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Aerospace & Defense

Financial solutions with command and control.

Since its formation, City National’s Aerospace and Defense Group has closed on over $1.1 billion in loan commitments
and helped clients with over $300 million in deposits. Today, our team of relationship management and credit
professionals continue to serve the needs of companies and management teams in these sectors.

Commercial Aerospace

Small & Medium OEMs
Tier 1, 2, & 3 Suppliers
MRO Service Providers
Distribution & Logistics Companies


Defense Prime Contractors
Defense Subcontractors
Small Business Contractors
Defense Suppliers
Defense Service Providers

Government Services

Non-DOD Federal Contractors
Department of Energy
Department of State

 Airlines & Aviation

Regional & National Carriers
Private Charter Airlines
Cargo & Freight
Airport Construction, Engineering & Services

 Aircraft Leasing &
Finance Companies

Passenger & Cargo

What to Expect
We will help you with expertise and specialized services, so you have access to financial solutions1 tailored to the
needs of your business. Our team comprises seasoned bankers with deep industry expertise, where
dynamic insights, strategic connections, and institutional capabilities are just the start.

Custom Financing Solutions
The ups and downs of the industry require flexible financing solutions and a financial partner with a commitment to and understanding of the industry.  We are here to help with the most effective strategy for your evolving needs.

  • Cash flow financing
  • Asset-backed financing
  • M&A financing
  • Equipment financing2
  • Real estate financing
  • Trade and supply chain financing

Treasury, Working Capital, and Risk Management
Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business.  We will help you manage your company’s finances with innovative products and services so you can look beyond your bottom line.

  • Deposit and investment solutions
  • Payment solutions
  • Accounting integration
  • Fraud prevention
  • Corporate card programs
  • Foreign exchange strategies
  • Interest rate management

Private Banking and Investment Solutions
Our affiliate, RBC Capital Markets3, offers robust investment banking solutions, including leveraged finance research, to help you identify ways to increase profits.

  • Executive and employee banking
  • Personal lending and banking
  • Personal investment advisory solutions
  • Fiduciary program management
  • Participant advisory programs

Aerospace & Defense Team
A team of relationship management and credit professionals serving the needs of Commercial Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services agencies. Our Relationship Managers provide you with a single point of contact for
speed and confidence across your banking and lending needs.

Katie McDowell SVP, Relationship Manager
Laura Dodd SVP, Relationship Manager
Povas Miknaitis Associate Relationship Manager
Jon VanDerMeid SVP, Credit Manager

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1. All loans, lines of credit and other credit products are subject to credit approval. Additional terms and conditions apply.

2. Equipment financing and leasing are offered by First American Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of City National Bank, and are subject to credit approval by, and documentation acceptable to, First American Equipment Finance. For California clients: Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license. RBC Wealth Management employees may receive compensation for referring clients to First American Equipment Finance.

3. City National Bank is an affiliate of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC, and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada.