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What is the minimum credit score requirement to get a loan on an aircraft I own?

Adam answers in May's edition. 
AOPA Aviation Finance

Q: What are the min credit score requirement to get a loan on an aircraft I own? I have a 1967 Cherokee 235 that I’m rebuilding, so far I got the wings attached along with the engine, lots of work been done and I’m being drained financially so I need a loan. I still need the propeller to be hanged and the wiring of control surfaces, I have all the parts.

A: Most lenders are looking for a minimum of 700 credit score. However, credit score is almost always not going to be the deciding factor in obtaining loan. More frequently it’s a candidates debt to income ratio, liquidity and/or whether they have had comparable debt experience. Given the airplane you’re looking at is a project and not in airworthy condition, that poses a challenge (limits options) as most lenders will require the airplane to be fully assembled and certified for flight and within full compliance with any ADs.

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Adam Meredith

Adam Meredith

President of AOPA Aviation Finance Company
Adam Meredith, President of AOPA Aviation Finance Company, is an aircraft finance professional with more than 15 years lending, small business management and customer service experience. Adam is a commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Topics: AOPA Aviation Finance Company, Financing

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