Our Proud History


Based in Johannesburg, AFC serves clients throughout South Africa and beyond its borders. We have placed finance of more than R4billion worth of assets and have completed over 600 aircraft finance and related deals to date.

Led by experienced management duo, Ryan Forrester and Jaco Pietersen, AFC has developed numerous long-standing relationships with banks and financial institutions, suppliers and other aviation and aerospace industry professionals and organisations. This allows AFC to offer a complete end-to-end aircraft financing solution.

We aim to represent each client’s best interests and to develop tailor-made financing packages whether in ZAR or USD, while providing one point of contact throughout the process. We alleviate any confusion and hassle, and can steer our clients in the right direction when it comes to aircraft sourcing, negotiations, pre-purchase inspections, import or export complications, legal and tax compliance and financing.

Our commitment to customer service and our specialist knowledge ensure that we are well-placed to serve both first-time buyers and existing clients, whatever their needs may be. We service individual clients who are interested in aircraft for private use, entrepreneurs looking to finance aircraft for a variety of mixed use (personal or business), as well as operators who maintain a fleet of aircraft.


AFC helps our clients to eliminate costly mistakes and to make financing decisions that not only result in their needs being met, but that are structured for maximum benefit, taking into account their goals and dreams.

We partner with our clients to ensure that their financing packages also retain a degree of flexibility, allowing for growth and change. Our experience, and the fact that we have a finger on the pulse of the aviation industry, enable us to predict trends and make appropriate recommendations to our clients, and to maximise the benefits of their aviation assets.

Our asset finance and aviation market knowledge is often called upon by local and international funders, due to our recognised expertise. We are able to assess the risk of a particular deal and to manage the entire process from start to finish, allowing funders to finance the deal with peace of mind and minimal effort.


The Aircraft Finance Corporation (Pty) Ltd team is broken down into Management, Credit Analyst’s, Sales, and Administration. Every client of Aircraft Finance Corporation (Pty) Ltd is allocated a highly skilled administrator who will assist the client wherever possible in facilitating a deal.

Ryan Forrester
Ryan ForresterManaging Director
Jaco Pietersen
Jaco PietersenDirector
Jason Seymour
Jason SeymourDirector
Jaco Steyn
Jaco SteynCFO
Valerie Manickum
Valerie ManickumAccountant
Zinhle Malinga
Zinhle MalingaRevenue Accountant
Louis Lizemore
Louis LizemoreHead of Operations & Credit
Anel Swart
Anel SwartCredit Analyst
Helena Reniers
Helena ReniersExecutive Assistant
Sibongile Moloi
Sibongile MoloiAsset Finance Marketing Assistance
Lesley Moldenhauer
Lesley MoldenhauerAviation and Asset Finance Business Development
Necia Oosthuizen
Necia OosthuizenOperations Administrator
Julie Smith
Julie SmithAccountant
Estina Gopo
Estina GopoAccountant
Wilmarie Barnfield
Wilmarie BarnfieldAccountant
Nozika Ramonete
Nozika RamoneteCredit Manager
Samantha Muirhead
Samantha MuirheadPA
Johannes Tsotetsi
Johannes TsotetsiOffice Logistics
Brenda Mandaza
Brenda MandazaOffice Administration
Year Founded
Aircraft Financed
Aircraft Finance Corporation

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