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CIT Serves as Sole Lender on $35MM Financing for Icelandair

December 10, 2019, 08:55 AM
Filed Under: Aviation

CIT Group Inc. announced that its Aviation Lending business, part of its Commercial Finance division, served as sole lender and facility agent on a $35 million secured financing for Icelandair Group, the national carrier of Iceland.

"We were pleased to work with CIT on securing this financing that further strengthens the financial position of Icelandair Group and represents the first transaction involving Icelandair and CIT," said Eva Sóley Guðbjörnsdóttir, chief financial officer for Icelandair Group.

"We worked closely with Icelandair to understand their requirements and structure a financing agreement that meets their needs and advances them toward their business objectives," said Jennifer Villa Tennity, president of CIT's Aviation Lending business.

Aviation Lending, part of CIT's Commercial Finance division, offers senior secured loans focused on fixed-wing commercial aircraft, including narrowbody, widebody and regional jets. The business structures short- and long-term financing solutions to meet the needs of aviation clients.

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