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Equipment & Transportation Finance

Your equipment and transportation transactions—including those involving aircraft, railcars, locomotives, vessels, vehicles, and more—require the attention of experienced global trust, agency, and administrative professionals. 

Expertise around the globe

Our objective is to offer the right services and solutions for your transactions. That's why equipment and transportation finance industry participants consistently rely on Wilmington Trust for global trust and agency services. 

Aviation Structures

  •  EETCs (enhanced equipment trust certificates)
  •  Export Credit Agency Guaranteed Financings
  •  GATS Trusts – approved in U.S. and Ireland
  •  Owner Trusts – US and Ireland
  •  FAA/Registration Trusts
    • Non-Citizen Trusts
  • Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) Financings
  • Pooled Asset Collateralizations
  • Sale/Leasebacks
  • Secured Loan Financings
  • Warehouse/Securitizations

Shipping and Vessels

  • Container Securitizations
  • Loan Facilities
  • Mortgage Trusts
  • Registration Trusts
  • Sale/Leasebacks

Railcars and Locomotives

  • Leveraged Leases
  • Securitizations

Vehicle Titling Trusts

  • Document Custody
  • Pooled Transactions
  • Subordinated Interests

Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)

  • Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST)
  • Irish SPVs
    • Provision of registered office
    • Director Services
    • Accounting
    • Attendance to local filings
    • Company Secretarial
  • Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) 


Wilmington Trust is long established as a leading service provider for equipment and transportation finance around the globe. We'll help you succeed through our knowledge of various transaction structures and long-standing ties to the legal and accounting communities.

United States

  • California
  • Delaware
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah


  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Italy – Services provided through London
  • London
  • Paris – Regulated by the ACPR for payment services

Please contact one of our experienced equipment or transportation corporate trust and agency specialists to explore the services and jurisdictions that are best suited for your transaction. 

Services are available through our domestic and international affiliates. Not all services are available through every domestic and international affiliate or in all jurisdictions.

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