ASESA locks US Ex-Im financing for S-76D order

Export credit agency, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im), has approved a more than $50 million loan guarantee to support an order from Mexico's Aeroservicios Especializados (ASESA) for six Sikorsky S-76D helicopters.

The deal is the first under the export credit agency's new qualified advisor programme, which is designed to expand support for the sale of business aviation aircraft manufactured in the USA to international customers.

AirFinance Leasing was ASESA's advisor for the transaction and arranged the loan. Apple Bank is the lender.