FPG Amentum support to its bank and debt investor customers is based on its commercial understanding of aircraft assets and their technical condition, its understanding of the complexity of airline finances, aircraft leases and financing and its insights into the state and development of the air finance and air transport industries through hands-on day-to-day involvement in transactions and allocation of time and resources to market analysis and industry research. We support our bank and debt investor customers in structuring and analyzing new loan transactions, in reviewing the risk profile of existing loan assets, in developing and evaluating restructuring options for distressed cases (see also Restructuring Services) and in forming strategic views on the market.

FPG Amentum services are 100% tailor-made to the requirements of its customers. We draw on the key cross-functional expertise of our team, covering the commercial, technical, legal and tax aspects of our projects and leverage our extensive network in the air finance community. The following are examples of services FPG Amentum typically provides:  
 
  • Aircraft Maintenance Life and Cost Analysis: Assessment of the technical maintenance life of aircraft and maintenance reserve adequacy, forecasts of timing and cost of future maintenance events and analysis of implications for lender exposure over time.
  • Aircraft Technical Condition and Records Analysis: Assessment of the physical condition of aircraft, completeness and standard of aircraft records keeping and technical compliance with lease and loan agreements. Estimate of cost for deficiency rectification and impact on loan collateral value. Work with technical departments in airlines and monitoring to address and correct aircraft, records and process deficiencies of relevance to the lender.
  • Securing Aircraft Records: Management of aircraft records scanning, compilation, and rectification. Pro-actively as a precaution when the lender is concerned about the going-concern of the airline and in a default scenario when the airline has ceased or is about to cease operations.
  • Aircraft Market Assessments: Real time assessment of market conditions, tradability and pricing of specific aircraft.
  • Business Plan Review: Assessments of airline and lessor business and financial plans.
  • Credit Analysis: Credit assessments of airline and lessor customers and assistance in developing credit differentiation models.
  • Analysis of Distressed Transactions: Providing and evaluating all reasonable options for maximizing returns from aircraft collateral. Analysis of forced loan extensions to see if they are viable in light of the collateral situation and the costs and risks of taking an active approach.
  • Aviation Industry Macro Trend Analysis: Industry research to help banks and debt investors understand key trends in the industry such as the effects of new technology, production rate and order book changes, new regulation and changes in the competitive landscape, in economic macro factors and in the sources of aircraft finance.
  • Proactive Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of the performance of debtors in meeting aircraft technical and other requirements under a loan.
  • Sale and Lease Negotiation Support: Advice and representation in negotiations of commercial and technical terms with potential lessees and buyers.
  • Standby Restructuring Agent: FPG Amentum stays at the ready to assist financial institutions in restructuring transactions or repossessing and remarketing collateral as necessary (See also section for Restructuring Services).