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Published on March 28th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer

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Acumen Aviation get Cessna Citation and Pitts Special Approvals

Acumen Aviation, a leading Aircraft Asset Management Services Company is delighted to announce that it has extended the scope of its EASA CAMO approval. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has granted Acumen approval on the Cessna Citation XL/XLS series and the Pitts Special Series GA aircraft.

Commenting on the approval James Flynn the Continuing Airworthiness Manager said “The Citation is a welcome addition to our scope together with both the Boeing 737NG and the Airbus 320 Family. We are delighted to be expanding our services to meet the growing requirements of our valued customers.” Further expansion of our CAMO approval is planned with an additional two aircraft types to be added before the summer season.

Acumen Aviation also announced this week that CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., has selected the company as the lead consultant to provide key asset management services for the lessor’s fleet totalling in excess of 200 aircraft.

As part of this appointment, Acumen will be deploying some of its asset management platforms including SPARTA® giving CDB Aviation clear ongoing fleet visibility and enabling the smooth transitioning of aircraft assets in and out of the CDB Aviation’s aircraft portfolio together with EMpower®, Acumen’s global engine management programme which provides important data analytical insights and financial modelling capabilities.

White Paper

Acumen’s Chief Intelligence Officer Amit Tyagi has written a White Paper Entitled ‘Aircraft Repossessions – Mitigating costs’. It’s available to read here.

Acumen is a full-service aircraft asset manager with a global platform. Established in 2009 its headquarters is based in Ireland with offices in India, China and the USA. Acumen’s management team has over 300 years of cumulative experience with a permanent staff of over 60 people. Acumen offers a full range of services throughout the lifecycle of the aircraft including aircraft sourcing, pre-purchase inspections (physical and records), project management, lease management and re-marketing, fleet audits, aircraft trading and powerplant management. Its customers include Aircraft Lessors, Airlines, Banks, Private Equity and Investors. In 2015, Acumen had over 400 aircraft under varying forms of management.

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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