South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines mandated TD Bank of New Jersey, as guaranteed lender, for its US Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) financing request, market sources indicate.
The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engines, and will deliver in August this year, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database.
Asiana approached financiers earlier this year with a request for proposals to arrange a $130 million financing with a 12-year term.
Last year Asiana mandated Natixis to arrange an Ex-Im guaranteed financing covering one new 777-200ER aircraft. The French bank was the debt underwriter of a 12-year guaranteed facility with Korean Development Bank the junior lender in the transaction.
In 2010, the South Korean carrier mandated TD Bank of New Jersey for one 777-200ER delivery.
Ascend says Asiana will take two new Airbus A321s under operating leases with BOC Aviation this year, while a third aircraft of the type will be leased from ICBC Leasing.
It will lease a new Airbus A330-300 from Intrepid Aviation in April 2014.