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Does the airplane serve as collateral in the loan?

Adam Answers

Adam answers in July's edition. 

Question: Does the airplane itself, say a 1974 Mooney M20C, serve as collateral for a loan? 

Answer: Yes, lenders will use the aircraft as collateral to secure the loan similar to that of an auto or home loan. Aircraft lenders will also take your cash flow into account.  The loan amount you are approved for will be based on the value of the aircraft or its purchase price, whichever is less.  We can provide a valuation for you at no cost, just call and speak to one of our regional account executives at 800.627.5362.  If you want to learn more about the ins and outs of aircraft loans, I would suggest this article: Why does an aircraft loan take longer than car loan?

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Adam Meredith

Adam Meredith

President of AOPA Aviation Finance Company
Adam Meredith, the longtime president of AOPA Aviation Finance Co., died after a long battle with cancer in December 2023. He is remembered for his passion for helping fellow pilots, leading a team devoted to putting flight training and aircraft ownership within everyone’s reach.
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