Aircraft Financing Experts

Experts in Aircraft Finance and Jet Consulting

Michael Barlow

Michael's 20-year business banking career included both risk management and origination experience. In 1992, he was Commercial Credit - Portfolio Manager at First Merchants. In 1996, Michael joined Provident Bank as Credit Manager in the equipment finance group managing an $850mm portfolio. In 1999, he transitioned into sales in the Corporate Aviation Group. Provident was acquired by National City in 2003 where Mr. Barlow served as Senior Vice President in National City’s Corporate Aviation Group. As a leading lender to the business aviation market, Michael originated over $1B in retail and wholesale aircraft transactions and pioneered lending products to manufacturers and aircraft dealers. Michael also served as Chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), Associate Members.
513.733.2009 office
513.236.2641 mobile
Rae Buck
During the last 22 years Rae has served in a variety of asset risk and origination functions for leading financial institutions. He managed the asset functions for large transactions at the equipment finance group at Provident Bank, National City Bank and successor PNC. He arranged the sale of a portfolio of fifteen commercial aircraft leveraged leases and was one of three board members that directed a liquidating portfolio of 90 commercial aircraft and engines. Rae was responsible for the successful management of troubled aviation assets including negotiating transactions and the placement or redeployment of returned aircraft. During the last ten years, he originated more than $800mm of new aviation transactions. Rae is an ASA certified aircraft appraiser, and received his MBA from Babson College.
513.733.2008 office
513.236.4969 mobile
Jared Cuda
During his more than 11-year career in aviation finance Jared has closed 240 transactions representing over $1.5B in fundings. The transactions ranged in size from less than $1mm to over $52mm and included a wide range of end customers and aircraft dealers both domestic and international. He started his career with GE Capital Corporate Aircraft division in 1999 as the Manager of Inventory Finance, providing floorplan financing for all of the major aircraft dealers in the industry. In 2006, he was recruited by National City Corporate Air Capital (succeeded by PNC). During his tenure at National City/PNC he achieved originated more than $500mm from more than 85 transactions. He remains in close contact with all of the major aircraft dealers, brokers and management companies throughout the country. Jared received his MBA from Sacred Heart University.
203.271.0056 office
203.837.7122 mobile
BBC Aviation Enterprises • dba Aviation Advisors Group, LLC • 513.733.2008 • Cincinnati Ohio • Cheshire Connecticut