Craig Papayanis

last updated 3/8/2018

Craig F. Papayanis

Managing Director at Aegis Aircraft Leasing LLC

Location:
180 N Stetson Ave, 36th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(312) 329-1700

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Managing Director - BCI Aircraft Leasing , Inc.

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Management | Aegis

Craig Papayanis, Managing Director
Mr. Papayanis has been involved in aviation since 1988. He spent fifteen years working in partnership with Brian Hollnagel to build one of the world's largest, privately-held commercial aircraft leasing companies, with assets in excess of $1 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Papayanis led the North American aviation financing activities of Coast Business Credit from 1999 to 2000, Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. from 1995 to 1999 and Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. from 1990 to 1995, and was previously with First Interstate Bank, Ltd. Craig's diverse aviation finance background includes financing aircraft, airlines, and leasing companies across a wide spectrum of niches and jurisdictions, from the largest players in the industry to small start up operators. He has experience with new and used aircraft, operating, finance and tax leases with individual transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $400 million. Mr. Papayanis also has extensive experience in managing troubled transactions and bankruptcies. Today, Mr. Papayanis runs the new business development efforts for Aegis, helping plan, strategize and execute seamless fleet modernization program and other aircraft needs for leading airlines around the world.

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BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc.

Craig Papayanis
Managing Director Craig Papayanis Managing Director 191 Wilbur Road Suite 103 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Mr. Papayanis joined BCI in 2000 and is responsible for the debt financing of aircraft acquisitions and business development. Mr. Papayanis has been involved in aviation since 1988. He led North American aviation financing activities of Coast Business Credit from 1999 to 2000, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. from 1995 to 1999 and the Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. from 1990 to 1995, and was previously with First Interstate Bank, Ltd. Craig's diverse aviation finance background includes financing aircraft, airlines, and leasing companies across the spectrum, from the largest players in the industry to small start up operators. He has experience with new and used aircraft, operating, finance and tax leases with individual transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $400 million. Mr. Papayanis also has extensive experience in managing troubled transactions and bankruptcies.

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Aegis | Aircraft Leasing

Craig Papayanis
Managing Director MEET THE LEADERS The Aegis team is led by two senior-level experts in the commercial aircraft leasing and financing industry: Brian Hollnagel and Craig Papayanis.

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