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TAP Air Portugal took delivery of two A330Neos aircraft financed by BNP Paribas and Novus Aviation Capital’s Tamweel Aviation Finance

Dubai, 5th March 2020:  TAP Air Portugal took delivery of their latest two A330Neos BNP Paribas and Tamweel Aviation Finance (TAF) has closed the financing of two A330-900Neos for TAP Air Portugal. The two aircraft were delivered to the airline on the 14th February 2020 at Airbus’ Toulouse Facility. The financing featured  a French Lease arranged by BNP Paribas with the successful combination of a Senior loan provided by BNP Paribas and  a Mezzanine facility through TAF.

 In its second edition, TAF is the finance leasing platform managed by Novus Aviation Capital (Novus) which brings together a partnership of Airbus SAS (Airbus), the Development Bank of Japan Inc (DBJ) and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Nord/LB) to provide attractive high LTV mezzanine financing to the world’s airlines and lessors for Airbus products.

Commenting on the delivery, Nuno Leal, Head of Fleet Planning and Contracts at TAP Air Portugal said “We are absolutely thrilled to have completed the delivery and financing of these two A330-900Neos with BNP Paribas and Novus Aviation Capital. These aircraft are part of the fleet transformation that TAP is implementing and will help to continuously enhance the product offered to our customers and improve the fleet fuel efficiency.”

“BNP Paribas is proud to support TAP Air Portugal during its important transformation phase by arranging the airlines’ first ever French Lease” said Bertrand Dehouck Head of Aviation EMEA at BNP Paribas. “It was also a fantastic opportunity to team up for the first time with Tamweel. Furthermore, this was the market first Financiers’ Continuing Airworthiness Management and Aircraft Storage program entered with Airbus to facilitate a smooth delivery for both Airbus and TAP.”

“We are delighted to complete this transaction with BNP Paribas and TAP Air Portugal and welcome the airline to the growing list of customers of Novus’ dedicated financing platform.” said Mamoun Kuzbari, Managing Director of Novus Aviation Capital. “The opportunity to work with BNP Paribas to support TAP Air Portugal is a natural
extension to our relationship.”

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 About Novus Aviation Capital:

 Novus is an independent, privately-held aircraft leasing platform, focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 25 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its six global offices in the Middle East, Europe
and Asia. The company currently co-owns and manages aircraft-related projects worth about USD 4 billion.

Visit www.novus.aero for more information.

About BNPP :

 BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

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