How to Finance an Aviation Business

by Contributing Writer; Updated September 26, 2017

An aviation business may be your dream to start or to keep going. There are various types of aviation businesses you can own and run. This includes flight schools, charter airlines, and others. Once you have a good idea of what type of business is right for you, you will need to find the right type of financing for it. Here are some ways to do that.

Aviation Business Loans

Step 1

Write a business plan. The most important element of getting financing for any type of business, including an aviation business, is a well written business plan that outlines your business's goals, the demand for your business, as well as the profit potential your business has. In an aviation business, the more in depth you are with these details, the better your business plan will convince investors to buy into your organization.

Step 2

Contact the National Business Aviation Association, Inc, which is a group that represents various aviation businesses in virtually all forms, including helping them find finance opportunities or financial backers to their business. Visit their website to learn more.

Step 3

Get secured loans for the purchase of aircraft. Because of the value behind most aircraft, getting a low interest loan for these is as simple as getting a mortgage on a home. The better credit you (or your business) has, the lower the rate will be and the more affordable these loans will be.

Step 4

Work with business loan lenders found locally and online to help finance your organization's needs. Most business loans offered by just about all lenders will work for an aviation business loan.

Step 5

Look into the Small Business Association to learn more about opportunities for low cost lending to those just starting or maintaining their business. Your group should be no larger than 50 people to qualify for help from the Small Business Association loan programs, but the SBA provides information on loans for larger organizations as well.