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Vedder Price Shareholder Ron Scheinberg, a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team recently authored The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook, published by Euromoney. The book is a new, much-needed resource for every type of aircraft finance practitioner and offers a complete view of the process of aircraft financing and the myriad issues that can arise, clearly explaining terminology as it works through the steps.

Who should read this book:

  • Aircraft finance lawyers

  • Aircraft finance bankers and investment bankers

  • Treasury analysts/treasurers in airlines and airframe and engine manufacturers

  • Export credit agency bankers and analysts

  • Appraisers

  • Insurance brokers

  • Hedge fund analysts investing in aircraft-distressed paper

  • Insurance companies investing in aircraft-secured paper Operating lessor treasury analysts

The book has been well-received in the industry. Here is what some industry leaders have to say about it:

“A must-have for aircraft financing practitioners, the Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook covers every possible topic in detail while remaining understandable and reader-friendly.” Michael Lypka, Managing Editor, Seabury Group

“The concept of this publication makes it the ideal support tool for every practitioner of the aviation finance industry. It entertains the needs of newcomers and experienced managers as it covers a very broad list of topics. By having structured the book with the encyclopedia approach the author precisely matches the requirements any practitioner handbook should satisfy: putting the reader in a position to obtain a decent level of knowledge on an ad-hoc basis in a very short time frame. This publication will become an indispensable element of the practitioners' daily work.” Matthias Reuleaux LLM, Senior Director & Legal Counsel, Ship and Aircraft Finance Department, NORD/LB

 “Aircraft are among the most successful investment assets available in the market. Today, aircraft investment and finance is a deep, broad and growing market that is well correlated to the global GDP, with long and predictable product cycles and abundance of historical data to complement mature forecasting methodologies. This sound aircraft business environment is a result of decades of evolution of aircraft asset management, financial structuring and legal frameworks.

Ron Scheinberg is one of our industry’s luminaries who contributed greatly to its current robust health. From his high perch of experience Ron, in this book, captures the basics and detailed nuances that are fundamental to successful aircraft finance and investment. The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook is a great companion and reference guide for seasoned market participants and it is required reading for the aspiring aircraft finance aficionados." Kostya Zolotusky, Managing Director, Capital Markets, Leasing, Boeing Capital Corp

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