients with timely updates on the performance of third-party service providers. Our Damalion experts are also actively interacting with various rating agencies to assess and evaluate the impact of management decisions on securities ratings. Additionally, we prepare investor reports and manage solid relationships with third-party service providers, providing administration, accounting, compliance, and regulatory reporting.

Aviation Cash Management and Lease & Loan Administration

As an independent consulting firm, Damalion offers accounting and cash management solutions for our aviation clients. In a special purpose vehicle setting, we clearly understand that accounts and cash management are crucial activities. We offer consulting and liaison with various experts that can deliver exceptional services in a timely and professional manner.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Monthly transaction processing
  • Cash management
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Payroll
  • Accounting
  • Financial statements
  • Management accounts
  • Sales invoicing
  • Vendor bill payment
  • Management reporting

Other key aviation solutions that we offer are as follows:

  • Represent international and domestic aircraft owners, lessors, and financiers on all aspects of cross-border aircraft leasing and financing which include but not limited to secured lending, portfolio acquisition, company acquisitions, portfolio securitization, and restructurings.
  • Offer advice on the set-up and operations of aviation joint ventures.
  • Drafting and negotiation of aviation leasing, purchase, finance, sales and documentation in relation to aircraft owning special purpose vehicles as well as engines and its parts.
  • Function as advisers to a wide range of financial institutions, lessors, and lessees in relation to domestic and cross-border tax-based activities.
  • Provide recommendations to domestic and international aircraft owners and lessors on the registration and incorporation of an aircraft before the Luxembourg register.
  • Acting representative on behalf of aircraft lessors in relation to the reorganization of critical parts and portfolio restructuring.

Damalion capitalizes on our robust resources by working closely with professionals that are highly skilled and experienced in restructuring, antitrust, tax, intellectual property, governmental transactions, labor and employment to create multifaceted strategies to meet all the aviation needs of our clients. If you wish to learn more about our aircraft registration and financing solutions, you may reach out to us so that our Damalion experts can assist you with your aviation needs.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax or legal advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor.