Emirates Sukuk structure opens a new financing avenue
The innovative structure of Emirates' ECA-backed Sukuk issuance in March has opened a new avenue for pre-funding aircraft through a Shariah compliant structure. Mohammed Paracha and Nicholas Robinson outline the structure of the deal and how obstacles that have previously discouraged the use of Sukuk in pre-funding aircraft were overcome. They say the deal is a gamechanger for Islamic aircraft financing and it 'elevates the status of Islamic finance as a dynamic and cutting-edge field which is willing to evolve and develop in order to craft pragmatic solutions to meet the business and commercial demands of its consumers.'

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