Aegis Aircraft Leasing provides the sophisticated, flexible and innovative financial solutions major airlines around the world need to meet their operational needs and reach their business goals. We bring the highest level of aircraft leasing and financing experience and capital resources to solve your airline’s challenges, meet capacity and help increase profits.


Unmatched Expertise

What’s the caliber of the people you work with? Do they have senior level experience in crafting commercial aircraft leasing and financing solutions for major players around the world? The senior partners at Aegis fully understand your operational needs and goals, and have a track record of constructing seamless win-win transactions that get results.

Strong Financial Resources

Does your lessor have the financial strength, broad lending resources, and the level of capital needed to ensure your transactions go off without a hitch? Aegis is well-capitalized with a strong investment portfolio, as well as established business relationships with leading commercial aircraft banks and lenders.

Deal Structures that Work

Are your options limited by narrowly-defined transaction structures that simply don’t address the complexity of your fleet, operational and financial realities? We specialize in architecting sophisticated financing solutions that don’t just meet the need of major airlines—they can help your operation grow, profit and thrive.

Strategic Thinking

Do your commercial aircraft deals match up with your fleet modernization strategy? Do they take into account your long-term goals? Our senior partners will work one-on-one with senior management to put their strategic thinking to work for you, creating smart and tactical solutions that align with your long-term vision.

Past Transactions


Brian Hollnagel
Managing Director


Craig Papayanis
Managing Director


The Aegis team is led by two senior-level experts in the commercial aircraft leasing and financing industry: Brian Hollnagel and Craig Papayanis. With accumulated experience of fifty years between these two industry veterans, you can be assured that you’ll be working directly with an expert team that will help you fulfill your fleet objectives. You’ll also benefit from an experienced support staff that will ensure all the details of your transaction are handled flawlessly.

Aegis Aircraft Leasing LLC

191 Wilbur Road, Suite 103
Thousand Oaks, 91360
Phone: (805) 374-9080

180 N Stetson Ave, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 329-1700